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Buurtwag Premieres 30 September

created on Aug-24-2015


Buurtwag, the wonderfully funny and beautifully poignant new comedy-drama series, written and directed by Beer Adriaanse, will premiere on Kyknet (DSTV Channel, 146) on September 30 at 9pm.

Buurtwag follows the story of young couple, Johan and Yolandie Bester, who soon after arriving in the Cape learn the hard way that crime still exists and that Cape Town is not exempt from the rest of South Africa’s criminal behaviour.
This leads them to meet Don Mostert and the men of the Buurtwag, or neighbourhood watch.

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Black Sails Premieres on DSTV

created on Aug-16-2015

Black Sails is finally getting it’s South African premiere on Tuesday 18 August on HISTORY, DStv channel 186 at 9:20pm.
Don’t miss this international hit as it finally hits our screens.
And to get you ready to view it, you can catch my recorded pre-show chat below.


Cast of Of Kings & Prophets, from left: Simone Kessel, Oliver Rix, Ray Winstone and Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Of Kings & Prophets pilot which recently shot in Cape Town, has been picked up for a full season by ABC.
Written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, it stars Ray Winstone as Saul, Oliver Rix as David and Simone Kessel as Anohim.

In the pilot Joe Vaz plays Amos, the Queen’s (Kessel) aide and tax-collector. It also stars local sensation Alex McGregor as Merav and Brett Williams as Maatiyahu.

The project, from ABC Studios, is described as an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.
Click here for the rest of ABC’s Fall line-up.

Die Buurtwag – The Series

created on May-7-2015

On the set of Die Buurtwag (Neighbourhood Watch) with Leon Kruger, Joe Vaz and Richard September. Photo © Beer Adriaanse

Joe has started shooting on an exciting new series written and directed by Beer Adriaanse for Kyknet. Die Buurtwag is a poignant comedy following a group of neighbours who form a neighbourhood watch.

Die Buurtwag series is based upon the award-winning short film of the same name. Tightly written and very funny, it is a very exciting project and Joe is extremely thrilled to be a part of it.

You can watch the original short film below.

You can follow updates through their Facebook page here:

Other Buurtwag News

  • Buurtwag: Come Hang Out in The Neighbourhood
  • Buurtwag: Meet The Boys
  • Buurtwag – Trailer
  • Buurtwag Premieres 30 September
  • Die Buurtwag – The Series
  • Short Film – Die Buurtwag
  • Jamillah & Aladdin

    created on Apr-25-2015

    Blossom Campbell (Jamillah), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Aladdin) & Leroy Osei-Bonsu (the Genie).

    Picture wrapped last week on a wonderfully funny and exciting new CBEEBIES & CBBC children’s series, Jamillah & Aladdin, a co-production between Kindle Entertainment, Toonz Entertainment and Mediabiz.
    It was such a thrill to work on something my kid can finally watch me in. Blossom (Jamillah) and Wilson (Aladdin) are both wonderfully talented kids and a lot of fun to hang out with.
    Can’t wait for this one.
    More info here: