DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICA
and packaging your series
Africa.film founder Kevin Kriedemann proposed the initial idea for the Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire anthology, released four years later on Disney+ in July 2023. He also developed, curated and associated produced the series with the team at Triggerfish, including executive producers Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston.
As part of this process, Kevin gave story notes on all ten short films, while learning from the filmmakers, the Kizazi Moto teams at Disney and Triggerfish, the Disney brains trust, and Oscar winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse), who executive produced the series.
Along the way, Kevin realised that development, like PR, is about getting to the heart of your story, what it means to you, and what makes it stand out. It felt reassuringly familiar, and very fun.
Having sat through many, many pitches at Showmax; having binged every Masterclass and Maestro writing course there is; and having interviewed many of Africa’s top filmmakers as a journalist and publicist, Kevin is now looking for his next project to script-edit, talent match, and package.
A reckless teenager must protect a precious herd of cyborg cattle from a deadly spirit monster.
:: Raymond Malinga | UG
MKHUZI: THE SPIRIT RACER
To save his home, a boy from Soweto challenges an alien overlord to an epic race.
:: Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya & Malcolm Wope | SA
A mysterious scientist crosses dimensions to rescue a spirit boy from the realm of the gods.
:: Shof Coker | NG
In Durban 2050, two friends risk everything to illegally surf colossal waves.
:: Nthato Mokgata & Catherine Green | SA
FIRST TOTEM PROBLEMS
Sheba is determined to get her digital totem, even if it means breaking into the afterlife.
:: Tshepo Moche | SA
After defacing a sacred monument, an influencer is flung into utopian future Zimbabwe.
:: Pious Nyenyewa & Tafadzwa Hove | ZI
Two nations, one on land and one under the sea, are locked in an endless battle.
:: Isaac Mogajane & Terence Maluleke | SA
An outcast stable girl demands an elite destiny scroll from the all-knowing oracle.
:: Ahmed Teilab | EG
YOU GIVE ME HEART
An unknown artist wins a cosmic talent show and becomes the new god of creativity.
:: Lesego Vorster | SA
A girl just wants to spend time with her mother, who is busy at work trying to save Earth.
:: Ng’endo Mukii | KE
“The next brilliant sci-fi anthology you’ve been looking for.”
“This visually spellbinding series, bursting with hope, optimism, and pride, is one of the best animated shows of the last decade.”
“A fascinating, gorgeously animated—and often dystopian—picture of Afrofuturism.”
“One of the summer’s most pleasant surprises.”
“A groundbreaking anthology… Mind-blowing Afrofuturistic adventures with amazing CGI and animation.”
“One of the most vital shows of the year.”
“The 50 best TV shows & movies to watch on Disney+ right now.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The 10 best African films of 2023… so far”
THE AFRICA REPORT
“Visually beautiful and innovative short stories that are on par with Pixar and Studio Ghibli.”
IN BETWEEN DRAFTS
“This is Africa as you’ve never seen it before.”
“One of the most captivating and innovative TV series on Disney+… Mesmerising.”
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
“One of the most exciting projects of the year.”
“A feeling of new ground being broken.”
“Easily one of my favourite animated series this year.”
BUT WHY THO?
“Visions of Africa that are entirely new.”
“One of the most unique premises to reach television in 2023… the weirdest yet most fascinating stories imaginable.”
WE GOT THIS COVERED
“Distinct and original.”
SHORT OF THE WEEK
“10 bold, wholly original visions of the future from a distinctly African perspective… a portrait of the continent that’s never been seen before.”
“One of the most culturally important projects Disney has ever done. The series is an incredible celebration of African art, culture and storytelling, the scope and ambition of which is unrivaled in animation history. From creation myths to crazy monsters, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a tour de force of creative mastery.”
THE COSMIC CIRCUS
“A perfect way to show that each African country is its own entity…This might be the best Disney animated anthology to date.”
“Every bit as good of an anthology as something like Star Wars: Visions”
READY STEADY CUT
“A breath of fresh air.”
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
“A must-watch show for all Africans.”
BUSINESS OF DAILY