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COMING SOON: NEW HERBEX TVC’S


In October / November 2014, Gambit Films produced a slate of inspiring Herbex Health Commercials that serve as testimonials to women that have achieved amazing changes in their figures due to dramatic weight loss. Directed by Gambit’s Nosipho Dumisa, these TVC’s are set to begin airing in January 2015 and have continuously inspired more women from all races, around the country to come forward and tell their story! We look forward to telling many more in 2015!

COMING SOON: THE MZANZI MAMELA PROJECT!


Gambit Films will soon be embarking on one of it’s most ambitious projects to date – The Mzanzi Mamela Project! Supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture, Mzansi Mamela is a travelling film festival aimed at high school students spread across the nine provinces in South Africa. In aims to educate and expose previously disadvantages communities to the film industry through a combination of showcasing South African short films, conducting introductory film making workshops with industry professionals; and introducing a hands-on film creation competition available to all participants. Mzansi Mamela aims to awaken the passion for film making in tomorrow’s leaders, today. A 2-day programme, 9 Festivals, 9 Provinces, 27 short films each made in 72hours, a multitude of selected films, amazing guest speakers and extremely talented workshop conveners! Mzansi Mamela – it’s a Call to lights, camera & ACTION!! Commencing in March 2015, we look forward to bringing you updates on this awesome new adventure for Gambit!

UPDATE: AFM 2014


(Picture: Bradley Joshua: Gambit GM & Executive Producer with Alimi Ballard of “CSI Las Vegas” and “Numbers” fame)
The 2014 American Film Mart was a very interesting and eye-opening education on some of the inner-workings of Hollywood. Gambit Films’ Bradley Joshua attended the market, representing Gambit Films in fascinating conference sessions on Financing, Production and Distribution, with Industry professionals like Brett Ratner (Director of Hercules, The Rush Hour trilogy and many others) and Mark Gill (President of Millennium Films). Attending AFM has helped Bradley forge valuable new relationships which has expanded Gambit’s global network of Industry Partners. AFM was an overall brilliant experience and we look forward to returning in 2015!

2015: The Year of Gambit

Wow. 2014. What an incredible year for Gambit Films. We couldn’t have asked for busier, crazier or more fruitful year than that of the last 365 days. From Television to Film to Commercials to Corporate Videos to Documentaries, we covered it all and covered it well! It will, from now on, be described as the year that we reached a precipice in the building and solidifying of the Gambit brand, with 2015 following on to tip the scales over into the beyond. With amazing news already on it’s way, fantastic projects heading into production and growth beyond our wildest expectations about to occur, 2015 is set to be the year of Gambit. Of course, a massive thank you is due to the fantastic cast and crew we continue to work with and that continue to help us shine. The support of new clients, old clients and returning clients have all contributed to the exponential growth of the Gambit brand and we simply cannot wait to deliver the excitement that is about to befall us this year! Stay tuned as we continue to develop, produce and deliver the kind of content we’ve all dreamed of seeing on local (and a few international screens) since we can remember! But first… A couple of updates as to what’s been keeping us busy over the last few months…

BREAKING: ‘Nommer 37’ Picked Up For Feature Film Development!

Due to the incredible reception of ‘Nommer 37’ – Gambit’s latest short film – at the 2014 Silwerskerm Festival, we are pleased to announce that the project has officially been picked up for feature development. At the festival, scribe Daryne Joshua claimed the award for Best Script while co-directors Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa took home the award for Best Directors. The feature film is slated to go into production as early as April next year with a release date late in 2015. We look forward to bringing you updates on this exciting development!

COMING SOON: HOW DO THE DO THAT SEASON 2?

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Gambit Films recently worked with South Side Productions and veteran Director Jan Engelen on the production of the latest season of the SABC 2 Educational youth series HOW DO THEY DO THAT? The show, which travels around the country posing interest questions about the origins of everyday household items, was fantastic to shoot and working with Jan, as the Director and the rising local star, Andrea Frankson as the Cape Town presenter made for a fun experience! Stay tuned as we bring you updates on when the series begins broadcasting on the SABC.

‘Nommer 37’ Teaser Trailer

Kyknet in Association with Gambit Films Presents Irshaad Ally Shamilla Miller ‘NOMMER 37’ Luke Jansen Riaz Stoker with Hein De Vries and Christian Bennett Music By James Matthes & Daniel Caleb Sound Design By Gustav Stutterheim Edited By Simon Beesley Make-Up By Saddeeqa Martin & Sade Barrows Wardrobe By Cassandra Rowland & Klarese Nel Art Direction By Donnie Conradie Director of Photography Zenn Van Zyl Written By Daryne Joshua, Nosipho Dumisa & Travis Taute Produced By Benjamin J. Overmeyer Directed By Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa

‘NOMMER 37’ Premiering August 29 at the SilwerSkermFees 2014!


Entrapped in his apartment, a recent paraplegic in financial debt to a sadistic loan shark, initiates a dangerous blackmail scheme when he witnesses a powerful gangster commit murder while observing his neighbours through binoculars.

Kyknet in Association with Gambit Films Presents Irshaad Ally Shamilla Miller ‘NOMMER 37’ Luke Jansen Riaz Stoker with Hein De Vries and Christian Bennett Music By James Matthes & Daniel Caleb Sound Design By Gustav Stutterheim Edited By Simon Beesley Make-Up By Saddeeqa Martin & Sade Barrows Wardrobe By Cassandra Rowland & Klarese Nel Art Direction By Donnie Conradie Director of Photography Zenn Van Zyl Written By Daryne Joshua, Nosipho Dumisa & Travis Taute Produced By Benjamin J. Overmeyer Directed By Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa

GAMBIT REPRESENTS ATFT @DIFF2014 ATFT PANEL


On the 21st of July 2014, Bradley Joshua represented Gambit Films as part of the Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) on a panel at the 35th Durban International Film Festival in order to discuss the importance of transformation in the film industry and our experience working with ATFT on delegations to various international festivals around the world. It was a fantastic experience, and Gambit is proud to be associated with an organisation dedicated to change and developing emerging local filmmakers.

GAMBIT TO COMPETE IN SILVERSKERM FEES COMPETITION!


In June 2014, the collective at Gambit Films were one of 15 teams selected to participate in the SilverSkerm Fees Short Film Competition. The script, Nommer 37 which, was written by Daryne Joshua, Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute commences principal photography in late July 2014. This exciting thriller, set entirely on the Cape Flats is a modern-day interpretation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Rear Window, commenting on the current political landscape of the criminal underworld. The film, to be directed by Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa will premiere at the SilverSkerm Fees on Friday 29 August in Cape Town. Stay tuned as we bring you updates on this exciting project!

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