Durban Film Office partners with soapie, ‘Uzalo’, to train local filmmakers


From left to right: Durban Film Office trainees Slindokuhle Msomi (Umlazi), Ntombifuthi “G-2” Zakwe (Mobeni Heights), Philipe Masondo (Ntuzuma), Thokozani Mahaye (Inanda Newton) and Mbusi Harrison Msane (Wyebank) with Pinky Sozombile (Newlines West) in front, on the set of Uzalo in Durban.

Six aspiring Durban film-makers have been given the opportunity to work behind the scenes on one of South Africa’s most watched soapies, Uzalo, which boasts a viewership of almost three million per day. Continue reading


Meg Rickards’ critically acclaimed feature film, ‘Tess’ hits the cinema circuit on February 24


Christia Visser plays the title role in ‘Tess’.

After garnering awards and critical acclaim at film festivals in South Africa and abroad, director Meg Rickards’ (1994: The Bloody Miracle, Land of Thirst) feature film Tess will open at local cinemas on February 24.

Produced by Paul Egan and Kim Williams of Boondogle Films, Tess is based on Tracey Farren’s award-winning novel Whiplash and is a searing portrait of a young street worker desperately trying to still the demons of her past. Continue reading

Get your exclusive tickets to ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys’


Mishqah Parthiephal and Madhushan Singh star in ‘Keeping Up With The Kandsamys’.

Be one of the first to watch the new comedy, Keeping up with the Kandasamys, at one of the exclusive screenings taking place at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on Sunday, February 26.  Bookings open on February 22 and tickets are limited. Continue reading