Musician Ammara features in new film

HARARE - A trio of passionate filmmakers has produced a film featuring musician Ammara Brown titled Far From Yesterday due to premiere at Ster Kinekor Westgate at 8pm on November 19.

The trio who runs Invision Studios, are a team of young people who are revolutionising the film industry by producing films as short as five minutes in a bid to promote writing and producing.

Charles Mugaviri Junior, Blessing Chinanga and Denise Edwards are the brains behind the studio.

Far From Yesterday is a drama film that captures the dynamics of a broken father and daughter relationship. It is a narrative exploring the repercussions of past choices that pave the way to the discovery of present unresolved emotions.

Chinanga told the Daily News that the film had taken them 10 weeks to film.

“The film is 70 minutes long and it had a budget of over

$10 000. We did not call for auditions but personally scouted for the film cast. We initially intended to film over 10 days but our cast had other things to do and one is based in Bulawayo so they had to travel each time we needed to shoot,” he said.

The film also features John Cole, Jonathan Denga, Gani Phiri, Stacey Danana, Denise Edwards, and seven-year-old Hana Madzikanda who won the ZIWA 2015 for the Actress of the Year Award.

Charles Mugaviri Jr. has directed the short films The House Sitter, Yamaha, Inicio Demise, Odium and Introspect, which was nominated in the top three Best Short Films at Tropfest’s Zimbabwe Screening in April 2014. He is a co-founder at Invision Studios.

Edwards has worked in the film, television and music industry for five years. She is a co-founder of Invision Studios. She has produced, directed and acted in several feature and short films which include The House Sitter, Yamaha, Inicio Demise, Lost and Psychedelic. She wrote and directed the well-received short film Saved and she produced the Tropfest-nominated film, Introspect.

Chinanga is a cinematographer, screenwriter and director. He has written and directed the short films Drive, Bang, Letters and Psychedelic. He has also worked on productions such as the Rise and Rise of Tehn Diamond which he co-wrote with Kim Gwanzura and William Chingombe. He is a co-founder at Invision Studios.

Invision Studios has also produced a 13-episode food TV Show; Wine and Dine with Tumi Moleko.

On the show, South African host Tumi Moleko invites her celebrity friends over to cook some delicious food over good conversation and wine.

Some of the guests that have come through are the likes of Jah Prayzah, Pokello and Elikem, P.O Box and Oliver Mtukudzi.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.