International interest in SA movie, Beyond the River
JOBURG – Beyond the River has been described as one of the best local films in the past twenty years. 9 hours ago. Lemogang Tsipa, Israel Matseke Zulu and Garth Breytenbach on the set of the film. Photo: Supplied. A film produced by Heartlines and
Cape Town - Two men from vastly different walks of life are brought together by their determination to win gold in one of the toughest river races in the world, the Dusi Canoe Marathon. Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks , who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers a nail-biting adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit. The locally produced, proudly South African movie will hit cinemas on Freedon Day, Thursday, April 27. Starring screen legend, Grant Swanby ( Blood Diamond , Mandela-Long Walk to Freedom and Invictus ) as Steve, and Lemogang Tsipa ( When We Were... Other cast members include Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu, formerly Makoe ( Yizo Yizo, Tsotsi and Gaz’lam ), Emily Child ( Shirley Adams and Village Voices) , Mary Twala ( Beat the Drum and Lucky ), Kgosi Mongake ( Invictus, The Bang Bang Club and... When Steve’s long time partner decides to paddle with someone else, he is stuck without a partner to complete his 15th Dusi and possibly win his 10th gold medal. After some convincing, he agrees to give Duma, or ‘helicopter’ (an old nickname given to him because of his speed in the water), a shot. Somewhere along their journey, both on and off the river, their lives change forever. Brought to the big screen by Heartlines and Quizzical Pictures, the movie was written by Craig Freimond and Robbie Thorpe, directed by Freimond and produced by Thorpe, Harriet Gavshon and Ronnie Apteker. The beautifully shot film showcases some of South Africa’s spectacular KwaZulu-Natal landscapes and has been funded by the National Lotteries Commission, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Film and Video Foundation and the KwaZulu... With sponsors Discovery Health, Vodacom and AdReach, Beyond the River is a must see for the whole family. Beyond the River, adapted from the film and part of Heartlines’ What’s Your Story book series and Confluence, Cruickshanks’ true story of his journey with Ntondini, will be released alongside the film.
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