Agorkoli - Cause of Hogbetsotso

Agorkoli is a story that talks about the history of the migration saga of the Ewe people of Ghana who can be located at the Eastern part of the country. After misfortunes of the migration settlements, the Ewes had to move for a greener pasture. And by this move,They settled under Agorkoli, leader of the Notsies. For a while, they enjoyed a beautiful time of peace, until an unknown rumor which became a big dispute between the Notsies and Dogbos.

  • Francis Yushau Brown
  • Francis Yushau Brown & David Armah
  • National Film & Television Institute (NAFTI)
  • Samuel Nana Kobah
    Key Cast
  • Ida Boatemaa & Joseph Akwasi
    Sound Recordists
  • Francis Yushau Brown & Richard Agyeman
  • Ali Ibrahim
    Sound Design
  • Ali Ibrahim, Dela Botri, Worlasi, Samuel Oko
    Original Soundtrack
  • Peter kwadjo sampah & Francis Yushau Brown
  • Peter kwadjo sampah
    Visual Effects & compositing
  • Emmanuel Agyapong
    Opening Montage
  • Richard Agyeman
    Background Artist
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Accra Francophone Film Festival 2015
    March 31, 2015
    Best Short Animation Film
  • NAFTI Students Film Festival 2015
    May 12, 2015
    Best Short Animation Film
  • NAFTI Students Film Festival 2-015
    May 12, 2015
    NAFTI Students Film Festival
  • Festival Of Film, Africa (FOFA)
    Best Cultural Film
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
    south africa
  • Ghana Movies Awards

    Nominee for Best Short Film
Director Biography - Francis Yushau Brown

Francis YushauBrown(AnimaxFYB) Biography

FULL NAME:Francis Yushau Brown DATE OF BIRTH (DAY & MONTH):15th May PLACE OF BIRTH:Sekondi HOMETOWN & REGION:Takoradi COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Ghana LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Fanti, Ga & Twi RELIGION:none NAME OF FATHER: Mr. Patrick Kofi Brown NAME OF MOTHER:Madam ZuhaifaCirina HOBBIES:Watching Videos, Drawing and Listing to music. FAVORITE HANG-OUT:On the streets
EDUCATION(School, course, degree and period) PRIMARY EDUCATION:Bishop Essuea Memorial And St. Anthony of Padua. Takoradi
SECONDARY EDUCATION:St. John’s School. Sekondi
TERTIARY EDUCATION: National Film and Television Institute – Film animation – BFA – (2010 – 2014)
CAREER PATH CURRENT OCCUPATION:Graphic design, illustration and Animator.(FilmMaker) ALTERNATE CAREER PATH:Model

WORKS The Begger - 2011 Road To Heaven, Short Animation - 2011 Judge Not, Short Animation - 2012 Agraada - 2013 Agorkoli - 2014 Anokye the Animated feature (Work in progress)

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Director Statement

I describe myself as an open minded young man. I believe every action is supposed to be supported by sound reasoning. I am a lover of art and also have interest in history.
What inspired the choice of my current carrier. I was actually born into an oral story telling home but I think I was also naturally an artist so any time my Grandmother told a story I start imagining them in pictures. As I was growing up as a boy I noticed that most of the stories I heard were actually social problems which have been developed into stories. So I decided that film (Audio Visual) is a very powerful tool to reach the mass. In Ghana there are a lot of social issues which are looked on so I decided to enroll in film school after my secondary school education so that I can be making films to educate and entertain the masses.