Crackle Announces the Exclusive Premiere of South African Action Film “Sew the Winter to My Skin.”
Inspired by true events, the film depicts the epic hunt, capture and trial of the legendary black rebel folk hero, John Kepe, during one of the most racially-charged political regimes in human history.
The action-adventure film tells the story of indigenous outlaw and legendary hero John Kepe
Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the premiere of epic-adventure drama, Sew the Winter to My Skin, launching on Monday, February 1.
Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, Sew the Winter to My Skin stars Ezra Mabengeza (Miracle at St. Anna, Attack on Darfur), Peter Kurth (A Heavy Heart, Gold), and Zolisa Xaluva (Knuckle City, Kings of Jo’burg).
Inspired by true events, Sew the Winter to My Skin depicts the epic hunt, capture and trial of the legendary black rebel folk hero, John Kepe, during one of the most racially-charged political regimes in human history. Despite the massive Colonial Republic manhunt, the notorious yet charismatic outlaw evaded capture for over a decade while he terrorized white settler farmers in a courageous effort to protect his impoverished community.
“We are immensely pleased to bring this heroic story to our viewers as the latest in Crackle’s collection of original programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “The film’s unique style and aesthetic relies heavily on visual and musical elements to recount the profound story.”
“We are absolutely delighted that our baby, Sew The Winter To My Skin, has finally found such a wonderful home with Crackle,” said filmmaker Jahmil Qubeka. “Crackle’s vision and celebration of cinema resonates with our own personal ethos of bringing a quality cinematic experience to discerning audiences, whatever their choice of viewing device.