The new VoD platform, Scatzy.com, for indigenous movies from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand will launch their service with the release of “Strikdas” on 2 April, which is the same day the movie open in movie theaters in South Africa.
Initially, Scatzy will only feature South African movies but plans to expand its offer to movies from New Zealand and Australia soon, as well as expanding their service to include TV shows, documentaries, music downloads, e-books and other entertainment genres.
According to the website’s founders: “Many people living outside of their home country yearn for familiar media content. Many content providers yearn for an infrastructure to reach their country-folk residing elsewhere in the world. Scatzy is a cost-effective and synergized portal for both content seekers and owners of content to upload and download the solution to their yearnings!”
Watch this space.
The movie Strikdas, available on 2 April, is a romantic comedy featuring Don “Vossie” Vorster, a geeky bunny-hugger with a good heart. About to set off for Stellenbosch University, his proud father hands him a box, which contains a slightly tatty, black bow tie. It’s a tradition passed down from generation to generation, as the eldest son in the Vorster family is given the honour of wearing the bow tie when he finishes high school. The bowtie is a metaphor that gives the Vorster men courage to live life to the fullest. Vossie is next in line for this great honour, and he’ll need it as the change from living at home to going to university will be big.
Armed with the bow tie and imbued with the courage to stand up for the things he cares about, he is ready to meet the girl of his dreams. One night, he and his new buddies in the Stellenbosch Liberation Front break into the university’s laboratory to free the rats kept for research. Their plans go awry when Vossie is almost caught by security. Luckily he escapes, clutching onto one rat in a cage. Whilst running for safety he comes upon a sobbing, heartbroken Willemien de la Harpe, the most beautiful girl he has ever set eyes on.
The spoilt and pampered daughter of a wealthy wine estate owner, Willemien was sent to varsity in the hope that she will make the right life choices. And Vossie is definitely not someone who will get her on the straight and narrow. Willemien also wants a lot more from life than what Vossie could ever offer. It’s at this crossroad that Vossie has to face his biggest challenge ever