I Like it Here

Directed By Amartei Armar.   

“I Like it Here” is a film about belonging. Director, Amartei Armar, tells the story of a young African American / Ghanian man who visits Ghana, as an outsider. It’s a common tale where the society that you belong to, but haven’t been raised in, creates an out of body  yet familiar experience when visiting.

Production Details & Description

“I Like It Here,” follows a young man named Takyi, who struggles with his identity as a hybrid of two cultures. Born and raised African-American speaking only English, he also belongs to the richly diverse West African country – Ghana. Attempting to reconnect with his terminally ill Grandfather (who he’s named after), he realizes how out of place he is in a society that should be his inheritance. In one life changing taxi ride, we get to the root of his cultural displacement and why he feels he needs to establish a bond with his homeland and his people.

Sydney Quartey
Kofi Dorve
Farida Billa
Gabriel Narh Addo
Noah Acolaste

Written & Directed by Amartei Armar
Produced by: Yemoh Ike
DOP: Apagnawen Annankra
Editor: Amber Saunders
Original Score: Osei Korankye & Ronaldo Opoku

Post Production Supervisor: Earleatha Oppon
VFX: Muhammad Danyaro & Prince Yiadom
Colorist: Oliver Gill @ Nice Biscuits
Sound Design: Sami El-Enany

1st AD: Lawrence Adjei-Okyere
Assistant Camera: Ben Cobina
Gaffer: Rudy Amanor
Best Boy: Ibrahim Yakubu
Key Grip: Daniel Attoh
Location Sound: Cephas Asamany
Boom Operator: Freelin Owusu
Costume Designer: Gadede Segbefia
Make Up: Nathanael “Kruz K” Amewugah
Set Decorators: Richard Kwatei Quartey, Richard Nana Ayinful, Godfred Adjetey
Production Assistants: Akwaku Oman, Jeffrey Attuson

An AKA Entertainment Production.