25min 22 October 2022 Drama

Manskap will premiere on SABC 2 on Saturday 22 October 2022 at 8:30pm.

Kyle (Melick Gould) is a troubled but promising young man, unemployed, fatherless and raised by a single mother, Sandra (Lorcia Cooper-Kumalo). With nothing much to keep him motivated besides his love for cars, Kyle finds himself in the clutches of a powerful local gang leader, Rooi (Jerome Du Plooy).

When another father figure steps in to offer him a new sense of direction, Kyle must make a choice. Can Bra Warren (Bradley Olivier) help Kyle find a different path in his life? Does Kyle want it badly enough?

Manskap is one of the Heartlines Fathers Matter films being released in 2022 and is in Afrikaans, with subtitles in English.

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Read our interview with director Eric Mogale

Meet Eric Mogale, the director of Manskap, one of the six films in Heartlines’ Fathers Matter Film Series. Eric has worked as a creative director, director and producer for a number of well-known South African productions.

"You can make different choices, you know."
Bra Warren

Pictures by Mark Lewis and Andrew Norgate

Behind the scenes

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Pictures by Mark Lewis, Andrew Norgate and Ayanda Sitole

Production Information

  • Running Time: 25min
  • Release Date: 22 October 2022
  • Rating: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Director: Eric Mogale
  • Cast: Melick Gould, Lorcia Cooper-Kumalo, Jerome Du Plooy, Bradley Olivier, Edwin Mathews, Kevin Narain, Liam Lincolin Isaacs
  • Written by: Zaba LeRoto Hlathswayo