South African Filmmaking


When five ex band-mates come together for their annual reunion, a dead body stirs up suspicion and violence among the friends. With tjommies like these, who needs enemies? 

See: Keeping Up With The Kandasamys / Kandasamys The Wedding

Interviews with South African Filmmakers and Screenwriters

Writer-producer Bruce Retief with director King Shaft during the filming of 1960.

1960 was a passion project for SAFTA-winning and Annie Award-nominated composer Bruce Retief (Freedom RoadKhumbaZambezia), who drew on the spirit of the greats of Sophiatown for the score and wrote and produced the film alongside Khaya Maseko.

When the remains of an apartheid-era policeman are discovered 60 years after he went missing, Lindi, a retired jazz singer, revisits her past to help with the investigation. But how much does she know, and what is she holding back?

Zandile Madliwa (Gwyneth in The Kissing Booth movies) stars as the young Lindi, while Ivy Nkutha (GenerationsFaith’s Corner) plays the older Lindi, who tells her story to Detective Kuda Maseko (Sisa Hewana from Isidingo) in the modern-day timeline.  Now on Showmax. Read more

Interviews with South African Filmmakers and Screenwriters

The Recce is a film that defies genre, it’s a personal film about survival, love, duty and sacrifice,” says writer-director writer-director Johannes Ferdinand van Zyl. It’s one of the first South African films in decades to explore issues regarding not only the Border War, but also the pain and suffering families had to endure during and after the conflict that lasted almost 20 yearsRead more / Watch on Showmax

SA Films: Listed Alphabetically