Over the last 2 years, Nommer 37 has racked up numerous awards, including Best Directors (Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa) and Best Script (Daryne Joshua) at the 2014 Silverskerm Film Festival; a staggering 7 awards at the Independent Mzanzi Short Film Festival, including Best Directors and Best Film; and most recently, the short film achieved the highest South African accolade in the form of the 2016 SAFTA for Best Short Film. Now, the incredible journey continues…
Nommer 37 has recently been selected to participate in the 6th edition of the PANORAMA DES NUITS EN OR (also referred to as ‘Golden Nights 2016’), organized by the Académie des César (the National French Academy of Cinema). From the 27th of May until the 15th of June, the PANORAMA presents all the short films that have been rewarded by their National Academy of Cinema during the year (Oscar, BAFTA, SAFTA, etc.), in 9 European capitals and in Montreal during a special event co-organized in each city by the Académie des César and the National Academy of Cinema. It is an extraordinary journey around the world of Cinema, enabling the discovery of different cultures and tomorrow’s filmmakers, shedding light on the diversity of worldwide films. This year, Directors Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa have been invited to participate on an 11-day Tour of Athens, Rome and Paris, with the tour culminating at the Nuits en Or Gala Dinner to be held at UNESCO on the 13th June.
This extraordinary achievement is a fitting bookend to the short film’s success and comes weeks before the feature film version of Nommer 37, based on the same concept, directed by Gambit Films’ Nosipho Dumisa and produced by Gambit Films and Kalahari Film and Media, heads into production in July 2016.
On the 5th of July, IMSFF celebrated the talents of passionate short filmmakers in South Africa. There was a great turnout throughout the festival and guests braced the cold winter air in the cosy Asbos Teater. Gambit’s short film ‘Nommer 37’ walked away with more than a handful of trophies including best short film and the VIDI choice award which was handed over by VIDI marketing manager Taryn Uhlmann.
Here is a list of all the winners:
• Best Animated Short Film – Burgeon [The Animation School – Produced & Directed by: Frankie Scholtz & M.W. Guldenpfennig]
• Best Makeup & Hairstyling – Sade Barrows & Sadeeqa Martin [Nommer 37]
• Best Costume Design – André Pretorius [Operasie E.N.G.E.L.]
• Best Sound Editing & Mixing – Gareth Wharton [Recovery]
• Best Editing of a Short Film – Simon Beesley [Nommer 37]
• Best Production Design – André Pretorius [Operasie E.N.G.E.L.]
• Best Use of Music – Riaan Smit [Lina and Leo]
• Best Original Score – Celeste Monteith [Die Laaste Ure]
• Best Documentary Short Subject – The Pixie Lowe Story [St Stithians College – Produced & Directed by: Cameron Scott, Robert Fields & Felipe Kirsten]
• Best Student Short Film – Happy Earth Co. [AFDA – Produced & Directed by: Henrik Tjore & Hylton Jandrell]
• Best Cinematography – Jacques Brand [Die Laaste Ure]
• Best Original Screenplay – Daryne Joshua, Nosipho Dumisa & Travis Taute [Nommer 37]
• Best Actress in a Short Film – Shamilla Miller [Nommer 37]
• Best Actor in a Short Film – Daniel Buys [Honesty Pays]
• Best Director of a Short Film – Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa [Nommer 37]
• Best International Short Film – The Gunfighter [Six Shooter Films – Produced & Directed by: Sarah Platt & Eric Kissack]
• Best Short Film – Nommer 37 [Gambit Films – Produced & Directed by: Benjamin Overmeyer, Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa]
• VIDI Choice Award – Nommer 37 [Gambit Films – Produced & Directed by: Benjamin Overmeyer, Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa]
Congratulations to all involved on this fantastic achievement!!!!
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!
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!
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.