You are going to need these three things while reading Melissa Delport’s new book Rainfall.
- An endless supply of chocolates
- A bottle or two of wine
- A big box of tissues
At the Durban International Film Festival, British producer Andrew Bendel announced that Blue Horizon Productions has acquired the film rights to GG Alcock’s memoir THIRD WORLD CHILD: Born White, Zulu Bred.
Andrew was in Durban to support the launch of the project and to meet filmmakers and potential co-production and financing partners and the film will be made under the South African/UK co-production treaty.
Says Andrew: “I first read about the Alcock family in Rian Malan’s searing My Traitor’s Heart. Twenty five years later I caught up with GG Alcock in his no-holds-barred autobiography Third World Child. It’s a story that’s by turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, peopled by a rogues’ gallery of racist white farmers, Zulu chieftains and township chancers. The story has all the plot points and characters of a mainstream movie: it’s a metaphor for the journey South Africa has itself taken in the last quarter-century, with a lead character that fiction couldn’t invent. I couldn’t be more excited to start working with South African film-making talent and bring GG’s story to the wider world.”
Blue Horizon Productions is a London, UK, based production company developing and financing a slate of narrative fiction and documentary projects as well as TV drama. Its slate includes Bonita, a romantic drama starring Toby Jones, set in the UK and Colombia and gearing up to shoot in late 2015; The Engagement of Mr. Hire, based on Georges Simenon’s classic psychological thriller, and The Italian Chapel, a love story set in Orkney, Scotland, in development with the BFI.
Watch Brett Michael Innes chatting to Samantha Herbst on Polity about his newly released novel Rachel Weeping.
Watch Liz and Mike Wickins chatting to Leandi Kolver, from Polity, about their book Whispers from the Depths – The Kariba Story.
GG ALCOCK, the author of Third World Child has almost finished writing his new book, tentatively titled KasiNomics (coming out in October) – have a look at this video of GG talking to ALEC HOGG on BizNews about a few of South Africa’s informal market’s income streams.
This morning Brett Michael Innes was the guest speaker at the coffee morning held by Exclusive Books Nicolway, at the Licorish Bistro eatery, talking about his newly release novel Rachel Weeping.
For anyone wanting to hear Brett speak we have another two Exclusive Books coffee morning events happening in July ’15:
Exclusive Books – Bedford Centre (07 July ’15)
Exclusive Books – Rosebank Mall (08 July ’15)