SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Livingstone
COPPERBELT, through what has been dubbed as the Kopala Magic, seems to be dominating in the production of movies with most of the productions airing on DStv’s Zambezi Magic, but other regions are not lagging that far behind.
Livingstone residents were last Saturday treated to the premiere of the local film ‘The Vagabonds Lash’, which was produced by Ceized Entertainment in conjunction with 13-D Media.
The movie portrays the dilemma of man who has a sister dating a businessman involved in criminal activities while he is also dating a detective investigating the sister’s boyfriend.
From the cheers of the sizeable crowd that attended the movie launch, it was evident that the movie was enjoyable.
It is a movie that is characterised by action and a bit of romance.
Production manager for the movie Gilbert Mutize told the Weekend Mail that the movie took over a year to be completed.
And screenwriter and producer Frank Simunji said the movie features 36 actors and actresses.
Frank Simunji said he was happy that the movie has finally launched even though the production process was faced with various challenges, which included finances.
Although this is the first movie they are producing, he is hoping that they will be able to produce a lot more for the Zambians to savour.
“This is our first movie and we would like to do more movies so as to put Livingstone in the limelight,” he said. “We can produce movies in Zambia. There is so much talent.”
Mr Simunji said while Zambians like watching movies from other countries, ‘The Vagabonds Lash’ was produced to give Zambians some local content to entertain them.