Bryan van Niekerk
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On the 1st of May, South Africa’s home grown sons and daughters of the film revolution embarked on an impossible mission:
To break the world record for the fastest film ever made.
With everything against them, and the entire country behind them, our team stands in unwavering resolve as they embark on this nearly impossible task.
On May 1st 2013, a team of young, homegrown industry professionals are meeting to begin the scripting of a brand new South African feature film. Eleven days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong in Joziwood.
It’s the 21st century.
Time means money, stories are stale and the South African film industry is riddled with Apartheid flicks and poo jokes.
Enter screen right: South Africa’s Official World Record Attempt at The Fastest Film Ever Made from Script to Screen.
On May 1st 2013, a team of young, homegrown industry professionals are meeting to begin the scripting of a brand new South African
feature film. Eleven days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong in
The antagonist: Sivappu Mazhai. A musical/action flick made in Kolkata, India with a crew of over a thousand. The two hour-three minute long feature was made in a
world record time of eleven days, twenty-three hours and forty five minutes, from script to screening. According to Wikipedia
“The Kollywood Film industry and the artists who worked on this film, are very satisfied with the results and very proud of this
Screw that! We’re going to smash them. NEW SA! NEW SA! NEW SA!
The protagonist: Untitled. Because we’re not allowed to have a title yet. We also don’t have a concept, we don’t have characters, story-arcs or a page of dialogue, because that’s not allowed either. We don’t have a thousand crew members. We don’t even have catering (hint, hint). But what we do have is gear and lights from Nates Audio Visual, generous sponsorship from Sony, who are hooking us up with the new F55 package and lenses, the best crew no money can buy and commitment from some of the biggest names in stage and screen.
With all of this at our disposal, our mission is to not only break the world record, but also to make an awesome film. Come May 11th, we are going to present a minimum of 75-minutes of gripping, blockbuster-ness… Also there might be poo jokes.
So basically, on May 1st, shit is getting real and we want you to follow us on our website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
If we’re shooting in a public location, come to set and you’ll almost definitely be an extra.
Give us your love, your ideas and see us battle through eleven days of little to no sleep, split-second creative decision making and
no catering (hint, hint).
The more you love us online, the more chance you’ll get to see our film at your nearest cinema.
Do it for your country.
Johnny Barbuzano & Tiffany Barbuzano
LocaLala Productions was started in 2006 and was born out of the need of its founding members to create stories that were relevant to their combined experiences as young South Africans. It was the need to communicate unique and entertaining stories with integrity and a sharp eye for quality and detail that inspired the founding members to form the company. We felt that we could add value to the current South African landscape of television and film.
We also understand the potential capability of television to entertain, communicate positive values and change society. Our scripts are largely character driven and based on reality. Our stories are proudly South African and focus on the struggles and ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The company was the driving force behind the hit SABC 1 series “Izoso Connection”.
Ghost Sheep Productions specialises in high concept Television with a strong focus in comedy.
To date they have produced award winning comedy shows from script to screen.
Ghost Sheep prides itself on quality of entertainment that targets all the different facets of our South African and International markets. Their attention to detail and understanding of their markets makes Ghost Sheep Productions a production company to be reckoned with.
With more than 5 television productions and 1 film under their belt, this young company is full of energy and the greatest need to produce internationally competitive entertainment in an environment that is useD to settling for the mediocre. With shows like City Ses’la (4 seasons, 13 awards) and Sketch You Later to its credit, this is testament to the company’s unwavering need to produce quality, no matter what it takes.
Bryan van Niekerk & Asher Mikkel Stoltz
Together, Bryan and Asher comprise Team Best, a multi-award winning Production House and Boutique Creative Agency.
They are the beasts behind the Destiny Man campaign (Silver Loerie and Gold Pendoring 2012) as well as the KFC Face Yoga campaign starring Rob van Vuuren, the ridiculous launch of property site Tivvit.com and more.
Check out their work at ididthatad.com.
Beyond the thirty second threshold, Team Best were the head writers on SABC 1’s Ambush and have written, produced and directed comedy shorts Dr. Randy Dickson – Dentist By Trade, Agony Uncle By Passion for DSTV and Sex Tips For Boys which has a combined 90 000 views on YouTube.
Johnny Barbuzano is a 7 time SAFTA award winning director, writer and actor.
He is a graduate of The University of Witwatersrand with BA Hon in Dramatic Art, majoring in writing, directing and acting. Johnny’s awards include the Percy Tucker best director award and 3 Vita nominations.
Tiffany Barbuzano is an actress, producer and writer.
Tiffany majored in directing and acting at WITS University (BA HON in Dramatic Art). She recently won "BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA" for her role as Danny in 4PLAY - Sex Tips for Girls, and is about to shoot a part for "The Good Lie" directed by Phillipe Falardeau.
Meren Reddy began his acting career at the age of 7.
He didn’t quite know back then what “Dee Dee Denim Silver’s Drama Classes” would amount to, but his lisp and chronic introverted nature needed a cure. Between then and now, Meren attended the National School of the Arts, where Drama counted as 2 of his official subjects, gaining his Full colours twice during his 5 year stay there. After that, it was off to Film School (AFDA – JOHANNESBURG), where he got his Honours Degree in Live Performance majoring in Physical Performance, Writing for stage, Acting for screen, Producing, and Acting for Stage. He holds the record for winning the AFDA award for Best Physical Performer 3 years in a row (2001,2002,2003).
Out in the real world, Meren went on to start BLACK BRAIN PICTURES, a Film and Television Production company, which he co-owned with 4 other partners. The company holds 13 SAFTA AWARDS, and Meren singularly holds 5. 4 for Best Writing in a Comedy Series (2006,2007,2009,2011) and 1 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (2009).In 2012, He decided to go solo, starting his very own GHOST SHEEP PRODUCTIONS.
He has head written numerous Television shows including City Ses’la (4 seasons), Sketch you Later (1 Season), Abomzala (1 season), Ses’top La (1 season), My Perfect Family (1 season) and very recently Majakathatha Records (1 season). His television roles include appearing in City Ses’la, Sketch you Later , Beetroot, Fela’s TV among others and his Film roles include appearances in Darryl Roodts LULLABY, Leon Schusters MR BONES 2, Clint Eastwoods INVICTUS, and John Barkers 13 MILLION REASONS.
Meren hates strolls on the beach, doilies and Barbara Streisand movies.
Ryan makes things like videos, songs and websites.
He directs, produces & edits. He really likes old cameras, guitars and cars (although, admittedly, he drives an edit suite a lot better than he drives in parking lots).
Bryan has graced your stages, screens and airwaves since ages ago. You may or may not have noticed him in Safehouse or Darrel Roodt’s Lullaby.
You may have seen him in his SAFTA-winning ensemble performance as Clyde in SABC 3’s Font or as Jonas the Geologist in ITV’s Wild At Heart.
You’ve possibly caught him in multi-award winning short films Dirty Laundry and Loot?
And you definitely haven’t seen him in soon-to-be-released web series Bryan Goes To Antarctica in which Bryan pretty much goes to Antarctica.
Bryan is also co-creator of Font, wrote on The Coconuts II, Fixing The Dream for DSTV and was head writer on SABC 2’s Where Were You?
Asher is known publicly for his appearances in numerous commercial campaigns and his powerful theatre performances.
You might know him as the Vodacom Single Ladies guy or you might know him for his lauded performance as Mitch in Tuesdays With Morrie, depending on your level of sophistication.
Ash is a trained physical theatre performer but has shown his craft, range and intelligent approach to his work in History Boys, Chatter, The Evening Service and Pterodactyls, a performance for which he was Naledi nominated. On the silver screen, Ash was featured in Winnie and A Million Colours and has appeared on TV in Font (as Clyde’s best friend) and in SAFTA-nominated comedy series Seduction 101.
Since graduating from Wits in 2004, Eduan has been intimately involved in the South African ﬁlm and television industry.
Eduan has always been a jack of all trades and in addition to his acting work, he spends the majority of his time working as a free lance producer to production companies across South Africa. He prides himself on his tireless work ethic but strives to ﬁnd balance and spend quality time with his wife and 2 year old son.
In addition to being awkwardly bulky, Eduan makes a killer goat's milk latte.
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The following companies have graciously helped this project become a reality.
Nate’s Audio Visual Rentals strives to separate ourselves from the competition by greeting you with a smile and making you feel like your project is important to us… because it is! Whether you need a complete feature-film package or just a roll of gaffer tape, you’re our most valuable asset. We go well beyond HD camera packages, serving all your production needs at competitive prices – video and digital rental, audio, grip, lighting, crews and even an editing suite, and a music production studio.
Sony South Africa are supplying us with the brand-new F55 CineAlta digital camera.
Website Design Sponsors
Plastic Duck Armada are proud to be part of The Fastest Film Ever Made. We built this website and the associated WordPress blogging platform, as well as the logo and other artwork. We hope our small contribution helps the Fastest Film team to succeed in breaking the record!
Real Media Advertising are proud sponsors of “The fastest film ever made”. As part of our contribution to the team we will brand anything they need from Corporate Gifts, clothing, signage, etc.
Branding is the definition of business. Branding value reflects how a company is perceived in the marketplace. Brand identity communicates an organization’s strategy in a universal way to target audiences. Logo development, brochure design, leaflet design and offering high quality print solutions is what we’re all about. Modern design styles combined with state-of-the-art technologies gives our clients the competitive edge and increases their overall sales and their online presence. Combine all of this with amazing eShop capabilities and you have a game changer!
Audio Post Production Sponsors
Online Edit and Grade Sponsors
A boutique post-production facility specializing in HD & 4K commercial and feature film grading but with a personal touch.
We also offer creative offline editing as well as online finishing. Over 10 years experience with cutting edge workflows for all formats including RED RAW, ARRI RAW, SONY RAW and many more.
The Bioscope is about invigorating a new appreciation of film as an art form, celebrating the medium and bring exciting cinema to as wide an audience as possible.
The Bioscope has always strived to create an independent & sustainable cinema theatre for interesting & engaging media in Johannesburg. Since the Bioscope is wholly independent, it will have the freedom to exhibit exciting, risky and provocative work across all media platforms. This creative programming has included: Art house classics, Contemporary world cinema, Classic blockbusters, Documentaries, South African films, Experimental films, Shorts Digital arts and new media, Music Videos, Animation, and film education programs for inner city schools.
Retroviral creates online word of mouth spread for brands about their products and services using bespoke strategy, social media, and web tactics.
Design, blogger relations, community management and “viral” (we use this term loosely) video production / distribution are tactics that we use to encourage discussions about your brand – to personalise it and have others champion it.
Having worked with Team Best in the past, Retroviral jumped at the opportunity to work on the Fastest Film SA because it is one of those projects that comes along once in a lifetime. New SA FTW!
We need you. There, we said it. We're not too proud to admit that we need a little help. A little love. From you.
We need food, we need music, we need locations. We need whatever you've got. We want your product IN our film. Oh ja, you can have your product, actually IN a world record breaking film.
We need all of these things. Before the 1st of May.
If you want to give back, hit us up in this box below. And don't be shy. Your contribution will make a difference.
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