I am a South African television and commercials producer that is transitioning into film. My recent television and broadcast highlights include supervising the international distribution and marketing of the reality TV show ‘Clifton Shores’ and as lead producer on the 9th Annual South African Film and Television Awards.
I have never been able to resist a good story and recently produced two short films ‘In Light Of Is,’ a magical realism drama and ‘Scribblings,’ a psychological thriller. I am currently developing a slate of feature projects, Poppie and Blood Moon with writer director Oscar Barby and finalising our package with writer director, Jan Lampen for Die Masker, an Afrikaans language drama set in Venda, northern South Africa slated for production in Sept 2016.
Film by Sara Blecher Line Producer
Film by Darrell Roodt Line Producer Returning to her home town, Eden Rock, and overwhelmed by the birth of her first born, Chloe van Heerden (19) tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her loving mother, Ruby (35), Chloe struggles with the demand of being a new mom. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends Chloe into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. Distraught she pays a visit to family psychologist Dr. Timothy Reed (40s) who diagnoses her intrusive thoughts and feelings of anxiousness to a mild case of baby blues. Yet the thoughts grow worse and more violent. Chloe starts to hear voices and humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe does everything in her power to protect her son. Her decline reaches fever pitch, and everybody seems to be moving against her. Desperate, Chloe finds solace in the arms of her childhood friend, Emile Hess (20s). The world around Chloe implodes and it becomes clear that she and her child are in imminent danger. But from what? Is Chloe haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?
In LIght of Is
Film by Sabine NLD Bittle (Drama and Short) Producer A magical realism drama, In Light of Is tells the story of two sisters, dealing with loss and personal sacrifice who find a flicker of magic in their secluded world. Written and Directed by Sabine NLD Bittle, starring Taryn Sudding as Is and Thandi Puren as her sister Anna
Film by Oscar Barby (Drama, Thriller and Short) Producer A struggling writer takes in a new lodger to pay the rent. Scribblings is a psychological thriller written and directed by Oscar Barby starring Francis Chouler, Chi Mhende and Gahlia Phillips
Television by Clive Morris Productions (Drama) LIne Producer Looks like an Angel. Sings like an Angel. Parties like a rock star!