‘Roses of the City’–talents to be showcased

Some of the art that will be featured in the short film. PHOTO: Supplied

A creative’s love for storytelling and creating clothing from scratch, inspired locally born Letshego Keitumetse Sebolao to create a short film called Roses of the City.

“This short film is me marrying what I call, ‘My Husbands’, which are art, fashion, film, and music. It is also about shining a light on the talent we have in our city and the Free State,” said Sebolao.

Letshego Keitumetse Sebolao. PHOTO: Supplied

Roses of the City was shot at the Freshford Museum, which according to Sebolao has such a rich history and beautiful garden where ‘the wedding’ takes place. “We want to introduce our audience to the power of perception and understanding one another as individuals. Our theme song is by a South African artist Thapelo Lekoane, called Human and is sung by soon to be graduate Katlego Segopa of the University of the Free State (UFS). We are big on collaborations, which is what the film also displays. The artwork in the film is supplied by various students from the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT),” she said.

The creatives who worked on the film are Makhosi Mamome, who is the digital creator from @ors_photograph and Refilwe Mapane, the model, who is a psychology graduate from the UFS.

Some of the garments in the film were provided by Lerato Senoko from Unxpected Fashion House.

“Lebo Nthejane connected us with her art students, Neo Mlangeni and Napho Motshumi from the CUT Free State, just to name a few, and the makeup was done by Kabelo Marumo from @beatsbypelontle,” Sebolao added.

Some of the art that will be featured in the
short film. PHOTO: Supplied

Follow @Keitumetse_Creations to find out when the film will be released. “This is one of many we aim to collaborate with more brands and schools to promote the importance and necessity of the arts and how we can create sustainable jobs and platforms for creatives.”

Justine Fortuin