As much as she has appeared in films like The Last Victim, Avenged, and Shadow, Ngumla speaks passionately about the film as if it is her first.
She has so much to say and you do not have to nick and chip to get something out of her.
Another reason she is fired up is that she worked with director Jamil Qubeka for the first time.
As she chats about You’re My Favourite Place, she cannot stop praising co-stars Awethu Hleli, Niza Jay, Khayakazi Kula, Athenkosi Mfamela and Bongile Mantsai.
Apart from having so much respect for them, Ngumla has been a fan of their work.
“I can’t wait to see it. It is so long overdue. We shot it three years ago and we have been waiting for it. We have been asking ourselves when it is coming out. Jamil was truly amazing as a director and also I could not wait for me and co-stars to work together.
“Working together was epic. Our friendship grew and as far as a person’s craft is concerned, we find ourselves challenged. The film pushed me out of my comfort zone. As far as directing is concerned, Jamil is kind of a director who pushes you to the edge. But he will be with you on that edge of the mountain.”
You're My Favourite Place is a movie about trajectory of lives of four young people who are friends. According to Ngumla, the four teenagers are larger than life. They want to celebrate their freedom as they finish high school but things don't go as planned.
“They take this trip to Coffee Bay thinking that it is a vacation. The journey from where they are to Coffee Bay exposes a lot about them and skeletons start to come out of the closet.
"They have to face their demons head-on. This proves that you can run but you can never hide from life experiences. People are forced to look at their lives under a microscope.”