Pascal Aka



Ghana / Ivory Coast

Director Pascal Aka was born in Ivory Coast and raised in Ghana. He finished his education in Ontario, Canada where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies at Carleton University. He began the first six years of his career in Canada directing independent action films Souls of Strife (2007) and EVOL (2010) that have won multiple awards at the Action On Film Festival in California in 2009 and 2010. His various music video and commercial works have been showcased on Much Music, CBC, Rogers TV, CNN, and many major Canadian networks. He is a former Director’s General and Vice-President of Independent Filmmaker’s Cooperative of Ottawa where he also served as a directing and cinematography instructor. In 2011 he relocated to Ghana where he formed Breakthrough Studios, one of the leading music video production companies in Ghana. He has been awarded for Best African Music Video at the 2016 AFRIMAA Awards in Lagos, Nigeria as well as "Best Directed Video" in 2016. In 2015, he directed the blockbuster action thriller, Interception, to rave reviews. After a good run in North America and West Africa, Aka continues to break creative boundaries to take African Cinema to a global audience.


Jamie and Eddie: Souls of Strife (2007)
Evol (2010)
Mind Rush (2011)
Double-Cross (2014)
Gold Coast Lounge (2020)

Films Curated by AFF