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Sunday World - - News - SOMAYA STOCKENSTROOM

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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