Kendall Kamwendo brings second movie
Well-known musician Kendall Kamwendo of the Symon and Kendall fame has crafted a new film titled School Days, following up on his debut 2015 romantic film Where My Heart Belongs.
Having won souls with Where My Heart Belongs, where the Lilongwe-based musician exposed his other arty flair and thirst for films apart from music, Kendall is out with his second movie to be premiered on May 5 2023 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.
He said Tuesday that the film, which he has scripted together with Lawrence Nyale, has taken him a year to put together.
“Now the film is ready for the market. We just had to make sure everything is in black and white before reaching out to people,” Kendall said.
He said School Days is a film that has been inspired by the life that people experience at school.
“This is a film that wants to remind people of their school time and, at the same time, we want to advocate love among students, especially those in secondary school, that they should refrain from teasing and bullying,” Kendall said.
He said ahead of the premiere, they will release a trailer this coming Friday.
“I have always said that I am someone who is so passionate about art. Music is something I love more but film is another discipline that has always excited me but I have been reluctant to tap into it. Having released my debut movie, people have pushed me to work on another one, hence School Days,” Kendall said.
He said he has worked with a number of experienced players in the film industry. The cast of the film includes Kendall and fellow musician Rudo Mkukupa Chakwera, Tumpe Mtaya, Yvonne Chanache, Amos Filisa, Desire Namachotsa and Blessed Chimombo.
Recently, Film Association of Malawi President Gift Sukez Sukali said the film industry continues to make steady progress and that filmmakers were on their toes producing quality films.