Filmmaker Nana Ghana's fascination with motion pictures dates back to her early childhood. Nana and her brother would often make each other stand behind their television to see if either of their images projected onto the screen. When there was no luck, young Nana decided it could only mean one thing: it was magic!
When Nana's mother moved her family to the New York area, she decided to further explore her attraction to screens and storytelling. She began to model in the Big Apple and eventually parted with her family to move to the land of endless opportunity-Los Angeles, CA. Nana's success as a model carried over to the West Coast and naturally developed into an acting career. Her carefree, genuine, "love me as I am or not at all" attitude helped her to land roles in projects such as Eye See Me, Kissing Strangers and Oliver Stone's Savages.
During this time, Nana threw herself into Los Angeles' art realm. She fell in love with the creative side of the entertainment industry and decided to let this love guide her. Along the way, she became great friends with actor James Franco and when the idea for LA Woman Rising popped into her head after years of chasing her own dreams, she knew she wanted him to be a part of it.
Nana's documentary LA Woman Rising revolves around fifty-five women from all walks of life living in the City of Angels and is narrated by the soulful poetry of James Franco. Women who are surfers, transvestites, maids, porn stars, lawyers, actresses, and homeless can all be found in Nana's film. The feature captures each woman's daily routine- from waking up, to mentally and physically preparing themselves for what the day has to offer, to resting their heads at night. These women aren't just 'rising' to meet the morning sun, they are rising to conquer all obstacles and achieve their goals. Nana's passionate and appreciative approach to sharing each woman's story makes LA Woman Rising especially heartfelt. Don't miss this documentary and be on the lookout for the rise of Nana Ghana.
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Nana Ghana | Filmmaker