Found-footage thriller to shoot in South Africa

Thaba Media is going on “The Safari,” launching production later this month on David Golden’s found-footage thriller.

Anton Ernst of Thaba Media is producing. Screenwriter Tyler Hisel and manager Alexander Robb of Insignia Entertainment are exec producers.

Rocky Myers (“Vamp U”) and Kim Argetsinger (“Foreign Exchange”) are starring in the tale of a band of American tourists stranded and hunted in the heart of the South African wilderness. Chloe Kirby and Robert Watkins round out the cast.

Animal trainer-behaviorist Kevin Richardson has been tapped to provide the African animals throughout the production.

Thaba Media’s upcoming “Little One” was recently selected as South Africa’s official submission to the Academy Awards’ foreign-language category. Hisel had his 2009 Black List script “Dark Was the Night” (formerly “The Trees”) produced earlier this year, with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas starring.

Myers is represented by Coast to Coast Talent Agency and Kelly Tiffan Management. Argetsinger is represented by Church-Hugger Management.

Hisel is represented by Kaplan-Stahler Agency and attorney Rob Szymankski.

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