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The partners

Underdog - The Production Company

Underdog, a new era multimedia and entertainment company, was formed in 1993. Its aim: to produce creative, innovative and challenging film, television and interactive entertainment brands for South Africa and the world.

Since then, Underdog has completed various award-winning television documentaries, corporate productions, interactive web sites and promotional television and print campaigns. Underdog's film work has been broadcast in North America and screened at film festivals in cities such as New York, London, Sydney, Toronto, Austin, Washington and Rio de Janeiro.

In addition Underdog's award winning client service division, 'Underdog Digital', currently services and consults on the Interactive and Online needs of a wide range of corporate clients. Most notably Underdog is the content creator for the Big Brother SA and Big Brother Africa websites.

Other highlights have included the production of the acclaimed, award-winning documentary Metamorphosis: The Remarkable Journey of Granny Lee in 2000 which was recently broadcast on Canadian television. In 1998 the two-hour television documentary Death (distributed internationally) won three prestigious awards, including Gold in the documentary category of South Africa's equivalent of the Emmy Awards. It was also one of the highest rated local documentaries in South African history. In 2000 Underdog completed the two-part documentary By Night for SABC 3.The year 2004 saw the production and successful broadcast of Flush, a documentary looking at toilets and the people that use them, as well as Two Moms, which profiled the struggle for a lesbian couple to co-adopt their children.

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ZSE - The Post-Production Partner

ZSE Media Productions are the market leaders in the creative facilitation of media delivery and production in Southern Africa. Their wide range of services includes sound-proofed, air-conditioned studios; live broadcast transmissions; multiple AVID editorial services; NTSC/PAL conversions; duplication; creative and technology services for all multimedia production including DVD authoring; and global server-based delivery systems.

Positioned as 'your partner in production', ZSE is uniquely placed in terms of production talent, skill and expertise. Their highly trained production people have the ability to provide clients with technical solutions and creative concepts, collectively enhancing ZSE's reputation for exceptional production services.

ZSE is an operating division of Sasani Limited, a public company quoted on the JSE Securities Exchange. A world-class South African media services group, Sasani Limited offers comprehensive facilities and services to meet the film and television pre-production, production and post-production needs of both domestic and international producers.

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