With almost two decades experience making quality televIsion, Quizzical Pictures launched into the world of feature film production in 2010 with Inside Story, directed by Rolie Nikiwe.
THE LUCKY SPECIALS
The Lucky Specials are a small-time cover band in a dusty mining town in southern Africa. Mandla (Oros Mampofu) works as a miner by day, but is passionate about playing guitar and dreams of making it big in the music industry. When tragedy strikes, Mandla, his friend (Sivenathi Mabuya) and the band must find the strength to make their dreams reality.
BEYOND THE RIVER
Beyond the River is the nail-biting true story of two men whose quest to win gold connects them on and beyond the river. It is based on the story of Piers Cruikshanks of Dabulamanzi Canoe Club and Siseko Ntondini of the Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club who, against all odds, won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
Set against the backdrop of the Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, RISE tells the story of Fezeka Dlamini (Xolile Tshabalala) who leavers her professional job as a research scientist to teach at a local high school.
She soon encounters almost insurmountable problems, but as she digs deeper, she discovers the root of the rot that is destroying the school and the students' dreams.
The film is directed by Rolie Nikiwe and was produced for Mzansi Magic on DSTV.
INumber Number makes its World Premiere at the esteemed Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2013.
Back in 2010 we made a promise that the winner of Class Act season 1 would appear in his own feature film. Three years later we are delighted to introduce S'dumo Mtshali as Detective Chili Ngcobo in this roller-coaster hi-octane cash in transit heist story about a cop on the edge of being a criminal. Keep updated on the release of the film and behind the scenes exclusives: www.facebook.com/iNumberNumberthemovie
NOTHING FOR MAHALA
Thapelo Mokoena plays the role of Axe Gumede, an up-and-coming property agent who is determined to make his mark, one Randela and flashy car at a time. When his lavish lifestyle lands him in trouble with loan sharks and the law, Axe is sentenced to community service at an old-age home.
Here he meets Hendrik (Marius Weyers) a grumpy, miserable old man. Axe and Hendrik are forced to get along and realise they have more in common than meets the eye.
The film tells the story of a Kenyan footballer struggling to make it in the South African professional league, and was produced in collaboration with Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership.
More film info at http://www.insidestorythemovie.org/