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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

- Winner Best Cinematography Silwerskerm Fees

North American Premiere:

Austin Film Festival (Nov 2017)

Film Festival Official Selection:

Austin Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Omaha Film Festival
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival
GUKIFF International Kids Film Festival (Seoul, Korea)
Kids First Film Festival
Bay Area International Children's Film Festival 2018 (Oakland, California)
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (Winner Best Women's Film)

JIMMY IN PINK (feature, comedy)

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.

- 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, Illinois, USA

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


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

- 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

Watch the film:

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 and 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)

Watch the film:

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

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