Locally based digital content has continuously made strides in its legitimacy and crossover potential over the last year, from coverage in festivals like Africa Rising International Film Festival and Broke Ass Showcase to the arrival of VOD platforms like Netflix, … Continue reading Chin Up! – A Watershed Moment for Local Web-series.
The power of social media platforms have given rise to some of our biggest trailblazers in many facets of the entertainment industry. There’s a growing number of influential creatives in the film/television space who got their rise through their popularity … Continue reading Web-Series Watch 2: Exploring the Potential in Digital Content.
2019 has been an exciting year in exploring new voices, narratives and terrain within the South African film and television industry. The year kicked off with the release of smash teen comedy, Matwetwe, which became one of the few South … Continue reading Mehek: A Retrospective on Zee World’s Groundbreaking Series
2019 is fast becoming one of the most compelling years for local films at the box office since 2016. The year begun with the runaway success that was Matwetwe. Armed with a fresh cast, fresh setting and a contemporary storyline, … Continue reading Kandasamys: Wedding becomes the first local film in 4 years to top the South African Box Office, breaking records in the process.
There’s a transcendent feeling that happens when a piece of work is able to not only capture one’s imagination, but spark something within it. Carl Sagan, pioneering astronomer, once said, ‘Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. … Continue reading Shane Eagle’s YellowVerse: A Progressive Feat of Imagination
There’s a saying that has rung heavy in my head of late; ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for’. June Jordan is one of the earliest prominent figures to have said these words within in her Poem for The South … Continue reading The ARIFF Digital Hub: A Vision of The Future
It’s been over 9 months since I started this blog and what a journey it has been. The Next Generation of Greats was a personal passion project I started to really push myself in finding and putting a spotlight on … Continue reading The Broke Ass Showcase Launch: A Celebration of Youth Creativity.
The power of social media platforms have given rise to some of our biggest trailblazers in many facets of the entertainment industry. There’s a growing number of influential creatives in the film/television space who got their rise through their popularity … Continue reading Web-series Watch: Piloting The Future of South African Entertainment.
August has been the most successful month of the year for local films at the box office. Ivan Botha’s Stroomop grossed R5,3 million within its first three weeks, surpassing Susters total R4,8 million gross to become the highest earning local … Continue reading Supporting South African Films – September 2018 Releases
2018 has been one of the most diverse years that South African cinema has had to offer. From genred westerns like Five Fingers For Marseilles to detective comedy Thys en Trix, the variety has been immense and August looks to continue … Continue reading Supporting South African Films – August 2018 Releases