The New Originals Mathlete SS22 Campaign, starring Emmanuel Wilberforce, portrays the unique life of teenagers at a Ghanian boarding school, eloquently depicted by director Ebeneza Blanche’s personal experience. The SS22 collection from TNO plays an integral role in the representation of authenticity and tone which was expertly styled by Lawrie Abei and beautifully shot by cinematographer Sam Meyer. 

Production Company ‘SMUGGLER’ came on board to produce the film with Elizabeth Doonan as Executive Producer and Luca Chapman as Producer. The team worked closely with the TNO creatives, who all have strong connections to GH, as well as the amazing shoot crew and the incredible locally-cast actors to help make Ebeneza’s vision come to life.

“Being a troublesome teenager raised partly in the western world, my mother always said to me ‘Keep on and I'll send you off to Ghana as punishment’. Fast forward and I find myself in Ghana attending boarding school. My experience there was immensely disciplinary and I found it hard to fit in. The surroundings, language and culture were very different from what I was used to. This project was an opportunity for me to shine a light on the schooling system in Ghana.”- Ebeneza Blanche, Director



THE NEW ORIGINALS ‘MATHLETE’ Written & directed by Ebeneza Blanche @filmbyebs

Brand: The New Originals -
Brand Producer: Rizky Lasahido - @rizkyl
Brand Producer: Maru Asmellash - @maruwga
Brand Post-Producer: Jessey de Nijs - @hadoboirudo

Director: Ebeneza Blanche @filmbyebs
Executive Producer: Elizabeth Doonan @elizabethdoonan
Producer: Luca Chapman @_lucachapman
Production Company: SMUGGLER @smugglersite

Director of Photography: Sam Meyer @sammeyerdop
Creative Consultant: Nadia Reindorf @nadiareindorf
Styling: Lawrie Abei @lawrie_abei Service
Producer: Joy Williams - @directedbyjwillzz
Production manager- Andrew Debrah - @debrahandrew
Location Manager: Anny Arko @annyjustnow
1st AD - Nana Asihene - @ nanaasihene
Production Designer:- Coffee
Gaffer: Ibrahim Yakubu - @iamibrah2
Electricians - Foston Edem Toboe, Daniel Agoe, Joshua fussing, Precious Nuworza
1st AC - Brown Bruce Derrick - @deepdown_247 2nd AC - Daniel Attoh @danielattoh_ Key Grip - Emmanuel Ofei
Casting Director- Marilyn Asieduaah Gyamfi - @asieduaaaah
Sound Recordist - James Adofo - @soundbloc_gh
DIT - Fiifi Kusi - @_tytanium Makeup - Sandra Nartey - @queenzlukpalour89 Hairstyling - Diana Sam @image.palace & Francis Mmranin Aboagye
Production assistant- Travis Assem - @assem_travis10
Runners - Bawa Yusif, @bawah_yussif1, Billmund Mankatah @bxll.mxnd , Julius Morton
Catering - Sitas_kitchen
Grade – Connor Coolbear @ ETC @cjcoolbear
Sound Mix & Design: Hugo Ellingham @ Brother Music @brothermusic_
Music: Odofo Nnyi Ekyir Biara by Ebo Taylor Sourced by Essiebons - @essiebons

Emmanuel Wilberforce @isurboi_protein1
Yaw Filla @ yhaw _phila
Glenn Ascencion - @yungnnelg
Eben Badu - @ebenbadu
Malachi Manukure - @pantonepapi
Dafliso Mensah Frank @dafy_mensah
Nii Noi Amum Bismark Nyanke @lopez_himself
Albert Sam Ronnie Newton @ty.ronn_
Henry Arthur Alfred Yaw Kwayisi -@iamsoftcare
Solomon Afanyehu Edith Ampofo - @arhbhenaarh
Henrietta Asantewaa Arthur - @ henriettaasantewaa_
Jacob Nii Mensah @_realthymar
Kelvin Asare Faith Antwi Peter Awuni @yes_iam_pabs
Mary Dzotrah Nana Yaw Korankye @iam_korankye
Regina Selase Acquah
Michael Kwabena Galaxy @qobinah.Ir
Susan Musa Arubi.
Emmanuel Dogodzi
Solomon Yawson Issifu
Nelson Asigbee
Samuel kabutey
Edwin Armah
Awal Mahama
Patrick Sowah