Banker breathes life into film

2008-02-01 00:00

The only thing Kumaran Naidu would bank on now is that South African film audiences continue their appreciation of the country's growing indie filmmakers. Ten years ago, all he would have banked on would have been your end-of-month pay cheque.

Naidu said no one wanted to touch his first feature, Broken Promises. Made on a shoe-string budget when he could get time off, Naidu shot the film in 21 days in 2003. He initially had an agreement to show the film in cinemas in Durban, “but there were certain specifications I wasn't told about, which caused that idea to fall through,” he says. “So, I sold it directly as a DVD, and it sold over 50 000 copies.”

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