The producer of South Africa’s first Oscar and Emmy nominated film, ‘Yesterday’, Anant Singh is as authentic as story teller as they come!
With a love for film burned in him from a young age, he took a leap of faith in unviersity and started a film rental business. The wise words from his late father pushed him to continue in his ventures. Simply put “if you believe it’s right then you pursue it. Don’t worry what anyone says to you.”
He did just that! In the midst of a racially divided nation, he expanded his distribution business into film-making. His focus: the production of telling authentic South African stories.
He is credited with bringing to life films like Sarafina, Cry The Beloved Country, and Mr. Bones amongst others.
He has a heart and passion for South Africa and its stories. From behind the camera, his focus is on telling South African stories authentically and tell them in such a way as to make international audiences relate and respond to them. His take on story-telling has achieved the desired effect. Not only has his work earned him awards and international acclaim; here at home, his work garnered him the respect of many people.
Former president Nelson Mandela was once such person. He entrusted Anant with taking his autobiography “Long Walk To Freedom” from the pages and onto the big screen- to an applauding audience and reception.
His film and distribution business has been and continues to be about telling South African stories that could not be told by anyone else. Do what you love he says; deal with today and let tomorrow take care of itself!