Jack Mantis - Beth SA Musician Wins Best Music Video at Hollywood South Film Festival
Photo Cred: Jack Mantis

Jack Mantis – a South African musician has won “Best Music Video” at the Hollywood South Film Festival for his “film” shot in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Colesburg and Cape Town!


KwaZulu-Natal, South African (16 November 2020) – South African Musician, Jack Mantis, has been awarded Best Music Video at this year’s Hollywood South Film Festival for the video to his single Beth.

Shot in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Colesburg and Cape Town by German director Roman Muelleger, and created by Mantis and Muelleger, the film is an emotional homage to a loved one lost tragically.

Watch the video here:

The video will premiere on jackmantisband.com today, where fans can also download the single and album, An Unwritten Life.

While no stranger to film, Mantis says “Making this film was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. These were not memories I’d planned to revisit. Beth was one of the brightest lights I’ve ever encountered, the kindest kind, and for the longest time…my compass. The 16 years since her passing…wow, has it been 16 years…haven’t always been easy.”

Looking back, Mantis says “She had so much more she still wanted to do/feel/love/be…but living in this country…this wild, wild West country comes with the guarantee of unexpected tragedies. After that night. I fell down…I fell apart, and very slowly began rebuilding myself at a moment’s notice. I didn’t really have a choice…but knew she’d have had it no other way. So I guess this story in a South African tale, and sadly in no way unique. But I do believe that love does prevail, and we really can all achieve great things through forgiveness.”

The filming of Beth was not only emotionally fraught for Mantis, but it also ended in his horse falling and Mantis breaking three ribs and his shoulder.

“I guess I will carry the ripples of this story for life,” he says.

Jack Mantis - Beth SA Musician Wins Best Music Video at Hollywood South Film Festival
Photo Cred: Jack Mantis

Sources: Jack Mantis 
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African. 

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *