Moyo makes 'Turning Point' in directorial debut






Just like the title to his directorial debut, talented local filmmaker George Moyo might just have realised his own 'turning point' of soughts in his film career.
"It feels good to be here in this moment in time. I am growing in the industry and building a name for myself at the same time.
"My response has always been positive and working hard to achieve my goals. This is only but the beginning of bigger and better things to come", said George Moyo.

Titled 'Turning Point', the movie premiered on the 22nd of December at Harvest House International Church.
"I just loved the concept from the script writer Russel Moyo and I thought there was no reason why we couldn't bring it to life. That is how the movie came together.
"The movie itself is about a young man who gets derailed in his 'Christian walk'. He succumbs to drugs, peer pressure and sex. His turning point comes when he fails to pay for the drugs and is beaten up and left for dead. His single but praying mother doesn't give up praying for him until he regains consciousness. He starts his life afresh with a new_found determination to help others", said the film director.

According to the Bulawayo based director, some of the themes explored in the movie include peer pressure, single parenthood and drugs.
"The significance of the movie is that it seeks to educate both the believers and non believers. It teaches young people to stay away from drugs and peer pressure. It also touches on single parenthood, encouraging single parents never to give up", he said.

Bouyed by the success of the premiere, the director said that plans were afoot to take the movie to movie_lovers across the nation.
"I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the premier was a success and everyone who came through can testify to that. People are already saying that they want a sequel to this movie.
"In an effort to market and get the movie to the people, we will be taking the film to Gwanda on the 26th of January among other areas in the brand new year", said Moyo.

The film's cast is made up of recognizable names in the local film and music sectors, the likes of Mzoe7, T1nda, Prince Luphahla, Hudson Mazonde, Darleen Ngwenya, Dr Collin Nyathi(Harvest House Int church Bishop), Tendayi Bako, Clinton Ndlovu, Brian Nyamapfene and Emmanuel Ncube. It was produced and written by Russel Nqobile Moyo
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