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Mignon 'Mossie' van Wyk walks away with Best Feature Film award
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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:27

Phoenix Films' love story Mignon 'Mossie' Van Wyk, has won Best Feature Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival for 2017!

The producers, as well as Thandi Puren, represented Phoenix Films at the festival this past weekend in the town of Limerick, Ireland, where both Mignon 'Mossie' van Wyk as well as Phoenix Films' latest psychological thriller, Siembamba (starring Reine Swart and Thandi Puren), screened as nominees in the category of Best Feature Film.

Mignon 'Mossie' Van Wyk, is a touching coming-of-age story narrated by the quiet but observant sister, starring Erica Wessels (Hatchet Hour, Alles Wat Mal Is), Deanre Reiners (Dis Koue Kos, Skat, Verskietende Ster), and introduces Tanika Fourie.

This win follows that of Phoenix Films' debut Treurgrond, which won Best Feature Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival in 2016. Treurgrond, starring Steve Hofmeyr, in the moving story of a community of farmers, families and investigators dealing with the ongoing epidemic murders seen in South Africa.

Treurgrond, Mignon 'Mossie' van Wyk and Siembamba were all directed by Oscar-nominated director Darrell Roodt, who also received the Lifetime Achievement award from the festival this year.

Phoenix Films couldn't be more proud, and would like to thank all our producers, investors, cast and wonderful production teams for holding these films up to an international standard for the world to see.



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