According to the six degrees of separation theory, everyone knows someone famous. Well, after my interview with Anthony Silverton, I now only have one degree of separation from actor Liam Neeson. But, that is not the story that needs to be told. The real story is how Mr. Silverton went from being a man of science, […]Read more "Making the make-believe happen"
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"
Due to the increased production of films in recent years, the South African film industry has been hailed as vibrant and growing. However, while this might be true, the film industry has also been “booming” in another way. Just as a security boom restricts access to unauthorised individuals, so too does the South African film […]Read more "A Booming Industry"