A UK based production company, collaborating with partners in South Africa, is looking for a screenwriter for a feature film project which they are developing, based on a South African book – ‘Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul’ by the acclaimed conservationist Dr. Ian Player DMS.
‘Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul’ is an epic story of friendship, faith and perseverance set against the magnificent backdrop of KwaZulu-Natal’s enchanted wilderness and majestic wildlife.
It tells the story of an unlikely friendship, in the shadows of Apartheid, between Ian Player, a thrill-seeking adventurer turned conservationist and Magqubu Ntombela, a wise ‘old order’ Zulu, who mentors Ian and helps him face his shadow and embrace his destiny: a spiritual quest immersed in the soul and spirit of wild Africa.
The film will link the historic ‘Zulu Wilderness’ story to ‘the story of our time’ -- events that sadly still prevail in the world today: the war to save the rhino from extinction, the growing disconnection between humanity and the natural world, and racial intolerance.
The late former president Nelson Mandela commented on ‘Zulu Wilderness: Shadow and Soul’: “This book is Ian Player’s tribute to Magqubu Ntombela and the remarkable friendship which grew in the wild. Their relationship and their commitment not only to each other but also to the conservation of wilderness is a shining example of the spirit of the people of this country”.
The project received the endorsement of high level personalities, including HRH Prince Charles and Dr. Player himself.
If you are interested, please write with your credentials to:
Ronit Shapiro, CEO and Founder
One Nature Films