HENRY MALM is a Ghanaian film director, screenwriter, master cinematographer, photographer and film teacher. He has an exceptional lens language, honed out in broadcasting studios, and on his own directorial projects. He has produced numerous productions in many genre, including fiction, documentary, and music video. He is Stonedog's Africa producer and head of co-productions and education

Henry was recruited in 1979 as a film processor by the Nigerian Television Authority. A precocious actor, he had played the leading role in highly acclaimed school play, Sons and Daughters, by eminent Ghanaian playwright Jo De Graft, and directed by the great Ghanaian actor Evans Hunter. This thespian background armed him for multifarious roles in the burgeoning Nigeria moving image milieu of the 1980s, that became Nollywood.

He is directing a major documentary on Ghanaian musical forms from precolonial times to the present day. Mooted as the definitive survey of the foundational and pioneering of Ghana that gave birth to all modern African popular music, this documentary was conceived by internationally renowned bassist Gilbert Amartey (a.k.a. Chikinchee), who sadly passed away in the middle of the production; and produced by award-winning filmmaker Ishmael Annobil – both collaborators were Henry's schoolmates.

Henry is also developing a major fiction feature, Boot For Boot, which explores the complex socio-political underbelly of a modern African country. It utilises Henry’s sense of irony and natural witticism, his profound knowledge of Ghanaian traditional as well as contemporary narrative structures, symbolism, and mores, and his socio-political sensibilities. For this film, he elected to utilise Ishmael Annobil’s producing style and multi-camera technique, to achieve a narrative that resonates with all cultures. 

He returned to Ghana in 2013 to research the feasibility of setting up an international film studio and school. This has evolved into a dynamic a sub-Saharan film academy with Stonedog Productions, which he hopes to launch in 2021. The academy aims to be the first true filmmaker’s hub in the region, and it will be taught mainly through workshops and seminars by visiting filmmakers from all over the world. It will emphasise practice and immersion in international filmography across the generations and genres, and develop a Ghanaian film language.  

Henry is an alumnus of  Christian Methodist Secondary School (1972-77), the remarkable Ghanaian high school, where his thespian, sporting, langauage, and advocacy skills first took root. He is currently teaching film at the Ghana Christian University College.