“Mind Games”, the multiple awarding winning movie has finally premiered at SterKinekor, Eastgate, Harare after successfully touring different continents. With a total cast of 10 people, this mind blowing thriller showcases modern day Zimbabwe and triggers so many emotions all at once. The movie’s production cost reached $380 which is almost unbelievable.
“We wanted to make a film with resources available. Locally, there have been a lot of complaints about lack of money and other resources to make good films. I then decided to specifically write a film that is designed to use very little resources. Our initial budget was $500 but we ended up using $380,” said Charles Mawungwa, the film director.
Mind Games has gained international recognition and bagged numerous awards including the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India and the Best Edited film award in Columbia at the Five Continents International Film Festival. It also won Best Actor awards and Best Feature Film at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival.
“I am really humbled with the way this production has been received at various festivals in different continents. It shows how we have improved as local film producers and come up with productions that match international standards,” said Mawungwa.