Actress Mona Monyane about her new movie gig

Lwazi Nongauza

Former Muvhango and Skeem Saam actress Mona Monyane has scored another short film gig.

In an interview with Scrolla.Africa, Monyane said she was very excited to get back into the industry and work with young talent that is passionate about telling uplifting stories.

She said people should drop everything and watch Dinaledi High School on Saturday night.

“My character, Mantoa Mokoena, will show viewers never to be afraid of wearing their hearts on their sleeves and loving and protecting your family,” she said.

The movie is about a student who excels in rugby but he is constantly brought down by a strict teacher because he failed his grade 12 exams. But things change when they find out they are estranged father and son.

“The movie will help many people start an extremely important conversation in many homes across the country,’ she said. 

Alongside Monyane, are former Isithembiso star, Ayanda Bandla, and Vula Vula actor Vincent Mahlape.

Co-writer and co-director, Charlie Samson, told Scrolla.Africa why he and his team at Seamless Cut are producing thought-provoking stories.

“Originality, relevance, truth and daring are some of the words that best describe what Seamless Cut strives to do,” said Charlie.

“Our content often reflects real life experiences. This comes out mostly when we’re telling a story where we take a slice of our experiences and breathe life into it through the script.”

He said the story lies close to his partner’s heart.

Dinaledi High School premiered on Saturday at 8.30pm on DStv Channel 161.