Sophia Chese Arts Correspondent
Songstress Ammara Brown is branching into acting as she features in Invision Studios new film “Far from Yesterday” to be launched in July.
This is the musician’s first film. In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, co-director of the Invision Studios Blessing Chinanga said Ammara Brown is a talented actress who is fascinating to work with.
“Ammara has proved that she is multi-talented, she is so talented in acting and it was like she has been acting all her life. She has natural talent and I think as a performing artiste it was easy for her to use that experience in acting,” he said.
Chinanga said the film tackles social issues paying particular attention to issues of family disintegration caused by broken relationships.
“Far From Yesterday is a drama film that captures the dynamics of a broken father and daughter relationship. It is a narrative that explores the repercussions of past choices that pave the way to the discovery of present unresolved emotions,” he said.
He said the film pushes a message without compromising on its entertainment value.
“The film is designed to be an entertaining yet educative feature film based on the importance of family from any social standing. It also explores the effects of lack of acceptance and the value placed on material wealth in contrast with genuine family morals.
“What we are basically encouraging people is to learn to forgive and move on. We are saying, face your past, forgive yourself, begin again,” he said.
The story line revolves on Benji, a thug bred in the streets of Mbare who impregnates a girl who walks away from her comfortable lifestyle and home to start a life with him. When the relationship goes sour, Benji abandons the girl at his rural homestead, in the hope of burying the implications of his actions. Eight years later, fate finds him out and he is met with the responsibility to look after his daughter. His criminal way of life makes it hard for him to be a good father to an eight -year-old girl.
Written by Charles Mugaviri Jnr, the movie carries a soundtrack album with five songs from Dice, Ammara Brown, Roqi, Soul Afrika, Cal Vin, Steve Griffin and Kuziva.