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‘Nommer 37’ Selected for Les Nuits En Or 2016


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.




In March 2016, Gambit Films learnt ‘Nommer 37,’ their award-winning short film was nominated for Best Short Film at the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards. Directors Travis Taute & Nosipho Dumisa were present at the ceremony where it was announced that the film had won the highest South African accolade for a short film! We are s0 incredibly proud of the entire team involved in making this film and the amazing award it continues to pick up. Stay tuned as we bring more excited updates on this incredible journey…

‘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!

‘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


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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