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NOZI is a family based drama film following a young lady who's an aspiring singer/songwriter who lost her sick mother and blames her father for her death.

In order to find her own peace and sanity, Nozi gives in to her long time music friend's idea for them to contest in a musical competition taking place in the city. In their pursuit, they book a studio and record a professional demo to submit but an unexpected disaster happens in the studio, not only changing their plans for the worst but a potential blessing in disguise.

  • Leclere Serumula
  • Leclere Serumula
  • Princess Serumula
  • Peter Mashigo
    Key Cast
  • Senzeka Mnguni
    Key Cast
  • Andile Mhlogo
    Key Cast
  • Siphindile Mathenjwa
    Key Cast
  • Sifundo Dladla
    Key Cast
  • Petros Khoza
    Key Cast
  • Lerato Diale
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    93,717 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English, Zulu
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Director Biography - Leclere Serumula

Leclere Serumula began his career as a film music composer, audio final mix engineer and editor. He has composed music for films such as Pop Lock n Roll (2017) including Idols SA Winner and runner-up (2016) and composed original Scores for international libraries such as Lalela Music ( L.A), Cabana Recording (New Orleans). His compositions have received major placements on SABC, etv and DStV productions shows such as Broken Vows, Skeem Saam, Uyangthanda Na, Rhythm City, Isidingo to name a few. Leclere directed and edited 2 Feature Documentaries, The Blood (2019) and Worship Space (2020) . He composed music for and directed 10 episodes of an online Lockdown Live Music Session Show, MOG Sessions (2020). He has directed and edited 1 Talk Show produced for a Christian Channel TBN, MOG Talk (2021) and he has co-written, directed and edited 1 Drama Film, Behold (2021) and 2 Award Winning Short Films, Therapy Room (2021),Closed Doors(2022). Nozi is his latest feature film ,written and directed by him set for release in 2023. Leclere believes in collaborating with different artists and passionate about exploring stories that bring hope, light and encouragement to the society.

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Director Statement

Nozi depicts a common story that forms part of our reality in modern family living. For me this was another opportunity to echo a story of a young girl going through rough times with a broken father escaping his reality and not being aware
of the outcomes. Like all family relationships , they start healthy and positive until something tragic and unexpected
happens. The story reveals pure human weaknesses when going through tough times and how by hiding
our hurtness and ignoring simple things that keep us together can make us miss out on the opportunity of gaining greater strength through lifting each other. The greatest part of making this film was the journey of exploring true emotions and being afforded an opportunity to work with a small cast that not only wanted to be in the film but found themselves relating with the story and which brought out their inner reality on set. Our mutual struggle
of unforgivess and missed opportunities of having someone we can break down on and cry our heart out. The one first step to true forgiveness is letting go of something that caused pain or hurtness. The most important part of the
story is to show how each and everyone of us needs someone to talk to. Like Nozi in her hurtness, she needed someone to talk to and she found Neo. Her presence inspired healing, while on the other hand C’ya didn’t have anyone to
talk to and genuinely listen to his struggles and help him along the way until later when the same previously
broken Nozi was there to tell him something different. We all need words that inspires a chance to beat what depresses us and help us find a way to forgive in exchange of inner peace.