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THE FILM FACTORY develops, funds and produces feature films in a service, co-production and/or production capacity. The Film Factory operates out of Johannesburg but shoots all over Southern Africa. The Film Factory is a celebrated and dynamic company with specialized but also very versatile partners and collaborators.

Stroomop now available on DVD and DSTV Box Office!

The adventure film, Stroomop (Ivan Botha’s directorial debut) that was watched on the big screen by over 116 000 people and earned R7 434 677 at the local box office, is now available on DVD at selected retailers as well as on the DStv BoxOffice.

“Stroomop had an exceptional run of 11 weeks on circuit and is up to date the biggest South African film at the box office for 2018,” says Pieter Geldenhuys from Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd.

This film is about more than just life and death, it tells the story of five women – Lana (Donnalee Roberts), Vivian (Simoné Nortmann), Adrie (Chanelle de Jager), Diona (Ilse Klink) and Nixie (Carla Klassen) – who are being tossed about by life’s rough waters and drowning in their own lives. Coincidence takes them on an adventure on the Orange River. Here the unthinkable happens when their boat capsizes, the river guide goes missing and they find themselves in a battle for survival in the wilderness.

The journey irrevocably changes their lives as they struggle through the pain and fear together. Themes which the film explore include self-discovery, forgiveness, acceptance and healing.

Armand Aucamp, famous for his roles in Ballade vir ’n EnkelingDie Boekklub 1 and 2 and Knapsekêrels stars as the river guide, Guy. He is joined by a number of other familiar faces.

Stroomop was really one of the biggest adventures of our lives. It is our absolute privilege that the characters and story can now live on in people’s homes. We look forward to sharing this epic and emotional journey on the Orange River with more people. We would like to thank all those who have already supported Stroomop on the big screen and for all the wonderful feedback. We tell stories and make films for the people, so there is nothing more special than receiving someone’s sincere and heartfelt feedback. Relax, sit back and enjoy!”  said Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts.

Watch the film trailer here.


Thys & Trix teaser trailer

Thys & Trix stars Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch.

Thys and Trix are siblings and eager yet helpless police officers. Their constant feud results in their expulsion after it causes yet another embarrassment for the police service.

Detective Solomons is investigating the activities of a crime syndicate in an exclusive golf estate outside Mossel Bay. Due to their ‘vanilla’ appearance, Thys and Trix are singled out for the first time as the most competent team to lead an investigation. However, the fact that they must pretend to be a married couple to make the investigation credible, complicates the situation.

Are any of Thys and Trix’s new neighbours perhaps involved with the production and distribution of MTHC, a paralysing hallucinogenic?

The film is produced by Danie Bester from The Film Factory with Quintin Krog (Vir Die Voëls, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling) directing.

Thys & Trix will be released nationwide on 22 June 2018 through Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

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