'Losing Lerato' star Tshimollo Modupe (9) and dad Kagiso on major awards victory

South African film Losing Lerato won six international awards after featuring at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in Idyllwild on 10 March.

Child actress Tshimollo Modupe (9) and her dad - producer and actor Kagiso Modupe - brought the story to life as the leads in the film.

Joanne Joseph spoke to the duo on the Afternoon Drive.

Asked about her acting debut, Tshimollo said the film was 'touching'. She added that receiving her award was scary.

My heart was beating very fast.

Tshimollo Modupe, Young actress

Maybe there will be a 'Losing Lerato' 2.

Tshimollo Modupe, Young actress

The independent film about a young man who takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping his daughter after being separated from her, emerged from Kagiso Modupe's own journey.

I have worked with Brothers for Life for a while and having to listen to the stories that men go through and having to experience my own father having to go through that moment as well - for me it was personal because my father never knew his father until he was 65 and my dad passed on when he was 70.

Kagiso Modupe, Producer and actor

For me it said: Tell a story about a father who is fighting for his children because there are a lot of fathers who are doing that out there.

Kagiso Modupe, Producer and actor

He said making the movie was a big risk.

I went overseas and I got funding but I was told that they are not going to use South African actors, they're going to use American actors and I said 'No, this is a promise I made to my daughter, you know what thank you very much but I am going to sell my house, all the properties that I had, to have this film made.' It was a big risk.

Kagiso Modupe, Producer and actor

On working with Tshimollo, Kagiso said he was surprised.

This is like two years in the making, just having conversations but when it came to the script she surprised me. She just went on with it. She surprises me all the time.

Kagiso Modupe, Producer and actor

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