kykNET runs made-for-TV Sunday night movies

2019-02-21 14:31

Cape Town – M-Net's Afrikaans channels division, kykNET has quietly commissioned and started a Sunday night Afrikaans film project, a series of 13 individual made-for-TV movies, that has been showing on Sunday nights since 20 January 2019.

The set of films are being shown over 13 weeks on kykNET (DStv 144). Five of the films have so far been shown on kykNET, with 8 films left over the upcoming Sunday nights at 20:00. Different directors – ranging from veterans to first-time directors – were given the chance to direct some of the films, with writers who adapted their stage plays, and with some original scripts.

The films range across themes and genres from serious dramas like Die Dag is Bros and Stille Nag to lighter romantic comedies like Vat 'n Kans, and comedies like Die Skandaal.

Deon Meyer's short story, Bottervisse in die Jêm has also been adapted as a film.

Soné Combrinck and Deon Opperman were the producers, with the casting of the films including actors like Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Franci Swanepoel, Simon Bruinders, Amalia Uys, Leandie du Randt-Bosch, Shaleen Surtie-Richards and Armand Aucamp.

The remaining films are Playboyz (24 February), Aantrekkingskrag (3 March), Die Skandaal (10 March), Droomman (17 March), Draadloos (24 March), Oorlewing C-Blok (31 March), Soek jy 'n Lift? (7 April) and Die Dag is Bros ( 14 April).


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