After premiering on the big screen late last year, new local feature film Lobola is expected on the streets in two weeks.
The Lobola production team is currently in South Africa putting final touches to the movie DVD.
“We are in Johannesburg working on the production of DVDs and we are in the process of sealing deals with independent cinemas and DVD distributors to have the movie screened and distributed in South Africa as well,” said Munyaradzi Chidzonga, one of the producers of the movie.
He added that releasing the DVD months after the big-screen launch was a way of facilitating mass production of the product.
“This was a deliberate delay because we wanted to produce and release a lot of copies at once. We are looking at about 100 000 copies in the first batch released. We want to satisfy a larger market and try to curb piracy,” said Chidzonga.
Meanwhile, the producers are expected to feature on a programme profiling the movie that will be screened on Etv on tomorrow at 7:30pm.
Lobola is a Decent Arthouse, Fireside Stories, Mighty Movies and Ivory Pictures comedy feature film.
The movie tackles cultural clashes between the old and the young. It features a highly talented cast, consisting of well-known and novice Zimbabwean actors.
These include I Want a Wedding Dress actress Dalma Chiwereva, Munya, former Studio 263 actresses, Pretty Xaba and Charity Dhlodhlo. Other notable names on the cast are Joe Pike, Edmore Sandifolo, Anthony Tongani, Tonderai Hakuna, Sean Ray and Alice Makaya. The film was written, directed and produced by Joe Njagu who teamed up with other experienced producers from various backgrounds.