George Moyo

Young script writer praised

Langalakhe Mabena
HEa��S young and on a mission!

Thata��s how some industry legends describe George Moyo (19) whose footprint in the small screen is the much anticipated local drama series Isipho Sami.

The film was singled out by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) as one of the projects to look out for when digitalisation comes into full effect. Now at the editing stage, Isipho Sami is getting rave reviews in arts circles, yet ita��s not the work of an industry stalwart.

Moyo, as the scriptwriter, is chuffed that veteran actresses and actors such as Sarah Mpofu, Precious Makhulumo, Gift Chavunduka and Prince Zulu, to mention a few did their best to bring his script to life.

a�?Hea��s a natural talent and puts a lot of effort in his work. Thata��s why we believe the flick will really set the tone for future productions. Among his peers Moyo is in a class of his own. I can confidently say one day he will be at the level of some of the greatest arts practitioners of our time,a�? said Precious Makhulumo.

Makhulumo plays the part of Sis Bee, the mother to Methembe (played by Moyo but a cameo role). While his acting skills could be assessed with bigger roles, it is his script writing that has grabbed attention.

Prince Zulu, who plays a�?TKa�? stepfather to Methembe said Moyo is a�?too clever for his agea�?.

Thembelihle Moyo the filma��s director and producer said it explores everyday struggles.

a�?The drama series borders around different life obstacles that are faced by youths.A� Alcohol, drug abuse, poverty which lead to them to drop out of school are the major themes,a�? she said.

Moyo is inspired by the peer review.

a�?It means a lot to me to be considered as a rising star. I wona��t let them down or grow a big head. The main focus is doing my level best and to learn from others,a�? he said.