Ashes To Ashes Star Chumani Pan Nominated For An African Movie Academy Award

Nominees for the 2015 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced on Saturday, June 20th in Los Angeles, with strong presence by South Africa. Films such as iNumber Number and documentaries from Mzansi also made the list but Chumani Pan's nomination stood out as he was nominated for a role in a non South African project.

The Ashes to Ashes star has been nominated in the Best Supporting Role category for his role in the Ghanaian film, Silverain.

Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries were well represented and nominations also came in from Haiti, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Namibia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Sudan.

Silverain was shot in Ghana as well as in South Africa. Speaking of his experience working on the film Pan said;
"It was different but interesting. The crew over there was very small compared to what I am used to here at home but you could hardly tell because the dedication and willingless to learn from everyone on set. I learned a lot. Everyone gave their all on this film and I believe that the film industry in Africa is taking massive strides forward"

On his nomination the South African actor said;
"I am not fazed by it. I am just grateful for the opportunity they gave me to be part of this amazing film. I am an actor. I tell stories, that's what I am true to and we can all relate to each other's stories. The accolades, such as this nomination, are flattering but at the end of the day it is about telling our stories as African, that will resonate with everyone."
A record-breaking 800 films were submitted for the AMAA 2015, the awards’ 11th consecutive edition. Submissions included entries from established and emerging cineastes from the continent and the diaspora, cementing the Africa Movie Academy Awards’ status as the premiere recognition platform for African film globally.

The cast of Silverain

Silverain has been screened in Ghana, Nigerian and the UK. The Africa Movie Academy Awards have been profiled as far afield as the US on CNN and the event is reportedly has over 270 million viewers worldwide — a great exposure platform for Chumani Pan and all the other South Africans nominated at the awards such as the local fim iNumber Number starring Sdumo Mtshali. 

The 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26th in Johannesburg.

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