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Enlightenment Productions is an award-winning film and TV production company based in London and founded in partnership between producer Hanan Kattan and writer and director Shamim Sarif.
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The Sun Always Shines on TV

The Sun Always Shines on TV


Day two in sunny Cape Town, and a round of interviews. Now that we have won 11 SAFTA awards (yes, after 10 nominations – not everyone can manage it) lots of TV stations here want to interview me. I know in my head this is  good for the movie, but I can’t help feeling I have a better face for radio. However, I gamely hold in my stomach and try and sound intelligent while trying not to direct the cameraman. Then off to another radio interview with Natalie Becker (Farah in the movie). This all gets a bit out of control, but in a good way, as Natalie is on good form, and she then jumps onto her pink moped (see photo below, I really don’t make this stuff up) to join me at the Cape Town premiere.

After all that hard work (!) it was time for a celebratory drink with Natalie, Shaz Van Zanten (who looked after us so well during our year living in Cape Town) and the team. Back in Johannesburg tonight, and off to bed as I am up in 4 hours to go on breakfast TV. If the sight of me on 4 hours sleep doesn’t encourage people to wake up to their radios instead, I don’t know what will…

Shamim Sarif
  • ShamimSarifOfficialFrenchBlog
    Posted at 11:02h, 16 July
  • Bmack
    Posted at 01:04h, 13 April

    Was that the Shaz Van Zanten who once lived in London, England in the late 1980's, early 90's?

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  • spring_cat
    Posted at 05:00h, 13 July

    The harder you works ,the more you will get.
    On this comment ,I will remind of you that you should show some sympathy for your health.Not be too tired.
    You and your wife can do some romanic and passional things in the bed rather than handle lots of offical business…
    ps. I'm Chinese, though I try hard to learn the second language, you know, it's difficult. So, there must be some grammer mistake here. I have tried my best to understand what you have written and your mind