Are South Africa’s future giants of cinema working the music video circuit: The Golden Age of the South African Music Video.

The South African music video as a platform is currently within a golden age of churning great visual spectacles. In the last year alone, we’ve been subjected to an incredible amount of carefully crafted videos of cinematic quality and scope. … Continue reading Are South Africa’s future giants of cinema working the music video circuit: The Golden Age of the South African Music Video.

Mzansi’s latest comedy, Pride and Petty, is a statement of youthful collaboration and independence.

Broke Ass Independents is a movement that supports and aims to champion youthful entertainment made by the youth in South Africa. Sporting a cast and crew all under 30 and made from a shoestring budget, Pride and Petty stands as … Continue reading Mzansi’s latest comedy, Pride and Petty, is a statement of youthful collaboration and independence.

Supporting South African Film: The Next Quarter of Releases

2017 was a somewhat regressive year for South African film at the Box Office. According to Box Office Mojo’s Year End List, only one film ranked within 2017’s top 50 highest grossing films in South Africa. Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, with the distinction of being the first wide-released Indian South African movie, ranked as the 25th highest grossing film of the year. That’s a drop from 2016 where 3 films ranked within the same region; record-breaking films Vir Altyd and Happiness is a Four Letter Word ranked 21st and 25th respectively, whilst Vir Die Voëls (a film with a 2015 cinematic release) finished … Continue reading Supporting South African Film: The Next Quarter of Releases

Reeza Thomas: The Trailblazing Hyphenate from the West.

Following a series of films showcasing young creatives still figuring out their voices and style, understandably so, Chance was a confident proclamation. A proclamation that ran from the visual style to the performances, the soundtrack and the scenery. A proclamation which at the centre of it lay Reeza Thomas, an extremely laid-back persona with considerable skill. Hailing from the West Rand, Reeza Thomas looks to be a highly talented hyphenate with considerable enough potential to become a definitive voice in the coming years as the South African entertainment industry progresses. Continue reading Reeza Thomas: The Trailblazing Hyphenate from the West.