‘Momeya’ Launch a Success – The Namibian
Saturday night time’s film premiere of ‘Momeya’ was a hit.
Written and directed by Ndakalako Shilongo, ‘Momeya’ is a no-dialogue brief movie impressed by Namibian folklore and African mythology.
In an interview with unWrap.on-line this week, Shilongo shared that her love for storytelling began early.
“My love for storytelling began after I was very younger, I grew up sitting across the hearth with my household, exchanging scary tales.
“This story presents a various catalogue for the Namibian movie business. It’s a possibility for us to indicate the world that we will inform no matter story we need to share with the world,” she says.
She describes ‘Momeya’ as a gorgeous story with a visually pushed narrative.
Folks gathered in numbers at The Village in Windhoek to witness the premiere of the movie, with Shilongo expressing her gratitude.
“Final Saturday was a really humbling day for me as a artistic. It was gratifying to see folks come out in numbers to observe our movie. The help and reception have been heat, and we’re certainly very grateful to everybody who was in a position to be a part of us in celebrating this Namibian story.
“The looks of the water goddess on the display screen had the viewers gasping. This was a satisfying second for us as a result of we labored so arduous on the look of the water goddess. From the costumes, to the make-up and visible results. Getting a response for that’s certainly rewarding,” she says.
Shilongo, nonetheless, additionally recalled among the challenges the group confronted within the making of the movie.
“’Momeya’ began as a ardour undertaking; this introduced attention-grabbing financial and logistical challenges. One factor I like about us is our timeless ardour, willpower and perseverance.
“Collectively as a group, we tackled all the problems and that is how we have been in a position to create this lovely masterpiece.
“We’re certainly grateful for the help we obtained from the Namibia Movie Fee. That help enabled us to correctly execute the post-production of ‘Momeya’,” she says.
It was notably thrilling to listen to the viewers’s interpretation of ‘Momeya’, she says of her primary spotlight of the premiere.
“’Momeya’ is an outdated Namibian-inspired story. Nearly all of us have grown up listening to completely different tales being handed throughout the generations from our grandparents. This can be a story that’s much like a narrative that you simply might need heard. It’s our story.”