Friday, October 19, 2018

|Podcast| The Hangman - Zwelethu Radebe

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Zwelethu Radebe spent much of his youth behind the lens, recreating his favourite film scenes with nothing but an 8mm camcorder, his BMX and his younger brother as the actor. By the time he was cast as a caricature of cricket legend Lance ‘Zulu’ Klusener in a washing powder commercial, the film bug had its fangs in deep.

Zwelethu finished top of his class throughout film school, winning numerous awards and the bursaries he needed to fund his studies. The trend continued at his first Loeries, where, just months after graduating, he won a Student Silver for Ster-Kinekor Thato.

Still in his twenties, Zwelethu has spent a busy last four years directing commercials full-time for both local and international agencies and clients, shooting in nine countries across Africa and Europe. In 2017, he won a Silver Apex Award for Creative Effectiveness for Strongbow, while his short film The Hangman has won Best Foreign Film at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Fest, Best South African Short Film at the Durban, Jozi and Shnit film festivals, and Best African Short Film at Zanzibar International Film Festival, among other accolades. He was included in Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans feature in 2018.

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In 1976 Mfundisi, a father to Khetha (11), realizing the late hour and no return of his wife Sizakhele from work. Mfundisi decides to leave Khetha at home in search of her. When Sizakhele returns in a battered and bloodied state. A distraught Khetha learns from his mother that his father will never return.

Khetha is never told the details of what caused his father’s disappearance and causes a disjointed idea of his father actions that night, which haunts him throughout his youth into adulthood.

Several years later Khetha finds work as a prison warder in Pretoria Maximum Prison death row. When a prisoner is transferred from C Max into Death Row Khetha learns that this is his father.
Khetha chooses to conceal his identity from his father and begins a campaign of reprisal chastising Mfundisi covertly through the prison system in the weeks before his execution. When the truth of Mfundisi’s disappearance is brought to the surface on the eve of his execution. Khetha must either choose forgiveness or live forever with regret of failing to accept the truth.

When the truth of his Father's disappearance is brought to the surface on the eve of his execution, Khetha, a prison warder in Pretoria South Africa must either choose forgiveness or live forever with regret of failing to accept the truth.

Starring: Thato DH Dhladla, Lerato Mvelase, Khulu Skenjana & Mxolisi Matlabe Executive Producers: Tebogo Keebine, Kearan Pennells, Dithapelo Segodi Producer :Dumisani Mvumvu Writer & Director: Zwelethu Radebe DOP: Ofentse Mwase Production Manager: Neo Noesha Letsogo Production Coordinator: Nelisiwe Mwase Production Assistant: Bridget McCoy Story Board Artist: Kevin Narain Continuity: Kelly 'Kelsie' Leeuw Social Media: Jade Kebbie Production Design: Bonisa Mndaweni & Sibusiso Bhengu Costume Design: Rozanne Whyte Make Up/ Hair/ Prosthetic: Khumoetsile K-push Hlatshwayo On set Photographer: Kgomotso Neto Tleane Post Production: Deepend Post Production - Comfort & Fame Studios Editor: William Kalmer Colorist: Nic Apostoli Music Supervision: Glenn Sebeelo Sound Design & Final Mix : Sotho Mafia Entertainment Additional Music: Steve "Sticky" Raphadu Music Composer: Grant Booth Behind The Scenes: Motion in Time - Nkosinathi Simelane

The top-ranked production company at the 2017 Loerie Awards, Egg Films represents directors Brent Harris, Dani Hynes, Kyle Lewis, Lebogang Rasethaba, Robin Adams, Slim, Sunu and Zwelethu Radebe. We do TV ads, music videos, short films and other things too. For more information, visit
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