American stars headed to Johannesburg for premiere of ‘Love by Chance’


THREE of the American stars of the South African-American co-production Love by Chance – Terri J Vaughn, Desi Banks and Ja’el Roberson – will be visiting South Africa for the premiere of this new comedy.

They will also attend a film junket with local star, Atandwa Kani, who has just been cast in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film The Black Panther. Continue reading


Khabonina Qubeka shines in new SA film, ‘Dora’s Peace’


Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka (pictured) in the title role, and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, has opened to excellent reviews.

Shot on location in Johannesburg, the film tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime, in the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity. Continue reading

Durban FilmMart 2013 finance forum winner, ‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’, heads to the big screen

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Seven years after writer, Sean Drummond, and director, Michael Matthews, first set out on an 8000km research and development journey around the country, The Be Phat Motel Film Company and Game 7 Films’ Five Fingers for Marseilles, is taking its next big step to the big screen.

The film – which was a project at the 2013 Durban FilmMart – is a contemporary South African thriller modelled on the western and played in Sesotho and isiXhosa, with a top-tier, fully local cast. The movie begins production in the Eastern Cape in July 2016, in association with Stage 5 Films and Above the Clouds. Continue reading

Local film, Mrs Right Guy, to screen at Cannes

MRS RIGHT GUY - Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi

Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi star in Mrs Right Guy.

THE highly anticipated romcom Mrs Right Guy, premières at Ster Kinekor’s The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, May 19 – the same day as the film screens at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France.

Dineo Moeketsi who stars as the broken-hearted Gugu Hlatshwayo in Mrs Right Guy announced the exciting news on Twitter. Mrs Right Guy is screening in Cannes as part of the National Film and Video Foundation South African showcase programme. Continue reading