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THE GRANNY LEE WORLD TOUR CONTINUES! Here you'll be able to stay in touch with the latest news on Metamorphosis the documentary.

  • 8 March 2003
    Granny Lee finally made it to the fun capital of the Deep South at The first New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.


  • 16th November 2002
    Metamorphosis rocked Finland at the Turku Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.


  • 2 April 2002
    Metamorphosis was screened at the 16th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival on the 9th of April and then again on the 12th of April. The film received considerable attention in the London press in the lead up to the screening.
  • 6 October 2001
    Metamorphosis, made its North America television début when it was broadcast on Canada's new PrideVision channel.

    PrideVision TV is the world's first Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) television network to broadcast 24/7. The Canadian Broadcaster praised the documentary: "The way in which it is told is a perfect match of style and substance."

    Says producer Marc Schwinges, " We're very proud. Making a sale of a South African film in a North American territory is exceedingly difficult."

  • 24 September 2001
    Granny Lee’s much anticipated gravestone was finally unveiled on South Africa’s Heritage Day during the Gay Pride week. The pink gravestone bears a portrait of Lee in all her glory. A ceremony, organised by the 2001 Gay Pride committee was held at Westpark cemetery and was attended by around forty people.

    “Pride recognise the gravesite of Granny Lee as part of lesbian and gay heritage in South Africa and in doing so acknowledge the contribution that people make to the struggle for equality simply by being visible and being true to themselves” said Daniel Sommerville, manager of the 2001 South African Lesbian and Gay Pride Week.

    Our thanks to the contributors to the gravestone fund: SABC 3, Tom Knight, Underdog Entertainment and members of the public who made contributions. May the Queen rest in peace. Click here to view images of the unveiling.

  • 13 August 2001
    Metamorphosis was screened in Canada at the 13th Annual Vancouver Queer Film and Video Festival.
  • 31 July 2001
    Metamorphosis was screened at the Encounters Documentary Film Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.


  • 15 July 2001
    Metamorphosis: The Remarkable Journey of Granny Lee won four Craft Awards at this year's Avanti Awards (South Africa's prestigious television awards). The documentary won for Styling (Director Luiz DeBarros), Camera (Robert Malpage), Editing/Post-Production (Karen Malpage) and Audio Final Mix (SABC Henley Facilities).

  • 22 June 2001
    Due to overwhelming queries on where to find the Granny Lee theme track "Try It" by Garry Van Riet, we have placed an MP3 of the track for download in the Multimedia section of the site.

  • 15 June 2001
    Metamorphosis has been selected for screening at the prestigious Encounters Documentary Film Festival. See screenings for more detail.

  • 05 June 2001
    Metamorphosis has been nominated for a 2001 Avanti Award (South Africa's most prestigious TV award). Underdog Entertainment's documentary was nominated in the "Broadcast Documentary" category. The 2001 Avanti Awards will take place on the 13 and 14th of July at Caesars Palace in Johannesburg.

  • 02 June 2001
    Metamorphosis has been selected for screening at the 2001 Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.


  • 02 June 2001
    Metamorphosis screened at 3:45PM at the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

  • 01 May 2001
    Metamorphosis was screened at the INPUT 2001 television conference in Cape Town on the weekend. Writer/Director Luiz DeBarros was invited to attend and took part in a question and answer session with the enthusiastic audience after the screening.

  • 18 April 2001
    Metamorphosis, The Remarkable Journey of Granny Lee, the acclaimed documentary produced by Underdog Entertainment is making waves internationally. The film, which made its debut on South African TV screens in July 2000, has been selected for screening at both the prestigious New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival as well as the up-coming INPUT 2001 international television conference to be hosted in Cape Town in April and May.

  • 1 November 2000
    Underdog's recent documentary, Metamorphosis, received a Silver (the highest award given this year in the documentary category) at the South African Society of Cinematographers Visible Spectrum Awards 2000.

 

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