They're the soap-star lovers trying to make South Africa's first ever Afrikaans romantic comedy. What can Australian films learn from them?
Marc Fennell

2 Jul 2014 - 5:10 PM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2014 - 8:58 AM

Australians love to bitch about Australian films. "Why are they always depressing!?" Why is there always a junkie?" "Who dies?" "Why do they all star Jack Thompson?"

Imagine if we had half the population speaking eleven different languages; how much harder would it be to get movies made and watched in that market?

That's the challenges faced by the South African film industry. Check out this story about a film going against the odds.