Swazi-born, writer and director Xolelewa ‘Ollie’ Nhlabatsi’s film, ‘Lost in the World’, will premiere this week at London’s Film Africa Festival, where it’s up for a Baobab Award for Best Short Film.
Twenty Swazi aspiring actors/actresses will be cast for roles in the locally produced film titled, ‘Inhlambuluko’ which will be shot on locations in the country. The company’s PRO Nolwazi Manana noted that South Africa is hungry for pure siSwati speakers, especially from Swaziland in their film industry.
In what might come as a shock to local actors, SIFTPA has vowed not to be part of the filmmaking initiative by SNCAC and Planet Films. SIFTPA is the Swaziland Independent Film and Television Producers Association. by Nhlanhla Mathumjwa