Yesterday, PFP Director, Colin Stevens flew out to Malawi for our new project – a full-length drama which will demonstrate in story form the ideas and practical applications shown in ‘Farming our Wealth‘. The film will be made in association with YONECO, and Colin, who has drawn up a script in conjunction with Malawian scriptwriter, Jonathan Mbuna, will begin the work of auditioning cast members and arranging filming locations. The rest of the team will join him during the next few weeks to begin filming.
The shoot will take about 4 to 5 weeks, and then the film will be edited together and a test screening arranged to ensure that it communicates its message clearly while still entertaining the audience.
We will post updates from the team as we receive them. They will be back in the UK by mid-October and we hope to be able to release the film towards the end of this year or the beginning of 2014.
Colin Tonks of Electric Pedals and Ingrid Hesling have been back from Malawi for a couple of weeks now. They report that the mini-tour of northern Malawi was great and they managed to take cinema into areas that do not normally get films shown. Ingrid says, “One of our last events … took us to a Primary School in Mzgora, Malawi. You can see the very energetic Lameck from Temwa pedaling to provide energy for the film. Although this was our last event before returning to the UK, the project is far from over. The rucksack cinema will remain with Temwa for one year, supporting their educational film distribution and helping them to fight poverty, hunger and disease in remote areas of rural northern Malawi.”