May 2000, Underdog Entertainment began shooting the documentary
Metamorphosis: The Remarkable Life of Granny Lee, exploring the
life of South Africa's most notorious party animal, Granny Lee.
Produced by Marc Schwinges and Directed byLuiz DeBarros (the team
that brought you the award winning documentary "Death")
Metamorphosis promises to be yet another gripping, unique television
project had been presented to the South African Broadcasting Corporation
by Underdog a year earlier and in February 2000 it was commissioned
by Channel 3's Eddie Manzingana. After extensive research, shooting
took place in Johannesburg, Durban and Kimberley over a space of
three weeks incorprating both interviews and extensive recreations.
The documentary also makes use of an exclusive audio interview recorded
shortly before her death as well as her final farewell message played
at her wake.
final 52-minute documentary was first broadcast on SABC 3 on
the 30th of July 2000 at 9.00pm. It was re-broadcast due to
popular demand on the 15th of September at 10.35pm on SABC 3.
Here you can find out more about Metamorphosis, its making and the
people behind and in front of the camera.
received a Silver (the highest award given this year) at the South
African Society of Cinematographers Visible Spectrum Awards 2000.
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