It’s important to realise that when things are done in the SA way, they will become more successful because people will relate more to them. It’s always good to bring different people into the market. But we won’t stop shooting low cost movies. You just want light entertainment – not something hardcore. Clean-up underway after severe storm floods Zululand hospital South Africa. What inspired you to go into film?
What inspired you to go into film? Judgment reserved in case over rights for Brenda Fassie movie. We do require funding, because later this year, I will be going to the United States to approach Martin Lawrence to play a character in one of the movies we want to reshoot, Moruti Wa Tsotsi. Our strategy is very simple. It’s important to realise that when things are done in the SA way, they will become more successful because people will relate more to them. We want movies to be done in their own languages and release the movies on the directors’ behalf, and they receive royalties.
Longtime music producer Chicco Twala. Wrong – you go for local.
We want movies to be done in their own languages and release the movies on the directors’ behalf, and they receive royalties. So what do you do? EWN reserves the right to: I wanted to produce films that people can relate to, films that are in Xhosa, Pedi, and Zulu. I believe that there is too much drama and violent films on our televisions, so the aim was to shift from that stigma to producing movies that make people laugh – besides I love comedy.
If you want a successful film, you need to go to the township and check out what those people relate to easily, what makes them tick and what make them laugh. Stepping into Chicco’s world.
Stepping into Chicco’s world
Clean-up underway after severe storm floods Zululand hospital South Africa. Sunday World stands by Bonang ‘tax fraud’ story amidst Rmillion lawsuit Sunday World stands by its story and said any response to Bonang’s lawsuit would be addressed through the relevant channels. The media must arrange an open interview between me and Brenda’s son to see who is a monster and a liar between us. Our storylines are very simple. Finance has played a big role.
But we won’t stop shooting low movie movies. You just want light entertainment – not something hardcore.
Hence I decided to do low cost films, buy my own equipment and produce good movies.
Judge Mngqibisa-Thusi said it appeared that Twala and Fassie had promised what they did not have because neither owned the rights at the time when they entered into the first agreement. EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations. We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all. You go and hire a Nigerian video from several of the Nolliwood video shops that are on every street in Hillbrow, Berea and Yeoville.
I might not be a good comedian myself, but I sure know how to produce good comedy films. Bongani has the rights to his mother and I have the rights to the music.
Traffic Cop tells a true story of how people have to pay bribes to traffic cops in order to not get tickets. We’re growing, we shooting Maddlupuhti 3 and it will be in the market in 3 weeks time. I am really not bothered nor angry with people who are negative about my stand in the Brenda film.
Judgment was reserved on Wednesday in the court case over the rights for a movie about South African icon Brenda Fassie. The truth will prevail. Off-duty metro cop hosted party in his Durban flat ahead of ‘bloodbath’ South Africa.
What inspired you to go into film? I’ve realised that many of the film makers in South Africa lack doing research about their target markets. Welcome to Twalawood, a movie revolution in full swing in Mzansi. Our goal is to shoot 10 movies for the viewers each year. EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.
However, we will NOT condone the following: The producer who worked with Fassie for years has come out strongly against the production of the biopic by a United Kingdom-based film house that is working with Brenda’s son Bongani. We sell our movies to established networks, Reliable Music, Jetstore, Edcon and whackers, because whackers help us reach the target market.
People must write their own African stories and stop imitating the American movies. Judgment in the matter was reserved. It’s important to realise that wello things are done in the SA way, they will become more successful because people will relate more to them. Now having to step out of my boundaries to go into films, there were questions on whether I would make it.
It has been proven by the Nigerian market that it is possible. The interesting part is that now we have people coming to us and asking for advice, clearly what we are doing is good and it works. Twaal always good to bring different people into the market. Do you produce your own story lines or you have joint ventures with other people?
Judgment reserved in case over rights for Brenda Fassie movie.
Brenda Fassie movie not going to happen, vows Chicco Twala
We also have a new movie coming, Traffic Cop which we are almost done shooting. Sello “Chicco” Twala – Film Producer.
We want to make sure that we release movies in Venda and Giyani – because there are many stories that need to be told in those aello. In Focus spoke to Sello “Chicco” Twala, who together with his ex business partner Senyaka, for years produced very successful low-budget comedy videos and now continues to produce videos that sell like hot cakes.