Author Archive: Julian Cleophas

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Tom Odell’s brand new music video shot in Cape Town

Tom Odell’s brand new music video shot in Cape Town

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016 |

Discovered by Lily Allen and signed to her record label “In The Name Of” (an imprint of Columbia records), Tom Odell mentions in an interview with the Daily Mail “By chance a friend of Lily Allen came to one of his first London gigs in December 2011. Allen came to the next and started telling people […]

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Amazing technical supercut of Quentin Tarantino in film

Amazing technical supercut of Quentin Tarantino in film

[ 0 ] March 30, 2016 |

We all have our favourite film directors that keep us locked at the screen and going to any film they touch, but from a technical side we start to identify similar traits which define their greatness.  So while browsing the web I discovered this amazing supercut of Quentin Tarantino by Jacob T. Swinney,  providing us […]

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Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

Shocking documentary ‘ALISON’ hits the South African big screen Women’s Month

[ 0 ] March 29, 2016 |

The much-anticipated hybrid feature documentary, ALISON, comes to the big screen in South Africa on 12 August 2016, for Women’s Month. In December 1994, two men raped, stabbed and disemboweled Alison Botha after they abducted her from outside her home in Port Elizabeth. Against all odds, Alison defied death – and she also denied her attackers the satisfaction of […]

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‘Galz About Town’ Best East African Film winner at Kenyan Riverwood Academy Awards 2016

‘Galz About Town’ Best East African Film winner at Kenyan Riverwood Academy Awards 2016

[ 0 ] March 24, 2016 |

Ugandan feature film ‘Galz About Town’ directed by Hassan Mageye won ‘Best East African Movie’ at the prestigious Kenyan Riverwood Academy Awards, held on the 12 March 2016. The feature film by New Cinema Productions had been on a successful run, picking up nominations at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Mashariki African Film […]

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Beirut International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

Beirut International Film Festival 2016 call for film submissions

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016 |

Lebanon’s oldest and most prestigious film festival, the Beirut International Film Festival takes place on the 5 – 13 October 2016. The annual festival celebrating its 16th edition has become known as a “Directors festival”, providing local and international filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work to the world. With a vision to promote young Lebanese […]

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South Africa – Box office hit “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” doing well on local cinema circuit

South Africa – Box office hit “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” doing well on local cinema circuit

[ 0 ] March 14, 2016 |

South African feature film “Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word” directed by Thabang Moleya, had been well received among film enthusiasts, silencing critics and grossing R2 371 782 in box office receipts opening weekend. Based on the award winning novel by Cynthia Jele, the cast includes Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman and Mmbatho Montsho as lead actress, exploring the […]

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Demystifying set lighting and colour temperature

Demystifying set lighting and colour temperature

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016 |

Set lighting is a very important aspect in the creation of a film, due to it having a direct affect on how the film looks.  It is for this specific reason that the Director of Photography deal directly with the lighting department. With so many different types and colours of light, one can easily become […]

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Gripping drama “Tip-ex” to debut at 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Gripping drama “Tip-ex” to debut at 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival

[ 0 ] March 2, 2016 |

“Tip-ex” the gripping drama written, directed and performed by Lauren Hannie will make its official debut at the 6th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival 11 – 19 March 2016, hosted at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. The show by Hannie, tells the story about a woman, Katie Williams, who through music and storytelling allows the audience […]

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Behind the scenes at SA Menswear Fashion Week 2016 through the lens of Sarah Keogh

Behind the scenes at SA Menswear Fashion Week 2016 through the lens of Sarah Keogh

[ 0 ] February 25, 2016 |

South African Menswear Fashion Week is regarded as one of Africa’s most prestigious menswear fashion platforms, with a vision of promoting South African designers locally and internationally.  This years fashion showcase took place at the Cape Town Stadium from 3 – 6 February 2016, presenting South Africa’s top menswear designers to local and international fashion […]

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“Forget South Africa and welcome to Kenya”! Riverwood, Africa’s new filming mecca?

“Forget South Africa and welcome to Kenya”! Riverwood, Africa’s new filming mecca?

[ 0 ] February 24, 2016 |

It was not so long ago that we published the article “South Africa, Hollywood’s other studio” and to be honest, it made complete sense, based on the amount of Hollywood productions choosing South Africa as their African destination of choice. Well, South African’s better buckle up after Kenya recently presented new production packages to Hollywood […]

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