Recent South African Short Films
Director: Janhendrik Burger, Short Film, 25 min, South Africa, 2017
De Deur is a small decrepit town just South of Johannesburg. The ruins of what could have been happy homes are monuments of failure and suffering. Who still lives there? What keeps them there? A neglected mother is doomed to a life of care. Enveloped by her bitter responsibility she is drowned by her fantasies.
Featuring performances by Nicola Hanekom and Erik Holm.
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Date Sat 19 Aug 14:00
Director: PJ Kotze, Short Film, 24 min, South Africa, 2016
A dark comedy about the ‘little man’, the invisible citizen, the ‘oom’. Johan Booysens is made redundant by the great corporate machine and as a result is catapulted into premature retirement, but his passion is stirred and he’s not going down quietly. What ensues, is a late -in -life road trip, with some unexpected curves and bends, a little bit of murder and a whole lot of fun. Starring the wonderful Pierre van Pletzen and newcomer Phillipus Boshoff who generate a good deal of on screen electricity.
Director: PJ Kotze, Short Film, 14 min, South Africa, 2016
A short film about two “ooms”, inexplicable radio frequencies, and musings about life, rugby and gay sons.
The Lighthouse Keeper
Director: Wihann Strauss, Short Film, 17 min, South Africa, 2017
An excursion into an insular space and its solitary inhabitant – the lighthouse keeper. What does he do? Who does he love? What does he dream about?
MUSO – The True Story of Johnny Gun
Director: Adrian Loader, Short Film, 16 min, South Africa, 2017
Muso is a mockumentary film that follows Johnny Gun, a guitarist from Brandfort who lives in his sister’s garage. Johnny just received news about a massive opportunity overseas, but no one has any idea how he got it, or why indeed anyone would show any interest in him.