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The Write Stuff

20 EpisodesProduced by 1000 Hugs FilmsWebsite

An African girl once made a TV show. Then another. And after making her first cinematic short film, her eyes were filled with stars... Hollywood stars! But how do we get there? And most importantly, what is YOUR hollywood? As you join her journey, she shares what not to do, how to do what you should… read more

20 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Festival Edition - Stop Zemlia (Stop the world)!

October 23rd, 2021


Welcome to the Write Stuff - Festival edition! In this limited edition, we will be speaking to filmmakers at various festivals and spotlighting their films. We kick off the series with a brief interview with Kateryna …

African Film Extraction Contractions...

March 17th, 2021


We're back! 

And in this first episode of the new year, we speak to award-wining filmmaker, visionary and self-taught, self-promoted film educator Amil Shivji. I met Amil in New York as part of our Africa First win many …

Pitching Platforms

December 8th, 2020


This week I speak to producer, storyteller and businesswoman Deshuna Spencer! Deshuna is the brains and brawn behind Kweli TV, a streaming platform …

Ego Decks, Ancestors and the Ark of the Covenant

November 6th, 2020


This week I speak to award winning filmmaker and a multi-degree earner, Sihle Hlophe .  Sihle has written and directed two short films that have been …

Artists and Auteurs

October 6th, 2020


This week, we speak to award winning artist and commercials director, Nare Mokgotho. Nare has won major awards for both his fine art work and his leap into the world of film rewarded his bravery with 2 Cannes Lions …

Soccer Strategies & Netflix Negotiations

September 17th, 2020


This week we speak to award winning cinematographer Motheo Moeng. His work ranges from commercials to music videos to award winning feature films and of course, Africa's first Netflix original. We first met Motheo on …

Redcards and Roadblocks

September 3rd, 2020


In our first interview, we chat to a young man who became the unlikely face of our very first TV Show!

Mthunzi Ntoyi is a South African rising star …

The Write Stuff!

September 1st, 2020


Season 2 trailer!!

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Welcome to season 2 - the Interview Mode!

August 28th, 2020


We kick off our interview mode with an interview my producer collaborative, Dominique Jossie and myself did regarding our first ever dance …

Uncharted territory

August 10th, 2020


So after venturing into unknown territories within the world of short films, I asked myself, what other new things can one try? The answer was surprising if not scary and has become the path I currently find myself on. …

Started at the bottom and now we're... wait, where are we?

July 30th, 2020


So you finished your incredible or not so amazing short film - what now? Where do you go from here? Do you just make another one until you run out of ideas or money or both? Or is there another way to leverage and build …

Searching for Silver-linings...

July 24th, 2020


After the door to Hollywood was shut in my face, head hanging low, I went in search for a silver lining! A surprise twist in the story and some …

The first taste of Hollywood!

July 17th, 2020


After writing my truth and getting into a prestigious filmmaker programme with the film Hair That Moves, my experience of Hollywood went from being a …

Hearts on the page!

June 26th, 2020


We are always being told to write the truth or write your truth but in this very competitive industry, where does that honestly led you? And what …

The Does and Don'ts of bootstrapping your low budget TV production

June 19th, 2020


TV budgets are getting lower and lower but expectations and competition keep increasing. How do you maximise a low budget and still create that fantastic TV show you've been dreaming about? Through my hits and misses on …

Breakthroughs, Anti-climaxes and Secrets...

June 12th, 2020


What happens when your "big break" leads to a cul-de-sac? After what was supposed to be a career-catapulting break, the financial crisis hit and then …

The unredeemable "Golden Ticket"

June 4th, 2020


I was once told I have "The Golden Ticket" - young, black, gifted and female and that this ticket would take me anywhere and everywhere. However the …

And then came the flops!

May 27th, 2020


In all our wins, we have to gracefully accept our plethora of mistakes and misses. After successfully completing the sitcom, a few unexpected flops …

The first Act Anomoly

May 15th, 2020


What happens when your very first Act in the entertainment industry is a pretty big act? Where do you go from there? We all want that TV show as soon as the idea escapes our minds and lands on that page, but are there …

What's your Hollywood?

May 6th, 2020


A brief introduction to a journey of finding my "hollywood", going from creative writer to business person while trying to figure out the Write Stuff!

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