Big-budget romcom shoots in Durban

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Fuze Films and Love’s Reject (producers of Mrs Right Guy) are filming another
romantic comedy, this time set in sunny Durban, South Africa. The film titled Love
Lives Here
features a South African all-star cast, 27 of those hailing from
KwaZulu-Natal.

The film tells the story of Zinhle Malinga (Thando Thabethe), a jaded romantic, who’s
quests for that picture-perfect prince charming have left her disillusioned about the
idea of true love. Like most successful young women, Zinhle is ready to settle down
but is yet to find a man who wants the same thing and has resigned to putting her
search for love on hold. When she meets Nathi Shange (Lungile Radu) everything
changes, and she sets out to get commitment from him in the form of a ring. But
Nathi has sworn off marriage, and this brings Zinhle to the beginning of her journey to
understanding the true meaning of love and ultimately finding the love she deserves.

Love Lives Here was partly funded by the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission
(KZNFC) through its Film Fund for production. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s
Film Fund was established in 2014 and has to date approved 128 Projects. The film
fund supports projects in production, development, audience development, and
markets and festivals. “This is really a delightful moment for the KZNFC. We are
starting to see a lot of great feature films coming out of the film fund. Recently
Keeping up with the Kandasamy’s made history generating over R16 million in
box office earnings, a huge achievement for a local production, and we anticipate the
same for this blockbuster,’ says Carol Coetzee, CEO (KZNFC).

The film is set to spend over 70 per cent of its production budget in the province and
has created employment for more than 40 local filmmakers and providers of related
services.

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