Film rights acquired for GG Alcock’s memoir Third World Child


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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.

Incredibly exciting!



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