Film director Koos Roets to make special appearance in Plett 

Koos Roets will direct the khoisan dance movie to be filmed in Kranshoek, Plett
Published: September 21st, 2020

The legendary film director Koos Roets makes a special appearance in Plett during screening of his award-winning film ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling

Emily Moon River Lodge will host the screening of ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling on Thursday, the 1st of October – the evening includes an introduction of the film by Koos Roets, the screening, a pizza to order for each guest and an open discussion with opportunity to engage with the director. The evening is a fund raising and celebratory event for a new film being produced in Plett. Tables are available for 2, 4 or 8 guests.

Film director Roets will be in Plett on a location scout for his next film, “Ikhapara Hop”, a human drama based in Kranshoek. The film will include the local Riel dance (Ikhapara) and the modern hip hop dance genres as pivotal cultural symbols. They will also be the backdrop against which the story of tragedy and reconciliation and triumph plays out.

Local impresario and producer, Marius Murths, has been at the forefront of the initiative and the drive to raise funds for the short film, which will serve as a pilot to raise finance for a full-length feature. The Bitou Municipality and Plett Tourism are in full support of the project and have pledged a grant in aid.

Koos Roets will direct the movie about the Khoisan dance
Legendary film director Koos Roets

Throughout his career which started in 1962, Koos Roets has been involved in more than 150 productions as director of photography, director, scriptwriter or producer and his name has featured 35 times among the nominees of various awards of which he’s won a total of 33.

The screening on Thursday 1st October will be Roets’ 2015 hilarious comedy, ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling, which touches on every South African foible and funny bone that could be tickled by only-in-our-country neighbourhood stories.  Mr Roets will introduce the film and be available afterwards for informal chats around the James Room kaggel.


If you have ever longed for your 15 minutes of fame, perhaps now is your chance. Plett Tourism will be auctioning off an opportunity for you to appear in the film! Bidding will start at the Emily Moon evening, and the highest bid will be taken forward to an on-line platform as the opening bid.

The bidding will only be open for a week, and all proceeds will go directly to the production budget of Ikhapara Hop. And you, as the highest bidder, alongside many rich and famous, will be immortalised on the silver screen. 

Date: Thursday 01 October
Time: 17h00 – 21h00 
Venue: The James Room at Emily Moon
Price: R200  | includes a welcome drink, a pizza to order, the film and a gesellige evening with Koos Roets.  Cash bar.



View the trailer of ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling, here: