FUZE Films and Love’s Reject (Producers of Mrs Right Guy) are filming another romantic comedy, this time set in sunny Durban, South Africa. The film, titled ‘Love Lives Here’ features a South African all-star cast, 27 of those hailing from KwaZulu-Natal.
The Etisalat-prize shortlisted The Seed Thief, by Cape Town-based journalist and author Jacqui L’Ange, is to be made into a film. An international co-production with links to Brazil, Panama, Europe, Singapore, as well as South Africa, will work together to produce it.
Kaleidoscope Film Distribution and Goldfinch Studios are partnering on the upcoming psychological thriller “Kruger,” to be shot in South Africa in March. By Dave McNary
Cologne-based Rushlake Media has acquired world sales rights for “Sew the Winter to My Skin,” a South African-German co-production directed by acclaimed South African helmer Jahmil X.T Qubeka. By Christopher Vourlias
Generations: The Legacy actor Vuyo Dabula is set to add to his film career with a lead role in a local mining thriller, Shaft 6 set to hit cinemas next year. By Kyle Zeeman
International film distribution and production company D Street Media will begin production on the big budget The Blue Mauritius early next year, and it's set to bring some top Hollywood actors to Cape Town. New to the cast is Anthony Mackie, of Avengers fame. By Lance Witten
Local scriptwriter Raoul Dyssell’s screenplay PreZident, has made it to the finals of the 2017 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. Co-written by Allan Choi, PreZident is set in a post-apocalyptic Cape Town. By Abhinanda Data
Goat ‘location fees’, an audience of belligerent baboons, unseasonal rain in the desert. When they say filming in Africa’s not for sissies, they would be 100% correct.
This year’s big romantic movie hit is likely to be Zulu Wedding, first supported by the Gauteng Film Commission as a short film in 2012, and now developed into a full feature with an international cast.
Funnyman Kagiso Lediga has stepped behind the lens to make his first film, called Catching Feelings. It’s described as a dark comedy about a married couple who have their lives turned upside down when an unpredictable but established writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them. by Grethe Koen