Zambia – America Horror Movie Collaboration Underway

Brian Mulenga

Published January 28, 2019

It all started as a chat online.... now, four years later David Henson GreatHouse and his colleague Rebekah Ingram from Ohio are meeting Alick Nyankata in person in his home town, Ndola.

The reason for their travelling is driven by the passion for filmmaking that they have in common. The USA team came to embark on a horror movie project in partnership with local production house – Mwazanato Studios - lead by Alick Nyankata. Alick is a renown Zambian filmmaker who believes such collaborations will significantly contribute to the growth of the film industry in Zambia.

This horror movie will intell a relationship between a creepy grandmother and her grandson. It will consist of 95 percent local cast and crew and will be filmed right here in Zambia. “My background as a filmmaker are special effects and I have always dreamed of making a horror movie. Horrors speak to the audience through one of the most natural human emotion: fear. The story is placed in an African set up and we are hoping to get large interest from local and international community,” said David who is a writer and director of this project.

The movie producers were speaking to the SOTAMBE News crew during auditions that were held on Saturday and Sunday (26 – 27 January 2019) in Ndola. Changa Kalumba, a film guru and National Arts Media Association (NAMA) Vice President was part of the audition panel, together with David, Rebekah and Alick. They were all amazed and impressed by the tremendous turnout at the auditions, raw talent and passion of people who took time to come, and they looked forward to having the same experience during the next auditions for this highly anticipated horror movie to be held in Kitwe on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

David further unvieled that the movie will be screened at various Film Festivals such as SOTAMBE DFAF because the ultimate target is for people to see it. Film Fetsivals in particular are the best platform to gain large and diverse audience. Film will be then distributed worldwide with particular attention paid to the African region and USA itself.