Set in the slums of Africa, Silver Rain is a story of love, pain and the strength of the human spirit… Class struggle can only have one winner… In this gripping love story, Ajoa, a ‘Kayayo’ street girl from Accra, meets Bruce, the rich heir of the Timothy fortunes.
Their friendship sets into motion a class war, as Ajoa struggles to cross the class divide and find love, Bruce struggles to find himself. Together, they must brave the turbulent political times, as well as the social barriers, that may just be their undoing…. Set on the streets of Accra, Silver Rain takes you simultaneously into the trenches and into high places. Giving you a reality of the city as you have never seen it before.
Silver Rain is a Pan African film, casting from 5 African countries; – South Africa – Kenya – Ghana – Nigeria – Sierra Leone. Silver Rain stars some of the most promising and accomplished actors from across the continent! The story was pitched to enter the Sundance festival Scriptwriting Lab in 2011 and made it to the finals of the selection process (Sundance is one of the largest film festivals in the world).
Even though the script did not enter the lab. They commented that it was a powerful story! Juliet … We deeply admire the spirit, humanity and writing talent that you brought to this very powerful script… your script was appreciated by our entire team and was considered until the very end of the process… Michelle Satter Sundance Script Lab.
Silver Rain is written and Directed by Juliet Asante. Juliet holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, A Diploma from The New York Film Academy and a B.A from the National Film & Television Institute of Ghana (NAFTI – Legon University) & Cape Coast University. Juliet is also a regular writer for the Huffington-Post and a Mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Silver Rain is a high drama piece and is shot on the RED camera ( a regular high end quality camera recommended by many Hollywood filmmakers); with the Director of photography from SA, Nate Thomas, one of the best D.O.Ps in sub-Saharan Africa, who has made a name in the music videos industry on the continent.
The production is shot both in Ghana and South Africa and is a collaboration between Eagle Productions Ltd and 4syte studios. – Comment from Director, Juliet Asante – We believe and know that Africa stands in a unique position to make an impact on the world through its films. One of the most important path to achieving this, is through the making of pan-African movies that leverages on our collective strengths as a continent! Silver Rain opens this door and calls on other players in the industry to push it wide open!