Shemu Joyah’s latest film project, the $1million (about K450 million) John Chilembwe biopic, which he intended to start shooting two years ago, has been further delayed by lack of funds.
In an interview with The Nation yesterday, the movie director admitted that he needs financial assistance from other institutions to implement the project
However, fans of his movies need not frown as the director is warming up for yet another movie.
“I cannot say much about the upcoming movie but we have auditioned for leading roles and we are about to shoot a promo for the movie. The movie will have a cast of about 40 and we will also audition for the rest of the cast but for now we have started with the two,” said Joyah.
He said the alternative movie has a smaller budget.
“I don’t want to come and publicise the dates and then come back to withdraw. I will give more details when I start shooting the movie,” said Joyah.
He rose to stardom after directing his debut movie Seasons of a Life in 2010 which won several international accolades.
In 2012, he produced The Last Fishing Boat, which also won several awards apart from being listed in the top 10 African movies by MSN Africa.