Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Jacob Zuma Resigns

acob Zuma has resigned from his position as President of the Republic of South Africa.

He has not yet confirmed this verbally, nor has he released the letter of resignation. Still, it is accepted that he has resigned. We may or may not have resigned for him: it doesn’t matter who resigned him, only that he has resigned. Those of us who know and accept that he has resigned will simply spread the word that he’s resigned until it is known from one end of South Africa to the other that he has resigned, and that anybody who says otherwise – including Zuma himself – is woefully mistaken on the matter.

This is not a petition: it’s the declaration of an accomplished fact. This accomplished fact may take a few weeks or months for Zuma to admit. But he has certainly resigned. It is something that doesn’t need courts, processes, tribunals, committees, parliaments and advisers to acknowledge. They’re absolutely wonderful but Jacob Zuma’s resignation doesn’t depend on their acknowledgement. It doesn’t even depend on his. It depends on ours. He’s resigned because weacknowledge that he’s resigned. In short, “He’s Resigned” – #HesResigned, #ZumasResigned

Spread that. Yell it from the rooftops. Tell it on the mountain. Share it on twitter. Tell your friends and family. One by one, your friends, families, colleagues and neighbors will also see it. How could they have doubted it for an instant? Zuma has resigned, no matter what even Zuma says on the matter. He doesn’t call the shots. WE do. He doesn’t confirm the facts. WE do. We confirm that he has resigned. No President can lead people who resolutely believe and accept that he’s resigned. If he speaks, we’ll chant, “You’ve resigned!” and accept nothing beside.

He’s resigned. It’s a fact whether he acknowledges it or not. Presidency can be so stressful – so many decisions to make, problems to solve and people to please. Among these many stressors, Jacob Zuma may have forgotten that he’s resigned. This is understandable and we’ll pardon these effects of this strain, and relieve him of his duties. Because he’s resigned.

The Office of the Presidency may deny that this has happened. It doesn’t matter, for we will simply chant, “He’s resigned!” in spite of their denial. In its confusion, the media will release reports that say he hasn’t resigned. In response, we will simply click the reply button and say #HesResigned in the comments section. We will write letters to editors, gently correcting them, saying #ZumasResigned. On forums, in message boards, on every conceivable platform, we will say, #ZumasResigned.

Oh, I can already hear the protests. “But – but – this is treason, it’s silly, it’s sedition, it’s untrue, it can’t be, it’s a rumour…!” So? He’s resigned, and the brief consequences of highlighting this fact cannot postpone the inevitable. And it’s inevitable because it’s happened already. And it’s happened already because WE say it’s happened already.

We will say #HesResigned on our Facebook statuses and on our bumper stickers. We will wear t-shirts that say #HesResigned. We will raise funds, buy advertising space and put up billboards and adverts saying, #ZumasResigned. That alone will cause colossal damage to the image of the government until the embarrassment is overwhelming. Then they’ll have to get rid of him. But it doesn’t even have to go that far. If every person who realizes that he has resigned just spreads this news, as news, it will become news. We will tell stories that begin with the words, “Remember when Jacob Zuma was President…” regardless of whether he has given his resignation in or not. We will consign him to the archives of history whether he is ready to be consigned or not. Why? Because he’s resigned. #HesResigned #ZumasResigned

There is no need for him to deny or affirm this fact. There is no need for the media or society to investigate the news: we are now deciding and creating the news just as President Zuma has decided and created the truth about Nkandla (and other issues) all along. How can it be a mere rumour that he’s resigned if so many people are saying the same thing?

Spread the news. Jacob Zuma has resigned.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

#Update Bush Knife The Rise

If you've been wondering why this blog or i have been quiet. Well its because planning for our first shoot of the action film Bush Knife The Rise has been going on.

So time has escaped my grasp. So hang in there supporters and haters, we will be updating once we start production and will release our first teaser trailer.

You can join the film group page @ www.facebook.com/bushknifetherise

Stay tune for upcoming updates on the current production.

2014 Bravspan Productions

Friday, 3 October 2014

Supermodel Elanza Nortje debuts in her first film

Now, most of you'll know this South African beauty as a model in various shoots. But now she debut in her first ever feature film called Bush Knife The Rise.

Playing a seductive and yet cunning assassin called Lady Blue, she seeks out and hunts down the man named William Singh aka Bush Knife.
Part of a notorious gang called The Skulls her skills as an assassin get put to very good use.

Will Bush Knife succumb to her beauty or will he overcome?

Production is slated for October/November and the film releases in 2015.

You can keep up to date by joining the facebook group www.facebook.com/bushknifetherise

Friday, 12 September 2014

An All Star Team for Bush Knife The Rise

Bush Knife The Rise recruits an All Star Team
The Rise of Bush Knife Bobby
Seems to be grabbing attention not only in South Africa but also internationally.

With three America actors/actress's Joel Stephens, Donna Brook and Emily Browning joining the cast, it seems bush knife bobby is destined for greatness.

New comer, Director Renaldo Kell and Producer Bruce Gounder are trying to change the image of an icon hero into a darker and gritty feel.

No more are the days of PG ratings this is gonna be for a mature audience. Rediscovering the origins that brought us a legend, Bush Knife Bobby.
Releasing in 2015.
Starring Bruce Gounder, Ryan Mayne, Joel Stephens, Donna Brook and Emily Browning.
Produced by Bruce Gounding and Vischal Singh
Directed and Written by Renaldo Kell

A PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCTION
2014. All Rights Reserved. Bravospan.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bush Knife: The Rise Chopping His Own Path


From phoenix to chatsworth even newlands west and east. Everybody knows the name Bush Knife Bobby.

But now his back in his own self titled film The Rise Of Bush Knife Bobby. Which tells a different origin story compared to its comical predecessor. 

Written and Directed by newcomer Renaldo Kell and Produced by Bruce Gounder along with executive producers like Vischal Singh and Deshan Maharaj, we leap into a dark and gritty world where a criminal organisation called The Skulls are infesting durban city with drugs and prostitution.
William "Bobby" Singh is a hard working man trying to provide for his family until his pulled into this dark society. 

But after a tragic incident his counter part rises and Bush Knife Bobby becomes vengeance for those who cannot defend themselves.

The film takes on another aspect that we did not see before. Besides a dark and gritty version of the icon, it is said to be made for a mature audience. So don't expect something corny. Expect a lot of violence in this rendition. 

In the cast are three american actors who put Bush Knife Bobby on the international map. Joel Stephens, Donna Brook and Emily Browning have signed on to the south african film.

Still in the process of getting sponsorships and a budget this is one local film to explode on cinemas.

Production is schedule for october/november on this gritty film. So for updates trailers visit there facebook page, www.facebook.com/bushknifebobbyreturn


THE RISE OF BUSH KNIFE BOBBY STARS

Bruce Gounder, Jerome Naidu, Yarushka Singh, Joel Stephens, Donna Brook, Emily Browning and Ryan Mayne.

Set to be released in 2015

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bush Knife: The Rise

BUSH KNIFE THE RISE

Character: Bush Knife Bobby aka KUMAR "BOBBY" SINGH is a character that uses two machetes as his primary weapon.
A mass murderer of those who do evil, he cuts his way through the scum of Durban city. A very aggressive and angry person

Plot: After his wife and child is murdered by a notorious gang called The Skulls, he decides to take revenge by destroying this criminal element. One boss at a time.
The machetes that he uses were a gift from a stranger that knew what he was going through. Not knowing that the stranger has a darker more sinister plan for Kumar (Bush Knife Bobby).

Check out the teaser for the film @ The Rise of Bush Knife Bobby

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bush Knife Bobby gets Rebirth

Bruce Gounder aka Bush Knife Bobby is back and no not in his normal role but a serious role for a science fiction series in development called Rebirth as a Detective trying to find out the truth.

Rebirth follows a lady named Elizabeth who works for The Elite Task Force a group working for Arc Industries and commissioned by the south African army. Until she is brutally murdered and declared dead. But Arc industries, using a chemical called Blue revives her enhancing her physical and mental capacity. With no memeory of her past she tries to recover what was lost during her assignments for Arc Industries CEO Darris Kane.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Rumours

The one thing I hate is when people spread rumours.
People let's stop talking bad about people and move on.
This film industry is small so let's work together rather then tell lies about a person

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Story of Renaldo Kell

Let's begin
Well were do I start?

I started doing film in 2005 where I had this small little digital camera, messing around with it where me and my friends use to get together and film these small clips of us acting.
Later on it became serious and I bought my first proper camera which use to record on these tape cassettes.

We then work on our first series called Ronald and Vishnuu and did two episodes. 2 years later someone inboxed me and wanted more of that series so I bought my first hd camcorder and I did 3 more episodes.

In 2010 I did my first short film Steel which was released on dvd and later was picked up by an american producer, Joel Stephens, who put it on his show Sprockets and Splices along with my fan film Street Fighter Vengenace.

I then helped with sound and Lighting in a cinematic film called Broken Promises 3 with Director Kumaran Naidu.

The sad part of my life was when I was doing my first full feature film Legacy of Steel and it was stolen by some guys who broke into our home.

So now I'm working on a series called Rebirth.

So ye, that is how I got introduced to film. 90% of it was stuff I learnt on my own like editing, directing and writing scripts.

Thank you for reading

Sunday, 10 August 2014

South African Online Entertainment

Check out the page for the youtube channel showcasing south african online content like web series, films and game trailers.


Click on the link below
BSN ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, 8 August 2014

Janita Jana casted in Rebirth Series

Model/Actress Janita Jana has signed on for the lead role as Elizabeth in the science fiction action called Rebirth.
The story revolves around Elizabeth who works for a group called The Elite which is a task force for Arc Industries commissioned by the south African army.

But Elisabeth ends up in a horrible accident which forces Arc Industries to use a regeneration chemical called Blue which also enhances the bodies physical and mental capacity. Using Elizabeth as a weapon, they use her to hunt down all those who would dare oppose Arc Industries.

Releases in 2015
Directed and Produced by Renaldo Kell.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Tekken 2 what the f*&$

Look guys the first Tekken was alright but a lot of fans thought that it never live up the game stories and I agree.
So when I heard they doing another tekken I thought maybe they making up for the mistakes they made. WRONG!!!

This, tekken 2, is what now?

When I saw the trailer I was like shiiiit crap crap crap. I'm sorry who ever decided to this film please give up. You have destroyed tekken completely.

I've lost hope

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Amplats to sell strike-hit South Africa mines

By Ed Stoddard
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - World number-one platinum producer Anglo American Platinum is to sell a swathe of its most labour-intensive South African mines after a five-month strike shattered its hopes of ever making them profitable.
The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production and their viability was dealt a blow when miners won pay increases of up to 20 percent. Amplats said it would now focus on its more mechanised mines.
For the miners who faced hardship in their campaign for better pay, a sale could increase the risk of future lay-offs.
The buyers are likely to be companies with an existing focus on deep-level, labour-intensive mines, which may have more appetite than Amplats for the challenge of making them commercially viable.
One of the biggest hurdles will be stiff opposition to any job cuts from union leaders and politicians. Sensing potential conflict ahead, South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) condemned the plan to sell the mines.
"Any sale is going to result in job losses and this is a punishment for poor workers," its general secretary, Frans Baleni, told Reuters on Monday.
Amplats said it would sell its Union mine, its operations at Rustenburg and South African joint venture Pandora, calling them "good long-life assets". Amplats' Rustenburg operations employ around 20,000 people while Union has about 7,000, representing over half of the company's head count.

Some analysts have said the five Rustenburg mines and the Union mine could be worth between $1 billion and $2 billion, but others were far more pessimistic.

Excluding the joint ventures Pandora and Bokoni, "we value the combination at a negative $800 million, hence simply giving the assets away would be deemed a result", said Nomura analysts in a note.
Amplats Chief Executive Chris Griffith said a number of potential suitors had expressed an interest.
"This is not a fire sale," he said, holding out the possibility that the mines could be listed if they don't find a buyer.
He said the company had not been forced to sell because of the strike, insisting it had been repositioning in favour of less labour-intensive activities for some time.
But the stoppage has clearly forced its hand due to the heavy losses in production and revenue.
STRUGGLING INDUSTRY
Amplats parent Anglo American had already signaled its intention to reduce its troubled platinum portfolio. The sale suggests Anglo American has little appetite for a long and costly campaign to make the generally older South African platinum mines more efficient.

Anglo American is trying to achieve a return on capital employed (ROCE) of at least 15 percent by 2016. In 2013 the figure was 11 percent, with Amplats at only 2.7 percent.
The platinum mining industry has been struggling in the face of depressed prices for the precious metal, used for emissions-capping catalytic converters in automobiles.
A buyer would inherit a three-year wage agreement with the hard-line AMCU union.
But it would also secure annual platinum production of around 600,000 ounces, or a quarter of Amplats' capacity.
The apparent front-runner is Sibanye Gold, whose Chief Executive Neal Froneman told Reuters this month he wanted a platinum deal before the end of the year and could easily raise $1 billion to seal one. [ID:nL6N0PF3GV]
Sibanye was itself spun off from Gold Fields as a vehicle to manage its labour-intensive South African operations so that Gold Fields could focus on mechanised mining.
Sibanye also has Chinese investors, bringing it a cheap potential source of funding.
Another Chinese-backed company, Wesizwe Platinum, has also said it was looking at buying further assets in the sector. [ID:nL6N0O62TS]
Unveiling interim results, Amplats said it lost over 420,000 ounces to the strike, which also affected rivals Impala Platinum and Lonmin.
Amplats said first-half headline earnings had dropped to 60 cents per share, a fall of almost 90 percent which it had flagged in advance.
Griffith said the company was shifting to more mechanised operations and would "maintain growth plans" for the South African mines it kept, which would enable it to produce around 2.9 million ounces of platinum annually in 10 years' time.
"But we won't grow for the sake of growing. It will be market driven," he said.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Technology Lies



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ignition SA Film

Put your key in the ignition and start.
Avinash Dwarikapersadh is an upcoming actor who's starred in films like Broken Promises 3, The Smithdale Haunting and the upcoming film The Curse of Highway Sheila.

Well it seems that this time around he'll be embarking on his debut as a Director in his upcoming film Ignition.

Although not much of the story is known but by the sounds of it sounds action packed.

Well just have to wait until a trailer or update on the film is posted.

But until then let the ignition start the engine.



"Avinash posing with his weapon for Ignition."

Kings Ministries Promo Intro Video

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Path to Your Goal

You know you go through life always saying that's not for me and it's not what I do anymore.

That is a whole lot of bull

Sometimes you wonder why isn't anything happening for me. It's because you refused to follow the path that would led you to your goal.

And doesn't it get exhausting when you try to fight against your path to your purpose. Soemtimes in order to achieve your goal you must humble yourself and help others to achieve there's. 

Cause there goal might be the path to yours.

Renaldo Kell







People and There sickness

I read a friends status where they were going through a anxiety problem and decided to write this. Cause people think that suffer from bad things until they hear someone else's story

People don't think sometimes. I had anxiety attack one stage of my life and after that it kept coming back. But I can't tired of it reunion my life so I took a stand against it and continued with my life. No longer have I anxiety in my life.

I use to tell myself I do not have anxiety and it is not mines. I never said I suffered from it neither did I use it as an excuse to stop living.

No one is going threw something greater then the next. If you want to know what suffering is go get knocked by a taxi and you tell me cause I've been through that.

Wake up people. Sickness is not ours to keep and neither is ours to claim. Sickness in the name Of Jesus Christ go back to your father in hell.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

A new Horror online series

The Smithdale Haunting series revolves around a mother and daughter who move into a new home. After finding a music box a evil is released and all hell brakes loose.

Starring
Maria Valaskatzis and Samantha Lee

Releases on www.ibchannel.tv

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Changing Blog

Later on this year we gonna be changing this blog into a series and short film site. To give rising artist to show case there stuff and if you would like to advertise your company or product in one of these videos please email us at
bravospanproductions@gmail.com

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Durban Film Forum

If your a film from durban join https://www.facebook.com/DurbanFilmMakersGuild

For upcoming artist and local film maker

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

The Smithdale Haunting:Chapter One

The Smithdale Haunting: Chapter One: https://youtu.be/L4wuEdSlXJs
Starring
MARIA VALASKATZIS
SAMANTHA LEE
CHERRLY MANDY
AVINASH
LYLE GOVERNDER
SCELO GASA
NALEDI KGOMO
JANITA JANA
JEMITA MAHARAJ
CECIL PHETA
and
KEVIN HSU

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Smithdale Haunting Series #Update



Friday 4th of April will be the release of Renaldo Kell's web series The Smithdale Haunting.
Premiering on BSN Online Entertainment youtube channel. The series is said to be five episodes at 10 to 11 minutes each.

The story follows a mother and daughter who's relationship with each other has crumble up. But one night the mother finds a music box which brings forth a spirit that inhabits the home and releases a darkness.

Based on 2010's short of the same name. Costume Designer Maleen Nokel (Co-Costume Designer of Judge Dredd reboot) designed the main spirits costume, known as the hooded man.

For more info on the series join the facebook group: www.facebook.com/thesmithdalehaunting

Monday, 31 March 2014

#Update: The Smithdale Haunting Series

The long awaited web series called The Smithdale Haunting begins airing on the 4th April 2014.

It follows Samantha(Maria Valaskatzis) and her daughter Jessica (Samantha Lee) who move into a new home after Samantha takes a promotion in a new law firm. Samantha then finds an old box buried in the back yard which releases an evil force known as The Hooded Man (Lyle Governder) along with it's spirit The Female Ghost (Janita Jana).
It will be released on www.youtube.com/bsnonlineent youtube channel. So get ready. Here are some trailers and clips of the series:
http://youtu.be/Vsxr4aMH0oM
http://youtu.be/PrYmR5RFW2w
http://youtu.be/G_u5h9bpAH0

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

update: The Smithdale Haunting Online Series

Get ready.
The Smithdale Haunting will be released on youtube as a web series under BSN Online Entertainment. Originally a film, the director decided take a leap of faith and release online.

Youtube is a great tool to distribute online media internationally without spending to much.

Updates to follow

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Legacy of Steel

Check out my short film Legacy of Steel.

Starring Ryan Mayne, Kerusha Kisten, Sherwin Basdeo and Sebastion Bussack

Monday, 17 March 2014

KOF King of Fighters: The Reign

For updates on the upcoming web series based upon the game King of Fighters 95' join our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOF-King-of-Fighters-The-Reign/269973259835663

King of Fighters Rebooted

KOF King of Fighters: The Reign

Well if you read the title, yes you guessed it King of Fighters is back. Well not in film format but web series.
The creater of this upcoming series decide to make a reboot to the film that made everybody say wtf!
Now based on 95' it follows Terry Bogard who no longer is interested in the tournament. Until a detective, explains to him about Rugal's return, Rugal who was believed to die in that explosion.
To cut a long story short the detective is interested in a fighter called Kyo. Who seems to be one of the Clans who can defeat Rugal.
Welll so far it sounds interesting. Besides the story itself this is who or what is in it:
The Orichi
Mai
Billy
Rugal
Andy
Leona
According to infomation other fighters will join in like the main character Kyo.
So let's hope this can rub out that awful film that was released before

Monday, 10 February 2014

Launch of the film The Smithdale Haunting

The smithdale haunting will be available in vanilla music this friday 14th Febuary 2014 at newlands mall. Next to emam bux butchery 784 inanda rd. Spread the word

South Africa, Durban

Thursday, 2 January 2014

#update The Smithdale Haunting

This is the teaser poster for the upcoming film by Director Renaldo Kell and Producer Deshan Maharaj called The Smithdale Haunting