Films produced in the North West Province
The North West Province with its picturesque nature scenes that truly enhances the essence of Africa, is the ideal location for the production and filming of feature films.
Blended is a 2014 American romantic comedy filmed in the North West Province, South Africa and directed by Frank Coraci, written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore with an ensemble cast featuring Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, and Shaquille O’Neal, the film was released on May 23, 2014.
Blended marked the third romantic comedy collaboration between Sandler and Barrymore, following The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Coraci also previously directed Sandler and Barrymore in The Wedding Singer. It also marked Sandler’s first role in a Warner Bros. film.
‘Reconnect’ is an original story that has been put into production by Eternal Film Productions (PTY) Ltd. The script was developed with the aim to capture the attention of an international audience with an excellent story. Although many independent film makers exist in South Africa, not many are recognised internationally.
Before the story development, various objectives were set out and guided the creative process of writing the script in order to be able to achieve those goals. Some of the objectives were not directly script related but have been used as the focus point during the production stages.