My first directing piece. Camangu!
Client: MAXHOSA BY LADUMA.
Project: 'My Heritage, My Inheritance' Fashion Film
Date: April 2014
We are proud to release our first production for our first client. This was a deep, introspective job for us and we’re very happy to be kicking off our reel with an authentically African brand that is taking the world by storm.
The brief was to show the world that Africa is where it’s at, and to get people to believe in the vision of the brand. And obviously to drive people to visit the brand’s new website: www.maxhosa.co.za
Big up the gang that made it!
Director: Batandwa Alperstein, @takezito
Producer: Cherize Ross, @sureeyes
Director of Photography: Kent Satram, @kaapstadkent
Editor: Zunaid Green, @zunaidtheeditor
Cast: Sakhumuzi Fonya, Lutho Kote, Themela Langa, Thami Mazana
Dancers: Yamkela Bambatha, Sibusiso Mfeketho, iKapa Dance Theatre
Choreography: Theo Ndindwa, iKapa Dance Theatre
Digital Imaging Technician: Christian Denslow
Lighting: Brent Sauls
Grip: Johan Schoeman
Production Assistant: Rozano Daniels
Art Department: Karabo Makenna & Cobus Engelbrecht
Music Composition: Graham Ward, Wardwide Music & Ross McDonald, heypapalegend.com
Colourist: Francesca Sevillano Barredo, 744digital.co.za
Studio & Equipment: PANAVISION
Additional: Simon Deporres, simondeporres.com; Costas Leather Shoes.
Nakhane Toure - In The Dark Room
What went through my mind a few weeks ago as I dove into the open Atlantic ocean is that I have longed for the sea. Behind, Clifton beach loomed in the distance. A translucent cloud hovered table mountain, like a hat. The only blemish to an otherwise clear blue sky. Ahead lay the sea. Black, deep, vast - where my brother and his friend chose to hang out for the day, on a yacht. A seal peeked from beneath the shimmer of the surface and just as quickly, dove deep into the womb of the sea, only to emerge a couple of meters away from where I swam. For a second, terror crept up and up my spine and I felt it, just around my shoulders, as it melted and swam away in gliding ripples towards the horizon. Towards the sky. I was home. Surrounded by water, family, and friends.
"At a time when homosexuality is still illegal in most of Africa, and barely features in contemporary African fiction, this book is a welcome surprise. In sensual, erotic, explicit stories, Osman writes about young gay Somalis whose identities are shaped as much by their sexualities as their cultural origins… Diriye Osman is a courageous writer but he is also an original one. His language is peppered with Somali words and crafted with all the concision and riches of poetry. At a time when African writing is on the rise, Osman stands above the crowd."
- BERNARDINE EVARISTO, The Independent
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