The issue of mental health has been given very little attention in Ghana. There is little support for mental health facilities and the Accra Psychiatric hospital is no exception.
There are many people, especially celebrities and people in the professional environment, going through some serious mental health issues, but they are uncomfortable to talk about it. This is because of the stigmatization surrounding the issue.
MADHOUSE is a film centered on the causes of mental health, what goes on in the psychiatric hospitals and the challenges of such facilities, using the Accra Psychiatric hospital as the location. The aim is to help demystify the stigma surrounding the issue of mental health, by treating the serious issue comically.
The cast is an array of both the Twi speaking and English actors. Kwasi Boadi (Akrobeto) plays the role of a hard-working lawyer who engages in substance abuse to help his successful career. Bismark Nii Odoi, (Bismark the Joke) and Richmond Amoako (Lawyer Nti) are both students of the university, who through no faults of theirs, got entangled in the war of love of two ladies and ended up in the psychiatric hospital.
The other cast includes; Ekow Smith, Stephen Mawunyo (Oteele), Jessica Williams, Prince Amoabeng, Abeiku Nyame, (Jagga Pee) Samuel Dabo, Kofi Adjorlolo, Christian A. Asamoah (Big Akwess), Herbert A. Korley (Aweele) and a host of many more.
MADHOUSE premieres at the National Theater on June 15, 2019. The red carpet is at 6:30 pm. The first show will commence at 7 pm and the second show will be at 9 pm. The premiering continues on June 22 at the Watch and Dine cinema in Kumasi and June 23 at the new theater at the Koforidua Center for National Culture.
The movie is produced by MKON Multimedia and Listowell Productions and Directed by Michael Kwaku Ola and Frank Fiifi Gharbin.
MadHouse is full of comedy, suspense, and education. You can’t afford to miss.