This deal was struck by producer Andre Frauenstein and international distributors Free Dolphin, at the American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica which took place from 1 to 8 November 2017. The AFM is the largest film market in the world and has proved to be an invaluable juncture of shoulder-rubbing with key figures in the industry for Mr Frauenstein.
Mignon “Mossie’ Van Wyk, is a touching coming-of-age story narrated by the quiet but observant sister, starring Erica Wessels (Hatchet Hour, Alles Wat Mal Is), Deanre Reiners (Dis Koue Kos, Skat, Verskietende Ster), and introduces Tanika Fourie. The youth drama is achingly relatable to the way we recount our teenage years.
Treurgrond tells the painful story of a farming community dealing with the ongoing farm attacks and gruesome murders plaguing farmers in South Africa. The moving tale stars Steve Hofmeyr (Platteland, Agter Elke Man), Erica Wessels, Jana Strydom (Bram Fischer, Swartwater) and Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Fiela se Kind, Vaselinetjie). Trouvoete is the hilarious romantic comedy starring Bouwer Bosch (Sy Klink Soos Lente, Vuil Wasgoed) and Erica Wessels in which a clueless doctor and beautiful dreamer fall in love online. Their meeting gets complicated by the dramas of weddings and Christmas time.
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