Watch: Trailer for South African Romantic Comedy ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’

Enjoy a first look at Tell Me Sweet Something (2015), a charming romantic comedy film promising to show a side of Johannesburg rarely seen.

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Akin Omotoso ( Man on Ground ), the feature is inspired by love songs, 1997 romance classic Love Jones , and Omotoso’s desire to depict a celebration of love in the South African city he loves.

Starring Nomzamo Mbatha , Maps ‘Masego’ Maponyane , Thishiwe Ziqubu , Kagiso Lediga , Thomas Gumede , Thembi Seete and Mandisa Bardill , Tell Me Sweet Something tells the story of Moratiwa (Mbatha), an aspiring novelist with writer’s block (and lover’s block).

She hasn’t had much luck with love ever since her ex-boyfriend Norman went out to buy milk and never came back.

Tired of having a recluse as a best friend, Tashaka (Ziqubu) convinces her to party up a storm at a new club in the city; it is here that she meets South Africa’s #1 celebrity model, Nat Masilo (Maponyane), or as she nicknames him “The 45 Foot Man” on account of a huge billboard in which he features (in)conveniently situated directly opposite her bookshop.

Nomzamo Mbatha & Maps 'Masego' Maponyane in 'Tell Me Sweet Something' (2015) Promo

Nomzamo Mbatha & Maps ‘Masego’ Maponyane in ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ (2015) Promo

The Rififi Pictures film, funded by Mvest Media (a division of Mvest Group), Ladies & Gentlemen, The National Film and Video Foundation, PANA TV, the Gauteng Film Commission, the Department of Trade and Industry, and a team of Crowd Funders, is scheduled for a nationwide (SA) release on the September 18, 2015.

Tell Me Sweet Something is produced by Robbie Thorpe, Ronnie Apteker , and director Omotoso.

[via shadowandact ]