Cast and crew on 'Riding with Sugar' film set in Cape Town. Picture: Instagram

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).


Keep your eye on social media for updates, interviews with the cast and news on competitions to win walk-on roles.