Cameroonians cannot be more proud of the announcement of two homemade movies to soon be aired on Netflix.
THERAPY, produced by Ermelinde Simo Sakah Jing and Sakah Antoine as well as Fisherman’s Diary produced by Kang Quintus have placed Cameroon a notch higher in the movie-making business.
It is the first time Cameroonian movies will be available on the Netflix platform, and this comes to confirm the giant stride that the movie industry in Cameroon has taken over the years.
Netflix is an American movie content platform located in California, USA. It has more than 200 million subscribers, with more than 70 Million of them located in the U.S alone.
The company’s main business is a subscription-based streaming service offering online streaming from a catalog of films and television series.
After having announced the acquisition of the Fisherman’s Diary by Netflix, the producer of the movie, Kang Quintus intimated that it was one of the proudest moments of the movie industries in Cameroon and that more movies will follow suit.
These two movies are both testaments to the fact that the Cameroon movie industry has come of age, and that the era of addiction to Nollywood movies may well be gradually coming to an end.
All pieces of evidence equally point to the fact that the Fisherman’s Diary and THERAPY may indeed be the greatest Cameroon movies ever produced. After the release of the Fisherman’s Diary, the success stories which have accompanied it have been breathtaking, sweeping up various awards on the National and International stage like the Golden Movie Awards in Ghana and the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria.
It also received major honors in Istanbul, Turkey. To date, it is the only Cameroonian movie to be nominated for the Oscar’s Award.