Afrocentric, inherently cool feature film "Riding with Sugar" has started shooting in Cape Town and promises to be a visual masterpiece.
Written and directed by awarded filmmaker Sunu Gonera, Riding with Sugar is a coming-of-age, feel-good story about a young refugee who, despite many setbacks, finds his way, finds love and a chance to create a better life in Cape Town.
In true Sunu style, the film will have a unique African aesthetic with powerful, visually rich scenes and an undercurrent of passion and true grit.
With a British, Kenyan, Nigerian and South African cast, its highly anticipated 2019 release promises to be huge in SA, the continent and internationally.
The film boasts a strong cast which includes Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men, Hotel Rwanda), Charles Mnene (The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Ahead of the Class), Simona Brown (Guilt and Roots, Him) and Brendon Daniels (League Of Glory, Madame and Eve, Five Fingers For Marseilles).
With music at its core, expect cameos from some of SA’s hottest talent and a soundtrack you’ll want to download as soon as you leave the cinema.
The production of the film has been made possible with the support of The National Lotteries Commission (NLC), The Department Of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Arco Venture Capital.
Want to visit the Cape Town set of awarded filmmaker Sunu Gonera's new Afrocentric movie "Riding with Sugar"? Be in the movie with your bestie, hang out with the cast and meet the director? This is your chance!
Instead of hatching an elaborate plan to bypass security at one of its filming locations, we’ve made it super easy:
- Go to the Riding With Sugar Facebook page, Instagram page and or Twitter page.
- Share the post, tag the friend you would like to accompany you on set using hashtag #RidingWithSugar & you can stand a chance to win a walk-on role!
- Entries close at 10:00 am on 23 November 2018 - so get those entries in soonest.
* SA Only & Ts&Cs apply.