The Cursed Ones (Ghana: 2015)


Nana Obiri Yeboah, Maximilian Claussen

Cast list

Asabi - Ophelia Dzidzornu

Pastor Uchebo - Fred Nii Amugi

Godwin Ezeudu - Oris Erhuero

Paladin - Jimmy Jean-Louis

Chinue - Ama K. Abebrese

Bartender - David Dontoh

Pastor John Moses - Joseph Otisman

Elder - Rama Brew

Ayomide - Kwaku Ankomah


Writers - Maximilian Claussen, Nicholas K. Lory

Music by - Benjamin Wright

Editor - Josh Levinsky

Production Company - Zissou Pictures Ltd.


Asabi is a young girl accused of witchcraft by her village. Pastor Uchebo is convinced that the only solution is to exorcise the evil from her, killing Asabi in the process. He leads everyone in the village to believe this as well, including Asabi’s own mother. The only people willing to help Asabi are Godwin Ezeudu, a reporter, and Pastor John Moses, a schoolteacher. Together, they vow to save Asabi’s innocent life from unjust punishment. Based on true events, “The Cursed Ones” is a journey to stop the spread of lies and corruption in a West African community.


Adogla-Bessa, Delali. “Film Review: ‘The Cursed Ones’.” December 24 2016. 

Byte, Nii Smiley.“ ‘The Cursed Ones’ Wins Award at Finnish Film Festival.” 2016. 

Carroll, Angela. “Modern Witchcraft.” BMoreArt. April 15 2016. 


Nominated for Several Awards at the African Movie Academy Awards, including:

Best Production Design

Best Cinematography

Best director

Best Achievement in Sound

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Editing

Best Original Soundtrack

Best Screenplay

Best Costume

Best Makeup

Award for Best Picture


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