Documentary Fridays presents Run George Vuyani Makausu

Published 15 October 2021 in Special project



About the Film:

Run George is the story of a young man named George who is in dire straits and is about to reach a boiling point in his life. We meet him on a day on which he is in desperate need of a lot of money in order to pay his rent and continue to lead his ordinary life.

He goes to his local bar and enters a pool competition in which he can make money by playing and winning against previous pool champions. Luckily George happens to be the best pool player around but unfortunately he also happens to be an alcoholic. The irony is that the more he drinks the better he gets. After getting paralytic he manages to win the entire competition and acquire the money needed to pay his debts and live his best life.
George wakes up the next day without any idea of whether or not he won and if he did, where the money is. His journey becomes a mission to recover the details of his night and while doing this, he finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant and there are very dangerous men looking for him.
The people looking for him are the dangerous pool gangsters who he beat the previous night and after getting a hold of his money they chase him to retrieve it. Throughout this thrilling, perilous adventure of escape we get a better insight into a few of the character’s motivations and backgrounds

Starring - Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Sharon Githinji, TT Pasha and Shanray Van Wyk.
Viva nation TV original.



About the film producer
Vuyani Makausu completed his Bachelor of Technology degree in Multimedia design at University of Johannesburg (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture) and  has worked in various companies creating TV and online content. 

In 2013 - 2014 he has worked as a Offline editor,  editing films for e-tv ekasi stories and Mzansi Magic Dineo’s Diary season 3.
In 2015 he expanded my skillset by working as a researcher and assistant director for SABC 1 youth television show Mi kasi Su Kasi season 1.
And Furthermore in 2018 he worked as a Post-production supervisor for season 2 of SABC1’s Mi Kasi Su Kasi (SAFTA award winner for Best Youth Programme).