Great stories can be told from anywhere in the world to everywhere in the world. These words uttered by Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, during Queen Sono‘s South African premiere express an affirmation that has global relevance, and a … Continue reading Queen Sono – An Expansive Introduction
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
The sun sets on a chilly afternoon somewhere within the Midrand area. A stream of flickering Christmas lights lead towards a sold-out crowd filled with a disarming number of trailblazing creatives; from producers and artists like Zarro, Francis Jay, Una … Continue reading Tron Pyre’s City of God: The Genesis of a Star
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.
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.
Digital music platforms like Soundcloud have gained prominence over the last few years as a legitimate space for independent artists to not only experiment but grow their audiences. These developments, specifically across the rhythmic crossover spectrum, have ushered in a … Continue reading The Big Hash – A Landmark Artist for Music’s Next Generation
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.