Zimbabwe’s award-winning film, Cook Off, a 2017 comedy movie will soon be available on Netflix. Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service attracting over 160 million subscribers.
The comedy was produced by Joe Njagu, written and directed by Tomas Brickhill. It will feature Tendaiishe Chitima, Jessesi Mungoshi, Eddie Sandifolo, Chirikure Chirikure, and popular rapper Tendai Nguni, popularly known as ‘Tehn Diamond’.
‘Cook off’ is a story of a single mother who participates in a reality cooking show. The probabilities are apparently against her as she faces top chefs when she has no professional culinary experience.
Producer Njagu said he was thrilled adding that they will soon announce the date of the screening.
Njagu commented, “We’ll be announcing the release date very soon. We can’t wait to share this feel-good movie with the world. At first, we were worried about releasing it during the current pandemic but then decided that people might appreciate the distraction and entertainment. We’ve been lucky to be able to screen the film in a number of countries around the world, including at festivals in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, and Zambia. We’ve also screened at festivals in the US, the UK, France, Belgium, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands, which is where we had our international premiere.”
Brickhill also commented, “We are really proud of this achievement. This shows the talent and hard work every member of the cast and crew brought to this film.”