AFDA alumni direct Showmax Original Series Red Ink

Mar 28, 2024 | Alumni, News, Uncategorised

AFDA alumni Adze Ugah and Zeno Petersen share the directing credit on the Showmax Original mini-series “Red Ink”, which debuted on Showmax on the 12 February, each directing four episodes. Zeno also picks up the cinematography credit on all eight episodes and fellow AFDA alumnus Thishiwe Ziqubu takes the screenplay credit on four episodes. The series is based on the bestseller novel written by Angela Makholwa.

The eight-part thriller tells the story of a journalist turned publicist, Lucy Khambule, who is approached by an imprisoned serial killer to tell his story.

SAFTA nominee Nqobile Nunu Khumalo (Nqobile, The Herd) plays Lucy, with SAFTA winner Bonko Khoza (Mqhele in The Wife) as Napoleon Dingiswayo, nicknamed The Butcher by the media.

Adze has directed several television drama series with directing credits on dramas such as Zone 14, Isibaya, Jacob’s Cross, Society, Skwizas, Room 9, My perfect Family, Tshisa III, Mfolozi Street, to mention a few. In 2010 his documentary feature, The Burning Man, was awarded 4 Golden horn awards at the South African Film and Television awards. His first feature film GoG Helen, premiered at the Durban International Film Festival in 2013. In 2014 and 2015, Adze Ugah was awarded the Golden Horn at the SAFTAS once again for Best Director for his work on the Mzanzi Magic daily drama, Isibaya.

Zeno is an award winning film & tv director and cinematographer with 20 years experience. His work includes shows like : Zone 14 , Jacobs Cross , Isibaya , MTV Shuga , The Road , Isisthembiso , House of Zwide , Gomora and Shaka ILembe. His feature films include Bunny Chow , For love and broken bones and Back of the moon .

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