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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!

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!

Gambit wins again at the 2014 SilwerskermFees!!


Photo: Gambit’s Nosipho Dumisa (Left), Daryne Joshua (2nd from left) and Bradley Joshua (Right) are pictured with Karen Meiring (Head of Kyknet Channel for DSTV).
On Saturday, 30 August 2014, the winners of the 2014 Silwerskerm Fees were announced during the 4th annual Silwerskerm Fees Awards Ceremony at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. Gambit Films’ cape-flats set crime thriller, ‘NOMMER 37’ led the nominations in the Short Film category with 5 nominations – one in every major category including Best Film, Best Directors (Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa), Best Script (Daryne Joshua), Best Lead Actor (Irshaad Ally) and Best Lead Actress (Shamilla Miller). ‘NOMMER 37’ took home the awards for Best Script and Best Directors. Congratulations to Daryne Joshua, Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa for the respective wins. Gambit is incredibly proud of the fantastic crew and cast that made the film possible and we look forward to sharing the film with more audiences internationally.

‘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

Coming Soon: Regal Pet Health TVC

In June 2014, Gambit Films completed filming on a television commercial for Regal Pet Health Products. The TVC is a testimonial and tells the true story of an abandoned dog named Stuart that was rescued by the Wet Nose NGO and how, using Regal’s skin care products, they nursed the sickly Stuart back to perfect health. Marking the first time Gambit has worked with the Catapult Media, we’re excited about this cute little commercial directed by Gambit’s Nosipho Dumisa, scheduled to go on air in Spring this year.

THE BRIEFCASE: OFFICIAL SELECTION INTO IMSFF


The inaugural Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival (IMSFF), which showcases films shorter than 25 minutes by emerging South African filmmakers, takes place from the 25th to 29th of June 2014 at the Maxi Cineplex in Hatfield Plaza in Pretoria. We are pleased to announce that the Gambit-produced short film, The Briefcase, directed by Travis Taute & Daryne Joshua is officially selected as part of the line up of short films in competition. We look forward to bringing you an update on this exciting development!

RECAPLET: CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


From the 10th-23rd of May 2014, Gambit’s Bradley Joshua, Travis Taute & Daryne Joshua travelled to the Cannes International Film Festival to represent some of Gambit’s original content and productions from Cape Town, South Africa. Assisted through the Association for Transformation in Film and Television, along with the National Film and Video Foundation, and the Film Market Access Program, the trio created quite the sensation, attracting international attention in the form of sales agents, co-producers and co-finances due to the authentic, progressive and ambitious scope of their feature film projects, three of which are now fast-tracked and in advanced stages of development. Additionally, Gambit’s short film, The Briefcase, which screened at the festival as part of the short film corner, received critical acclaim from various influential industry veterans. We look forward to updating you on the progress of all of these projects, propelled forward as a direct result from attending the capital of the world film industry festival circuit. Stay tuned!

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