Zambian film ‘I am not a Witch’ gets another big nomination
‘I AM not a Witch,’ a locally produced film featuring actor and comedian Henry BJ Phiri has been nominated for the Best Production Design at the this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
This is the second big nomination the film is getting this year following its participation and nomination at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The film is basically a story about a nine-year old girl growing up in an African Village but is exiled to a witch camp in a desert and told she will be turned into a goat if she attempts to escape. She must therefore decide whether to accept her fete or risk the consequences of seeking her freedom.
Filmed in Zambia, the movie was shot by Embrace of the Serpent Cinematographer David Gallego and produced by Emily Morgan of Soda Pictures Ltd.
It has continued to attract international attention and at the British Independent Film Awards, the film is nominated for a total of 13 awards.
The film is now showing in the UK for a few weeks and Henry BJ is delighted to learn about its success.
“Incredibly honored to have been nominated, huge thanks to my amazing team on this especially Malin Lindholm and Clementine Miller for their tireless effort and talent,” remarked Henry BJ Phiri.
Henry BJ cast member of I am not a Witch film