Producer, actor and musician Kendall Kamwendo is finalising his new production titled School Days, expected to hit the screens in October.
The movie, whose shooting is almost done, is his second project after his first movie Where My Heart Belongs produced in 2015.
In an interview this week, Kamwendo said the storyline depicts how bullying and teasing were rampant in secondary schools before the multiparty political dispensation in the country which raised awareness on human rights.
He said: “The message of the movie is mainly that teasing and bullying is not good. It targets today’s youths who hear about stories of teasing and bullying, but may not have experienced it. However, the lessons are applicable to everyone who has been in school.
“We plan to release the movie late September or early October, if all goes according to plan.”
Kamwendo assured movie lovers that the movie surpasses his first production in terms of the storyline, technical and acting expertise, adding it will have local and international scenes.
He said: “The movie features some legendary faces such as Rudo Chakwera who is a musician and myself, among others. My target is to have the movie on Netflix or Amazon platforms.”
In a separate interview, producer Lawrence Nyale said the current financial crisis has been a major obstacle towards the progress of the movie.
He said the crew hosted a movie night in Lilongwe to raise more funds for the project, but it had a poor turnout.
Said Nyale: “We showcased the first movie on May 2 and had a low turnout thus we decided to use our own money till Edgar Kachere offered to assist us under his company Beacon Printers which helped commence the shooting of the movie,” he said
The movie is being shot and edited by 4kaya and Lameck Luhanga of Moving Minds and its director is Bester Kauwa