The documentary Angels in Exile, which recently screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), provides and intimate look into the lives of the street children of Durban, South Africa. Narrated by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, these children search for a better life, but find only a world of prostitution, HIV/AIDS, trafficking, drug addiction and extreme violence.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, producer Riza Aziz – founder, chairman and CEO of Red Granite Pictures – talked about how he got involved with Angels in Exile, why it’s such an important topic to make people aware of, and hoping it can really help to make a difference. He also talked about Red Granite’s business model of producing three to four films a year (one of which will be a tentpole film with a big budget while the others are medium-sized films), why they wanted to sign on as producers for The Wolf of Wall Street (directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio), working with director Alexandre Aja on Horns (starring Daniel Radcliffe), when he expects to see cuts of each of those films, and how he’ll next be going into production on The Brigands of Rattleborge, a violent revenge western to be directed by Chan-wook Park. Check out what he had to say after the jump.