Award-Winning 'Hard to Get' to Show at Fantastic Fest

The film 'Hard to Get' by South African film director Zee Ntuli shows at the 2015 Fantastic Fest, held yearly at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action) festival in the United States, making a name for itself along the lines of Cannes, Toronto and Telluride.

In past years, it debuted major blockbusters like There Will Be Blood (starring Daniel Day-Lewis) and Zombieland (starring Emma Stone). This year the event is held September 24 to October 1.

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Hard to Get

Hard to Get captures the life of the charismatic and attractive TK, a womanizer who, like them all, is afraid of commitment. But when he meets Skiets, he discovers she is a woman who is stronger than his charm, experience and sweet words - and he is hooked with intrigue. Skiets is a beautiful woman who lives a dangerous life as a petty criminal, and her adrenaline addiction leads her down dangerous paths that TK must come to know if he wants to get closer to the mesmerizing femme fatale.

TK's attraction to Skiets comes at a heavy price, one which includes getting mixed up with the city's most feared criminal. With his life threatened, he is forced to be on the run, never knowing who he can trust, or if love will persist through the web of violence and crime. TK will ultimately discover if crime pays or if his love for Skiets is worth it all.

It is director Zee Ntuli's first feature film, whose screenplay he also co-wrote. It was selected to open the 2014 Durban International Film Festival. His short film, Bomlambo (Those Of The Water), won Best Fantasy Film at the New York International Film Festival, was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2012 SAFTA's, and has garnered many other international awards and acclaim. Ntuli is a graduate of AFDA, South Africa's premiere film school.

It is produced by Helena Spring and Junaid Ahmed, of South African Fineline Productions, and stars Pallance Dladla (The Message and Avenged) as TK and Thishiwe Ziqubu (Man on Ground) as Skiets.

It is being received with positive reviews. Here is what some are saying so far: “...the film serves as an immensely entertaining action-comedy with a convincing romance between two budding stars” (Source: Alex Pelham, Daily Texan Online). “Some movies require a bit of work on the audience’s part to enjoy. Hard to Get instead hooks you early and keeps you interested until the very end” (Source: Evan Saathoff, )."

Hard to Get Official Trailer

Screenings of the film are scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 8:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. For more information, contact Pascal Schmitz at AAA Entertainment: +27825068312 or visit the Website

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