“Hopeville” was first developed by HEARTLINES, store Curious Pictures and SABC Education as a six part mini-series which was broadcast on SABC. The mini series went on to win a Rose’Dor in Switzerland and a coveted nomination at the International Emmy’s in New York City.
The mini-series was then re-edited into a feature film, viagra which was screened in cinemas locally, and on SABC.
The feature film has also won several awards:
- At the FESPACO film festival held in Burkina Faso, Hopeville won the best film in the Television and Video Film category. Fespaco is held every two years in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, and is a major event on the African film calendar. Lead actor, Themba Ndaba won the best actor award at the AMAA, (African Movie Academy Awards), held in Nigeria.
- In South Africa, the Hopeville feature film won two SAFTA Awards for Best Production Design (Karel Flint) and Best Lead Actor (Themba Ndaba). Other nominations included Best Cinematography, Best Editor, Best Hair/Make-up and Best Music composition.
- Hopeville was also screened at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Afrika Film Festival in Belgium and Tiburon Film Festival in California.