There’s nothing quite like experiencing something live, there’s a certain element of connectedness, anxiety, excitement and danger that comes out of a shared live experience. One of my favourite Oscar Wilde quotes states that the stage is not merely the … Continue reading The Broke Ass Showcase: One Year In
2019 has been an interesting year for South African film. We’ve had multiple landmark local successes at the box-office with Kandasamys: Wedding and Matwetwe, however the release of South African films have been quite sporadic. Winter particularly saw a drought … Continue reading Supporting South African Film – August to October 2019 Box Office Releases
What a time it is to be a living, dreaming African creative. Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o once said, ‘Until I saw people like me, doing the things I wanted to do, I wasn’t sure it was a possibility’. The last … Continue reading Unwrapping Beyoncé’s Gift: A Dive Into The African Contributors.
As a young creative practitioner, there are few things as inspiring as seeing the emergence of new bold voices that you can identify with or aspire to. The coverage within this blog has mainly focused on such voices within the … Continue reading Impilo: The Scam – A Display of Youthful Exuberance
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.
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 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.
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