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A Penguin Films production for Sabido Productions, distributed by Crystal Brook Distribution. Script by Shirley Johnston. Directed by Roberta Durrant. Director of photography: Natalie Haarhoff; Line producer: Kate Schalk; Musical direction and soundtrack by Murray Anderson, with Mark Fransman, Bokani Dyer, Lwanda Gogwana, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson.

Shirley Johnston's script won the Sithengi’s 2004 Writer's Forum Award; was a finalist in the US Specscriptacular Competition; and was a quarter-finalist in both Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest and the Moondance Screenwriting Competition.


Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Thapelo Mofokeng, Royston Stoffels, Elvis Mahomba, Janet Suzman, Adrian Galley, Joseph Hughes, Joshua Wyngaard, Okwethu Banisi, Nicholas Ellenbogen and André Jacobs.


13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother Lindiwe thinks jazz is the devil’s music.

When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship for grade eight at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.



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