Veteran Zimbabwean filmmaker Norbert Fero has just shot a four-minute trailer in South Africa to raise funds for his debut feature film, Ten Percent (10%), based on a Christian theme.
Fero has been in the industry for 20 years and founded Chameleon Films in Zimbabwe in the 1990s. He has also worked in England and Germany. His credits include the Positive Stories testimonials on SABC’s Take 5, and Matters of the Spirit, a health-based film about epilepsy.
The Ten Percent (10%) trailer is produced under the banner of new South African media and entertainment player, Tipindewo Multimedia Network.
Says Fero: “We will use the trailer to raise production funding for this socially relevant story. I feel very confident about the trailer because we had a great crew and the scenes are very powerful.’
Starring in the trailer are Stephen Ferreira, Charnelle Fortuin, Dean John Smith, Jondolar Isaacs, Janice Smith and Simone Botha. The supporting cast comprises students from Stellenbosch University Drama Department who, according to Fero, were “hungry to show their talents’.
The trailer was shot over three days around the Helderberg area, using horses and electric boats. Equipment was supplied by Cape Town’s Spacehub Productions.