Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Dumisani Mbebe and Fezile Makhanya team up for new film
The crème de la crème of local film stars appear in action-thriller film Uncovered.
The film is currently being shot in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, while filming began last week in Johannesburg.
It features actors such as Thandeka Nodada née Malinga, Nqobile Khumalo, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Dumisani Mbebe, Sorisha Naidoo and Fezile Makhanya.
Uncovered is the story of a fearless female journalist who takes on a corrupt mine magnate. According to Nodada, who plays the lead role of Phumla, the film also touches on the issue of land.
“It is a story of Phumla who tries to find the truth about the people who killed her parents. She uncovers a lot of corruption about this mine guru. In the process she loses her sister.
“She uncovers that the mine guru has been getting away with a lot of murders and is protected because he funds politicians.”
She says the film also seeks to portray women in a different light.
“Unlike in many stories where women are always victims, this time they have the power and are fighting for it. We felt we cannot leave out the issue of land which is very crucial at the moment.”
The film is directed by experienced TV and film director Zuko Nodada.
Nodada, who appeared in Harvest on e.tv last year, co-owns The Last Chapter Productions with hubby Zuko.
If she is not acting, Nodada does make-up for many TV shows and says she has been learning behind the scenes. She holds a national diploma in drama from the Durban Institute of Technology and a BTech degree in drama from the Tshwane University of Technology.