Showmax and Actor Spaces just dropped their fourth masterclass: Layla Swart on producing local content.

Layla Swart, with Jahmil XT Qubeka, was responsible for South Africa’s 2020 Oscar entry Knuckle City. The boxing drama was the most awarded film at the 2020 SAFTAs, where it took home six awards, including Best Director for Qubeka and Best Editor for Swart, as well as the most nominated film at the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, where it won two awards.

Now, they’re finally ready to unveil Showmax’s  biggest and most ambitious series yet, the epic African fantasy Blood Psalms, which premieres on Showmax next Wednesday, 28 September 2022.  

In her masterclass, Layla gives you a glimpse of what it takes to produce locally relevant stories for the competitive international stage.

Filming in Gauteng

Learn how the Gauteng Film Commission strives to ensure perfect locations across Gauteng all year round.

Made In Gauteng

Watch trailers and excerpts of movies filmed in whole or part in Gauteng – mainly in Johannesburg – from 2010’s The Bang Bang Club to Come Back, Africa, made in 1959.