Shorts

Under the Rainbow

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Under the Rainbow

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Under the Rainbow

Shorts Programme 10

DIRECTOR : Pieter Smuts
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 30min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 5, 16 Oct @ 5.30pm

SYNOPSIS

Under the Rainbow is set in a modern day South Africa – a vignette into the lives of two working class men – Bonile and Alhein, as they travel the city by night hanging cardboard signs with tomorrow’s news headlines on them. The film has two narrative threads – one being the journey of Alhein and Bonile, the other being the cinematic retelling of news events – these stories are a varied and mostly a grim reflection of the state of modern South Africa. The headlines on the news boards Alhein and Bonile are hanging up describe the events of these stories – thus connecting the two narrative threads.

 
Under The Rainbow_Pieter Smuts

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Pieter Smuts started his film career in 2012 after three years of study at the African Film and Drama Academy in Cape Town, graduating with a BA in Motion Picture Medium. Immediately after college he joined the local film and commercials industry where he has spent the last five years working under and learning from industry legends on an array of large scale productions including:
He draws inspiration from many great filmmakers though the works of The Coen Brothers, Park Chan-wook and David Fincher are a particularly strong influence on him.

Heels on Wheels

HEELS ON WHEELS

Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Heels on Wheels

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Heels on Wheels

Shorts Programme 10

DIRECTOR : Heath Fynn
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 24min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 5, 16 Oct @ 5.30pm

SYNOPSIS

Heels on Wheels is a motivational narrative that takes a close look at South African wealth through WaronaNare, a young beautiful wheelchair model from Mafikeng in North West Province, who was paralysed with Polio at the age of 3. She just landed a comfortable corporate job in Vaal. Warona is a breadwinner in her family. Warona make sure everything is on point every morning before going to work, with the help of her grandmother. One beautiful evening while watching TV she is intrigued to see runaway models in one of South African fashion Shows and her interest in modelling escalated as she becomes more and more fascinated by it, but her situation still limits her ambition.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

I studied film at Durban University of Technology, and have always loved storytelling, taking part in stage plays from Primary school up until High school, andthe Drama society during tertiary.I joined SuperSport as a cameraman in 2007, working with many high-profile clients, a major highlight of which was working at the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the opening game & magazine inserts during the tournament.In 2012, I started directing more self-funded short films, music videos & Fashion Films.In 2014, I took up photography and supplemented my skills at Vega Design School up until 2015, I then began work on weddings and Portrait photography on various subjects.The NFVF Youth Programme has been my highest directorial achievement so far, and I look forward to continue honing my storytelling skills.

Bonobo

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Bonobo 

Shorts Programme 10

DIRECTOR : Zoel Aeschbacher
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 24min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 5, 16 Oct @ 5.30pm

SYNOPSIS

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.

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Bonobo_Zoel Aeschbacher

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Paris in 1993. Of Swiss and US nationalities, his first passion was music, which resulted in a fulfilling collaboration with Tony Tran, and the genesis of the duet band Ugly Kids in 2010. This led to subsequent collaboration with another artist from Velvey, Julie Hugo of Solange La Frange, as well as other regional artists (Montreal Jazz Festival, Babelec, etc.). This creative experience, in its unimpeded growth, and guided by his formal studies at ECAL, became manifested in video, clip, and then short film making. And an indisputable transforming passion for filmmaking. In 2016, he joined force with Christophe M Saber, fellow director, to found Apollo Projects with its unique contribution to the 7th Art.

A Legal Affair

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / A Legal Affair

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

A Legal Affair

Shorts Programme 10 

DIRECTOR : Aviwe Komsana
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 28 min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 5, 16 Oct @ 5.30pm

SYNOPSIS

A junior, insecure lawyer is promoted and makes partner in her law firm, however, her elevation comes at the cost of losing her daughter, which in her life would mean permitting history to repeat itself.

 
A Legal Affair_Aviwe Komsana

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Aviwe Komsana is a young, bold filmmaker who studied Television Production (Majoring in Producing) at AFDA. After graduating from AFDA film school with BA Honours degree, she took a job working for a production company under the pressure and insecurities of not making money and being broke. She completed her internship contract deciding not to renew it. Instead she took the road less travelled – starting a company of her own and a company with her like-minded business partners, with zero capital. This highly energetic and insightful gift to the team sees her role in Pigeons and Turtledoves as the driver and consolidator of all major processes to bring the powerful stories of redemption to audiences both near and far. Her pursuits include poetry, music, discipling and filmmaking; all to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.