Local Movie producer shines

2015-11-04 06:00
 Photo: supplied Neresha Sukreem is making her dream a reality.

Photo: supplied Neresha Sukreem is making her dream a reality.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

TONGAAT actor, director and producer, Neresha Sukreem is on top of the world after her movie won the 48 Hour Film Project in Durban recently.

Sukreem is now en-route to showcase her work at the Filmapalooza Film Festival in the USA next year, which should her movie, Agent 301, win will mean automatic entry into the Cannes Film Festival.

An excited Sukreem described the 48 Hour Film Project as a wild and sleepless weekend in which her team had to make a movie from start to finish, from writing, scoring and editing in 48 hours.

The biggest challenge she says was turning all the ideas into reality

“The film has to be eight minutes long including credits. the challenge with that is having to keep your story to the point in keeping with the genre and including all the necessary requirements,” said Sukreem.

The 48 hour movies had to use a specific line of dialogue, prop and character which was only revealed after the teams chose a genre.

This year the prop was a sock, the line was “Aiyboh man, just shake it off and move on” and the character was Jane or John Bradshaw who is a real estate agent.

Agent 031 is about a real estate sales executive, who in order to maintain his record of the highest sales, works as a spy, doing background research at his client’s residence to sell her what seems a home made for her.

Sukreem has been passionate about the arts from the age of three when she started with speech and drama and continued her progression in the field through her schooling.

Eventually this took her to Mumbai where she studied and qualified as a professional actress.

Her aim now is to pursue directing, producing and acting.

“There are very few women that are in the industry in Durban and I aim to be one of the first female directors and actresses to make a mark in the industry and along the journey create opportunities for other budding actors, directors and producers,” said Sukreem.

Sukreem is also passionate about dance and recently opened her own production company called NSA Production and dance studio called the NSA Dance Studio.

The studio offers various dance forms for children, adults and senior citizens.

“It is my aim to develop young children and adults in the field of arts with my skills and expertise. I have been blessed to travel and learn from professionals and I believe in giving back and sharing knowledge which I am able to do through my dance studio,” said Sukreem.

She said she hopes to see more young children embracing the arts.

Sukreem thanked her parents, Anoop and Loshni Sukreem for their support as well as her brother Prenay Sukreem and her team from NSA productions for their work on the film.

“Without the team this win would not have been possible,” said Sukreem.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.