One of the renowned actors in the country, Hope Chisanu, says if the movie industry is to blossom in the country there is need for Malawians to support it.
Chisanu is one of the best actors Malawi has ever produced and has featured in movies like ‘The last fishing boat’, ‘Seasons of a life’, and ‘Choices’ which is shown on MBC TV as well as ‘Theatre of the air’ which is aired on MBC radio 1.
Speaking to Malawi24, Chisanu said the industry lacks support from government and Malawians in general as people are supporting foreign movies more than theirs.
“If the movie industry is to blossom in the country Malawians need to unite and begin to love and support their own industry,” Chisanu said. “Companies should inject their money into the industry and actors should be fully trained.”
He further said that the movie industry is steadly growing despite challenges mounting from piracy and lack of funding and he believes said that collective effort is required to curb piracy.
According to Chisanu, the market is flooded with local movies but they lack professionalism and creativity as a result most productions are half baked.
“Malawians are producing movies but they lack professionalism as many are producing half baked movies. The movies have so many shortcuts which is also a challenge pulling back the industry in the country,” he said.
Chisanu said that he is dreaming in color that one day he shall rise and represent Malawi at another level.
He also revealed that he dreams of acting alongside heavyweights like Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and other renowned movie tycoons and he is working on a project to be released soon.
In the meantime, he is raising funds for the projects and he wants to learn more and train others as he believes that in the next five years the movie industry will grow bigger since there is a huge need for local talent.