First Look: Oshoveli Shipoh’s Covid-19 Inspired Film, Protecting Nelao

Oshoveli Shipoh, the award-winning director of the 2019 feature film, Hairareb is back with another film project which follows a recovered COVID-19 patient forced to move into a safe house prepared by her husband in order to protect her from death threats by her community as the fear re-infection is rife.

The film, Protecting Nelao is the sequel to the director’s 2015 film Looking For Nelao.

Protecting Nelao stars KC Swaartbooi, LC Muenjo, Ronald Mutekela and Michael Keib and was shot in real time with only one take, meaning it is basically a long uninterrupted/uncut sequence.

“I did this specifically to give the audience an immersive experience,” Shipoh explains the filming style.

The 30 Minute Romantic-Thriller produced by SteetLeaderCreative in collaboration with Reggie Films and Sneefel Media will have its first trailer released on 10 July 2020.

Here are some stills from Protecting Nelao: