I’m sorry to break it to Harry Potter fans that the magic they obsess over in the Warner Brothers films doesn’t exist…except it does, just in a less wand-waving form. Fire-breathing dragons can’t be bought at your local pet shop, but with the right technology and skill, special effects technicians can bring that “Hungarian Horntail” […]Read more "Very Special"
So, you are a new or experienced filmmaker in South Africa, and you have a creative bun in the oven in the form of your fiction, non-fiction, or documentary film idea. But, where do you get the money to finance these ideas, and once produced, how do you get the film screened someplace other than […]Read more "(Sell)uloid : How money makes the movies go round"
Although Jaco Smit’s Vir Altyd can be argued as being successful in the South African box office, making R13.4 million in its first four weeks alone, it failed to contribute anything of moral or emotional value to the repertoire of Afrikaans films. In fact, I felt the film’s subject matter and its casting reflected a rather archaic […]Read more "Always, always a bride:”Vir Altyd” film review"