Comedian Kagiso Lediga makes his directorial debut

Comedian Kagiso Lediga makes his directorial debut

Johannesburg - Funnyman Kagiso Lediga has stepped behind the lens to make his first film, called Catching Feelings.

It’s described as a dark comedy about a married couple who have their lives turned upside down when an unpredictable but established writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them.

“I wanted to make a fun film about Johannesburg. It is a place full of contradictions – Africa’s business capital, culturally diverse with a messy recent history.

“I find it fascinating that the thirtysomething, black, middle class characters portrayed in this film never existed 20 years ago because it was essentially illegal to be black and middle class.

“I guess it would also be impossible to engage in the angst-ridden, existential navel-gazing when you’re fleeing tear gas and rubber bullets from the apartheid cops,” Lediga told Shadow and Act this week.

Starring in the movie is Pearl Thusi (Quantico), Andrew Buckland (Shot Down), Akin Omotoso (Blood Diamond), Precious Makgaretsa (Biltzpatrollie), Kate Liquorish (Eye in the Sky), Tessa Jubber (Wallander) and Tyson Cross (The Avengers).

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