Liberian-American filmmaker, producer and director, Gerald K. Barclay alias “Gee Bee”, recently traveled to Liberia where he has reportedly collaborated with Liberian-American producer Allyson Brown and Video-grapher and director Alexander Wiaplah to shoot a Liberian movie story titled , “NO NOT ME”, starring Artus Frank, Shoana Cachelle, etc.
In a conversation via phone this morning with Isreal Owusu Dahnsaw, who first posted some of the images, which showed a scene shot at Boulevard Place Hotel, told me that “the story is exposing female gender mutilation and the “Zogos” [epidemic] in Liberia.”
The movie is said to be released exclusively on Netflix, which is currently one of the biggest steaming platform in the world.
Liberian actress and producer Korto David who has also worked with the filmmaker on his 2008, Amazon movie titled, “Fatima and Fatima’s Revenge”, alongside Josephus Tolbert has also confirmed the news.
This morning, she shared a post with the caption, “Netflix, watch out for the untold Liberian stories. It’s about time.”
The post was previously shared by Artus Frank who also confirmed that the movie is “Netflix Loading.”
The actor also shared some behind the scenes images and a video clip of him and Shoana Chachelle at Farmington Hotel, located in Harbel, Liberia.
With all of that being said, this is such a great news for Liberian movie industry. Just last night i was watching movies on Netflix and hoping to someday see movies about Liberian stories. Waking up to seeing this, made me happy and i cannot wait to watch as “Gee Bee” is known to put out nothing but quality work.
For many of you who do not know Gerald “Gee Bee” Barclays, well this is for you.
He’s a professional Writer, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer, director, cinematographer and editor. He has worked with a couple of big American movies producers like Spike Lee, Tony Lover, etc.. “Gee Bee” has also worked on big named American artistes like Bounty Killa, Master P, snoop Dog, Wu-Tang Clan, Mystikal, Pig Pun, Ill & Al Skratch and The Gap Band.
Some movies under his belt are, “BLOODY STREETZ”, which was his first ever film produced.
In 2001, he visited Africa, Liberia, where he shot a documentary story about the aftermath of the civil war called, “LIBERIA: THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE”.
After this project completion, he then shot a documentary story about, “Wu: the Story Of The Wu-tang Clan”, a thirteen-year intimate portrayal of the Wu-Tang Clan chronicling the rise and fall of one of hip-hop’s most notorious groups which was released through the BET Networks and Paramount Pictures.”
Next he shot an African movie titled, “The Bully”, a Reality TV Show called, “You Only Live Once”, “Bulletproof Soul”, “Island Mentality”, “Fatima and Fatima’s Revenge”, which starred Korto David and Josephus Tolbert.
View some behind the scene photos below:
Written by First Lady/ Augustina Kou Monpleh