Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bunny Chow gets local distribution

Bunny Chow, described as “urban comedy”, is the first feature film from John Barker and the Dog Pack crew (Kagiso Lediga and John Barker)

Currently in post production, the film guarantees local and international audiences a great laugh. It will be released nationwide by Ster-Kinekor in early 2007. Dv8 Films is handling worldwide sales.

Starring some of South Africa’s funniest stand-up comedians, it follows the road trip of four comedians to a popular rock concert, Oppi Koppi, their trails and tribulations, and generally unsuccessful attempts at relationships with women.

Directed by John Barker, and written by David Kibuuka and John Barker and story by Salah Sabiti and Joey Rasdien, the film also stars the increasingly popular Kim Engelbrecht. It is produced by Kagiso Lediga and Leanne Callanan of Dog Pack Films, and Michelle Wheatley.

Barker explains that he was blown away with the support of the local industry. “We managed to do this film because established companies agreed to board the project in an amazing way. Magus Visual and Terraplane gave time, experience and equipment to the project. Ministry of illusion and Cut and Paste helped to finish the film to an acceptable standard and Dv8 and Ster-Kinekor Distribution have come on board to distribute locally.”

For full story see May issue of Screen Africa magazine.


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