- SAFTA for Best Sound Designer of a Feature Film (Jim Petrak)
- African Movie Academy Award for Achievement in Sound
Axe's fast-paced career is rudely interrupted when he gets sentenced to 200 hours of community service at an old-age home. There he meets and gets assigned to Hendrik (Marius Weyers), a grumpy old man who spent his life chasing money and now finds himself miserable and alone. Their story is a comic clash of cultures spiced up with hard-hitting life lessons.
At the old-age home, Axe finds himself intrigued by the beautiful manager Reneilwe (Montsho), whose value system is totally different to his. Being in a world where people are the most valuable resource, Axe finds his own worldviews regularly challenged. But due to his make-money nature and his growing debt troubles he negotiates a deal that compromises the wellbeing of the oldsters. It also causes Reneilwe to lose all faith in him.
Can a man like Axe realise true wealth doesn’t lie in temporal things? Can he change his own journey to make a mark that will cost him everything but gain him much more? Nothing for Mahala challenges us all to take a comical and critical look at our own relationships with money, and people.
- Running Time: 1h32
- Release Date: October 2013
- Rating: 13+
- Genre: Comedy
- Director: Rolie Nikiwe
- Cast: Thapelo Mokoena, Marius Weyers, Mmabatho Montsho, Jamie Bartlett, Kenneth Nkosi, Warren Masemola, Casper de Vries, Dorothy Masuka, June van Merch
- Written by: Darrel Bristow - Bovey and Michéle Rowe (original story)
- Producers: Quizzical Pictures – Harriet Gavshon, Mariki van der Walt, J.P. Potgieter, Ronnie Apteker and Heartlines – Garth Japhet, Jennifer Charlton, Nevelia Moloi
- Cinematography: Rory O’Grady
- Sound design: Jim Petrak
- Funded by: Nedbank
- Awards: SAFTA for Best Sound Designer of a Feature Film (Jim Petrak ); African Movie Academy Award for Achievement in Sound