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Jesse Clegg - Isle of Wight

In 2014, Jesse brought his music to the international stage. He embarked on a seven week tour across the United States and Canada, which comprised of 32 shows in 31 cities. He has also played numerous high profile showcase festivals in the U.S. - including the CMJ Music Marathon, New Music Seminar and the CBGB Festival. In June, Jesse will be performing on the main stage at UK’s Isle of Wight Festival. Jesse Clegg is a South African alternative rock artist whose 2008 debut album, When I Wake Up, and his 2011 follow up, Life On Mars, have both made the 25-year-old a platinum-selling success in his home country. This is a considerable feat in a place where rock is a niche genre.

After the widespread acclaim of his first album, Jesse’s music caught the attention of 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo). Jesse subsequently moved to Toronto for 4 months to work with Bottrill who produced his 2nd album. Another notable contributor was Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig who mastered the album in New York.

Descending from a musical family, Jesse spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father, iconic South African singer Johnny Clegg. Jesse has achieved much in the 5 short years he has been active. He has released 4 Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa, playing the biggest festivals in the country. As an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 foundation, Jesse has been invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards over the course of his career.

Jesse Clegg

David Kau signs a major deal at the Cannes International Film Festival

Comedian David Kau of Blitz Patrollie and Taxi Ride fame has concluded a major production and distribution deal with Archstone Pictures and Archstone Distribution to co-produce and distribute his new film Sekwankwetla. Based at the Los Angeles Center Studios in Los Angeles, Archstone Distribution has gained a reputation as a filmmaker friendly distribution and sales company with nearly 100 titles in their current library.

David Kau

Archstone Pictures currently produces and co-produces 3-5 films per year and has completed production on two films so far this year including the action/thriller “Awaken” and the action/adventure “Out of the Burning Blue” both currently selling at the Cannes market.

The deal was concluded on Tuesday May 19th at the SA Pavillion with Scott Martin and Michael Slifkin Founders and Partners of the Archstone Companies.

Sekwankwetla, which tells a story of a South African township superhero who's super powers are that he can fly but only 10cm high, will be directed by South Africa's award-winning director Teboho Mahlatsi. Popularly known for producing and directing some of the most watched television shows including television series Yizo Yizo, Mahlatsi's short film Portrait of a young man drowning won a Silver Lion in 1999. Mahlatsi was also selected as jury president of the Corto Cortissimo (short film section) of the Venice film Festival.

Archstone Pictures will Co-produce the film along with David Kau's Disadvantaged Background Productions and Mahlatsi's The Bomb Shelter. "We plan to shoot the film on location in South Africa Kwa-Zulu Natal and have already started negotiations with the newly established Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission representatives who are also attending the festival to market the province as a best location," says Kau.

South Africa's participation at the Cannes International Film Festival is facilitated by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in partnership with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission, Durban Film Office and WESGRO. Kau is part of the Association for Transformation in Film and Television sponsored by the department of Trade and Industry ( DTI).
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