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OH BROTHER, YOU'RE FAMOUS," SAYS ANDY GIBB

(Fab 208, April 1969) Barry's staunchest fan is without doubt his eleven-year-old brother Andy. They are a decade apart in age, but in fact are very close.

Says Andy: "I think he's my favourite brother, he's so kind and generous, and when he comes to visit us he plays with me. I've only got to ask for something and he'll buy it for me. I think he's too soft-hearted, people can talk him into things and he hates hurting anyone.

For my eleventh birthday he bought me a horse which I've called Gala. He has just bought the bridle and saddle for it and he also paid for the delivery from Sussex.

I see him about twice a week. He takes me out for rides in his Bentley but he doesn't let me have a go at driving it, though!  I go up to his flat sometimes, and we play together.

He's very kind and generous and when I grow up I hope I'm like him."

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'Shepherds and Butchers' won an award

By Thembalethu Zulu , 2016-02-20 SA film wins award in Berlin South African film producer Anant Singh won an award for his film 'Shepherds and Butchers'.
Image: SIPHIWE SIBEKO REUTERS South African film notched up another accolade as Anant Singh’s 'Shepherds and Butchers' won an award at The Berlin Film festival on Saturday.The film, produced by Singh and directed by Oliver Schmitz, was awarded the third place Panorama Audience Award for Fiction Films - a first for a South African Film.
Based on Chris Marnewick's book of the same name, the film revolved around a young warden, arrested after killing seven black members of a karate team, and the jaded lawyer who takes on the murder case.

The film competed in a pool of 51 submissions from 33 countries in the Panorama Section of the festival.
Commenting on the Award, Singh said, “We are overwhelmed by this acknowledgement for our homegrown South African film which competed with the best in the wor…

Film's producer, Anant Singh announced that Vusi Mahlasela worked with Barry Gibb

Film's producer, Anant Singh announced that Vusi Mahlasela worked with Barry Gibb (co-founder of the Bee Gees) and composed the song “Angels” for Oliver Schmitz’s “Shepherds and Butchers,” which will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 13. Mahlasela is in studio to talk about his involvement with the music for South African films, and how has the journey been like for him.

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Barry Gibb Composes Original Song for Berlin Film Festival’s ‘Shepherds and Butchers’

February 9, 2016 | 02:00AM PT



International Correspondent@LeoBarraclough
ProducerAnant Singh revealed Tuesday that Barry Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, has composed the song “Angels” for Oliver Schmitz’s “Shepherds and Butchers,” which will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 13.

“Shepherds and Butchers,” which stars Steve Coogan (“Philomena”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman”) and Garion Dowds, is set at a time when Apartheid is crumbling in South Africa. A hotshot lawyer faces his biggest test when he agrees to defend a white prison guard who has killed seven black men. What ensues is a compelling charge against death penalty itself, in a case that changed history.

Gibb explained what inspired him to write the song: “We were just inspired by the film. The very thought of the way we all treat each other, and the inhumanity that we all tend to experience as a culture really struck us as profound, and of course, the film is profound. We do take a stand against capit…