A Story About Water



When a dispirited old man in a remote, drought-stricken South African village believes he’s won a car in a sweepstakes competition, he sells his most treasured possession to finance his journey to the big city to claim a prize that ultimately isn’t his…

Film for a cause

Amanzi movie is a collaboration between award winning filmmakers and H2O for Life, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate service-learning opportunities for schools in the United States that helps teachers and students raise awareness about the global water crisis while taking action to provide funds for a water, sanitation, and hygiene education project for a partner school in the developing world. Through this film we hope to raise awarness of the global water crisis and raise funds for the great work of H2O for Life.

Not only a great story waiting to be told, but a great cause worth supporting!

Awarding winning potential

Amanzi is a story of a reluctant hero who leaves for the big city in search of a way to save his drought-stricken village. This award-winning screenplay by Karen Briner has the potential to be an awarding winning film on the international stage. The film will be produced in South Africa for a worldwide audience and in a format to be eligible for South African entry for best foreign language film at both the Golden Globes and Oscars.

The project has already received a high amount of interest for art-house distribution. With the help and talents of our stellar director, Neil Abramson, the producers Anton Nel and Kosta Kalarytis, and our great cast and crew, this story is sure to inspire audiences worldwide.

We need your help!

To make this film a reality, we need your help! On September 16, 2017 we will be launching an Indiegogo campaign to help fund raise for the movie. If you would like to be involved, please download the film overview below and sign up for our mailing list and stay informed on all the behind-the-scenes updates and activities as we got closer to filming this awesome story.

Download the Film Overview

The Film makers


A global perspective and unmistakable vision inform the work of Neil Abramson, a filmmaker and photographer with an unflinching eye and distinct purpose.


South African Author (Cassandra’s Quest), and screenwriter (Generations, Uthando Lwethu, Magic Cellar, Jozi H)


Investor, Entrepreneur, Producer and Film Finance Guru with over 20 years of experience.


South African Producer
Cartoonist, illustrator, director and producer. (The Company You Keep, Mules, Dora’s Peace – Best South African Feature Film, Jozi Film Festival 2016)

Quotes from the Script

All proceeds from the film Amanzi are for the benefit of H2O for Life.
H2O for Life is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.