About Michael Raeburn
Michael Raeburn and Karen Black on the set of Grass is Singing
Some of the information about Michael available on the Internet is listed here
the movie based on
Marlene van Niekerk's award-winning novel.
"Thumbs up!" Newsweek
G. H. Films, Sycomore Films (France) ; Giraffe Creations (South Africa)
March 1994 South Africa. On the day of the first free election Lambert Benade will turn 21, and Uncle Treppie promises him the girl of his dreams. But, in this horrendous yet hilarious tragi-comedy, as a new world is born, two members of the crazed and destitute Benade family are destined to die.
✴ NIGHT OF THE FIREFLIES
A novel by Michael Raeburn
Desperate to retrieve his lover, the narrator has come looking for her in an African city beseiged by rebels. He finds himself getting embroiled in the life of his host who is planning a violent political plot. But as this mysterious and charismatic man is also a shaman, the narrator suspects that the plot may be a fanatical psychic experiment.
Publisher: David Philip
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✴ MOVIES IN DEVELOPMENT
based on the novel by Hervé Prudon (Gallimard) - Créative Caméra Productions - CNC France ; MEDIA Europe.
Written by the team from the cult movie "Delicatessen" - a surreal love story in the ghettoes of Paris.
THE BLACK DIAMONDS
Original screenplay by Michael Raeburn - Sunstone Pictures (South Africa).
A comedy thriller set among the top echelons of Johannesburg’s new black middle-class.
MICHAEL AS SCRIPTWRITTER ONLY:
THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS - political thriller. Viva Films, London. Budget $15m
PROTECTORS - Rescue Action Drama. Spier Films, London/South Africa. Budget $25m
In the near future, an eccentric New Yorker inherits a game park in Africa. He finds himself drawn into saving one of the last herds of elephants in the world from a violent and determined army.