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COMEDIAN David Kau’s filmmaking credentials are no joke.
Kau has just completed his second film, Room Divider.
His first made-for-TV movie was Taxi Ride, which became a five-part series on DStv’s Mzansi Magic.
Kau said he used his own money to shoot the 90-minute film and used Kroonstad, his home town, as the setting for the comedy.
I wanted to shoot in Joburg, but it’s always raining.
I literally shot the scenes two houses away from my grandmother’s home,” he said.
Kau is now working on Shampoo s Retirement Village, and is set to coproduce the sequel to Kagiso Lediga’s Blitz Patrollie.
I have so many ideas in my head that I can make a film every day,” said Kau.
But he promised that he would not be giving up the art that made him famous.
Stand-up is my life. Blacks Only Comedy Show will be celebrating 10 years on March 29, and I’m very proud of that.”
The popular show will be on at Emperors Palace.
Room Divider will air on Mzansi Magic in May.
Khanyi Mbau plays the nosy neighbour Thandi.
Kau said the actress was amazing” to work with and went beyond the call of duty.
She helped direct. I actually think that she would make a great director. She really was amazing and professional to work with,” he said.
Mbau, who was in an accident a day after wrapping up the film, said the experience had cemented her call- ing” (acting and directing).
I’m grateful to David, who opened my mind and let me have a free role. He allowed me to direct my own scenes. He also allowed me to see life in a different light… to laugh at things people take so seriously. I definitely want to act and direct more. I’ve never been as happy as I was on that set. I think that’s why I almost died. You know the saying I’m so happy, I could die,’ she said.
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