We produce films and television dramas for broadcasters and offer brand integration opportunities to corporates.

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OUR MISSION

 

Coal Stove Pictures is dedicated to creating African-inspired stories that will elevate millions of people across the world. We focus on developing fictional characters that will connect with Afro-centric audiences over several narratives for many years to come.

FIDEL NAMISI

Chief Executive Officer

Khethiwe Zwane

Finance And Administrative Manager

WANDILE MOLEBATSI

EXECUTIVE Producer

SPHAMANDLA MADONDO

Screenwriter

SCOTTNES SMITH

Executive Creative Director

NATASJA DE LANGE

Screenwriter

Kudzai Muchibwa

Projects And Productions Manager

Kanne Puso

Screenwriter

Awards And Nominations

 

  • 2016 African Movie Academy Awards, Best Editing, "Hear Me Move"

 

  • 2016 South African Film And Television Awards, Best Achievement in Sound Design, "Hear Me Move".

 

  • 2016 Prism Awards, Best Local PR Campaign, "Hear Me Move"

 

  • 2016 UGU Film Festival, Best Picture, "Hear Me Move"

 

  • 2015 Kalasha Film Festival, Best Original Screenplay, "Hear Me Move"

 

  • 2015 Kalasha Film Festival, Best Score, "Hear Me Move"

 

  • 2014 Writers Guild of South Africa Award, Best Unproduced Screenplay, "Bring Back Lost Lover"

 

  • 2013 Writers Guild of South Africa Award, Best Writing In A Television Comedy, "Tooth and Nails"

 

Where To Find Us

 

 

COAL STOVE PICTURES (ZA)

20 Rosebank Rd,

Rosebank,

Johannesburg, 2196

 

 

TEL: 011 268 6911

 

info@coalstove.co.za

FEATURE FILM SUBMISSION

 

1.   Logline

2.   Treatment [No more than three pages including the main character

      summaries]

3.   Feature Screenplay

 

Note: It is important that all scripts are to be addressed to submissions@coalstove.co.za with the subject heading Script Submission and the name of your script. You will be notified on receipt of your script

 

 

TV PILOT SUBMISSION

DRAMA

  • Brief synopsis of the concept and series (Controlling Idea, Dramatic Question, Premise, Logline)
  • A statement of intent (why is this series / story important? Why (do you think it) should it be produced?
  • A clear and powerful world of the story.
  • Character biographies for the main characters (traits, goals, needs and flaws, indication of relationships)
  • A summary of at least 3 of the main characters arcs/journeys
  • Episode summaries for at least two episodes
  • An outline of episode and series structure
  • Sample Script (10 pages)

 

COMEDY

  • Brief synopsis of the concept and series (comic trap, the situation, comic controlling idea, dramatic question, remise, logline)
  • A statement of intent (why is this series / story important? Why (do you think it) should it be produced?
  • A clear and powerful world of the story that lends itself to sitcom
  • Character biographies for the main characters (Comic flaws, triggers and traits as well goals, indication of comic relationships)
  • Episode ideas for at least 3 episodes (2 – 3 stories per episode)
  • An outline of episode
  • Sample Script (10 pages)

 

Past Productions

Hear Me Move -2015

The son of a famous street dancer tries to discover the truth about his father's tragic death 12 years prior. When he joins forces with his father's dance partner, he finds himself embroiled in a bitter rivalry that pushes him to his limit.

Thula's Vine-2017

Thula a well-known radio personality has an affair with a politician and goes back to her rural farm home to escape the media scandal. Upon her return she learns that her older white sister is planning on selling the farm while her black activist brother believes the land belongs to the black community. A bitter battle ensues between the farm owners and labourers and Thula is put in a difficult position of having to choose one side of her family over the other.

Remix-2013

Two down-and-out kwaito musicians, Tooth and Nails, attempt to wrest control from their useless record label by pirating their own CDs. They get arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of piracy, and are sentenced to carrying out two hundred hours of community service at the Youth Harvest Ministry Church. At the Church, they come up with the "brilliant" idea of avoiding manual labour by rejuvenating the defunct Praise and Worship Team at the Church, creating a new group called "REMIX".

PAST BRAND INTEGRATION CAMPAIGNS

We offer brand integration opportunities in various forms of film and television content. Please get in touch with our sales division to find out about existing opportunities for your brand. Email sales_at_coalstove.co.za

  Brand placement in "Hear Me Move”

  Broadway Sweets

  Brand placement in "Hear Me Move”

  Inkomazi

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