Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word movie Trailer to be launched on Vuzu TV Channel
Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word movie trailer will debut on V Entertainment, which is part of Vuzu TV today, Thursday, 10 December 2015. The trailer will be on V-Entertainment between 18:00, Thursday and on Turn Up between 19:30 and 20:30 on Friday. The actual movie will be released in cinemas on 19 February 2016 and is the first to be adapted from a book written by a South African black female author Nozizwe Cynthia Jele.
The film follows the lives of three black women living out their dreams. Mmabatho Montsho plays Nandi, a lawyer and compulsive perfectionist, Khanyi Mbau plays Zaza, a go-getter who lives the high life as a trophy wife and Renate Stuurman plays the role of Princess, a trend-setting art gallery owner. While all three support each other and have everything they could ask for, they learn that happiness runs deeper than just accumulation of material possessions.
‘Jacob’s Cross’ actor, Hlomla Dandala and is in the movie with internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean actor Tongayi Chirisa who plays Thomas, fiancé to Nandi, while talented Ghanain ‘Tinsel’ star Chris Attoh portrays his namesake Chris, who would like to turn back the clock. Simo Magwaza is Bheki, Zaza’s inattentive husband and Richard Lukunku, best known for his role as Pascal in Inkaba, is Princess’ new `mysterious’ lover.
The trailer is eye catching and captivating, thanks to the expert cinematography by internationally recognized award-winning filmmaker Lance Gewer whose 28 years’ experience in the film industry have been used in films such as the Oscar winning film, Tsotsi.
Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word is directed by Thabang Moleya, who has an extensive show reel in the drama genre, having directed JOZI H, an international medical drama series which was aired in South Africa and Canada. He later moved to directing popular, local drama series such as Jacob’s Cross, The LAB, Zone 14 and Sokhulu and Partners.
Hard to Get producers Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring, and producer Bongiwe Selane are part of the production team. Although the narrative focuses on South African culture, there’s still a universality about the premise of the film. Busisiwe Ntilintili adapted Jele’s novel into a screenplay and has this to say about her experience: “It was a great pleasure to write a romantic, contemporary South African story that showcases urban Africans searching for love.”
Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, who is currently busy with her second novel, kept a strong hand on the adaptation of the movie and has been integral in the film production.
“The movie features strong female leads, an exciting development in the local film industry. It is hilarious, sometimes sad, a true reflection of life. But the ‘girls’ never give up on trying to find happiness.’ concludes Jele
Once launched, the trailer would be available on the following platforms: