7 December 2023
When Luna, a talented gymnast, is awarded a bursary to a prestigious private school she could never afford, she is thrust into the cut-throat world of an elite group of drum majorettes, aka “trompoppies”. After a hazing ritual goes badly wrong, trompoppies start turning up dead and the seemingly perfect facade of the community begins to crumble.
Building on her 2023 Silwerskerm Best Actress: Drama nomination as Mart in Dinge van ‘n Kind, Melissa Myburgh stars in Trompoppie as Luna, opposite the likes of SAFTA nominee Marion Holm (Suidooster),
Spinners breakout star Cantona James, SAFTA winner Frank Opperman (G.I.L., Nêrens, Noord-Kaap), Fleur du Cap winner Daneel van der Walt (Recipes for Love and Murder), Celeste Loots and Armand Aucamp from One Piece, and 14-year-old newcomer Luca Human (the daughter of beloved Afrikaans actress Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck).
Trompoppie is the first Showmax Original from SAFTA and Silwerskerm-winning writer and director Etienne Fourie (Stiekyt, Die Windpomp, Tydelike Terminaal). Multi-award winners Homebrew Films (2023 Silwerskerm winner Magda Louw) are producing.
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