• WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN

    WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN

    SCREENPLAY: PETER GODWIN
    LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA, NEW YORK

    “…we believe the eclipse happens because of a crocodile god who lives up among the stars. It goes dark when a crocodile eats the sun because he is displeased with the behaviour of man below. It is a very bad omen.”

    Zimbabwe is a country groaning under the weight of economic depression and civil unrest. A place where a loaf of bread costs a five-figure sum, and where children are caught in the crossfire of state sponsored violence. For the Godwins though, Zimbabwe is home.

    Ousted from the country by the powers-that-be, Peter Godwin is forced to take up residence in the concrete jungle of New York City. Back home his parents struggle on, refusing to leave for the comfort of America, repeatedly drawing him back to witness Zimbabwe’s compounding decay.

    WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN is a story of opposites; contrasting worlds imploding into unimagined disarray, as the sins of our fathers reap their terrible legacy on the heads of our children. But at its heart, it is the story of two extraordinary love affairs, battling for the soul of one man.

  • Can I Be Honest?

    Can I Be Honest?

    SCREENPLAY: ELLEN BROWN FURMAN
    LOCATION: SOUTH CAROLINA

    When Claudette Hayes passes away, she leaves behind two things:  the legacy of being America’s first female law professor, and a sprawling Charleston mansion sitting on one of the country’s oldest plantations.

    Five of her students – now high powered female attorneys – are summoned from the fast lanes of corporate America to the leisurely life of South Carolina to be told, for reasons unknown, that she has bequeathed the property to four of them, with the fifth mysteriously excluded.

    Do they determine to sell and split the profits, or keep it in their mentor’s memory?

    Soon the old friends become locked in an unholy stalemate, which threatens to tear them apart. Secrets and frailties simmer and rise to the surface, as the old house becomes a battleground.

    It falls to their isolated classmate to break the deadlock, discover why she was singled out, and begin to bring back the fun, laughter and love that once defined their relationships.

    CAN I BE HONEST? delivers a dying woman’s parting gift: the lesson that these driven, successful women might still have a little to learn from the contradictory, and often wonderfully old fashioned, way of South Carolina life.