HARARE – The Purse, an epic Christian movie featuring music star Jah Prayzah, will premiere in South Africa on May 28.
Movie director Willard “Slimaz” Magombedze told the Daily News that The Purse will premiere in Johannesburg at Gem Sound Stage, Honeydew Shopping Centre.
“After the premiere at Ster Kinekor Eastgate at the end of last month, our wish now is to market the movie first in the region before we take it overseas. The film will also be on Zollywood and other online platforms,” he said.
The movie, which Slimaz claims is the first epic Christian movie to be done in Zimbabwe, is the 2013 National Arts Merit Award (Nama) music video director of the year winner’s debut full-length movie.
Music star Jah Prayzah acts as a spiritual warrior in the movie about a young lady Maria (played by Rachael Maketa) who enters the spiritual realm during a fervent prayer. She meets an angel who tells her about a spiritual war that is about to be unleashed on her family.
The angel tells Maria to escape to a place where she will get the power to leave the spiritual realm and revert back to being a normal person. Along the way to the physical world, Maria endures various evil duels until she meets the spiritual warrior (Jah Prayzah) who helps her return to the normal world.
The movie funded by Slimaz Pro and Jah Prayzah’s JP Studios and which was filmed in Vumba, Domboshava and Harare, featured a number of established actors and personalities.
Other members of the The Purse cast are Tendai Mukariri who played as Museve in Tiriparwendo, Samantha Kureya who plays the role of Gonyeti (the comic pastor’s wife) in the Bus Stop TV comic skits, Alpha Ngoni and Amina Chivasa who was the main character, Detective Chanaiwa in Simbimbino.