Film pro­duc­ers to hold au­di­tions

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

PRO­DUC­ERS of the up­com­ing film Se­faha will hold au­di­tions for its 25-mem­ber cast at Speedy Com­plex in Maseru on 25 June 2016.

Writ­ten by Bofihla “Li­lapha­lapha” ‘Neko and Lira Hal­it­se­joe Khasane, the ac­tion packed movie touches on such themes as child abuse and crime.

Ac­cord­ing to ‘Neko, the plot was based on real life sto­ries and re­search on child abuse with some fic­tional el­e­ments to make it in­ter­est­ing.

“Se­faha will high­light the prob- lem of child abuse and how it can con­trib­ute or lead to crime,” he said, adding that the film will be shot by Coun­try­wide Pic­tures and Li­lapha­lapha Pro­duc­tions.

“We used the sto­ries of abuse we heard from dif­fer­ent peo­ple and also did our re­search so that the sto­ry­line rep­re­sented what is hap­pen­ing in so­ci­ety.”

‘Neko said they had been work­ing on the script for nearly 10 years.

“The film has been in the pipe­line since 2007, but could not ma­te­ri­alise due to hic­cups such as lack of fi­nances. We don’t have any spon­sors, so the au­di­tions will only be held in Maseru since we can­not af­ford to tour the coun­try,” he said.

“The au­di­tions are for any­one who likes to act and are free of charge. Act­ing ex­pe­ri­ence would be an ad­van­tage, but who­ever meets the pro­duc­ers and di­rec­tors’ ex­pec­ta­tions will land a role.”

‘Neko added that shoot­ing would start “very soon” as some of the scenes are set in the win­ter sea­son, while oth­ers would be shot in spring.

“We ex­pect to re­lease the film to­wards the end of the year. It will be be­tween 45 and 50 min­utes long,” he said.

Film­maker Bofihla “Li­lapha­lapha” ‘Neko.

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