Ghallywood is an innovative filmmaking and production village ideally located on over 200 acres of land in Dawa on the Tema –Aflao highway in Greater Accra, Ghana. The site benefits from its own tennis court, football pitch and volleyball court. The Village consists of different divisions – Ghallywood Production House, Ghallywood Academy of Film Acting and Ghallywood Hospitality and Catering Services. These all work together to contribute to the Ghallywood vision of creating a Ghanaian TV and filmmaking community that replicates other movie industries including Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood.
Ghallywood is divided into the following divisions:
1. Ghallywood Production House - Our creative staff, picturesque surroundings, first class camera equipment and state of the art editing suite facilitate production and marketing of international documentaries for Ghana Water Works; Ghallywood film productions includingDiabolo, Bora; TV Productions including Mr Mensah TV Series, music videos and commercials. Our facilities and equipment are also available for hire for your indoor and outdoor productions.
2.Ghallywood Academy of Film Acting - Our skilled and experienced staff provide theory and practical training in several areas – Acting. Scriptwriting, Modeling, Editing, Production, Casting, Make-up, Movie Directing, Videography, Videoconferencing and News casting to individuals and groups. Private Individual and Group Classes are also available. In addition, we run a NYEP/Ghallywood TV and FilmProduction module to upskill young unemployed Ghanaians in order to contribute to the Ghanaian and international entertainment industry. Accommodation is available for all students.
3. Ghallywood Hospitality and Catering Services – This consists of 3 departments:
i. Planet Ghallywood, our local restaurant which offers local dishes and beverages 7 days a week. The restaurant also provides meals for boarding students and staff.
ii. Ghallywood Chalets, Homes and Hostels – This offers a selection of accommodation for students and clients. Ghallywood Hostels provides female and male hostels for students who require accomodation. Ghallywood Homes provides free accommodation for actors and actresses involved in TV and Film production. In the near future, we will be launching, Ghallywood Chalets which will offer short-term rental of our modern sophisticated one bedroom accommodation fully equipped with cable TV in our serene, secure landscape .
iii. Sleek & Sexy Beauty Klinik – We have a beauty parlour providing a full range of hair and skin care services including manicure/pedicure and facials.
Over 25 years ago, Mr. William Nana Awuku Akuffo had a vision to develop a communal place where Ghanaian and international artistes, actors and production crew could live and work together. Ghallywood Academy of Film Acting started as a small school offering private film making training from its location in Kwame Nkrumah Circle in 1996 and has since grown to become a large community of students, staff, professional actors/actresses, directors and technical crew living and working together in a film making village called Ghallywood. The Ghallywood community also includes district and regional networks of student graduates across the 10 regions of Ghana.
To create a Ghanaian TV and filmmaking community that replicates other movie industries including Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood.
To re-orientate Ghanaians with programmes to empower the youth to learn how to fish instead of being given fish.
Ghallywood will host facilities and amenities to benefit the growing local communities in and around Dawa. This will include construction of a hospital, healthcare centre, market, police station, schools and an amusement park which will help the development of the Dangme West constituency. These facilities and amenities will also double as sets and backgrounds for productions.