Hear Me Move
South Africa's first dance film. Sbujwa has never been this big.
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Award winning producer and director, Scottnes L. Smith received an Honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008, in Dramatic Arts, majoring in Film and Television Production. Line producer and actor in "Long Street", a feature length film shot in Cape Town in 2008 and due for cinema release in 2010. Directed and produced a number of award winning short films, most notably of which are "The Verge" and "Passage", the multiple award winning Wits University short films. He has also directed a number of award winning commercials, music videos, documentaries and PSA's. Finalist in the 2005 Multichoice Vuka! Awards for his PSA "Donor Man". Finalist in the SAB "Kickstart" Competition for Small Businesses.
A seasoned actor, Wandile has acted in several foreign co-productions which exposed him to the inner workings of a film crew. Starred in "A Million Colours", "Skeem", "Intersexions", "Soul City", "When We Were Black", "Gothia Caper", "Rhythm City" and "Cry The Beloved Country". Wandile is also a former KTV presenter. He graduated from Wits University in 2008 and received an Honours degree in Dramatic Arts
Fidel started his career in filmmaking with his friend's camcorder in high school, shooting low budget documentaries. He got his first break in the television industry when writing on "Soul Buddyz: Series 3" (2006). Since then he has worked continuously as a scriptwriter. His credits include "A Place Called Home" (SABC 1, 2007), "Rhythm City" (eTV, 2009) and "Zone 14" (2010). He has also written the scripts of the feature films "Contenders Only", "Lucky's Numbers" , "Tooth and Nails" and "Hear Me Move". When not behind his laptop screen, Fidel may be found hiking or shooting hoops in and around Pretoria.
Having spent 15 years of her life travelling to and living in more than 80 countries, then returning to complete a master's degree in 3D animation, Clare is now able to leverage the international networks formed over more than a decade to access various international markets. Since Coal Stove Pictures released Hear Me Move, Clare’s commitment to innovation, creativity and belief in people have proven a driving force in enabling us to access new markets.
Nompi started her career as an editor for the SABC cutting variety and sports magazine shows, including documentary profiles and channel promos. In parallel she also began her writing career as a story liner for the popular soap, Isidingo. Her writing also spanned children’s programmes such as Wille Wereld and the teen drama series Skeem Saam. After taking up an internship with the American Cinema Editors in LA Nompi returned home to S.A. and began working in feature films as an assistant editor. Some of her film credits include Material, Otelo Burning, Vehicle 19 and Spud 2. As the Script Development Executive for Coal Stove Pictures she oversees all aspects of development and is currently writing a feature film called Sweet Whimsical.
Tracy obtained her Bachelors in Media Studies and English at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Pursuing postgraduate studies, she moved to Johannesburg and completed her Masters in Animation at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, focusing on narrative in animation. Her interest in story led her to a career in scriptwriting with Coal Stove Pictures where, after a brief internship, Tracy quickly became an integral member of the team as a result of her sheer creativity and academic achievements. Fluent in German, Tracy adds to the global capabilities and vision of Coal Stove Pictures.
Hear ME Move
01 Aug 2014
Hear ME Move" is South Africa' s first sbujwa dance movie. It tells the story of Muzi, the son of an amazing pantsula dancer.
Writers Guild win for Fidel Namisi
08 Jul 2014
Coal Stove Pictures's Fidel Namisi wins the 2013 Writers Guild Award
Hear Me Move Official Trailer Released
22 Aug 2014
The official trailer of Hear Me Move has been released. Watch it here.
Fidel Namisi speaks at Kyknet Film Festival
28 Aug 2014
Fidel was in the panel on the future of comedy in South Africa.
"Hear ME Move" screens at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
08 Jul 2014
Hear ME Move was screened at the South African pavillion, and attended by international sales agents and distributors.
Wandile Molebatsi and Fidel Namisi co-producing Verskietende Ster (“Shooting Star”)
02 Aug 2014
Wandile Molebatsi and Fidel Namisi co-producing Afrikaans feature film "Verskietende Ster" (“Shooting Star”)
Sbujwa invades Canada
08 Sep 2014
Hear ME Move, SA’s first dance movie, has been selected to join the SA Delegation of Films headed to the 2014 Toronto Int Film Festival
Wandile Molebatsi to star in two TV series in 2014
31 Jul 2014
Hear Me Move Film takes Sbujwa International
11 Sep 2014
Hear Me Move, created by Coal Stove Pictures, has been selected to be shown at the Toronto South African Film festival (TSAFF) from 1-2 Nov.
"Inspired4Writers" talks to screen writer Fidel Namisi about what inspires his narrative
07 May 2013
Fidel Namisi chats about what inspires his narrative and why it’s so important to laugh
SA Film attracts African Market
03 Oct 2014
South Africa's first dance film Hear Me Move invited to 4th edition of African International Film Festival (9 -16 November) in Nigeria
Coal Stove is growing with The Development Team
28 Oct 2014
Meet "The Stove" - the team putting coal in the stove and cooking up hot new ideas
Dept of Arts & Culture Supports "Hear Me Move" at farewell Press Conference
06 Feb 2015
Arts and Culture’s Minister Nathi Mthethwa: "We see young people who are reflecting the soul of their nation."
Africa’s Biggest Dance Film at the American Film Market
02 Dec 2014
Writer and co-producer, Fidel Namisi, travels to AFM to meet with distribution and sales agents
Hear Me Move,Four Corners & Cold Harbour selected to compete at prestigious 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles.
09 Feb 2015
NFVF announces that 3 NFVF funded films compete in 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles.
Coal Stove Pictures congratulates Clare Louis
16 Mar 2015
Coal Stove Pictures congratulates Clare Louis on one year working with the team.
Coal Stove Pictures chosen as KhayaFM BizzBoost
22 Sep 2015
Coal Stove Pictures chosen as September finalist for KhayaFM BizzBoost
Note: It is important that all scripts are to be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Script Submission and the name of your script. You will be notified on receipt of your script and the reading process will be 4 weeks for the initial decision. You will be notified by the 5th week should we wish to proceed with your submission to the next stage. The Coal Stove Pictures Script Development Team has three stages of consideration.
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