While we doubt that Mfundo Mkhize’s ever had the luxury of living in cat-infested terrain, just meters away from a railway, or in the comfort of a leaking roof, these textural details that he added to a simple story about a woman searching for her perfect home, are typical of his rich and cinematic approach to storytelling.
Ola! Films once again joined forces with the bright team at Brand Halo for CBA Kenya, and Mkhize’s ability to cleverly maximise one location to feel like many – while still working below budget, is one of the things that keeps them coming back. His characteristic flair for performance and his effortless storytelling style presumably have something to do with it, too. “We worked with a client and an agency that actively helped bring to life the vision while productively working through creative differences,” says Mkhize on their collaboration.
So basically, the only real challenge was deciding who would get to keep the couch.