Lionel Newton

Stander (2003)

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  David O'Hara

The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bronwen Hughes
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  David O'Hara

Sleeper's Wake (2012)

In a secluded cove on the South African coast, a middle-aged writer grieving the deaths of his wife and daughter is drawn into an affair with an alluring teenage girl who is grappling with demons of her own, in this gripping psychological thriller adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Berk
CAST:  Lionel Newton  •  Deon Lotz  •  Jay Anstey  •  Luke Tyler

In a secluded cove on the South African coast, a middle-aged writer grieving the deaths of his wife and daughter is drawn into an affair with an alluring teenage girl who is grappling with demons of her own, in this gripping psychological thriller adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Berk
CAST:  Lionel Newton  •  Deon Lotz  •  Jay Anstey  •  Luke Tyler

Jozi (2010)

James is a successful comedy writer. There is only one small problem, he lives in Johannesburg and has completely and utterly lost his sense of humour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Freimond
CAST:  Carl Beukes  •  Lionel Newton  •  Lindiwe Matshikiza  •  Nick Boraine

James is a successful comedy writer. There is only one small problem, he lives in Johannesburg and has completely and utterly lost his sense of humour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Freimond
CAST:  Carl Beukes  •  Lionel Newton  •  Lindiwe Matshikiza  •  Nick Boraine

Nothing for Mahala (2013)

Nothing for Mahala is a comedic film that follows Ace (Thapelo Mokoena) into his deep and unpleasant hole of debt and financial woes. Ace who likes to play the part of the high flier is forced to get money from illegal loan sharks, which eventually lands him into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolie Nikiwe
CAST:  Marius Weyers  •  Thapelo Mokoena  •  Mmabatho Montsho  •  Jamie Bartlett

Nothing for Mahala is a comedic film that follows Ace (Thapelo Mokoena) into his deep and unpleasant hole of debt and financial woes. Ace who likes to play the part of the high flier is forced to get money from illegal loan sharks, which eventually lands him into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolie Nikiwe
CAST:  Marius Weyers  •  Thapelo Mokoena  •  Mmabatho Montsho  •  Jamie Bartlett

Kite (2014)

Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ziman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Callan McAuliffe  •  India Eisley  •  Russel Savadier

Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ziman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Callan McAuliffe  •  India Eisley  •  Russel Savadier

Jump the Gun (1997)

Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "rainbow nation". United by their insecurities - both physical and financial - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Blair
CAST:  Baby Cele  •  Lionel Newton  •  Michele Burgers  •  Thulani Nyembe

Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "rainbow nation". United by their insecurities - both physical and financial - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Blair
CAST:  Baby Cele  •  Lionel Newton  •  Michele Burgers  •  Thulani Nyembe

Gums and Noses (2004)

Black comedy about cocaine users in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Freimond
CAST:  Anthony Coleman  •  Lionel Newton  •  Sean Taylor  •  Faye Peters

Black comedy about cocaine users in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Freimond
CAST:  Anthony Coleman  •  Lionel Newton  •  Sean Taylor  •  Faye Peters

Pop, Lock 'n Roll (2017)

Loaded with a love story and set in the club scene in Cape Town, it’s a feel good rags to riches film about Raps, a gifted young dancer from the Cape Flats who thinks all he needs is fame and money. However, it all gets complicated when he falls in love with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Dimitri Bajlanis  •  Lionel Newton  •  Eric Uys  •  Maurice Paige

Loaded with a love story and set in the club scene in Cape Town, it’s a feel good rags to riches film about Raps, a gifted young dancer from the Cape Flats who thinks all he needs is fame and money. However, it all gets complicated when he falls in love with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Dimitri Bajlanis  •  Lionel Newton  •  Eric Uys  •  Maurice Paige

Schuks: Pay Back the Money (2015)

After losing rugby’s holy grail, the Currie Cup, Schuks (Leon Schuster) sets off on a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gray Hofmeyr
CAST:  Leon Schuster  •  Desmond Dube  •  Gerrit Schoonhoven  •  Ivan Lucas

After losing rugby’s holy grail, the Currie Cup, Schuks (Leon Schuster) sets off on a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gray Hofmeyr
CAST:  Leon Schuster  •  Desmond Dube  •  Gerrit Schoonhoven  •  Ivan Lucas

Farewell Ella Bella (2018)

For Ella (24), the death of her alcoholic father leaves her with nothing but debt and the bitter memory of a complicated past. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she has sacrificed her life, opportunities and love to care for a man she resents, but is now left ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lwazi Mvusi
CAST:  Jay Anstey  •  Sello Maake Ka-Ncube  •  Lionel Newton  •  Katlego Danke

For Ella (24), the death of her alcoholic father leaves her with nothing but debt and the bitter memory of a complicated past. Abandoned by her mother at a young age, she has sacrificed her life, opportunities and love to care for a man she resents, but is now left ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lwazi Mvusi
CAST:  Jay Anstey  •  Sello Maake Ka-Ncube  •  Lionel Newton  •  Katlego Danke

Mia and the White Lion (2018)

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles de Maistre
CAST:  Mélanie Laurent  •  Langley Kirkwood  •  Daniah De Villiers  •  Ryan Mac Lennan

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilles de Maistre
CAST:  Mélanie Laurent  •  Langley Kirkwood  •  Daniah De Villiers  •  Ryan Mac Lennan

The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

A boy named Harley and his family attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn - and the body count ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danishka Esterhazy
CAST:  Dani Kind  •  Finlay Wojtak-Hissong  •  Romeo Carere  •  Steve Lund

A boy named Harley and his family attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn - and the body count ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danishka Esterhazy
CAST:  Dani Kind  •  Finlay Wojtak-Hissong  •  Romeo Carere  •  Steve Lund

Rage to Kill (1988)

Race-car driver Blaine Striker grows concerned about his younger brother, a student at a medical school on the Caribbean island of St. Heron. General Turner has led a violent coup on this island and may be planning to blow up the school in order to blame the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  James Ryan  •  Oliver Reed  •  Cameron Mitchell  •  Henry Cele

Race-car driver Blaine Striker grows concerned about his younger brother, a student at a medical school on the Caribbean island of St. Heron. General Turner has led a violent coup on this island and may be planning to blow up the school in order to blame the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  James Ryan  •  Oliver Reed  •  Cameron Mitchell  •  Henry Cele

Mama Jack (2005)

Set in Cape Town, South Africa Mama Jack is the story of Jack Theron, an ordinary person working on a film set. However, his movie producer boss hates him and wants to remove him from the production of the film. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the producer spikes his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gray Hofmeyr
CAST:  Leon Schuster  •  Mary-Ann Barlow  •  Lionel Newton  •  Jerry Mofokeng

Set in Cape Town, South Africa Mama Jack is the story of Jack Theron, an ordinary person working on a film set. However, his movie producer boss hates him and wants to remove him from the production of the film. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the producer spikes his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gray Hofmeyr
CAST:  Leon Schuster  •  Mary-Ann Barlow  •  Lionel Newton  •  Jerry Mofokeng

The Last Days of American Crime (2020)

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Anna Brewster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Michael Pitt

In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Anna Brewster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Michael Pitt

The Rebellion of Lafras Verwey (2017)

Lafras Verwey (58) has worked as a clerk in the Civil Service in Pretoria for thirty years. By day he sorts files and whiles away the mundane hours writing grandiose propaganda speeches and drilling imaginary platoons in the washroom, but unbeknownst to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Barnard
CAST:  Neels Van Jaarsveld  •  Albert Maritz  •  Tobie Cronje  •  Gavin Van Der Berg

Lafras Verwey (58) has worked as a clerk in the Civil Service in Pretoria for thirty years. By day he sorts files and whiles away the mundane hours writing grandiose propaganda speeches and drilling imaginary platoons in the washroom, but unbeknownst to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Barnard
CAST:  Neels Van Jaarsveld  •  Albert Maritz  •  Tobie Cronje  •  Gavin Van Der Berg