INNOCENT | Based on a true story of Lucky Mthembu


Sometimes moving forward is the only way back.

Coming of Age Drama

Innocent tells the story of, Innocent Madlala, a young boy from the Umlazi township in South Africa. After escaping the abusive grasp of his mother and her boyfriend, Innocent flees his home to find a safe place and seek a better life, reluctantly leaving his baby sister behind.

Innocent soon finds himself amongst a small community of thrill seeking youths who have taken life into their own hands. As he explores the frenetic city centre Durban, he begins to unearth his inner-self and discovers a deep inner strength.

But life on the streets is hard and always dangerous. No longer as naive as he once was and with thoughts of going back to save his baby sister beginning to fade into a distant memory, will Innocent survive long enough to find a safe place and decide what kind of man he really wants to be?

Feature film due to shoot 2020.


Craig Freimond


Craig Freimond