Producing our film in Malawi was an interesting project as far as the pre- production process (research, developing a treatment, writing a script etc.) is concerned, as there was only so much preparation we could do before we got there – not very much!
We did our homework on Malawi, and in particular the community of Luchenza, before we set off and we were going with Charles Fawcett of the Healthy Lifestyle Project, who has been working closely with Luchenza Community Day Secondary School and the local community for several years now. So we did have some insight into what to expect.
However, the pre-production work for the film really only started when we got there and the first part of our stay was spent exploring every aspect of life for a girl in Malawi and gathering all the information we needed. Each day we would work our findings into a video script which would be the basis for all filming and editing.
This link will take you to our short film www.rumblelimited.tv/malawi