Penguin Films is renowned for outstanding television production in drama, comedy, reality TV and game shows.

Shreds & Dreams II

SHREDS and DREAMS series 2

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In production - Shooting in Johannesburg now with director Natalie Haarhoff: Shreds and Dreams follows four women from urban and rural settings as their lives, struggles and desires intersect. PawPaw Films ( Sister company of Penguin Films ) is currently filming the second season of Shreds and Dreams.


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Traffic is an investigative drama/thriller following our central character, Detective Lungi Mlaba (Bonnie Mbuli) who, in the course of a murder investigation, finds her own integrity is severely put to the test.


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Treknet is a sitcom set in the world of a small fishing community produced by Penguin Films for kykNET. The comedy is based on the popular comic strip of the same name.

You Deserve It

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You Deserve It is a game show on etv with a difference where the money you win is not for you, but it’s all about giving it away to someone who truly deserves it.

Forced Love

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Forced Love is a romantic comedy based on Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’. It centres on two people falling in love despite their serious misgivings about one another.

Kêrels wat Kook

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Kêrels wat Kook (Guys who Cook) is an exciting Afrikaans cooking / dating reality series on kykNET based on the Love Bites format that was originally developed by Red Arrow International.

Hidden Histories – Krotoa

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Hidden Histories is a slate of documentaries in pre-production that Penguin films are producing for SABC 1. Krotoa [her Khoi name] was a Khoi girl (c.1643-1674) of the Goringhaicona tribe from the Cape who was taken at the impressionable age of ten or eleven years old into the home of Jan van Riebeeck as a domestic servant.


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Penguin Films produced 78 episodes of Montana for SABC 1. The series revolved around the community of Montana in Cape Town which is a melting pot of different races and social classes.


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STOKVEL is a comedy series set in the vibrant and exciting world of stokvels. The stokvel has been a part of African culture for decades – a place where friends meet for companionship, good times and a social way of saving money. This much loved institution is the dynamic backdrop for the continuing activities of two stokvels in Diepkloof, Soweto.
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