Hot on the heels of the popular comedy, Nothing for Mahala, Heartlines
begins production on its new film produced by Quizzical Pictures.
Written and directed by Craig Freimond and produced by Robbie Thorpe, Beyond
the River is a true story of two men whose quest to win gold connects them on
and beyond the river. It is based on the story of Piers Cruikshanks of Dabulamanzi
Canoe Club and Siseko Ntondini of the Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club who, against all odds, won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon.
The film’s cast includes Lemogang Tsipa, Grant Swanby, Mary Twala, Israel Makoe,
Garth Breytenbach and Kgosi Mongake. In addition to being a dramatic adventure
story about the triumph of the human spirit, the film will feature a host of picturesque
locations, such as The Valley of 1000 Hills, Emmarentia Dam and Orlando Dam.
Filming commenced in Johannesburg on 26 October.