'Skollie' is SA's official Oscar entry

2016-09-28 11:08
Lead actor Dann-jaques Mouton (left) with script writer John W. Fredericks on set during the filming of the movie.

Lead actor Dann-jaques Mouton (left) with script writer John W. Fredericks on set during the filming of the movie. (Supplied)

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A movie written by a man from Strandfontein in the Cape Flats has been doing well on the local silver screens and now it has been nominated as an entry for the 89th annual Academy Awards.

The special jury convened by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)  announced yesterday (Tuesday 27 September) that the feature film, Noem My Skollie has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the Oscars in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.

People's Post's Samantha Lee first reported on Noem my Skollie on 30 August in the article Silver screen for ‘skollie’

The NFVF's CEO, Zama Mkosi, said: "We are proud that after a rigorous judging process, Noem My Skollie, is nominated as the official selection for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. This is indicative of the role that the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) plays in empowering, and transforming the film industry by taking South African stories from our streets to the world."

The movie is based on the life of John W Frederick and was directed by Daryne Joshua and produced by David Max Brown and Moshidi Motshegwa.
“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the Oscar which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this,” says Fredericks.

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