Wednesday 10 April 2013

The big edit

The Heartlines movie "Nothing for Mahala" is now in the can. The big edit is underway.

It has been said that what you write, shoot and edit, are three very different stories. I know that the film was rock solid on paper. Then, what I saw from the direction and actors gave me tremendous confidence. Yes, there is magic in the can. Now, in the edit, we will need to be alchemists. Gold is the only option here. This is an important journey from an inspired man, Garth Japhet, and his compelling NGO. Yes, gold is what we need.

It’s evident our nation needs some real conversations about values and money. Nothing for Mahala: a campaign on values and money. A film with a purpose.

Overspending, unsecured lending and money troubles seem to be the order of the day. Living up to the Motsepes has become a growing phenomenon in Mzansi – often to the detriment of family life and even to the point of compromising the law. Too many of us are spending more than we earn, leading to a debt crisis. Too many of us want to get rich quick, leading to a rise in corruption. Talking about money can be a serious, sensitive topic. And this is where the Heartlines' missions comes into play. The idea behind the film is that all laugh with a tear in our eye while challenging our attitudes to moolah.

Heartlines was founded in 2002. It is an NGO that challenges people to live out good values and help build and restore good relationships at every level of society.

Please support this journey and follow the progress on

The edit is now going to consume most of our time. If all goes according to plan, the film should be ready by October.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker