Khumba director Anthony Silverston was invited to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the 2014 Stockholm International Film Festival Junior where Khumba was shown to almost 900 kids in 2 sold-out screenings. He also presented Triggerfish’s next film “Sea Monster” written by Raffaella Delle Donne which he has been developing since finishing Khumba as a “Work-in-Progress” as well as gave a presentation taking local and visiting filmmakers through the animation industry in South Africa.
Triggerfish is putting out a country-wide call to the very finest talent in South Africa to join our team in creating an exciting new half hour children’s film, based on a book by one of the world’s most beloved and successful children’s authors.
The fourth in a sequence of award-winning short films, this high profile project is an opportunity to be part of the studio that is, with Zambezia, Khumba, and the upcoming Sea Monster, pioneering the development of animated films in South Africa and continues to be at the forefront of high quality animation on the continent.
The studio is looking for highly-motivated and super-skilled junior, mid-level and senior applicants who have a passion for storytelling and a deep desire for the opportunity to craft beautiful, world-class animated content that will play to millions of children and their families worldwide.
Khumba, the second animated feature from Triggerfish Animation Studios nabbed Best Music Composition in a Feature Film as well as Best Animation at the 8th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 2014). There to accept his award on Friday night was composer Bruce Retief who was also nominated in the same category last year for his work on “Adventures in Zambezia.”
This month, audiences in Cape Town will have TWO opportunities to watch Khumba outdoors! March 15th, the film will show as part of the Short & Sweet ‘full moon drive-in‘ at Camps Bay, while on March 21st, it will screen at Spier wine estate’s ‘family movie night‘. So book now for your chance to watch Khumba under the stars!
Visitors to Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town can now read all about the half-striped breed of zebra (quagga) that inspired Khumba, the loveable hero from Triggerfish’s second animated feature of the same name.
In partnership with the Quagga Project which aims to revive the previously extinct half-striped zebra, Triggerfish has designed a new information board that explains more about the fascinating animal’s history. This comes after a quagga-like foal born last year was actually named Khumba after the titular character in the animated feature film. So why not check it out – and you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Khumba in the flesh!
Triggerfish’s new animated feature Khumba is NOW available on DVD and Blu-ray exclusively at Walmart stores and will be out on VOD and sold everywhere on February 11. Millennium Entertainment is handling the U.S. release while Mongrel Media is handling the Canadian release.
This week, Americans get to meet Khumba when the movie releases in theatres for an Oscar-qualifying run. Ahead of its DVD release Jan 14th, audiences can see the film at a special one-week engagement in the Quad Cinema in NYC and at the Music Hall in LA.
Finweek recently sat down with Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest. Read the full conversation here:
He’s the governing force behind the highest-grossing SA-owned film since the Eighties, and his production company just secured the development funding for two films as part of a five film slate, which we reckon makes him one of the most successful producers in the country, if not the entire continent. We spoke to Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest about the South African film industry, pitching to venture capital firms (VCs) and the one piece of advice he’ll give to anyone who will listen.