Maliza Productions was founded by Ery Nzaramba. 'Kuliza' means 'to make cry' in Kinyarwanda... so beautiful it makes you cry... Beauty, emotions, the clash of times and cultures... are amongst the qualities that Maliza productions (for stage and screen) aspire to explore.
DREAM OF A NATION, a new play being written by Ery Nzaramba, will be workshopped at the Arcola Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East from 20th till 31 July. There will be a public sharing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East on the 31st July. Ery was awarded a Grant for the Arts by the Arts Council of England to develop it twice, in 2013 and 2015.
The Blues Lover, written and directed by Ery Nzaramba, was an official selection of the Portobello Film Festival 2014.
In development: Feature film Flora and Dambudzo (working title), written by Ery Nzaramba and Agnieszka Piotrowska. In post independence Zimbabwe, in the wake of the victory against white dominion and the apartheid system, a white married woman has a toxic affair with a famous black writer. Based on the true story of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera and German academic Flora Veit-Wild, who recently made public her affair with the iconoclastic writer. The film will be directed by Agnieszka Piotrowska and star Ery Nzaramba in the role of Dambudzo. The script has been finalised and filming is planned to take place beginning of 2016 in Harare (Zimbabwe).
In development: Deja Vu, a film written by Ery Nzaramba. A super-natural thriller that gives new meaning to the old saying 'Love conquers all'. The Sixth Sense meets Back to the Future.