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Gambit’s Daryne Joshua debuts with NOEM MY SKOLLIE!


Congratulations to Gambit’s Daryne Joshua who just completed principal photography on his debut feature film, NOEM MY SKOLLIE. The film, set entirely on the Cape Flats, and based on the life story of John Fredericks; will be hitting cinemas in 2016. Stay tuned as we bring you exciting updates on this incredible film!

‘NOMMER 37’ Leads Nominations at IMSFF 2015!


Gambit Films is proud to be leading the nominations at the Independent Mzanzi Short Film Festival 2015; with a staggering 10 nominations for the short film, Nommer 37. The nominations include: Best Film: Producer: Benjamin Overmeyer; Best Director: Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa; Best Original Screenplay: Daryne Joshua, Nosipho Dumisa & Travis Taute; Best Actor: Irshaad Ally; Best Actress: Shamilla Miller; Best Original Score: James Matthes & Daniel Caleb; Best Cinematography: Zenn Van Zyl; Best Editing: Simon Beesley; Best Make-Up & Styling: Sade Burrows & Sideeqa Martin; and finally the VIDA CHOICE Award. Congratulations to the entire team on an incredible feat!

GAMBIT RETURNS TO THE SILWERSKERMFEES!


We’re excited to announce that Gambit Films will once again be competing in the 2015 Kyknet Silwerskerm Festival! Hot on the heels of last year’s success story, Gambit will be producing KLEINGELD, a romantic comedy set entirely around a declining petrol service station. The film, which serves as the directorial debut of D.O.P. Zenn Van Zyl, will premiere at The Table Bay Hotel in Camps Bay in August 2015. We couldn’t be more elated for Zenn, who D.O.P.’d the award-winning short, NOMMER 37 for the festival last year, and recently wrapped filming on the crime feature film, NOEM MY SKOLLIE. Stay tuned as we bring you exciting updates on the project!

SUIDOOSTER!


In April 2015, Gambit Films in co-production with Homebrew Films, produced a pilot episode of a new soap opera called SUIDOOSTER, for the Afrikaans DTSV channel Kyknet & Kie. Some fantastic news is about to be revealed regarding this soap opera. Watch this space…

GAMBIT PRODUCES FOR THE KAY MASON FOUNDATION!


In March 2015, Gambit began working with the Kay Mason Foundation, producing all the audio visual material for the non-profit organisation. The KMF, which grants children from underprivileged communities a chance to excel in their education through bursaries to prestigious schools, along with additional financial and emotional support to the learner and the learner’s family, is an NGO Gambit Films is extremely privileged and proud to be aligned with. The foundation’s contribution to the lives of tomorrow’s leaders resonates with the core values of everyone at Gambit Films. We look forward to sharing the moving stories of the brilliant learners with you very soon! For more information on how you can get involved, please visit www.kmf.org.za

Ntsiki Mazwai ENTERS MZANZI MAMELA!


“Powerful, fresh and blessed with an enviable stage presence, poet, musician and woman’s rights activist, Ntsiki Mazwai also goes by her clan name, MaMiya. Born in Soweto, South Africa, her unique style of fusing her inspirational poems with beats has proved immensely popular.” (Othervoicespoetry) Mzansi Mamela is proud to announce that joining our project in both Orange Farm & Letlhabile is the one and only Ntsiki Mazwai. Sharing her poetry and lifting the potential of the high school learners to the fore, we know that the passion for the arts will be ignited by her presence. We look forward to her contribution.

Mnce-DC TO ENTERTAIN AT MZANZI MAMELA!


Mzansi Mamela gets the people of Orange Farm & Letlhabile out of their chairs and dancing to the explosive sounds of Joburg artist Mnce-DC! Ready to deliver a game changing performance, Mnce-DC raises the roof with his music featuring collaborations with Ishmael Morabe, Don Chaka & Magesh to name but a few.

MZANZI MAMELA ADDS EXCLUSIVE BTS OF ‘HARD TO GET’


Gambit Films / Mzansi Mamela is proud to announce that we will be sharing the exclusive behind the scenes story of the super successful South African feature film “Hard To Get” with the High School learners of Orange Farm & Letlhabile. The Directorial Debut from Zee Ntuli, Produced by Helena Spring & Junaid Ahmed.

MZANZI MAMELA TO HOST ‘HEAR ME MOVE’ PRODUCER!

Mzansi Mamela is delighted to announce that “Hear Me Move” Producer Wandile Molebatsi will join us to talk about this amazing film. The film is currently on screens nation wide! Creating waves.. Support local cinema!! The High School kids of Orange Farm & Letlhabile will get to witness the making of and hear about what it takes to create great local films!

GAMBIT WRAPS PRODUCTION ON DANz!


From the 21st-23rd of February, Gambit films produced a TV pilot for a youth drama series called, Danz! for local broadcaster Kyknet on DSTV. The coming-of-age series follows a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks, who finds a home within a dance school as he struggles to escape his haunting past. Directed by veteran Jan Engelen, we look forward to bringing you more updates on this exciting production as the series heads further into development…

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