Al Debbo jnr pens new movie

2011-10-28 10:49
Vicus Bürger
Bloemfontein – Alec Debbo, the son of late actor and comedian Al Debbo is set to follow in his father's footsteps.

26-year-old Alec Debbo recently sold a screenplay he wrote for a movie to Mangaung Studios and has just signed the contract.

Alec will also play the lead role in the film, titled Lank Sal Hy Lewe.

Debbo jnr, who has been seen in soap opera 7de Laan and starred in a production called Renosters at this year's Vryfees, was hesitant to reveal too much about his upcoming project. He did mention that it will be a family orientated story set in the countryside.

"It deals with the connection between family members and the brevity of life."

The screenplay includes realistic humour and conflict situations.

International success

Alec started writing the screenplay - his first - in 2009.

"I just woke up with the concept in my mind one morning."

The idea continued to form in his mind for two weeks before he finally put pen to paper.

Lank Sal Hy Lewe will be the first local and Afrikaans film for the newly established Mangaung Studios.

Filming will start in April in the Free State.

Producer Lathiem Groenmeyer says that the film will be able to compete internationally and hopes that it will mirror the success achieved by local films such as Roepman and Skoonheid.


  • Helen - 2011-10-28 11:48

    Heaven help us. More local crap for our viewers to endure.

      John - 2011-10-28 11:52

      It's his first screenplay. At least reserve judgment.

      Morne - 2011-10-28 12:04

      Then don't watch it Helen.

  • johannenchantelle.lombard - 2011-10-28 14:51

    Come on keep your nasty comments to yourself, and I don't think with an attitude like that, heaven will help you or see you in the near future!!

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