Terry Phetos Ayanda scores six SAFTA nominations

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Ayanda, the film co-produced by Terry Pheto, has been nominated for six South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). ‘Ayanda’ was released in South Africa in 2015, and has won several international awards. Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 5.22.28 PM The nominations are as follows: Best Achievement by a Lead Actress in a Feature Film: Fulu Mughovani Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a Feature Film: Kenneth Nkosi, Thomas Gumede Best Achievement by a Supporting Actress in a Feature Film: Nthati Moshesh Best Achievement in Scriptwriting in a Feature Film: Trish Malone Best Feature Film The SAFTAs honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African film and television talent and production, and encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent in the industry. The 2016 SAFTAS will take place on 18 and 20 March at Gallagher Estate. Producer Terry Pheto adds: “We are delighted that it has received such acknowledgment and recognition from the SAFTA judges. We congratulate the nominees and wish them the very best on awards evening.” The film tells the story of a resolute 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani), who has a talent for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father’s death, his prized auto repair garage is in deep debt and in danger of being sold, but Ayanda does everything in her power to hold onto his legacy. ‘Ayanda’ was produced by Real Eyes Films and Leading Lady Productions, with the support of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Africa Magic and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Press release*  

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