Felix

Director: Roberta Durrant
Countries: South Africa
Year: 2013
Running Time: 97 min.
Language: English and Xhosa

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14-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but his mother, Lindiwe, thinks jazz is the devil’s music. When Felix leaves his township friends to take up a scholarship at an elitist private school, he defies his mother and turns to two aging members of his father’s old band to help him prepare for the school jazz concert.

About the Director

Roberta Durrant

robertadurrantBiography: Roberta Durrant is a creative director/producer of television and film. She has created and directed/produced several long running, award winning drama series and sitcoms for South African broadcasters. She also has a reputation in the industry for training and mentoring many aspiring writers, directors, editors and producers. Roberta is probably best known to South African audiences for the popular sitcoms ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi (It’s Good It’s Nice); Going Up, About Us; Madam & Eve,; S.O.S; Fishy Feshuns; Going Up Again; Mazinyo dot Q and Stokvel. These productions have had several seasons (many still airing) and many have won local and international awards for best comedy. Internationally Madam & Eve achieved a Rose in the prestigious 2002 Golden Rose awards in Switzerland for best sitcom. About Us, a four part comedy sketch show produced for SABC 2 received an honorable mention at the international Golden Rose Festival in the comedy category in 2005. In 2004, Stokvel was the runner-up in the sitcom category at in the International Emmy Awards in New York. This marked the first time in the history of South African television that a local program made the finals at the International Emmys.

Films Shown in AFF Inc. Programs:
Felix (2014).

Filmography:
Future Imperfect (1995);
The Round Table (2005);
Montana (2009);
Forced Love (2012);
Felix (2013).