Local film wins three awards

Director and founder of Touched By Style Community Arts Project, Nic Matthee and co-founder and second assistant cameraman, Patrick Lategan with their awards.

The Touched By Style Community Arts Projects won three of the categories they were nominated in at the Community Media Awards Group’s competition.

They were nominated in the categories for Best Action Short Film, Best Community Project, Best Short Film Director and Best Visual and Effects and won awards in the first three of them (“Awards for Rocklands man’s short film” Plainsman, May 4).

They won and received their awards on Saturday July 23.

Crying tears of joy, actress Lee-Anne Jacobs, 25, said this award and the project had completely changed her life. “Although going through a lot, this has proven that even though we are from a disadvantaged community such as Tafelsig, our God-given talent can light up positivity,” she said.

Actor Peter Francke, from Woodlands, said the making of the film had been very challenging and the awards were a huge reward for him.

This has now motivated Touched By Style to do a lot more, said director and founder of the organisation, Nic Matthee.

“We are in the game of getting more youth onboard. We will produce our fifth film, called June, very soon and are looking for actors.”

For more information, contact Patrick Lategan on 084 666 7821 or email touchedbystyle21@gmail.com