Local production house Rebelintown continues to make waves in the international film and television industry.
The company is set to go international after the world’s largest content producer and distributor, Banijay Group, acquired the exclusive format rights to Rebelintown’s new factual entertainment original series Still Got It!
Created by its founder and Morningside resident Jimmy Muteba, the series sees people between the ages of 60 and 80 compete in a series of fun and unexpected challenges, with help from the Gen-Z crowd (people born between 1997 and 2012), to see which of them has always understood!
“There is a growing movement that sees African creativity having its moment of glory.
“This format crosses generations and with its universal nature, Still Got It! has great potential for adaptation across the world,” Muteba said.
He added that Rebelintown has always sought to do things differently, while making a positive difference in people’s lives.
“We have always believed that entertainment has the power to change lives and behaviors to bring about meaningful and positive change in our societies and in our global family as a whole.”
According to Muteba, this series was the perfect opportunity because old people have a lifetime of experience and crazy stories to share, but young people don’t listen.
“So I thought why not challenge them to do some of the things young people love to do and build a bridge between older people and Gen Z and everyone in between.
“Older people are a marginalized group, often excluded from conversation, media and entertainment. We must talk about it and always understand! does it in a fun way. If we are lucky, we will all grow old one day.
The local series will join Banijay’s catalog of over 4,000 formats, including Survivor, Hunted, MasterChef and Big Brother to name a few.
“Our time has finally arrived and we can’t wait to see how our unique African concepts and formats will be adapted by our international counterparts.
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