Snake Wins Best South African Film Project at Durban Film Mart 2018

Durban – Videovision Entertainment awarded the best South African film project to “Snake” (South Africa), by producers Paul Egan, Stanford Gibson and Mustapha Hendricks, and director Meg Rickards. They receive a prize valued at R75,000 (around $5,570), which guarantees the movie’s release once it’s completed. The prize also includes marketing and distribution support from Videovision Entertainment.

2018-10-09T10:49:51+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Media, News Updates, Snake|0 Comments

Meg Rickards Joins First All-female Delegation to Berlin Film Festival

Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are sending an all-female delegation to attend the Berlin International Film Festival from 15 to 25 February 2018. Filmmakers, Meg Rickards (TESS), Sara Blecher (Ek is Anna) and Aliki Saragus […]

2018-10-09T10:49:51+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Media, News Updates|0 Comments

BIOSKOOP: Tess – ‘n Kolskoot

by Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren – BIOSKOOP

Die eerste skoot in die fliek Tess is van die see. Dan trek die kamera terug en wys vir ons die kus van Muizenberg, terwyl ons hoor hoe die karakter Tess vir haar ma ’n storie vertel. ’n Seemeeu vlieg oor die skerm, terwyl ons ’n voorsmaak van Tess […]

2018-10-09T10:49:51+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Media, Tess|0 Comments

CITY PRESS REVIEW: The ghost of Tess’ past

Johannesburg – Afrikaans-language film Tess is the story of a sex worker in the Cape named Tess (Christia Visser) who has her life turned upside down when a condom breaks and she falls pregnant. Besides the burden of her haunting childhood and addiction to painkillers, which she […]

2018-10-09T10:49:51+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Media, Tess|0 Comments

MAIL & GUARDIAN: Time for the pussy to grab back

by Meg Rickards


Yes, the unthinkable happened and the man who is the United States president thinks it’s cool to grab you by the pussy.

It is not nice when one’s genitals are given an unsolicited squeeze. It happened to me on a train when I was barely in my teens and a few other times […]

2018-10-09T10:49:52+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Media, Tess|0 Comments

VARIETY: Interview with Director Meg Rickards

“Tess” helmer Meg Rickards: Cinema can help change “rape culture”

Meg Rickards is no stranger to the spotlight in Durban, where she won the documentary audience award two years ago for “1994: The Bloody Miracle.” This year she returns with “Tess,” a powerful adaptation of the award-winning South African novel “Whiplash,” about a […]

2018-10-09T10:49:52+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Media, Tess|0 Comments