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Question and answer session with Ian Morgan

Ian Morgan Good Mourning

Cape Town based filmmaker Ian Morgan was the winner of the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for South Africa, with his short film Good Mourning

Ian Morgan, who won a trip to London to premiere his film at the Sundance Film Festival, returned this week excited, elated and inspired. Here he answers a few questions:

ALSO READ: WINNER OF INAUGURAL SUNDANCETV SHORT FILM COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

Tell us about your winning film Good Mourning?
Good Mourning is a dark comedy about Ted (played by Paul Snodgrass), a professional mourner, who loves his job to death. Until one day he is challenged by a disbeliever, Sandrine (Skye Russell), who questions his morals and ethical standpoint and the conversation take an unlikely turn.

What made you decide to enter the competition?
Paul (Snodgrass) suggested it and sent me a link to the SundanceTV Shorts Competition site. We had been entering the film into a number of local and international film festivals and thought we’d try our luck with this one.

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Global Search For New Talent To Join The BBC Earth Presenting Team

The BBC Earth Presenting Team

BBC Earth (DSTv Channel 184) has today launched a global search for a fresh new presenter who can offer a different perspective on all things natural history and science, to join the team to film a four-part YouTube series. If you’ve never before been a presenter and are;

  • Passionate about our planet and all the wonderful things that live on it
  • Fascinated in the wider world of science, space or the human race
  • Able to communicate your passion with eager and curious audiences all over the world

Then you could enter this international search to become BBC Earth’s newest online presenter!

ALSO READ: Come Dine With Me South Africa Returns For Brand New Season On BBC Lifestyle

From today, budding science storytellers can film and upload a short video to either YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter,that shows off their unique and creative approach to educational communication, and be in the running to win the opportunity to create content for a BBC Earth YouTube channel.

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Tamaryn Green crowned the Miss SA 2018

Tamaryn Green Miss SA 2018

Tamaryn Green was crowned Miss South Africa 2018 at the Sun Arena in Pretoria tonight. 

The 23-year old medical student from Paarl took home a R3.4 million prize package, the biggest prize package in the history of the pageant.

ALSO READ: Bonang Matheba Is Set To Host Miss SA 2018

Tamaryn Green walked away with R1 million in cash and R2.4 million in prizes, a fully-furnished apartment for the year of her reign, and a Nissan Qashqai.

Miss Universe South Africa Tamaryn Green

On the official Miss SA website, Green shared:

“As Miss South Africa I will be in a strong position to assist with the reconstruction of a better South Africa. I have always been passionate about making a positive and progressive difference in the lives of others.

I grew up being exposed to two very different worlds: That of the fortunate and less fortunate. I want to assist in bringing those worlds together. I believe this can be done by providing equal education to all. Actions speak louder than words! I want to be a voice to those who cannot be heard, a servant and role model to South Africans and to the people of the world at large.

Importantly, as Miss SA I want to inspire and empower women to be the best version of themselves. I want to show them that we have a voice and it can be heard, seen and valued! As a woman I believe there is a golden thread linking all women across the globe. Together we should be able to uplift, inspire, nurture and educate the youth of our world.”

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The Final Cut winner – Nasiphi Nthabeni makes her Isidingo debut

Nasiphi Nthabeni

SABC 3’s talent search The Final Cut winner, Nasiphi Nthabeni, has made her Isidingo debut tonight as Cebisa. 

Nasiphi Nthabeni was one of four Eastern Cape finalists who went through in the competition. The young actress plays as Nina’s trainee in the criminal arts.

ALSO READ: Presenter Search On SABC3 Returns For New Season

Nasiphi was born in Ngobo, Eastern Cape. She grew up as the only child, raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. The family relocated to Cape Town in search of greener pastures.

Her mom passed away in 2004 (when she was 12) and she moved in with her aunt who was also struggling to raise her own six children. None the less, her aunt worked hard to make ends meet and was always loving and supportive toward her and her cousins.

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WINNER OF INAUGURAL SUNDANCETV SHORT FILM COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

SundanceTV Ian Morgan

SundanceTV has announced the winner of the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for South Africa. The winner of the Jury Prize is Good Mourning by Cape Town-based filmmaker Ian Morgan.

Ian Morgan wins a trip for two to the premiere of his film at an event at Sundance Film Festival: London which takes place May 31 to June 3. Good Mourning will also be broadcast on SundanceTV (DStv channel 108) later this year. SundanceTV was joined by MultiChoice as exclusive partner for the competition.

Good Mourning is a dark comedy about Ted, a professional mourner, who loves his job to death. However, one day he is challenged by a disbeliever, Sandrine, who questions his morals and ethical standpoint and the conversation takes an unlikely turn.

ALSO READ: SundanceTV Looking For South African Short Films For TV Competition

“The SundanceTV Shorts Competition offers a unique platform to showcase the creativity of emerging filmmakers,” said Victoria Spitalieri, Marketing Director, AMC Networks International. “We’re incredibly excited to broadcast Ian Morgan’s film on SundanceTV Global later this year as well as to premiere Good Mourning at an event during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival: London. We’d like to thank all of the South African filmmakers who submitted entries as well as our partners who generously supported this exciting initiative.”

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Miss South Africa 2018 to win R3 million prize package

Miss South Africa 2018

It’s only a few days left before the Miss South Africa 2018 airs on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161). 

The Miss SA 2018 winner will walk away with a prize package of more than R3 million, the largest in the history of the event. The prize package that Miss South Africa 2018 will receive makes the pageant one of the richest beauty competitions across the globe.

ALSO READ: Bonang Matheba Is Set To Host Miss SA 2018

As reported by The Juice: “The winner will receive R1 million in cash from Cell C and Sun International as well as the use of a fully furnished and serviced apartment for the year of reign, a Nissan Qashqai worth R445 500 and the use of designer garments for her red carpet looks.”

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WIN with Cadbury 5Star Party Planet powered by 5FM

Cadbury 5Star Party Planet powered by 5FM

Following the launch announcement of Party Planet in partnership with Cadbury 5Star and 5FM, you have an opportunity to win a trip to one of five 5 experiences to one of the biggest party destinations. Are you ready to get lost in the ultimate party experience?

You can turn up to the best beats on the legendary Spanish party island of Ibiza or take in the salty ocean air of the Mediterranean while sailing in Croatia or watch a magical sunrise after a crazy all-nighter on the African island of mystery, Zanzibar or island hop your way through Thailand or even get lit at the largest spring break event in the world in Cancun.

What do you win?

1. Get lost in taste, sea, sun and the hottest nightclubs at the party capital of the world. You could win a trip for two to Ibiza to the value of R63 000! Tune into The Roger Goode Show on 5FM, from 06h00-09h00 Monday, 2 July 2018 until Friday, 6 July 2018. For more information on Ibiza click here.

2. Explore the crystal blue seas and dreamy bays while sailing through Croatia with your best mate on a trip worth R59, 600. Listen to Hamman Time on 5FM, from 09h00- 12h00, from Monday, 30 July 2018 until Friday, 3 August 2018.

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An Exciting New Season Of PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3 Premieres This Week

PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3 Host – Pabi Moloi at Callbacks

Earlier this year, SABC 3 announced that it was looking for three fresh, new faces to join the channel on their popular lifestyle and entertainment shows Top Billing, The Expresso Morning Show and Afternoon Express. Auditions were held in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. In an exciting new season, viewers at home will get an inside look at what went down at the auditions and the demanding challenges the budding presenters chosen undergo in a brand-new season of Presenter Search on 3.

Over 6000 people across the country turned up for the rigorous audition process and the first few episodes will give fans an insight into what went down in the audition room. Only 67 potential presenters were given a call-back and the rest of the season sees shocking cuts and thrilling challenges which will test their presenting skills and introduce them to the pressures of live TV in what promises to be the most exciting season of Presenter Search on 3 to date.

The new season sees Pabi Moloi take the reigns as host while judges Jeannie D, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Patience Stevens put the contestants to the test with some daunting tasks which will determine if they have what it takes to become one of SABC 3’s new faces.

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Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky Are The #TIOT8 Runners Up

Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky TIOT8 Runners Up

In what has to be the most nail-biting finale of any Tropika Island of Treasure to date, Brendan Peyper and Lisanne Lazarus (#TeamRed) came out victorious in the final challenge, making them the winners of #TIOT8 and that coveted R1 million prize! In tonight’s final episode of the series, #TeamRed fought hard to beat Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky (#TeamYellow) for the title of #TIOT8 champions.

Did #TeamYellow expect to go head to head against #TeamRed in the final? Both Maps and Witkowsky note “yes”.

“We knew that there was a strong possibility that if we had to make it the finals, we could face #TeamRed because they were very strong in the first few challenges and were really consistent throughout the season,” says Maps.

Witkowsky echoes Maps’ sentiments, and adds: “While we expected to compete in the final against #TeamRed, the fact that there were so many Slenda Twists throughout #TIOT8 meant that the game could turn at any point – making it anyone’s final! #TIOT8 was really full of surprises”.

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Brendan Peyper and Lisanne Lazarus winners of Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives

Winners Brendan and Lisanne Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives

In what has to be the most nail-biting finale of any Tropika Island of Treasure to date, Brendan Peyper and Lisanne Lazarus (#TeamRed) came out victorious in the final challenge, making them the winners of #TIOT8 and that coveted R1 million prize! In tonight’s final episode of the series, #TeamRed fought hard to beat Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky (#TeamYellow) for the title of #TIOT8 champions.

Following a series of Slenda Twists throughout #TIOT8, 22-year-old Lazarus was chosen by 21-year-old Peyper to be his teammate on #TeamRed. It became evident by most celebs and contestants very early on in the season that #TeamRed would be a team to watch out for, with many teams noting them as their biggest threat to the R1 million. And they were right.

Lazarus and Peyper proved to be a force to be reckoned with, and no one is more thrilled with the outcome than Lazarus. “When I found out I was going to be on the show, I obviously wanted to win but I didn’t expect it – only because I didn’t know who my competition would be and I didn’t know at the time who I’d be paired up with. In all honesty, I was just excited to go to the Maldives. After being paired with Brendan and looking at the other teams’ weightings, I felt very confident because I knew Brendan and I would complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses very well,” says Lazarus.

Peyper is just as grateful for the team mate he found in Lazarus. “I truly had an incredible partner. We remained calm even though things sometimes went south, and we ensured that we kept the faith with God on our side – this was the most important aspect for us.”

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