Voices of Faith Premiers in Dieplsloot at a Red Carpet Function

The South African Red Carpet Premier of Straight2! Productions movie VOICES OF FAITH, written by Antony Ehlers and Directed by Alan Farber will take place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Ext 10) Diepsloot.

Voices of Faith
Image Courtesy Straight2! Productions

“The Church was used as a location in the movie, all of which was shot in Diepsloot, and as is the ideal venue to showcase this special film”

Says Chris Avant Smith the Producer. Nokwanda Shabangu of the Wot-If? Trust who will be hosting the premier says

“The premier of Voices of Faith marks the start of our 67 Days for Madiba digital program”

she also added

“We will dress to kill” for this fantastic Gala occaision.

The event takes place on Friday the 20th July starting with the Red carpet at 3pm and the Viewing at 4pm sharp.

The story ‘Voices of Faith’ is a family drama. A split is healed through song and faith.

Gloria (Boshadi Nkomo) is a South African phenomenon, a Gospel star with a reputation (deservedly so) of being a complete Diva!

At the beginning of the story, Gloria loses her voice while doing a live recording of her TV show. She leaves the high light and the gossip of the tabloids and escapes back to the comfort and security of her sister who lives in Soweto. Her sister Eunice (Regina Dube) hasn’t seen Gloria in a long time and seems to put up with her sister’s presence as opposed to embracing it. It is obvious there is an underlying anger towards her younger sister. Eunice’s daughter, Thandi (Sani Dlamini), by contrast is very excited to have her aunt back in the fold.

Thandi is one of the stars of the local youth gospel choir that finds its home in their local church.

The choir is in full swing, practicing for a major choral competition. Their coach without much warning leaves the choir in the lurch as she attends to some personal issues. The Pastor (David Matamela) decides to take a chance and he convinces Gloria, against her own fears, to take over while the choir mistress is on leave.

Gloria does agree, but not happily. They say through adversity comes triumph, and Gloria is the true example of this. Slowly through the backdrop of training the choir she comes to term with her past failures, and comes to grips with the familial guilt that have plagued her.

Gloria finds her faith again. She does this by helping the choir find their own voice, and by helping her sister (unwitting as it may be) find her voice to be able to vocalise the past hurts her sister put her through.

This story is about coming to terms with ones own demons, and finding the faith to be able to deal with them.

Watch the Trailer here:

 

Cast:

GLORIA - Boshadi Nkomo

THANDI - Sane Dlamini

EUNICE - Reginah Dube

MPHO - Tumelo Nkwanca

LUNGILE - Siphokuhle Mdingi

CEBILE - Nomonde Matiwane

DAVID - Phillip Molepo

PASTOR PAUL - David Matamela

  

Voices of Faith – The Good News Story behind the making of:

Straight2! Production company shot their feature film Voices of Faith over 11 days in Diepsloot in February and March 2017. The film was funded by AFI on what is regarded as a small budget.

The ethos of Straight2! Is to provide communities with the tools and expertise to create professional full-length feature films telling South African stories.

Voices of Faith has proven that the business model that Straight2! Has developed over the past four years, is a workable model, that can be replicated nationwide in underserviced communities.

The model is relatively simple, S2! Approached an NPO (The Wot-If? Trust) in Diepsloot to assist us to source services and human capital to work on the movie in a non-partisan way.

Each traditional film department was headed by an industry professional who in turn was assisted by trainees from the Diepsloot Community.

The Producers had prior experience of working in Diepsloot when they assisted The Sloot Motion Picture Collaborative to answer an RFP from the SABC to create local content. 3 feature length proposals were submitted and one was taken forward to the second round of approvals.

The producers did not only use aspirant filmmakers and performers but also auxiliary services such as catering, transport, security and of course local actors and extras.

Voices of Faith injected over a quarter of the budget directly back into the Diepsloot Community.

Straight2! Is currently in pre-production for their second movie out of a slate of five movies. We will be looking to extend the training for those involved in Voices Of Faith giving them the skills to be able to create their content in the future as well as up skilling them to be able to join the industry in the main. A few of the trainee crew and performers who worked on Voices Of Faith have already achieved this

 

CREW

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Anthonie Kotze, Olga Kotze, Vimbai Tsopotsa, Chris Avant-Smith, Alan Farber

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – Prince Vusimuzi Zulu

DIRECTOR - Alan Farber

PRODUCER - Chris Avant-Smith

SCRIPTWRITER – Anthony Ehlers

BASED ON CONCEPT BY – Alan Farber

PRODUCTION MANAGER - Ben Algrain

TRAINEE PRODUCTION SECRETARY - Cleopatra Matuwane

1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Simon Maringa

TRAINEE 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Esther Khoza

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Justus de Jager

FOCUS PULLER - Drikus van der Merwe

TRAINEE 2nd CAMERA ASSISTANT - Tshiamo Makopo

KEY GRIP - Clinton Heath/ Lawrence Mmatli

BEST BOY GRIP - Vuyo Ntuli

TRAINEE GRIP - Ofentse Kgoele

GAFFER - Andries Modise

BEST BOY - Hendrik Manenzhe

TRAINEE SPARK - Thabo Radebe

TRAINEE SPARK – Ithumeleng Moeng

AUDIO TECHNICIAN - Samukele Masuku

TRAINEE BOOM SWINGER - Thabang Moyo

CHORAL SOUND RECORDIST and SCORE – Alli Heyns

CONTINUITY SUPERVISOR - Halala Sabela

TRAINEE CONTINUITY ASSISTANT - Rudolph Shikwe

ART DIRECTOR - Lanah-Lee van der Berg

TRAINEE ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT - Clinton Makgalutsi

TRAINEE ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT - Lesego Molefe

KEY MAKE-UP ARTIST/HAIR STYLIST/WARDROBE - Sigrid Shaw

TRAINEE MAKE-UP ASSISTANT - Mmabatho Mdebula

TRAINEE MAKE-UP ASSISTANT - Palesa Mkhonto

TRAINEE WARDROBE ASSISTANT - Thelma Hlongoane

TRAINEE PRODUCTION RUNNER - Isaac Makhura

DATA WRANGLER - Ben Algrain

TRAINEE EDITOR – Praise Matlapeng

MUSICAL PRODUCER AND CHORAL SOUND RECORDIST - Alli Heyns

CHOIR MASTER - Xolani Nkomo

SET SECURITY - Smile Ngwenya

SET SECURITY - Sent Mashilo 

ON SET CATERING - Y Not Caterers

 

CHOIRS

HERO CHOIR - MELODIES OF DIEPSLOOT

LEAP SCIENCE & MATHS SCHOOL CHOIR

DIEPSLOOT COMBINED SCHOOL CHOIR

DIEPSLOOT WEST SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR

 

LOCATIONS

RIVERSANDS INCUBATION HUB

BLACK STAR COFFEE BAR

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH - DIEPSLOOT

FATHER LOUIS BLONDEL CENTER - DIEPSLOOT

DIEPSLOOT SECTION 2 TAXI RANK

DIEPSLOOT MALL

BOPHELONG SPORTS CLUB - DIEPSLOOT 

POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES - Digital Workshop

CAMERA & EQUIPMENT - Panavision

GENERATOR SERVICES - Globes Media Power

 

Special Thanks to Gail Styger and the WOT-if! Trust, for their continued support and guidance

 

 

 

 

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