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


Durban International Film Festival announces award winners for 2016


Christia Visser (above right) was named best actress at the Durban International Film Festival for her role as Tess in Tess directed by Meg Rickards. The film was also named best SA feature film and won an award for best editing for Linda Man.

The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition at the Playhouse on June 25, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Space in Between. Continue reading

DIFF to screen Tess, a film which gives a human face to the sex trade


The gritty new Meg Rickards-helmed feature film Tess, which will have its world premiere at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on June 18, showcases the astounding talent of some of South Africa’s best actors. Chief amongst them is 20-year old Christia Visser who plays the title role and is certain to garner praise for her raw and powerful portrayal of a young streetwalker. Continue reading