|UKZN Students Win M-Net Award|
|Written by Tomaselli, Keyan|
M-Net EDiT 2005: CCMS Style
Congratulations to the 2005 M-Net EDiT team for being awarded an M-Net
Special Mention for Best Script Writer on Hot Report. The Award was
presented to Brian Wallace at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 12th in
Johannesburg. Five UKZN crew were invited, including the director Ed da
Veiga, a CCMS MA student.
Hot Report was plucked from the prolifically zany mind of Brian Wallace
(Screenwriter), produced and directed by the diminutive hobbit-esque Eduardo
da Veiga, edited by the beefy Damien Tomaselli, shot by Genevieve "Capoeira"
Akal, and sound recording and graphics by Philip "It's fine" Tembu.
The 15 minute mockumentary stars Brian Wallace (a bit of scriptwriter's self
nepotism) as Ricardo Quarantino, Superintendent van der van der Linde, Rocky
Ridge…well all the male roles (alas the necessary evils of a student
budget). Keri-lee Miller plays all the female roles (now your getting it!).
The investigative team at Hot Report have brought you another controversial
first, yet again! Zebra Chatter investigates the sordid life of Ricardo
Quarantino; a man married to a Television set named Candy. Zebra unperturbed
by this sordid love story uncovers the details of this unique love; a love
that ultimately lead to both their deaths, when in desperation the lovers
decide to rob a library. So tune into Hot Report this week to get the full
Call it what you will: genius or budget constraints, both actors give
excellent life- altering performances in each of the roles that they play.
So much so that that their director Ed da Veiga can be quoted as saying
"Brian and Keri helped me find Coke lite". (Yes, the acting is so good it
will change you for the better like an episode of Oprah).
The M-Net EDiT (Emerging Dynamics in Television) competition is a unique
opportunity which provides South Africa's future film makers with a platform
to showcase their emerging talents, by offering them the chance to have
their work screened on DSTV.
The competition calls for tertiary institutions to pitch for the option to
make a short for the competition. Of the proposals ten are chosen to be made
into short films with a budget of R40 000, once the shorts are completed the
best of the ten shorts are shown on DStv as judged by a panel at M-Net.
The CCMS production was one of 8 funded from 35 entries nationally.
Each short is judged and awarded on best overall production, best director,
best screen writer, best cinematographer, best sound and best graphics.
Students from CCMS, working with students from Drama and Performance Studies
have produced five M-Net EDiT productions over the past six years. Hot
Report, has been repeatedly screened on DStv over the past few months.
Issued by Executive Producers Keyan Tomaselli and Subeshini Moodley.