Mitchells Plain rapper Mark Matroos is releasing his SECOND movie next month, just a year after his debut film, Meisie Vannie Lavis, hit Cape Flats screens.
In a major boost, Mark will be premiering his action fliek, Bloed Betaal, at the GrandWest Cinema, where it will run from 6 to 12 December.
Mark, 36, from Portlands, says he was bitten by the film bug after his first movie.
The dad of two is a jack of all trades and takes on different roles in the film.
“I play a role of a pastor in the movie, I’m also the director, producer and cameraman.
“The movie is about a father named John, who seeks revenge for his only, beloved daughter Abby, who ends up getting caught in a crossfire between rival gangs, over territory.
“John, being aware of the problematic police system in the country, becomes determined to take justice into his own hands by seeking out every last one in connection to the main culprit.
“John becomes so consumed by his sorrows and anger that he ends up going back to his old drinking habits and vows to kill the guy who shot his baby girl.
“After searching for days, John finally comes face to face with the notorious gangster who shot his daughter and it does not go according to John’s plan.”
The film stars Neil Oortman as John Cupido, Rene Brown as Lucy Cupido, Riche Koopman as Abby Cupido, Von D Kemp as Spider, Craig Kemp as Detective Spencer, Justin Barends as Detective McDonald, Nadine Sias as Captain Mill, Eben Haynie as Krummel, Lucian Dalton as Bruno, Mandy Sass as Tiffany Tips, Eric Smith as Mr Abrahams, Lindsey Bennett as Kraake, Emilio Bennett as Big Mike, Mark Matroos as Pastor, Brendon Manuel as Beeno, and Isghak Collins as Japie Januarie.
Seeing his film on the big screen is a dream come true: “I’m really grateful to have reached the cinema status, it’s always been my goal to get my film to cinema.”