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Producers - Andre Scholtz, Dries Scholtz
Director/Writer - Hanneke Schutte
DOP - Willie Nel
Release date: 16 March 2018
Loosely based on the novel 'Blinde Sambok' by Riana Scheepers

North American Premiere:
Austin Film Festival (Nov 2017)

JIMMY IN PINK (feature, comedy)

Winner of the UK Film Council/NFVF 25 Words or Less Contest
Winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the Beloit International Film Festival

Producer -  Zaheer Bhyat - Light & Dark Films
Director/Writer - Hanneke Schutte
DOP - Jacques Koudstaal
Editor - Zelmari Degenaar
Released nationwide August 2013


Jimmy, a conservative corn farmer, is elated when his rich gay uncle offers him a way to save his farm from bankruptcy - only to find out that he’ll have to bare his midriff and master the up-do.

SAVING NORMAN (previously called Ping Pong with Mr Yong)

Winner of the Jameson First Shot Competition 2013

Producers - Dana Brunetti, Carter Swan, Kevin Spacey - Trigger Street
Director/Writer - Hanneke Schutte
DOP - Craig Kief
Editor - Nicole West
Released in May 2013

Saving Norman tells the story of a hypochondriac ex ping pong player who never got over missing a major tournament final because of a cold.

SUPERHERO (short, drama)

Winner of the NFVF Female Helmer Short Film Screenplay Contest.
Winner of 2 SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards) Best Short Film & Best Cinematography (Willie Nel)

Official Selection:

- Durban International Film Festival- Tri-continents Film Festival- Foyle Film Festival (Ireland)- Cinemafrica (Sweden)- Birds Eye View Film Festival (London)- Sehsuchte Film Festival (Potsdam, Germany)- 1 Reel Film Festival (Seattle, USA)- Short Film Corner (Cannes)
- Film Initiativ Koln (Cologne, Germany)

- Montreal International Black Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
- Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Delaware, USA)
- Aurora Picture Show (Houston, Texas, USA)
- Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival (Sassuolo, Italy)

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TALK SHEEP (feature)

Chosen as part of the Sediba Screenplay Development Programme.


Semi-finalist in the BERLIN TODAY Short Film Competition at the Berlinale Film Festival’s Talent Campus 2010.

BAKGAT 3 (feature)

Co-writer with Henk Pretorius.
Release date: 2013

GATIEPIE (feature, comedy) (co-writer) NFVF

In development:

THE POEM (feature, drama) funded by the NFVF