28-30 NOVEMBER 2023

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HOT PROPERTIES: Africa

Date: Wednesday 29 November
Start time: 10.20am |
Venue: Hall 3,
Kings Place
This Hot Properties session shines a light on three upcoming African dramas expected to have an impact on the international market over the next 18 months. We hear how the projects were created, developed, packaged and sold from those closest to the project. This session features: White Lies, Soon Comes Night and The Morning After.

White Lies:

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Picnic at Hanging Rock) and Brendon Daniels (Four Corners) star in a crime thriller unfolding against the spectacular backdrop of Cape Town, South Africa. Set in the wealthy neighbourhood of Bishopscourt, investigative journalist Edie Hansen (Dormer) gets caught up in the ugly underbelly that lies beneath the picturesque beauty of the city, dragging her back to a turbulent past.
Speakers : Natalie Dormer, Harriet Gavshon and Darrel Brystow-Bovey

Soon Comes Night:

Set against the back drop of post – apartheid South Africa a liberation hero turned heist king and a broken Apartheid cop seeking redemption find their lives interlocked in this gritty crime drama.
Speakers: Stan Joseph, Paul Rowlston and Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia

The Morning After:

When 25 year old Hull party-girl Nina (Amara Okereke) wakes up naked on a beach in Cape Town, South Africa, about 6000 miles from home, it’s possible that her life isn’t going exactly according to plan. Capetonian locals and beach cottage mates Michaela (Carmen Pretorius), Mandisa (Gaosi Raditholo), Cleo (Tarryn Wyngaard), Pauline (Danica Jones) and Justin (Richard Gau) quickly rescue her from that immediate predicament, and exact revenge on the guy responsible, but ultimately Nina’s going to have to be the one to rescue herself from herself.
Entirely filmed in Cape Town and vicinity, The Morning After, created by Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes, is directed by Cindy Lee (Girls of St Agnes, Desert Rose) and Karen Jeynes (Recipes for Love and Murder), with Executive Producers Rémy Jacquelin for Paradoxal, and Thierry Cassuto, Karen Jeynes and Thato Cassuto for Both Worlds Pictures. The series, produced in association with Amazon Studios and SWR Fernsehen for ARD FabFiction, will premiere in sub-saharan Africa on Amazon Prime Video and in Germany on ARD’s SVOD service Mediatek.
Speakers: Frank Tönsman and Karen Jeynes

Session recording

Speaking in this session

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

Actor and executive producer
Dog Rose Productions
Darrel Bristow-Bovey

Darrel Bristow-Bovey

Writer and executive producer
Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon

Creative director
Quizzical Pictures
Stan Joseph

Stan Joseph

CEO
Ochre Media ADO Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Paul Rowlston

Paul Rowlston

Writer
Ochre Moving Pictures
Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia 

Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia 

VP,  scripted acquisitions and coproductions
Red Arrow Studios International
Frank Tönsmann

Frank Tönsmann

Commissioning editor
WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)
Rémy Jacquelin

Rémy Jacquelin

Executive producer
Karen Jeynes

Karen Jeynes

Executive producer
Both Worlds Pictures
Moderator Steven Adams
MODERATOR

Moderator Steven Adams

Founding partner
Alta Global Media