College dramedy, but make it South African! Our Tribe worked on Netflix South Africa’s latest coming-of-age comedy-drama Miseducation, created by Rethabile Ramaphakela and Katleho Ramaphakela of the production house, Burnt Onion Productions.

Following the story of High School leaver Mbali Hadebe (Buntu Petse) the daughter of a prominent politician, Brenda Hadede (Baby Cele) gets caught up in a grant funding scandal that results in all her possessions being repossessed on the night of Mbali’s 19th birthday party. This scandalous scene all unfolds just before Mbali, the High School popularity queen, is set to embark on her University journey. Amassed with humiliation, Mbali sets to blaze a new trail and start afresh at Grahamstown University in Makhada.

Miseducation is a delightful blend of light-hearted comedy and the compelling drama of college life.

Chocolate Tribe worked on 155 VFX shots and clean-ups across all 6 episodes. From the bright fireworks wishing Mbali a “Happy Birthday” across the Sandton Skyline, to the 3D crowd simulations of student protests, and burning down a heritage building in post-production when a disgruntled group of students sets the room alight.

Miseducation is currently streaming on Netflix.

Agency: Netflix
Production Company: Burnt Onion
Production Director: Catharine Cooke, Lwazi Mvusi, Themba Mfebe, Rea Rangaka
Producer: Phuthi Nakene
Visual Effects / Post Production: Chocolate Tribe
VFX Supervisor / On-Set VFX Supervisor: Rob van den Bragt
Executive Producer: Nosipho Maketo – van den Bragt
Senior VFX Producer: Tracy-lee Portnoi
Production Assistant: Katlego Makhudu
3D Supervisor: Tiaan Franken
3D Artists: Mpho Vukea, Tanaka Musewe, Taryn Jordan, Tegan Theron, Kyle Sibanda
Lead Compositor: Johan Wentzel
Compositors: Alistair Johnson, Sven Hohmeier, Jaron Clegg, Jean du Plessis
IT Support: Aqeel Abba
Legal : Nosipho Maketo – van den Bragt