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Andrew Worsdale

Andrew Worsdale

    Life is not an issue
    Life is not an issue
    I once asked Oliver Schmitz to define himself and he said: 'I'm a depressive with a sense of humour. In fact, I suppose I'm a space cadet.”
    Ziman steals the screen
    Ziman steals the screen
    Who is Ralph Ziman? Even seasoned film critics have been asking where this guy's from. Is he British? American? Who is he and why does he reckon he...
    Sisters on screen
    Sisters on screen
    "I always say that women are the best storytellers in Africa," says Masepeke Sekhukhuni.
    The dark arts
    The dark arts
    Whenever I think of Trevor Steele Taylor I think of his very hip, blue, fuel-injected Audi, round about 1987, with a sticker for "Paris, Texas"...
    Local movies' busy bodies
    Local movies' busy bodies
    Last year was not a happy one for the local film industry. In November Matt Mueller of influential trade mag Screen International wrote:...
    Playing history
    Playing history
    I get nervous when I hear filmmakers saying they're 'making doccies',” says Cape Town-based producer/director Bridget Thompson. 'The word...
    Life in crime city
    Life in crime city
    Tengers is a full-length claymation movie that is darkly comic, then tragic and finally moving. It is a unique film, a loving but jaundiced...
    A gem in the rough
    A gem in the rough
    Kemaketse Kedirile is a security guard on the set of Anthony Minghella's movie version of Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling novel The No 1...
    Opening doors in Cannes
    Opening doors in Cannes
    The South African film industry will be represented at this year's Cannes festival, although the "local" films to be shown there were produced and...
    Coming out of limbo
    Coming out of limbo
    Despite the constant cry that South Africans need to tell their stories, local movie-making has not had a history of huge success. Leon Schuster's...
    Ad man gets reel
    Ad man gets reel
    Titled Slash, it is co-written by Stephen Francis (co-creator of Madam and Eve) and satirist Gus Silber, and is directed by commercials director Ian Gabriel. It revolves around the misadventures of a grunge rock'n'roll band that travels back to the lead singer's creepy, old...
    Filmmakers address pressing issues
    Filmmakers address pressing issues
    The initiative involved four panels who produced discussion documents around production and co-production, finance, funding and taxation; training...