What do you get when you put together a young, passionate team of filmmakers, a stack of odds against them (read: a low budget) and an exceptional work of art? An incredible story within a story.
Young filmmakers Ernest Nkosi, Mosibudi Pheeha, Enos Manthata and Mpho 'Popps' Modikoane's are trying to get their multi award-winning film Thina Sobabili to the Oscars.
Thina Sobabili (meaning 'the two of us') was accepted to contend for both the 88th Academy Awards and the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in 2016.
Ernest Nkosi on Friday shared their journey and what they need to get the film to the Oscars with 702's John Robbie.
Listen to the conversation below:
We need to get the word out and a chance to compete fairly with the other films in Hollywood.— Ernest Nkosi, co-creator of SA Oscars hopeful Thina Sobabili
Pushing against all odds
A recent Sunday Times story, the creators of Thina Sobabili gave an account of the young filmmakers' tumultuous journey to getting their movie to an international film audience. (Read more about this touching story here)
Watch the trailer
The tragic drama is set in Alexandra township in South Africa about a guy called Thulas, who will do anything to protect his sister, Zanele, after witnessing her abuse as a child.
Watch the Thina Sobabili trailer below:
How you can support the film:
Watch Thina Sobabili on the DStv Box Office channel until 27 November 2015.
To give financial contributions to the campaign, use the official fundraising account “Support Thina Movie”, account number 62571423286, FNB branch code 253305.