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.
In honour of Youth Day, we’ve decided to post a feature every day this week to showcase some trailblazing things South Africa’s brightest young creatives have to offer. First up, hailing from Port Elizabeth, we find Dibi. Gcinuhlanga Dibi, mononymously … Continue reading Dibi – Port Elizabeth’s Jack of All Trades
Recently, the first quarter of releases tend to have the year’s highest grossing local film of the year. In 2017, Keeping Up with the Kandasamys racked up R12 million of it’s R16 million by the end of March and 2016 … Continue reading 2018 First Quarter Stats about Local Films at the Box Office.
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.
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
This week is our first spotlight on a cinematographer, Vaima Kario. Vaima’s love for visuals is extremely evident by his YouTube moniker LVL Imagery, Lord Vaima Loves Imagery. Vaima Kario is an aspiring filmmaking extraordinaire hailing from Botswana. Currently studying … Continue reading Vaima Kario: Gaborone’s Young Auteur
There are few people I know as young and accomplished as this week’s feature. At just 23, Mbalizethu Zulu is a SAFTA-nominated writer for Mzansi Magic’s top export, Isibaya. This KZN born, Piet Rietif raised, young woman is rapidly making … Continue reading Mbalizethu Zulu – KZN’s Aspirant Shonda Rhimes
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.