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AYANDA
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Sara BLECHER
Screenplay/Writer(s): Trish MALOME
Producer(s): Terry PHETO , Busi SISWILE , Robbie THORPE
Cast: Fulu MUGOVHANI , Nthati MOSHESH, Oc UKEJE, Kenneth NKOSI
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
In a community vibrant with migrants from across the African Continent, against the backdrop of unspoken love, a young woman tries to navigate a path for herself. But this is a world where everything keeps shifting - everything except the one thing that really does need to change.
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SA SHOWCASE
Genre: Drama, Historical, Thriller
Run Time: 45 minutes
Language: English
Delivery Status: Post Production
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
The SA Showcase is a show reel of various South African films / documentaries on offer.
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STONE COLD JANE AUSTEN
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 96 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Jon SAVAGE
Screenplay/Writer(s): Jon SAVAGE
Producer(s): Cisca MEYER, Philip KEY, Diana KEAM
Cast: Rob VAN VUUREN, Jon SAVAGE, Kurt DARREN, Francois VAN COKE, Jack PARROW, Kurt SCHOONRAAD
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2015
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Stone Cold Jane Austen is the untold story of one of the greatest bands that ever lived, who inspired a revolution, yet failed to break through to the mainstream. Obviously, therefore, it’s a comedy. South Africa’s almost forgotten legends make their comeback against all odds in this film about knowing when to give up versus believing that surrender is not an option.
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31 MILLION REASONS
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Director(s): John Barker
Screenplay/Writer(s): Lev David
Producer(s): Ross Garland
Delivery Status: None
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2011
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
In 1997, 31 million rand was stolen in the middle of the night from a cash holding facility in Pinetown, Durban. Now 14 people are sitting in jail. But a few crooked cops from Chatsworth got away with it. And urban legend has it there was far more money at the deposit facility than was ever made public. This is the fictionalised story about corrupt Durban cop Rennie who has illusions of being above the criminal class, and who desperately wants to clean up his act. Rennie is given the opportunity to go legit by a cash-in-transit guard... but only by orchestrating the biggest cash heist in South African history.
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GOG' HELEN
Genre: Crime Thriller
Run Time: 77 minutes
Language: ENGLISH
Director(s): Adze Ugah
Producer(s): Kethiwe Ngcobo, Dumi Gumbi, Cati Weinek
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Goliath Productions Thobile Mkhwanazi +27 72 602 2925 thobile@golaithproductions.co.za
Delivery Status: Completed
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Gog'Helen’s serene and mundane world is turned upside down when she and her twenty something year old granddaughter, Agnes, unwittingly find themselves sucked into a desperate race across Johannesburg to recover a lost mattress stuffed with grandma’s life savings.
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A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT
Genre: Crime thriller
Run Time: 106 minutes
Language: English
Agent: Seeking International Sales and Distribution: Moments Entertainment Firdoze Bulbulia +27 11 884 0366 moments@icon.co.za
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Three Detectives from the elite Scorpions Investigating Unit are deployed to a small town called Descent to investigate an atrocity where two Zimbabweans and a local girl have been brutally assaulted. They soon learn that nothing is what it seems and that what lies beneath is a dark, petrifying conspiracy.
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THE DEVIL’S LAIR
Genre: Documentary Feature
Run Time: 85 mins.
Director(s): Riaan Hendricks
Producer(s): Neil Brandt
Agent: Seeking: International Distribution: Fireworx Media Neil Brandt +27 11 403 4949 neil@firweworxmedia.co.za
Delivery Status: None
 
The fastest live the longest. In a world where the conflicting forces of good and evil are in a permanent struggle against each other, one man is navigating a conflicted landscape in which honour and betrayal and too often two sides of the same coin.
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BLACK SOUTH EASTER
Genre: Crime Thriller
Run Time: 93 minutes
Director(s): Carey McKenzie
Screenplay/Writer(s): Carey McKenzie
CoProduction Partner(s): Rachel Young
Producer(s): Tendeka Matatu
Agent: Richard Guardian Lightning Entertainment : At Cannes Lerins R9/S10
Delivery Status: None
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Volatile township policeman Sizwe Miya is drawn into an investigation into the murder of a foreign national whose body washes up on the shores of a Cape Town Beach. In uncovering the truth behind the murder, he also uncovers a trail of corruption that points to his mentors, both past and present.
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KLEIN KAROO
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Run Time: 86 minutes
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Helen Kuun Indigenous film Distribution +27 11 719 4080 helen@indigenousfilm.co.za
Delivery Status: None
 
When an idealistic young school teacher and a driven filmmaker cross paths in the fight to save a small farm school, they are forced to deal not only with external forces that threaten their dreams, but also with their own feelings for each other.
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JIMMY IN PIENK
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 91 Mins.
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Helen Kuun Indigenous film Distribution +27 11 719 4080 helen@indigenousfilm.co.za
Delivery Status: None
 
When a naïve and traditional farmer finds his family threatened by loan sharks, he makes his way into the big city of Cape Town to find his long lost Uncle Fred. What he finds instead is an alternative lifestyle totally alien to him that he must enter and win over before he can ensure his family’s safety.
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PRETVILLE
Genre: Musical
Run Time: 86 mins
Director(s): Linda Korsten
Screenplay/Writer(s): Machiel Roets
Producer(s): Paul Kruger, Linda Korsten
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Helen Kuun Indigenous film Distribution +27 11 719 4080 helen@indigenousfilm.co.za
Delivery Status: Completed
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Frank has an eye for the girls and he believed that Serah is his. But when Serah meets Dawid de Wit, the son of a local farmer, they are immediately attracted to one another. Frank is not happy about this at all, and the battle for her heart begins.
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PLOT FOR PEACE
Genre: Documentary Feature
Run Time: 96 minutes
Director(s): Mandy Jacobson, Carlos Agullo
Screenplay/Writer(s): Stephen Smith
Producer(s): Mandy Jacobson
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Contact Mandy Jacobson +27 82 577 1140 mandy@africanoralhistory.com
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Plot for Peace is a character-driven historical thriller about the demise of apartheid. It tells the story of Jean-Yves Ollivier, alias “Monsieur Jacques”, whose behind-the-scenes bargaining was instrumental in bringing about regional peace and the end of racial discrimination in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, township violence raged in South Africa and one of the Cold War’s most vicious proxy conflicts devastated Angola. “Total onslaught” was writ large across the horizon. It was then that a foreign commodity trader with connections to all stakeholders in the region became the lifeline for top-secret contacts. To build trust, he conceived and organized a vast prisoners’ exchange. A year later, in 1988, South Africa’s forces and 50,000 Cuban troops began withdrawing from Angola. Within fourteen months, Mandela walks out of jail – a free man. In the style of John LeCarré, current and former heads of state and numerous other protagonists bear vivid testimony. Their first-hand accounts disclose in full detail both the official and the secret dealings between the last tenants of apartheid and the Marxist regimes at South Africa’s borders.
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WOLWEDANS IN DIE SKEMER
Genre: Thriller
Run Time: 105 mins.
Director(s): Jozua Malherbe
Producer(s): Danie Bester
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Danie Bester The Film Factory +27 11 477 0967 danie@thefilmfactory.co.za
Delivery Status: Completed
 
Sonja’s life changes irrevocably when she is involved in a car accident and loses her memory. After a series of murders are committed, she realises that only she can bring an end to the bloodshed by unravelling her past mysteries and unlocking secrets hidden in her mind.
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SWEETHEART
Genre: short Film
Run Time: 27 minutes
Language: ENGLISH
Director(s): Michael Matthews
Producer(s): Sean Drummond
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Be Phat Motel +27 83 370 0827 seand@bephatmotel.com
Delivery Status: Completed
 
When her husband and stepsons don’t return from a routine trip, a young housewife finds herself alone in their remote farmhouse. As it becomes clear that they are not coming back, she must force herself out of an aimless cycle, setting off to find them. What she finds instead is a seemingly derelict world.
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DURBAN POISON
Genre: Crime Thriller - Biopic
Run Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
Director(s): Andrew Worsdale
Producer(s): Carmel Nagiah and Diony Kempen
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Contact information: Welela Studios +27 11 726 2522 andreww@welela.tv
Delivery Status: None
 
37-year-old Piet Grundlingh and his 21-year-old girlfriend Charmaine Phillips, were outlaw lovers on the run when they went on a 17 day killing spree. The couple were apprehended and found guilty of four charges of murder, giving them the dubious title of South Africa’s “Bonnie and Clyde”.
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FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Run Time: 90 minutes
Director(s): Henk Pretorius
Screenplay/Writer(s): Janine Eser, Henk Pretorius
Producer(s): Lance Samuels, Kweku Mandela
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Contact: Helen Kuun Indigenous film Distribution +27 11 719 4080 helen@indigenousfilm.co.za
Delivery Status: None
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
A White Afrikaans man and a Black Zulu woman fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola – the traditional Zulu bride price. Filled with humorous but hard-hitting social commentary, the film is a contemporary fairytale about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society.
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LUCKY MAN
Genre: DRAMA - Biopic
Run Time: 79 mins
Language: ENGLISH
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Contact: Helen Kuun Indigenous film Distribution +27 11 719 4080 helen@indigenousfilm.co.za
Delivery Status: None
Budget or Location: South Africa
Year: 2013
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Ernie Solomon is a man in search of his identity. Is he the product of his circumstances, a victim of fate, or a violent criminal destined to live on the periphery of society? Or is he a “lucky man”, one who discovers that he has to become a self-directed agent, a master of his own destiny
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HEAR ME MOVE
Genre: Drama - Dance
Director(s): Scotness Smith
Screenplay/Writer(s): Fidel Namisi
Composer: Choreographer: Greg Maqoma
Producer(s): Fidel Namisi, Danie Bester, Wandile Molebatsi
Agent: Seeking: International Sales and Distribution: Contact: Contact information: Coal Stove Pictures +27 11 403 1446 wandile@coalstove.co.za
Delivery Status: In Development
Budget or Location: South Africa
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Muzi, a pretentious young South African mimics the American lifestyle in all respects. He walks, talks and dresses like a "G" straight off the streets of New York. He's also an incredible hip-hop dancer, following in the footsteps of his father who was a legend in the townships. His world is turned upside down when his younger brother falls in with a bad crowd including gangsters and drug dealers, who are immensely popular in the neighbourhood because of their prowess at an indigenous South African urban dance called "sbujwa". The only way to make them unpopular is to dethrone them as the "sbujwa" dance kings. And for Muzi to do this, he has to find a way to marry his love of hip-hop with the flavour of the township –something he has fought against for as long as he can remember. Will Muzi overcome his inner demons in order to embrace his cultural roots and rescue his brother and the neighbourhood?
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FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES
Genre: Western
Director(s): Michael Matthews
Screenplay/Writer(s): Sean Drummond
Producer(s): Sean Drummond, Dylan Voogt, Michael Matthews, Asger Hussain, Yaron Schwartzman
Agent: Seeking: Completion Finance and International Sales:Contact information: Be Phat Motel +27 83 370 0827 seand@bephatmotel.com
Delivery Status: In Development
 
20 years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-‘outlaw’ Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life but finds the town under new threat. Will the Five Fingers ride again?
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ANGEL OF THE SKIES
Genre: Action - War - Drama
Agent: Seeking: Sales Agent/Distribution: Contact: Welela Studios +27 11 726 2522 cnayanah@gmail.com
Delivery Status: In Development
 
Set in World War 2 Europe, a young and ambitious South African pilot is leaves his family to serve the British Empire. When his crew are shot down over a hostile Germany, he has to negotiate his way past the enemy in a frantic attempt to make it back home.
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KHUMBA
Genre: Animation
Cast: Khumba features the voices of Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam Neeson.
Agent: Cinema Management Group.
Delivery Status: None
 
Life is not all black and white for Khumba, a young zebra born with only half his stripes who is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land. With his mother gone and his father overruled by the elders of the herd, Khumba is convinced he needs to find his stripes as that is the only way his people will ever survive this drought. He teams up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, setting out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes. Along the way they meet a host of colourful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to come face to face with a menacing leopard and take part in an epic battle – Khumba’s gotta earn his stripes. Khumba features the voices of Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam Neeson.
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THE SHORE BREAK
Genre: Documentary Feature
Director(s): Ryley Grunenwald
Producer(s): Odette Geldenhuys
Agent: Seeking: Completion finance, Distribution: Contact: Odetter Geldenhuys +27 83 776 6611 Odette.g@mweb.co.za
Delivery Status: None
 
To protect her home and heritage on South Africa’s Wild Coast, a young woman must stop her own cousin from facilitating the needs of a major titanium mining company whose requirements include a highway development that threatens to cut through their ancestral land.
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STATE OF EMERGENCY
Genre: Documentary Feature
Language: EnGLISH
Director(s): Michael Lee
Producer(s): Connie Nagiah
Agent: Seeking: Completion Finance and Distribution: Contact: Mahala Media Zanele Mazibuko +27 11 837 5673 Zanele@mahalamedia.tv
Delivery Status: Post Production
 
South Africa’s unique history of filmmaking as a form of resistance becomes a user manual for protest filmmaking around the world today. It explores South Africa’s rich tradition of protest filmmaking and how this culture has influenced the world, and can be used to influence it going forward.
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A BUSHMAN ODYSSEY
Genre: Documentary Feature
Agent: Seeking: Completion Finance and Distribution: Contact: Richard Wicksteed One Time Films +27 76 722 1889 onetimefilms@yahoo.com
Delivery Status: In Development
Budget or Location: South Africa
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
A BUSHMAN ODYSSEY is the epic story of one Bushman family’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land and spiritual essence in the Kgalagadi wilderness, after surviving four generations of colonial genocide, apartheid dispossession, and post-apartheid social reorganization.
Trailer @ Market or Not Yet Available


WHIPLASH
Genre: Drama
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Jacky Lourens +27 83 485 6368 jacky@getthepicture.co.za
Delivery Status: None
Budget or Location: South Africa
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
When Cape Town prostitute Tess falls pregnant, she is ambushed by shocking memories, and has to face her buried shame to learn to live, dance and love. Refusing to torture her unborn child with drugs, she gives up her pills, which leads to a new lucidity, inviting awful truths into her memory.
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JAIVA TSOTSI
Genre: Documentary Feature
Director(s): Kabelo Phokela
Screenplay/Writer(s): Kabelo Phokela
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Kabelo Phokela +27 73 059 9594 kabelo911@yahoo.com
Delivery Status: In Development
Budget or Location: South Africa
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
Clowning around is a way of life for three mime artists who entertain people on the streets of Pretoria for a living. The documentary follows them around as they hustle for money on the street from sunrise until sunset, making good money but wasting it on heroine.
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THE PRINCE OF NEWTOWN
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Kabelo Phokela
Screenplay/Writer(s): Kabelo Phokela
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Kabelo Phokela +27 73 059 9594 kabelo911@yahoo.com
Delivery Status: None
 
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure and who better to live this idiom that a tall, eccentric man who is always in a leather outfit. Prince Twala, also known as The Prince of Newtown is a jeweller, artist and musician whose clientele includes hip-hop celebrities 50cent, Eminem and the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful!
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OF SKIRTS AND LITTLE TROUSERS (JAILBIRDS)
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Screenplay/Writer(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Producer(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Ingeborg Lichtenberg +27 73 286 4693 lingeborg@yahoo.com
Delivery Status: None
 
South Africa’s brutal male gangs have been well-documented the world over. But what hardly anybody knows and has never before been documented is that this phenomenon is mirrored in female prisons – and just as viciously. Power and protection is the difference between skirts and little trousers.
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SATURN
Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Language: English
Director(s): Elan Gamaker
Screenplay/Writer(s): Elan Gamaker
Producer(s): Bridget Pickering
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Fireworx Media +27 11 403 4949 bridget@fireworxmedia.co.za
Delivery Status: None
 
When headstrong Patience is forced to take over her mother’s shift at the Willow household, she has no idea the lengths she will be made to go to, just to protect children who are not hers and who she never wanted in the first place, against a formidable and supernatural force.
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DOING THE WHITE MAN’S DAUGHTER
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Screenplay/Writer(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Producer(s): Ingeborg Lichtenberg
Agent: Seeking: Production Finance; Contact: Ingeborg Lichtenberg +27 73 286 4693 lingeborg@yahoo.com
Delivery Status: In Development
Budget or Location: South Africa
Countries of Origin: South Africa
 
South Africa’s race relations are at its lowest since the birth of the idealistic Rainbow Nation in 1994’s first democratic elections. This film seeks to challenge racial constructs and racism at its most intimate core – sex and the interracial relationship.
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