Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Atandwa Kani and Denise Zima Star In New SA/US Film

Actress and former VEntertainment host Denise Zima makes a triumphant return to the screen. Zima is starring in a Hollywood/SA film opposite Atandwa Kani and a host of American stars. 

The pair is starring in a film called Love By Chance. The film is about two aspiring actors Chance (Atandwa Kani) and Bailey, from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance. Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a crazy dating scene, who has time for Love.

US co-stars joining the pair and other African actors are funny man Rodney Perry famed for his role in the Medea franchise, Terry Vaughn better known for her roles in Girlfriends Getaway, Greenleaf and the Steve Harvey show; Roger E. Micthell who co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in Flight and Equalizer and starred in the the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Atandwa Kani with Terry Vaughn

Locally the film has roped in the talents of Top Actor SA winner, Altovise Lawrence (who plays the lead actress Bailey) as well as Top Actor contestant Nicholas Nkuna. 

The film's local producer Dumisani Gumbi or the Ergo company who produced the recent hits Mrs Right Guy and Dora’s Peace says about the US/SA co-production, 
“We are excited to be collaborating with director Samad Davis on this RomCom featuring local talent alongside US A-listers sharing the platform as equals. Production on the film started earlier this week in Atlanta Georgia with all post production of the film taking place in South Africa making it a truly collaborative production between the producers and countries."
Director Samad Davis says; 
“As an African-American, I am fueled by my vision of bridging cultural gaps between Africa and America through the power of film and television.  Being able to work with the right South African and international talent, both in front of and behind the camera, is priceless. Team work truly makes the team work."
The film is set to release locally and internationally in the first quarter of 2017.

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