The critically acclaimed film, MOFFIE, the story of a young conscript who battles to survive compulsory military service in apartheid-South Africa while coming to terms with his sexual orientation, started streaming online in South Africa on 31 March 2020.
A short while before Covid19 hit, the movie’s producer, Eric Abraham, as well as director Oliver Hermanus, started a process of creating a Plan B as an alternative means for people to watch the critically acclaimed film at home. Therefore, when the global call for social distancing to slow down the spread of Covid-19 came and now through the lockdown period while production companies worldwide are seeking alternative means to distribute recently released and upcoming films – team
Moffie were ready to offer their audience the opportunity to watch the film in the comfort and safety of their homes. Due to public demand the film will now also be available to stream online in Namibia as from Tuesday, 28 April 2020.
According to Hermanus, Abraham suggested a back-up plan for the film’s release and distribution well before the spread of the virus started to pick up speed in Southern Africa. “I am very excited that we will be extending our streaming service of MOFFIE to include our Namibian audience. We are doing so as a response to the public interest. I journeyed through Namibia before making the film to experience the landscape as part of our research for MOFFIE and am so pleased that we get to share the finished film with Namibians of all walks of life” says Hermanus. “You may be stuck indoors, so hopefully we can keep you entertained.”
here are a few things to take note of prior to your purchase of a ticket to stream the film online:
- Tickets cost R150 per viewing, and are valid to use for 24 hours from the time of purchasing. The film can only be watched once from start to finish – but you can press pause at any time during the 24-hour period. However, if you navigate away from the current viewing (e.g. close the tab or browser, refresh the page, restart your computer) your session will be lost, and your ticket invalid.
- To stream the film a minimum line speed of 8MBps is recommended, though a faster line speed of 10MBps is preferred. If your line speed is slower than 8MBps, the film will keep buffering, and you’ll have a stop-start viewing experience.
- We apologise in advance for any other unforeseen hiccups – we’re still figuring out the kinks but trying our best to give you the best viewing experience. Reach out to us on our social media pages for assistance.
- For any assistance / enquiries you can send an e-mail to email@example.com
Visit www.moffiefilm.com/stream to stream the film now.
MOFFIE stars Kai Luke Brümmer, Hilton Pelser, Matthew Vey, Stefan Vermaak, and Ryan de Villliers. It is produced by Eric Abraham, Jack Sidey and co-produced by Theresa Ryan- van Graan.
MOFFIE is produced by Portobello Productions and Penzance Films.
Read the SAMDB review of Moffie.