Zam­bian film ‘I am not a Witch’ gets an­other big nom­i­na­tion

Daily Nation Newspaper - - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - By TER­ENCE MISELO

‘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

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