The trilogy is promising to captivate the audience as it is a Zimbabwean movie with a difference.
The trilogy has State of Malambia, United states of Malambia and Malambia Uprising, all three done on a $100,000 budget.
The movie showcases the difficulties faced by African countries in trying to blend tradition and urban trends.
The director and writer of this script, Marc Mandisoul, promises an African movie with a difference.
“Viewers can expect a gangster Afrocentric epic thriller pop and African culture blended into one,” said Mandisoul
Mandisoul believes this movie speaks to every African state.
“My observation of African history inspired the story. It’s almost the same in all countries, … I view Africa as one from Cape to Cairo divided by colonial boundaries” said Mandisoul.
The movie has lots of new and refined talent starring Coke on the Beat’s Jefferson Muserera, Muzita rababa’s Charles Mzemba and Tinotenda Satande as well as Charlene Maungweni who holds the NAMA’s best actress in the recently held awards ceremony.
One of the characters, Muserera, says this is a groundbreaking initiative that exhibits fruits of hard work.
“Africa and the world here we are the Zimbabwe film industry of old is no more a new generation has arisen… State of Malambia was an aggressive approach to show if you believe and set your mind to it, all things are possible,” he said.
Mandisoul sites that difficulties will always be there but he kept his head high since this is his fist cinema movie.
“Creating sites that say Malambia was tough, creating language negativity from people who do not easily embrace new ventures and nonstop criticism from closet critics / film makers,” said Mandisoul.
Another one of the cast crew, Ellen Mubwada who plays Princess Thandiwe says the film shows that Zimbabwe’s film industry has great potential to get better.
“The Malambia film realizes that Zimbabweans are perfectly capable of making quality films that can go global and this can be done within the country. There have been some pretty awesome productions recently and Malambia just comes in on the epic category to say “Hey there is something different you can tap into!” said Mubwada.
Mandisoul has also done productions for Africa magic and directed videos for Roki and Buffalo Souljah.