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SA filmmaker shares backstory behind Cape Town-set crime thriller 'Nommer 37'

21 May 2018 3:36 PM
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Nosipho Dumisa, the writer-director of the acclaimed local feature film, shares the inspiration behind and journey to 'Nommer 37'.

Nommer 37 is the name of the SA crime thriller coming to local screens in June.

The film was selected to premiere at SXSW (South by South West) International Film Festival in March.

It's the very first South African feature film to receive a world premiere at SXSW.

The feature film was developed from a SAFTA award-winning short film of the same name produced in 2014.

The film's writer and director, Nosipho Dumisa, shares the inspiration behind Nommer 37, and the journey that led her to screenwriting.

Dumisa was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal and moved to Cape Town to study film at AFDA when she was 17.

The 29-year-old Zulu woman opens up about writing and creating an award-winning Afrikaans film set on the Cape Flats.

I found myself working at a production company called Homebrew Films. There I worked on a lifestyle show for kykNET.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

We submitted a concept for Silwerskerm Festival, an Afrikaans film festival, thinking we might not get in... and the rest is history.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

After the SAFTA award for best short film, we ended up travelling through Europe with the film.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

I never envisioned having a career telling stories in that world.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

It doesn't matter what language you're using, a story itself is the language... That's the point of being a story-teller.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

I actually thought I was going to be a doctor. I hadn't planned on studying film.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

I thought I was going to be an actress, because I'd never seen directors or writers who looked like me.

Nosipho Dumisa, writer and director

The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 1 June 2018.

Listen for more about the film and its talented writer/director in this two-part interview:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA filmmaker shares backstory behind Cape Town-set crime thriller 'Nommer 37'


21 May 2018 3:36 PM
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Movie
Film
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Nommer 37
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