The picture has its world premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto Film Festival.
“Number” is the fourth film to be directed by Donovan Marsh. Cast features many performers from “Tsotsi” and “District 9,” including Presley Chweneyagae, Israel Makoe, Owen Sejake, Brandon Auret and Daniel Hadebe.
Fortissimo has all rights outside North America and South Africa. North American sales are handled by XYZ Films, while Indigenous Films will dial up a release for “Number” in the first quarter of 2014.
It was produced by Harriet Gavshon, JP Potgieter, Marsh and Mariki Van Der Walt. Filming on location in Soweto, Johanesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam was by cinematographery Tom Marais with production design by Chantel Carter.