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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Videovision Entertainment acquires Masood Boomgaard’s feature directorial debut.

Sanjeev Singh, Director of Acquisition and Distribution of Videovision Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Attack of The Indian Werewolf which was shot in Durban by local filmmaker, Masood Boomgaard. The film, which will have its World Premiere at the Durban International Festival on July 25, marks the feature directorial debut of Boomgaard.

Attack of The Indian Werewolf is a cheerfully irreverent spoof on the werewolf and horror genres. It follows an electronics store clerk who transforms into a werewolf after eating the mystical jadoo bean. The cops are stumped as the brutalised corpses mount up and it is left to an intrepid journalist to try and cure the hapless werewolf. The film has a uniquely Durban flavour and stars popular radio jock, Neville Pillay.

Commenting on the acquisition of the film by Videovision Entertainment, Boomgaard said, “It is a privilege to be associated with Videovision Entertainment. They have a great track record as a production and distribution company. For us, it is even more significant as they are a Durban-based company that is backing our film which was produced entirely in Durban with local actors and crew.”

Sanjeev Singh commented, “We are delighted to have acquired Attack of The Indian Werewolf and to be supporting locally produced films. Despite the limited budget of the film, Masood Boomgaard has created a really funny spoof on the werewolf genre films which shows his talent and resourcefulness as a director.”

Attack of The Indian Werewolf stars Neville Pillay, Sanjeev Singh, Kajal Maharaj, Mahmood Docrat, Avashnee Vandiar and AK Khan. It is co-produced by Ashan Rampal and is co-produced, written and directed by Masood Boomgaard. The film is scheduled to be released later this year.