Scenes from the film

Cell film launched

Tonderai Zvimba and Keith Mlauzi
LOCAL film director and script writer Peter Marunda (40) has proved that where there is a will there is always a way as he is set to release a film shot using his phone, a Gtel X5.

The film, titled Handina Mhosva was launched on 25 August at Khami Prison complex officera��s canteen.

Handina Mhosva is a film about a man called Chinyavada who is sentenced to 80 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

The 75-minute long film with a cast of 20 actors who are prison officers and some local residents was shot around Khami Maximum security prison in Bulawayo.

Marunda is a very passionate film-maker who despite the challenges in the film industry in Zimbabwe, has taken great strides to come up with his own self-funded film.

a�?One of the greatest challenges that I encountered in making this film was funding, I had to fund myself from transport, food and other expenses,a�? said Marunda.

The prison officer is a self-taught director and editor. He taught himself to edit through watching video editing tutorials online.

a�?I never went to a film school. Ia��m just a passion-driven person and I would like to grow in this industry,a�? Marunda said.

The film will be sold in the form of DVDs around the city and he hopes people will love and support the film.

In 2015 Marunda shot his debut film called Pahasha Level 1, which is about the dangers and violence centred upon gold panning.

According to an American award winning film director, screenwriter and producer Steven Soderbergh, shooting movies using smartphones is said to be the future of film making.

He has directed movies such as the Oceans Trilogy of films, Out of Sight and Traffic.