The Ardenslate Team is a consortium of benchfilms, Kalahari Film and Media and Ardenslate Pty Ltd. We are dedicated to the development of scripts to be filmed in South Africa by providing a platform for scriptwriters to be financially compensated during the  writing process and with the express purpose of producing the content that is commissioned. The Ardenslate Team welcomes your submissions and looks forward to creating opportunities for more writers.

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Founded by American Michael S. Murphey in South Africa in 2002, Kalahari Pictures developed into one of Africa’s leading production companies. In 2014 the company rebranded to diversify its focus on developing content as well as servicing, with South African producer Irfaan Fredericks to form Kalahari Film & Media.

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benchfilms is a Cape Town based production company with a number of awards under its belt. With an emphasis on storytelling and independent production benchfilms has many years of experience getting it done no matter what.