Malawi, it’s on!

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Well I am here, after months of trying to conceptualise what this journey would feel like I am in it. Africa, Malawi, it is an amazing feeling and I am so excited about getting started and telling some compelling stories.

I was met at the Airport by David Ng’ambi from World Vision Malawi and driven to the hotel where I sit and write this now. I have already learnt some interesting things about Malawi, everyone introduces themselves with their full name and Malawian tea is really good, I look forward to trying the coffee tomorrow which David tells me is some of the best in Africa, big call!

Jon Snyder and Lindsey Talerico-Hedren from World Vision and World Vision New Zealand join me tomorrow and with David we will all sit down and start coming up with a plan of where and with who we will film.

Like Taz we have a shortlist of 3 really amazing clients as possible subjects to work with. All their stories are inspirational and I really hope we can tell their story in a respectful and inspirational way.

We have a good idea of direction but not knowing really who we will be working with we have left much to be decided whilst we are here, which is great for the way I work!

Really looking forward to having the whole crew here and getting stuck in. And can’t wait to see how the other finalist are getting on : )

Keep up with the MicroFlicks Malawi team on instagram as we’ll all be posting every day @boo_fa @jonsters77 @lindseytalerico #MFmalawi #microflicks #microflicksmalawi

And on twitter too #MFmalawi #microflicks #microflicksmalawi

 

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2 Responses to “Malawi, it’s on!”

  1. Marshall Smith
    April 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi Michael

    Was reading your blog with interest about your recent success and film making trip to Africa. Well done – sounds awesome!!

    Just wanted to introduce ourselves briefly for if and when you need music for the film we’d love to be involved – we are based in NZ and specialise in African and world/ethnic music. Recent doco’s include “Finding Mercy” (Zimbabwe/NZ) Dir. Robyn Patterson, “Brother Number One” (Cambodia/NZ) Dir. Annie Goldson and “The 16th Man” (South Africa) Prod. Morgan Freeman amongst many others.

    We can work to most budgets and love to support projects that are a little bit special and doing something good for the world.

    Please check out our website: http://www.thesoundroom.co.nz

    And feel free to get in touch on marshall@thesoundroom.co.nz if you’d like to talk on your return from the field!

    I hope the shoot is lots of fun.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes

    Marshall Smith
    Composer

  2. Lindsey TH
    April 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Stoked for this. Hasta minana.