GRANNY LEE WORLD TOUR CONTINUES! Here you'll be able to stay in
touch with the latest news on Metamorphosis the documentary.
finally made it to the fun capital of the Deep South at The first
New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
rocked Finland at the Turku
Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
- 2 April
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
Metamorphosis, made its North America television début
when it was broadcast on Canada's new 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."
Marc Schwinges, " We're very proud. Making a sale of a
South African film in a North American territory is exceedingly
- 24 September
Granny Lees much anticipated gravestone was finally unveiled
on South Africas 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
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
Metamorphosis was screened in Canada at the 13th Annual Vancouver
Queer Film and Video Festival.
- 31 July
Metamorphosis was screened at the Encounters Documentary Film
Festival in Cape Town, South Africa.
- 15 July
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
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.
Metamorphosis has been selected
for screening at the prestigious Encounters Documentary Film
Festival. See screenings for more detail.
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.
Metamorphosis has been selected for screening at the 2001 Philadelphia
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
screened at 3:45PM at the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
- 01 May
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.
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
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More screenings coming soon.