SA movie ‘Leading Lady’ scores a US deal

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:47 PM  | Top of The

Another proud South African movie is making waves abroad. Leading Lady, the latest title from Dark Matter Studios, has acquired a cinematic distribution deal in the USA within three weeks before its SA theatrical release on 28 November 2014.

“After a very successful reception at the Seattle International Film Festival the producers swiped their credit cards to go kick down doors in Los Angeles,” Starburst Promotions said today.

Leading Lady was represented by Jon Bonnell from Summer Hill Films and the US rights were sold to Freestyle Releasing – a reputable distribution company in the US behind mini and major studio films.”

The movie, regulated and produced by Llewelynn Greeff and Henk Pretorius, will be released in South Africa on November 28. 

The movie centres around a hopeful British drama teacher, "Jodi Rutherford"who persuades an initially reserved and rather dour South African farmer "Kobus Willemse" to equip her for a part in a big film as an Afrikaans war heroine. 

In return, "Jodi" undertakes to organise and direct a yearly concert on the Willemse farm. 

Leading Lady stars Jurassic World's Katie Mcgrath, Ally Mcbeal's Gil Bellows, and South Africa's Bok van Blerk. 

It will be screened in the US summer holidays next year.

Credit Image:Facebook.Leading Lady