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Welkom by hierdie week se keuse vir Kragtige Kortes – ‘n section op Watkykjy waar ons weekliks ‘n kief kortfilm kies vir jou kykgenot!

Vandag se movie, MOM, nogal ‘n fokken hectic animation van ‘n dystopian wêreld waarin ‘n meisie fokken hardloop vir haar lewe terwyl kameras die die aksie live broadcast en gewone mense dit spectate of net in die agtergrond op hulle TVs aan het. Check dit uit. Dis net oor die 9 minute lank maar dit gaan beslis ‘n uitwerking op jou hê en jou so bietjie laat dink oor dinge. Dis nogal arty farty, maar dis lekker.

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Some local series to sink your teeth into this weekend!

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Our top 10 weekly selection of DSTV Now | Showmax | YouTube | Netflix | Amazon Prime

Like with the music industry, we have to support our local story tellers and content creators as well. I find myself watching more and more locally produced movies and TV shows lately and to be honest, they’ve made it easier on the eye. I think the days of “ag let’s maar give it a chance” has made way for “I can’t wait for the next episode!” because the local okes have seriously put on their big girl panties and got to work. Tech has also improved a lot and became more readily available, I reckon. The quality of South African shows are on par with their overseas counterparts and we’re finally telling our own stories on our own streaming platforms.

Here are some suggestions on lekker local stuff to stream this weekend.

Hotel
I actually visited this film set and met the crew and cast on their very last shooting day and scene of season three. So far there are four seasons available and it was renewed for a fifth season. The guys were supposed to start filming the latest season during the end of February (hey, that’s like, this week!) but fokken COVID-19 put an end to that. It sounds like production will luckily pick up later this year in August. Hotel is a mocumentary set in a hotel in a small town hotel called Fransenburg. Schalk Bezuidenhout and Boer Jaap are a fucking laugh a minute! Actually, all of the characters are hilarious!

Trackers
Deon Meyer’s best selling and electrifying action crime thriller featuring various stories of organized crime, diamond smuggling, Black Rhinos, the CIA and terrorism in Cape Town. Probably the most ambitious and big budget local series produced to date.

Die Byl
Season 2 is now also available and the brilliant detective Piet van der Bijl and his team are back for another nail-biting season of solving murder cases. However in this season, the investigators become the targets. This series is loosely based on true cases and the life of to cop and super sleuth, Piet Byleveld, who sadly passed away from lung cancer in 2017 at the age of 67.

Tali’s Wedding Diary and Tali’s Baby Diary
From the poeples what bringed you SuzelleDIY comes a hilarious new mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos as Tali, a Joburg princess what moves to Cape Town – and she are getting married! And now (as in this fokken week!) Tali Babes can like to be back wiff a pregnant tummy. She is working on her new look as a “momfluencer”, while husband and tjommie Darren and Rael negotiate the choppy waters of the Cape Town property game. As always, there is lots of kak what fucks out. You can now enjoy this back to back if you ever missed the first season because it are funny as fuck!

4 Mure
You need a bit of Afrikaans drama to balance out the comedy, so watch this series of five episodes set in the same hotel room – five different stories, five different genres and Marcelina, the charming yet incompetent hotel cleaner.

Raised by Wolves
OK, I know this Ridley Scott sci-fi series can’t really be called a local series, but it was shot in its entirety in the Western Cape, it is the biggest production ever shot on South African soil and in fact, they did make use of a lot of local actors and created a lot of jobs in the local film industry. Plus our locals probably picked up invaluable skills and training on the job. Just watch it and thank me later.

DAM
You better believe all the hype surrounding this local thriller series which was released earlier this week, because it really is THAT fucking good! The story that gets told and the way that it has been done, has never been done before, or if it has, I’ve never come across it. Set in an Eastern Cape farming community, the story follows Yola who returns home from Chile for her father’s funeral, only to be met by the ghosts of her past. Stellar local cast, Just blerrie marvelous! My pick for best South African series I’ve seen to date!

Need more streaming goodness? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from the Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas from Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime:
#10. Showmax Original Tali’s Baby Diary is “a joy to behold”
In the laugh-a-minute mockumentary, an unexpected pregnancy forces Tali (Julia Anastasopoulos, aka SuzelleDIY, who we first met in Tali’s Wedding Diary in 2017) into a desperate pivot from Insta-influencer to wholesome momfluencer. .
On Showmax
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# 9. Ten Martin Scorsese series and movies to stream in South Africa
To say Martin Scorsese is a living legend is not an overstatement. As a director, since the 1970s he has brought some of the best movies to the screen, many now considered classics – Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Colour Of Money, Casino and many more. As a producer he has multiple credits, and his documentaries are as entertaining as any of his scripted films. Shine A Light, about the Rolling Stones’ Beacon Theatre performance during the band’s Bigger Bang tour in 2006, remains one of the best doccies I’ve seen.
On Netflix & Showmax
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#8 DAM is “South Africa’s answer to HBO’s The Outsider”
Early reviews are glowing, with YFM’s resident critic Yazz the Student comparing DAM to HBO’s The Outsider and saying the “eerie” and “unsettling” show feels “different to the South African television landscape.”
On Showmax
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 #7 Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a “terrifying watch”
Serial killers fascinate us. Fact. Type those words into the search field, on Netflix in particular, and you’ll get dozens of results, from documentaries to scripted series and movies. The topic shows no sign of abating (simple supply and demand), and the latest addition to the platform is Night Stalker: The Hunt For A Serial Killer, which tells the story of Richard Ramirez, who terrorised Los Angeles in the summer of 1985.
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#6 Meet the cast of Showmax Original Tali’s Baby Diary
Julia first came into the public eye as the hilarious doyenne of do-it-yourself, SuzelleDIY. After racking up millions of YouTube views, Julia, who’s also a well-known illustrator and artist, was ready to debut her new creation: Tali, “a Joburg girl who’s recently moved to Cape Town”.
On Showmax
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 #5 Meet the all-star cast of DAM, the Showmax Original thriller series
DAM has been called “South Africa’s answer to The Outsider and Sharp Objects“. It was shot on location in the Eastern Cape, and comes from the pen of four-time SAFTA winner Alex Yazbek. As you’ll see, the ensemble cast is full of exceptional local talent. Here’s a guide to the characters in DAM, and the stars who bring them to life.
On Showmax
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 4# Seven of the best Amazon Original movies to stream on Prime Video
HBO’s dystopian space opera has made waves with its bold vision and sweeping visuals of desolate alien landscapes, all filmed in Cape Town. But it’s not only the gorgeous cinematography, typical of anything Ridley Scott, that’s had fans gripped, eagerly following each episode.
On Amazon Prime
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 #3 Interview: Pallance Dladla on his role as Themba in DAM
In DAM, the Showmax Original thriller series (binge-watch all eight episodes here), Lea Vivier stars as Yola Fischer, a young woman who returns to the Eastern Cape farming town of her childhood to bury her father. She finds out that she’s inherited the house where she and her sister grew up, but being at home soon starts to wear her down – especially when spirits in the house seem to be tormenting her. Or is it all in her head?
On Showmax

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 #2 Where to stream Shonda Rhimes series in South Africa
Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and more award-winning drama series are currently streaming on Netflix and on DStv in South Africa. Here’s where to find the latest seasons.m.
 On DStv Now & Netflix
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 #1 Interview: Lea Vivier on playing the troubled but brave heroine in DAM
Silwerskerm Best Actress winner Lea Vivier (The Day We Didn’t Meet) leads an all-star cast in the new Showmax Original DAM, a small-town psychological thriller from four-time SAFTA winner Alex Yazbek that is now streaming.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 4 spot, Seven of the best Amazon Original movies to stream on Prime Videoso we cheated and spun the wheel again and it landed on our number 7 spotNight Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is a “terrifying watch”. So we kept on spinning until it landed on DAM because you should really fucking watch this series:
When a young woman returns to her small-town home, she’s confronted by an unspeakable past. But is the cause of her terror real, or is she losing her mind? DAM.  Available since 22 Feb, only on Showmax:

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“Okay, this kind of a big deal!” – akteur, Gerald Steyn gesels met Watkykjy oor sy rol in die nuwe Showmax thriller reeks, DAM

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Gerald Steyn is ‘n betreklike nuwe akteur op die Suid-Afrikaanse TV en movie scene maar die ou het reeds fokken baie vermag in die afgelope sowat ses jaar sedert hy sy professionele loopbaan as akteur aangepak het. Sy CV is so tight gestop soos ‘n Checkers-boerewors en die bra bring beslis die sous na die tafel! Hy is een van daai lucky bliksems wat tot dusver net lekker rolle in goeie produksies losgeslaan het maar ons moet tog byvoeg dat die plaaslike filmbedryf in die laaste dekade wel hulle sokkies tot reg onder die ballas opgetrek het. Daar is genuine fantastiese local stuff daarbuite deesdae! Gerald het byvoorbeeld nou onlangs kief rolle gehad in Lioness (tans op Mnet), Trackers, Meisies Wat Fluit, die remake van Fiela Se Kind en die superbefokte thriller wat jy vir fokken seker nie moet misloop nie, DAM.

Ons het het so bietjie met Gerald gechat oor sy rolle in al hierdie TV-reekse en films en was veral nuuskierig oor sy rol as Max inDAM wat die afgeloep Maandag op Showmax ge-launch is. Jy kan hierdonder sommer na gedeeltes van die onderhoud luister waar Gerald meer in diepte spesifiek oor DAM gesels.


Jy vertolk die rol van Liam, ‘n tipe Tinder rebound dude in Meisies Wat Fluit. Dis ‘n drama oor relationships wat so bietjie uitfok. Was jy ook verras oor hoe “real” die movie uitgedraai het?
Ek het actually vir Stiaan Smith se rol van Henk ge-audition. Hulle het vir ons die hele script gestuur en ek onthou toe ek Liam se rol lees het ek gedink: “Wat ‘n fokken loser!”, jy weet? En toe kry ek die rol en dit was moerse fun! Ek is vrye teuels gegee. Ek dink (director) Johan Cronje wou  die scene so awkward as moontlik maak. Miskien het ek ‘n gawe om dinge awkward te maak soos met Trackers. Ek het die scene baie geniet. Actors probeer gewoonlik om die script te amplify en ek dink Stiaan en Liandie het presies dit gedoen. Dit was refreshing om iets te lees wat eerlik is en nie die romantiese idealisme wat hulle gewoonlik in tydsrkifte en romcoms probeer verkoop nie. Ek dink die film het die boodskap van realistiese verhoudings en die gevolge van mens se optredes oorgedra. Ek was aangenaam verras deur die eindproduk!

So gepraat van Trackers het jy geskiem “Af nee fok, ek is nou die ou wat vrek in die eerste episode!” of gaan jy net vir goud met die rol?
Haha, nee! Met Trackers het ek dit geniet om Lourens te speel! Ek het uitgesien na die geleentheid om my kop te laat wegblaas! Dit was net so ‘n fun rol gewees en dit het die heavyness van die show gebreek wat ons gevoel het nodig was, anders sou dit nie gewerk het nie. Jy kan van ‘n myl af sien dat hierdie ou expendable is, so daar moes iets wees om die gehoor te surprise. Ons was in Bela-Bela vir twee-en-‘n-half weke en het ‘n absolute ball gehad!
Dink jy daar is ‘n riskiko wat mens loop deur ‘n classic movie ‘n overhaul te gee? Fiela Se Kind het fokken goed uitgedraai. Was jy dalk nervous gewees om hierdie projek aan te vat? Ek meen, daar is so bietjie hoë verwagtinge wat druk op ‘n mens kan plaas, veral as jy aan mense se Suid-Afrikaanse en veral Afrikaanse classics raak.
Ek was geensins nervous nie. Ek dink dit was tyd vir ‘n update  vir die movie – nie dat daar enigsins iets fout was met die ouer movie nie. Jongmense kyk deesdae HD movies op hulle fone. Ek dink om nie vir Fiela se Kind ‘n nuwe gehoor te werf nie weens ou tegnologie, is ‘n groot onreg omdat ek van die boek gehou het. Ek het gevoel dat ons iets doen wat baie nodig was.

Die splinternuwe Showmax original reeks, DAM, is totally in ‘n ander league en op ‘n internasionale mededingende vlak. Jy vertolk die karakter van Max. Het jy tydens verfilming enige idee gehad van hoe fokken next level die eindproduk sou wees? Het dit jou verras?
Aanvanklik toe ek die audisie gekry het, en ek lees toe wat die scene is, het ek nie gedink dit gaan so groot rol wees nie, maar dis nie exactly ‘n klein rol nie. Ek het gedink dis ‘n vinnige een – ‘n outjie wat ‘n asshole is een doodgemaak word, maar toe Lea my kontak en vir my sê ek het die rol gekry, toe weet ek:  “Okay, hierdie moet nogal groot wees want sy sal haarself nie attach aan ‘n piece of shit nie!” (as jy nou al deur haar filmopragpy gegaan het). Toe bel Alex my en sê ek het die rol en Laudo is ook in, en toe is ek soos: “Okay, this kind of a big deal!” Toe ek op stel kom en ek sien Tom Marais (director of photography) is daar (ek het saam met hom gewerk in Fiela se Kind) – toe is ek soos: “Motherfucker! Hierdie het baie potential!”
Ek is so dankbaar, so relieved en ek is trots!


DAM is verfilm in die bumfuck nowhwere gedeelte van die Eastern Cape: twee klein dorpies genaamd Adelaide en Bedford. Was jy al ooit voorheen in jou lewe daar? Is daai plek regtig so creepy soos in die reeks of is dit ‘n lekker jol?
Haha, weet jy wat? Bedford en Adelaide kry so ‘n fokken knock! Dis altwee great plekke! Ek het dit ge-love daar! Dis actually so fokken snaaks. Ons staan op die dak van die hotel en toe rol daar tumble weed oor die straat, I shit you not! Laudo-hulle en almal was daar ‘n dag voor my en daar is blykbaar ietsie van ‘n grave en allerhande spirits so apparently kan dit ‘n scary town wees, maar van wat ek gesien het – ek love die mense en ek het die plek gelove maar dit kan ook van al die rooiwyn wees na elke dag se shoot. Jy moet ook verstaan die plek waar ons gebly het – die Bedford Inn was soos ‘n oasis. Shame, die dorpie het bietjie gesukkel, verald met COVID. Baie plekke het toegemaak. Ek dink die plek waar ons gebly het was funded omdat dit baie oorsese toerisme trek. Daar was ‘n spa, daar was ‘n swembad, ‘n gym. Ons was soos royalty.  Ons was soos ‘n klomp fokken konings in ‘n kasteel, so ek kan glad nie kla nie!


Ek het uit ten minste twee akteurs se rolverdelings in DAM agtergekom dat daar aspekte van hulle regte lewens in die storie ingewerk is: Neil Sandilands rook pyp dat dit kak (soos hy in regte lewe doen) en hy sing sy eie origninal tunes in die bar in die eerste episode. Lea het in regte lewe blykbaar leer Spaans praat in Chile in 6 maande en dit is deel gemaak van haar karakter. As broers in die reeks, wat van jou en Laudo se persoonlike aspekte is ingewerk?
Ha, ja Neil en Lea – ek dink hulle het net eiers gehad om vir Alex te sê dit is wat hulle karakters wil doen. Jy is 100% reg – Lea het baie van haar persoonlike lewe ge-inkorporeer in haar karakter, Yola, met Chile. Hoe Neil met ons gepraat het off set en on-set: it is the same thing!  Dit was vir my baie interessant en inspirational. Daar was altyd eer aan Alex, die skrywer en aan die storie. Met my en Laudo was dit soos yin en yang. Ons het soos broers geword. Hy is meer reserved – he thinks about what he is going to say. Ek is nie. Ek is foot-in-mouth. Ek kry myself gedurig in kak! Van daai goed wat jy sien op skerm, dis hoe ons is van set af ook was met mekaar. Ek gaan hom juis netnou sien vir ‘n bier want ons het ‘n genuine brother-like relationship gebou!


Sonder om te veel weg te gee, wie tussen jou en Laudo se karakters is die grootste doos? Max of Rudi? Ek wou by episode twee reeds Laudo se krakter se hare met ‘n fokken barstoel kam!
Wel… dit hang af wat die doos quality vir jou erger maak. Ek persoonlik natuurlik, voel Rudi is ‘n groter asshole (dick!) want hy kom van hierdie virtuous pedestal af. Hy doen al hierdie unholy shit met die caveat dat dit “for the greater good” is. Max is net ‘n foot-in-the-mouth, first instinct, impulsive asshole. Ek haat dit as mense van ‘n moral high ground af kom om hulle eie needs te fulfill. Virtue signalling, ek fokken haat dit! So in my oë is Rudi die grootste asshole want hy’s die groot conductor en daar is ‘n great scene in die reeks tussen hom en Dirk waar hulle praat en dis waar jy begin agterkom wat hierdie ou regtig voel. Dit was vir my so powerful scene tussen hulle twee. Ek gaan dit nie spoil nie maar daar is ‘n deel wat met Yola gebeur aan die einde wat baie te doen het met die gesprek tussen Rudi en Dirk. Maar die vraag is wie is die grootste doos? Laudo!
Ag, ek bedoel Rudi!


Ek skiem hierdie reeks gaan vir die hele cast, internasionale deure oopmaak as dit nie reeds gebeur het nie. Wat skiem jy?
 Ek dink vir seker dit het die potensiaal om deure oop te maak internationally vir baie van die akteurs. Ek dink almal het ‘n blerrie goeie job gedoen! Ek dink in Suid-Afrika is dit unfair soms om productions se performances te judge want een van die grootste probleme is tyd en budget. Ek dink vir wat ons reg gekry het in die tyd wat ons gehad het, was dit nogals amazing. Dit het baie te doen met die feit dat al die akteurs saamgebly het in ‘n hotel. Ons het mekaar so ge-riff en jokes gemaak en mekaar se siele uitgetrek. Ek dink die akteurs het hullself so goed van hulle take gekwyt. Ek is maar altyd hyper critical op myself maar ek wil net elke keer beter wees. Dit is my my so cool om te sien wanneer baie akteurs voel hoe insecure hulle is oor hulle craft en hulle performance maar dan kom dit uit en jy soos: “If only they could see themselves though my eyes.” Dit was so refreshing en ek is so bly vir hulle want hulle werk moer hard en hulle maak hulleself kaal daar voor die screen – party letterlik. Daar is altyd bietjie doubt en dan kom dit beter uit as wat hulle ooit kon verwag. Ek is so bly vir elke enkele cast member en veral vir Alex veral ook.
It takes balls!

Daar is ‘n moerse collection movies op Showmax. Jy kan aansluit by Showmax se 14-dae free trial as jy nog nie het nie – daar is kakbaie ander movies, reekse en doccies ook om deur te werk! As jy besluit om tussen nou en 31 Maart vir Showmax op te sign, betaal jy slegs vir 1 maand en kry twee verniet.   
Sterkte met hierdie kak COVID19 storie, maar ons sal hom fokken saam deurdruk!

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griffin“Okay, this kind of a big deal!” – akteur, Gerald Steyn gesels met Watkykjy oor sy rol in die nuwe Showmax thriller reeks, DAM