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In April 2014, Writer/Director Travis Taute will be heading to one of the largest international markets in the world – MipTV in Cannes, France; to represent Gambit with a slate of projects in various stages of development. From fiction to documentary, Gambit will be looking for co-producers, broadcasters and financiers for their various and exciting body of projects. Stay tuned for updates!

Must Watch: The Psychology of Scary Movies…

If you’re a fan of scary movies, this creepy little video from our friends over at Filmmaker IQ explores the deep fascination human beings have with fear. As a filmmaker, understanding these simple principles can kickstart your venture into the world of horror; and as we know, there’s no richer place to discover haunting and disturbing stories than in Africa…


The Forgotten is a 13-part documentary TV series pilot following the displacements of hundreds of families during the tumultuous Apartheid era and their arduous quest to return to their rightful homes.

Each episode will delve into the lives of communities spread throughout South Africa, and asks the hard-hitting questions that the new South Africa has forgotten to ask, presenting points of view from both the historically disadvantaged, still unable to return to their homes, as well as those who have since settled in these areas, creating thriving communities.

Directed By Daryne Joshua and Produced By Travis Taute, Gambit Films will be taking the pilot episode to MipTV in Cannes in April 2014 in order to find a home for this eye-opening series. Stay tuned as we bring you updates!


One of the coolest and videos we’ve seen recently… If you’re a fan of the trailer as much as we are and understand it’s importance in positioning a project, this is a little video we found over at Filmmaker IQ that needs a few minutes of your attention. Enjoy!


In March 2014, Gambit Films was represented by Producer Benjamin Overmeyer at this years Rio Content Market 2014, Brazil, courtesy of the Association for Transformation in Film and TV (ATFT). This was the fifth year the Market has taken place and the first to have welcomed an official South African Delegation. Making this even more meaningful was the fact that this delegation brought with it the celebrations of South Africa’s first twenty years of Democracy. The Rio Content Market seeks to bring together independent producers and broadcast executives in the hopes that new projects will be picked up and that the landscape of Brazilian and Latin America’s Television industries given exposure. This years slogan was “Here we do Business”, and indeed Gambit Films was able to do just that – gaining massive interest from various key, international players at the Market as a direct result from participation in the mission. Brazil and South Africa have a lot in common and more needs to be done in bridging the two nations creative industries. We wish Brazil all the best in the forth coming FIFA World Cup as well as the Olympics in 2016. We look forward to returning to next years Rio Content Market and hope to bring back success stories from relationships born from this years Market. Watch this space, as we continue to work towards bringing one massively exciting project to Cape Town soon…

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