To be honest... Until now that was based on the information I have been given by people involved in different aspects of the production of the movie, but now I have actually seen the entire film.
After attending the official South African premiere on Monday 21 May I can with one hundred percent certainty say...
Nommer 37 is die nomme vannie flêt... It gannie oo’ nommeskap en gêngsterism soes ôs it kennie...
A seasoned actor, an author, a motivational speaker, and he is the founder and CEO of the Fatherhood Foundation, Zane Meas is said to have sold his car in order to self-fund the production of his film 'Father'.
The film officially premiered in 2013 but has been screened by the Fatherhood Foundation at various venues since 2012, yet many people still are not aware of the film’s existence.
In celebration of Father’s Day 2016, bruinou.com is highlighting this film which still needs to be seen by so many all over the country in order for it to make its intended meaningful impact on our South African society.
As a kid I was probably far too aware of the societal impact of Apartheid than any kid my age should have been, so I was completely chuffed when finally I could regularly watch someone who looks like me, a person of colour, doing things that actually seem important on a TV show, instead of just being the comic relief or hapless servant in the background of white entertainment.
I was a serious laaitie but still, I was just a laaitie, so I can't even remember the name of the show but I do remember that prior to his appearance, what he was doing was exclusively the preserve of whites and I made it a point to remember his name.
Durban born Kurt Egelhof started his professional career in performing arts as a trained actor and a University of Natal Drama graduate in 1981, working in feature films, theatre and television and later as a producer and director with credits for high-ratings television dramas like Isidingo, Scandal, Backstage and Generations.
Kurt and I started interacting about five or six years ago when I wanted to know more about a project he was working on at the time and we have been staying in touch ever since.
It turned out there is a lot about this seasoned actor which I did not know and these videos are revealing even more.