Scooping The Awards At The 2015 Silwerskermfees

Times Media Films, under the local brand banner, Fresh Flieks, is incredibly proud to be the distributor representing two of the films that received multiple awards at this year’s Silwerskermfees in Camps Bay this past weekend – DIS EK, ANNA and SINK.

DIS EK, ANNA received accolades for Best Picture, Best Director (Sara Blecher) and Best Actor (Mornè Visser). The film is based on two fictionalised, autobiographical, best-selling novels Ek, Anna and Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer by Anchien Troskie, written under the pseudonym Elbie Lötter. The book was a massive success in South Africa, climbing the best seller lists and selling in excess of 200 000 copies. The translated version of the book was well received in Europe and sold well there too.

DIS EK, ANNA will be released for a limited run at Rosebank Cinema Nouveau from 18 – 24 September before being released nationally on 23rd October.

The second film is SINK which tells the story of Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, who is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter dies in a tragic accident while under the care of her employers; return to poverty stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child so that she can keep her home, her visa and continue to support her family. Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child. The film deals with forgiveness and guilt and looks at how one tragic event impacts the lives of all the people involved.

The film is based on the English novel ‘Rachel Weeping’ by bestselling local author Brett Michael Innes (‘Die Verhaal van Racheltjie de Beer’) who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The novel has been picked up for international publication and translation. Innes makes his debut as the director of SINK.

The film picked up five awards at the festival including Best Actress (Shoki Mokgapa), Best Screenplay (Brett Michael Innes), Best Editing (Nicholas Costaras and Brett Michael Innes), Best Cinematography (Trevor Calverley) and Best Original Score (Chis Letcher).

SINK is due for local release in early 2016.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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