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Freetown: Entertainers plan huge welcome for international film producer

10 December 2015 at 05:18 | 2967 views

By Ahmed Nasralla, Freetown.

International award winning film producer, director, promoter, actor and script writer, Collins Archie-Pearce (pictured), is expected in Freetown on Thursday 10th December to shoot another blockbuster film.

According to local sources hundreds of entertainers have planned to receive him at the Lungi International Airport with dancers and banners. They have printed hundreds of T-shirts with his picture on the front and a welcome note at the back, and have hired buses to flow along the streets of Freetown with the Sierra Leonean icon and legend who has lifted the name of his country and put it on the world map in terms of film production and promotion.

Furthermore, there will be a celebration party in the evening of 11th December, where all those invited are going to celebrate the international film star in a very special way.

There are sketchy details about the new project but giving the track record of Archie-Pearce we are expecting a blockbuster production. Archie-Pearce, who has lived in the UK since 1991, has recently produced several popular African films including: ‘Ibu in Sierra Leone’, ‘Devil in Freetown’, ‘I Can’t get you out of my mind’ and ‘Flight 442.

He has himself featured in several Nollywood/ African movies both in the UK and elsewhere including: ‘Rubicon’, ‘Amina’, ‘Shameful Deceit’, ‘Battered’, ‘Ibu in Sierra Leone’, ‘London na wa’, ‘The Soul’, ‘Otega and his Enemies’, ‘The King Maker’, ‘Complicated’, ‘Broken’, ‘I can’t get you out of my mind’, ‘National Virus’, ‘The Devil in Freetown’, ‘Love counts’, ‘Enchained’ and ‘Oxford Gardens’.

Archie-Pearce has also featured on national television in the UK for the past nine years, playing the role of a business tycoon in a TV drama series titled ‘Everyday life’ (which was showing on four Sky Television channels in the UK).
Archie-Pearce also works for London Underground Ltd as a Senior Manager, thereby managing the managers on the Bakerloo line.

He is not only an actor and multi-award winning Movie Producer, but also the founder and CEO of Archie-Pearce Production Ltd. Archie-Pearce Production Ltd is an accredited UK based private limited film Production Company instituted and registered in England and Wales (with registration No: 8672246). The company has achieved very high success with past movie projects and has gained recognition for ’superior quality and excellence’ in movie production.

Archie-Pearce has also built a great portfolio managing the successful careers of top Nollywood actors including: Patience Ozorkwo, Desmond Elliott, Van Vicker, Mike Ezuroenye, Osita Iheme (Pawpaw), John Okafor (Mr Ibu), Kenneth Okonkwo, Chinere Wilfred, Alex Ekubo, Okey Bakasi, Lanre Balagun, Anthony Monjero, Victoria Inyama, Atto Erick, Joannes Maier, Ifunaya Igwe, Adaeze Ngozi, Chinwe Owoh, Bob Manuel and many more, as well as managing non-Nollywood actors including: Desmond Finney, Martha Sesay, Christiana Kamara, Tyron Da Prince, and Heaven Jay.

The Sierra Leonean born producer has a massive fan base and also has a proven track record of doing things "bigger and better" each time. He is no doubt a super role model and has been leading an exemplary life for others to follow. In January 2014, he was selected as the “Role Model” of the week by Afripoet Wordpress.

His achievements and recognitions include:
• Unsung Heroes Award 2013 by Calabash Magazine
• Recognition Award for contribution to the African Film Industry in the UK 2013 by ZAFAA
• Most impactful member 2011 by the Redeem Christian Church of God,Woolwich
• Best Movie Premiere "Ibu in Sierra Leone" 2013 by Sierra Leone Excellence Awards;
• Best Sierra Leone Film Producer 2014 by the Universal Achievement Awards; etc.
• Oustanding Contribution to Cinema by United Artist
• Best Supporting Actor 2014 by AWOL.
• Best Film Producer (UK) 2015 by Malisha Da Queen Foundation
• Outstanding Support in the Film Industry by Malisha Da Queen Foundation.
• Best Community Supporter by Malisha Da Queen Foundation.
As well as a film producer, promoter, director, Actor and script writer.
• Best Supporting Actor 2015 by BEFFTA Award.

Here is Collins Archie-Pearce being interviewed by Bunton Cole in the UK:

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