“It was a great experience to be part of a panel of producers, to listen to stories of eager and passionate writers. Will be great to further develop writers to write strongly with the end in mind. Combining art and business to make stories that can be produced. Novels are a very different story, but to understand the art of film-making is an MBA study on its own.
It is truly exciting to be part of a group of film-makers pushing boundaries - from indie to commercial projects, local to international scale. It takes a lot of courage to pitch your story and thank you to all who took the challenge.”
It was an honour to be chosen to represent South Africa at the London Screenwriter Festival. What stood out for me was pitching concepts and television series to highly accomplished executives and honestly seeing the interest in the stories we are producing. South Africa has become a destination for filming for various big title films and commercials that we service. We aim to take it even further and co produce creative South African stories that can travel beyond our own borders. With my own project SPELONK, a post apocalyptic tv series, set in Cape Town, I found a strong interest and currently busy with discussion from a Chinese Executive producer as well as a Brittish creative producer. Going to LSF was great as one can focus on your projects, be stimulated by mentorship by acclaimed such as Chris Vogler, pitch your concept/script to executive producers (in 5min max) as well as hone your skill within the fellowship of other incredible south african filmmakers (chosen delegates)