It has never been a more fruitful time to be a storyteller in Africa. An abundance of talent across Africa have submitted their film projects for funding approval to The Write Project since its launch in July 2020.
Thousands of film projects are produced every year with earnestness, sincerity, and absolutely no hope of finding a market. So when a film project doesn’t work and the investment is lost, it becomes increasingly harder to justify to our investors the importance of this funding initiative. The risk involved is considerably different and higher for us to select the right projects likely to generate sustainable growth in order to deliver excellent financial returns to our investors.
Listed below are the Finalists as well as optioned projects from the first cycle of applications from around Africa to The Write Project Film Fund. These exceptional and visionary projects were selected from over 900 submissions.
Congratulations to the filmmakers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!
Here are the Finalists:
|PROVISIONAL APPROVALS: First Cycle of Applications 2020/21 – Africa|
|Project Name||Applicant Name||Production Company||Required Budget|
|A Bittersweet Memory||Ruth Luhanga||African Knights Ltd.||$40,200.00|
|Before Dawn||Michael Kuser||Forward Media||$29,000.00|
|Pandæmonium||Chike Nwoffiah||Under Pressure Films||$33,000.00|
|The Drowning Girl||Onome Egba||Novat Studios||$57,200.00|
|The Incumbent Problem||Henry Rugamba||Heart Rain Pictures||$33,300.00|
|The Tawopalopp||Jacques Roos||Individual||$74,950.00|
|Turning Point||Sarah Hassan||Alfajiri Productions Ltd.||$72,570.00|
|Usiko Mbaya||Gerald Banda||Blackadri Films||$33,300.00|
|The Silent Killer: Albinism in Africa||Sandy Matewa||African Sky Ltd.||$425,000.00|
|documentaries on option|
|The Day of the Dead Moon||Gregg Thompson||GreggThompson Film||$546,800.00|
|Perfectly Normal Obsession||Hubert Malenga||Oracle Wind Productions||$2,368,960.00|
|The Lost Prince of Allada||Tasheka Ghartey||Muddy Waters Media||$2,495,680.00|
|feature films on option|
|Frustrated||Nestor Orji||Mountain Top Entertainment Ltd.||TBC|
|The Adoption||Shiv Sudhakar||Blue Ice Africa||TBC|
|Looking for Normal||Daniel Mathethwa||Crayon Films Ltd.||$986,500.00|
|The Other Side of Self||Michelle Khanna||Individual||$510,500.00|
|TV series on option|
|Africa Unknown||Folarin Laosun||Filmtrique Production||$615,000.00|
- Visit our website to also see the Finalists as well as optioned projects from the first cycle of applications (South Africa) to The Write Project Film Fund.
We would like wish everyone who submitted a project to The Write Project Film Fund every success in their endeavors and encourage them to keep creating and keep writing.