Student collaboration on major SA film


In a unique collaboration, Inspired Minority Pictures (IMP) is working in partnership with renowned creative media college, SAE Cape Town on the final synchronisation and mixing of the much anticipated feature film, Spoon. Starring Golden Globe winning actor, Rutger Hauer, Spoon is currently in post production and is set to preview in 2010.

Directed by Simon Hansen, Spoon is described as a supernatural thriller utilising over 400 special effects – more than most sci-fi films in Hollywood – and is leading the computer animation revolution in South Africa. Hansen, also known for co-producing films with the lead actor of District 9, Sharlto Copley, is now being touted internationally as a rising star in feature film direction.

The project commenced in July 2009 and five top audio students from SAE Institute, Cape Town, were tasked to assist with the edit, synchronisation and final mixing of Spoon. “We are proud to be involved in such a groundbreaking initiative, once again positioning SAE as a leading institution for world class creative training,” comments SAE Institute Manager, David Maclean. SAE has also assisted with the international short film produced by IMP, Pumzi.

“Spoon is a big film in a tiny film’s body,” exclaims Director, Simon Hansen. “SAE assisted us to break the mould of what to expect on these low budget productions and we were able to partner with SAE as a top-notch solution and elevate our film.  We are so excited for people to see what we have done in collaboration with SAE. It would not otherwise have been possible.”

Recently hosting workshops with Grammy award-winning engineers Vance Powell (Jack White, White Stripes, Alicia Keys, Buddy Guy) and Fabrice ‘Fab’ Dupont (Toots & the Maytals, Bon Jovi, Avishai Cohen, Jennifer Lopez, Issac Hayes), SAE, Cape Town has added Hollywood foley artist, Michael Broomberg to their repertoire of internationally renowned college guest speakers.


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