Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

1 July 2014

Malawi: The Future for Malawian Movie B'ella Looking Good

Blantyre — The future for the Malawian movie titled B'ella is looking bright as the cast and crew who travelled to Czech Republic have said the movie will have a prominent market once it hits the market in 2015.

This was revealed in an interview with the film's Director Tawonga Nkhonjera who is currently in the Czech Republic after going there for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with B'ella.

Nkhonjera who is also founder of Dikamawako Arts Group said in an interview that so far a lot of distributors have shown keen interest in the movie.

"There are lots of distributors interested. I've had seven meetings already," explained Tawonga.

He also said he has met several producers who are interested to work with him in future projects and also talks on fundraising for the projects saying: "And I have already met three producers interested in fundraising for the next production. Meetings with more producers interested in discussing future projects are also underway."

Meanwhile, Tawonga has hinted that the film will be premiered in Lilongwe before the end of this month.

"The film will be premiered in Lilongwe before July 25th when we are back and I can assure you of this because there is already a team there working on this," said Nkhonjera.

The film was already premiered in Blantyre at the COMESA Hall where the guest of honour was veteran activist, Vera Chirwa.

The film shot in Chazunda in Blantyre City follows the story of an assertive, self assured and strong minded girl, B'ella. The story is a look at life in Malawi at its organic form and through the eyes of a Malawian.

The film's cast includes Vinjeru Kamanga who stars as B'ella, Chimwemwe Mkwezalamba, Tony Khoza who is a renowned radio personality.

B'ella was shot in 2012 and finally finished in 2014 and its DVD is supposed to come out in 2015. The film was created by Dikamawako Arts and boNGO Worldwide.

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