A South African has taken two top prizes at the world's most prestigious young directors award event. With one of his first ever TV ads, pitted against commercials from around the world, Nare Mokgotho won gold in the Commercial category for the Showmax Zero Bucks Given ad.
- Kevin Kriedemann
Platinum Press Office
Last week The Lost Botanist, co-directed by the Kokstad-raised sister and brother team of Ree and Rick Treweek, became the first virtual reality (VR) experience from Africa to screen in competition at Annecy, the world's most prestigious animation festival.
After being nominated for an International Emmy for two years in a row for her work on Is'Thunzi, South African actress Thuso Mbedu made headlines this month when she was cast as the lead in The Underground Railroad, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, to be
No Activity, a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die, has no right to be as entertaining as it is.
The multi-award-winning Kenyan superhero film Supa Modo is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa. Jo (Stycie Waweru) is a witty nine-year-old terminally ill girl obsessed with Jackie Chan movies.
If laughter is the best medicine, then Funny People Africa is just what the doctor ordered for South Africa at a time when Eskom is making us all feel sick and tired.
Future Man's combination of silly comedy and clever sci-fi has made it a rare genre hit with critics, who've given Season 2 a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Collider hailed it as a "sci-fi comedy triumph" while Den of Geek praised it as an "unpredictable, one-of-a-kind comedy...