Afrokaans has been instrumental in the development of a new format for kykNET called the TeleLovela. The format, developed by Merran Ann Williamson and Kristen Broberg from M-Net’s development department, tells a love story over four episodes, culminating in a full feature film - where all four episodes are tied together to form the final film.
The first TeleLovela was written by Afrokaans’ Handrie Basson and directed by leroux botha. The four episodes will air from Monday 2 September to Thursday 5 September on kykNET (Channel 144) and then the full length feature will be screened on Friday 6 September at 21:30 on kykNET.
The feature film will premiere in Cape Town at the kykNET Silwerskerm festival on Friday 30 August to a selected audience.
The monthly industry magazine, ScreenAfrica, has also done a story online and will feature the new format in their August issue. You can read the story here