Film producer, Jacintha de Nobrega, is over the moon after her film, "Deep End" won two awards at the The Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film and TV Awards, on Saturday.
"Deep End", a coming-of-age romantic drama, took the Best Director award for Eubulus Timothy and Best Film award in the relative categories.
This is the second win for De Nobrega, who also won an award for Durban Beach Rescue in 2017.
“I was pleasantly surprised with the honours that the film received. It was an acknowledgment of my hard work in the project. The production of the film was long in the making and the inherent challenges around funding were met with the help of my partners and funders KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry. The award is also an acknowledgement of the talent that exists among Black female film producers in the country and I am honoured to be counted among them,” said De Nobrega of Arclight Productions.
"Deep End" stars Carishma Basday and Greg Kriek in the lead roles along with Mahendra Raghunath, Suraya-Rose Santos, Priya Lutchman and Robin Singh. "Deep End" was screened in cinemas earlier this year and was well received. It also screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival earlier this month.