Yes, you heard right! Bulawayo has a new movie coming out and it’s called 18 Months Later. We were excited to see the trailer on the Ster Kinekor Facebook page and we had to fetch you the official scoop on this Braydan Heart production.
1. What’s the movie about?
Taku Dzino: The movie is your typical teenage post apocalyptic flick, but I won’t spoil it any further by saying much lol.
2. What inspired you to make this movie?
Taku Dzino: Braydan actually got inspiration from a video I did during lockdown, which was like a matrix type thing and he DM’d me on Instagram, told me he’d made something after he saw my video and it was the first ever teaser where he was sitting alone in a room and all, I then said why don’t we just shoot the film and well the rest is history.
3. How did you gather a team and who did what?
Taku Dzino: We wrote the film with the fact that we had a very tight budget in mind. We pulled all resources together, got friends who we’d identified as naturally theatric and it all came together.
4. Where in Bulawayo did you shoot the movie?
Taku Dzino: We shot the film in a lot of different locations, Railton, Engen Garage, a friend’s house, an abandoned train station, very eerie place that and also hired out a house to do some lodge scenes.
5. When is the release date?
Taku Dzino: The film drops on the 7th of November, I think😂
6. Should we expect more movies from you?
Taku Dzino: Almost immediately after 18 Months Later I was asked to be cinematographer for a local short drama about a girl who’s involved in an abusive relationship with an older guy, it’s called ‘Warcry’ and is available online, then I’m also working with a South African based production company on a series that will be filmed in Bulawayo, and I’ll be directing and be the cinematographer for the series which will drop in February 2021, it’s a massive project that I know will rock the country
7. How long did it take to shoot the movie?
Taku Dzino: We shot 18ML over a period of 3 weeks this was the filming of the main scenes of course, believe it or not there were some scenes that needed recapturing and we shot those about a week ago. I’m very happy with Braydans work ethic on that front
8. What’s the plan for the launch?
Taku Dzino: Honestly, I just want people to come through and have an amazing time as well as enjoy the show, everyone involved in the film has been pulling their weight to make it successful so everything is coming together slowly.