Nigeria and its Nollywood film industry might capture the world’s attention for sheer volume of output, but it was South Africa that captured the lion’s share of hardware at the recent (22 April 2012) Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremonies recognizing quality of content. The annual event was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria and showcased works from 53 African nations.
The evening’s big winner was South Africa which claimed 9 awards including Best Film for How To Steal 2 Million and Best Director for that same film’s director, 27-year old Charlie Vundla.
How To Steal 2 Million is an intense heist movie, but it is also a thoughtful character study and love story that is finely art-directed and beautifully shot.
Vundla, a native-New Yorker who was raised in South Africa, taps into his New York film heritage as he presents an artfully dark visual tale steeped in vestiges of sexy noir cinema.
To read more on the Africa Movie Academy Awards and to see the EPK for How to Steal 2 Million go to Times Live