The River set to resume filming despite strict and limiting measures

The River set to resume filming despite strict and limiting measures

- The River fans are grateful that their favourite show gets to start shooting again next week

- Creative producer Percy Vilakazi revealed that there will be a lot of cuts made, but the show will go on

- From disinfecting equipment to limited interaction, Vilakazi and The River team are doing all that they can to assure safety of those on set

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The River fans are grateful that their favourite show gets to start shooting again next week as the national lockdown downgrades to Level 4.

The lockdown has had many soapie fans in a panic, wondering if their shows will go on.

Briefly.co.za learnt that The River’s creative producer Percy Vilakazi revealed that there will be a lot of cuts made, but the show will go on.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Vilakazi explained that they would have to use the bare minimum for filming and that sets would be pretty empty as extras are not permitted during this time. He also said that there have been no exact dates set for filming to resume, but most likely next week.

Vilakazi has had to readjust the script to fit the safety measurements. Cutting scenes is not an easy task, but it must be done.

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“We will be limiting the number of actors who will appear on the screen. We are looking at ways to curb the spread of the virus because safety comes first.”

From disinfecting equipment to limited interaction, Vilakazi and The River team are doing all that they can to assure safety of those on set and abide by the strict health and safety measures that are being enforced.

“A lot of equipment will be disinfected. We are looking at make-up, stylists and catering interaction with actors. We are going to try to do things differently.”

A big issue they have run into is wardrobe items. Vilakazi said new characters were meant to be making their debut but the team has been unable to fit wardrobes for them.

Vilakazi made it clear that if one The River team member gets infected, the show will not continue filming.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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