Imagine going behind the scenes of the movie industry and learning how the business of movies work? Imagine doing this with the rest of South Africa collectively? Well, it has finally arrived. A crowdfunded movie collectively owned by the people.
It paints a picture of how the military training of the MK veteran made it easy for them to outmuscle security companies and police.
This is the Feature Film Debut of Elvis Nkosi
The movie is produced by Elvis Nkosi and has been in the works since 2016.
After running out of funds to make the movie, he turned to The People’s Fund, and this crowdfunding campaign was born. How it works is that each member of the public contributes from as little as R100 to have the movie completed.
Once the movie is completed, each person will have 80% of their money contributed paid back by the DTi rebate as part of the South African Film Incentive scheme. Then each person will share in 20% of the movie’s future takings for life.
The beauty is that it is owned by the people and hence the people will drive its consumption.
The campaign has been live for two days and has already raised almost R10k from people contributing R100. It also has a great incentive for those looking to make the bigger investment of R100k or more and will put their names on the end credits as Executive Producers.
To contribute click here: State Enemy No. 1
When Collen Chauke and his comrades returned from the MK camps in Angola, they were filled with hope at the establishment of a new, democratic country that they could call home.
They were eager to see change for themselves and for their families and communities who had endured years of oppression. When they discover that in actual fact, nothing has changed, they decide to take matters into their own hands, becoming the modern-day Robin Hoods.
Their arrogance and“god complex” results in a number of deaths, turning them from romantic heroes to dangerous outlaws. After escaping jail once and embarking on an even deadlier spree, Chauke is betrayed by his onetime girlfriend, Grace and lives out the rest of his short life behind bars.