The annual popular charity event will be taking to the screens this time round. Last year, il-Mixja had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, however, the producers have teamed-up with Three Wise Men Media as well as Blend Media to film a virtual experience of this unique production. The production will be screened on demand from the website www.ilmixja.com as from 24th March.
All funds raised will be donated to the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation and the Service users of Mount Carmel Hospital as in the past years. The event is being held under the distinct patronage of the President of the Republic, Dr. George Vella. A crowdfunding campaign is also ongoing.
The audience will be guided through the main stages of the passion of Jesus, leading to the crucifixion in a realistic and personal manner. They will be made to feel as if they were part of the crowd witnessing the last two days in the life of Jesus prior to his resurrection. Just imagine being on a virtual tour in those very circumstances.
The cast includes a number of established actors whose faces are familiar to those who love following local theatre and television productions. In the main roles one can find actors of the likes of Alan Fenech, Anthony Ellul, Michelle Zerafa, Moira Muscat, Andy Catania, Carlos Farrugia, Renato Dimech, Matthew Balzan, Ivan De Battista, Aaron Fenech, Joseph Galea, Dominic Said, Marco Grech, Maryann Muscat, Karl Schembri, Simone De Battista, Chris Degiorgio, Shelby Aquilina, Dolan Debattista, Lisa Farrugia, Miguel Formosa, Chris Camilleri, Kim Woods, Rebecca Briffa, Yurgen Sciberras, Maria Laura Fenech, James Sultana, Alfred Mizzi, Derine labada Muscat and Katrina Zahra amongst others. The screenplay was written by Alan Fenech who is also co-directing with Tony Parnis whilst production is in hands of Michelle Zerafa and Alan Fenech. Il-Mixja 2021: Esperjenza Virtwali is produced by Vermiglio Theatre Productions together with Blend Media and Three Wise Men Media and in collaboration with Eden Cinemas and Legio X Fretensis.