OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
DIRECTOR : Eubulus Timothy
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 90min
SK Nouveau 4, 14 Oct @ 6.15pm | SK Nouveau 5, 15 Oct @ 5.30pm
Sunitha aspires for what is not expected of her. She has to dig deep with a new resolve and confidence to overcome familiar cliches and introduce new lifestyle choices in a traditional community and rise above her father’s expectations to become her own woman.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
At the age of eleven Eubulus Timothy knew he wanted to be a filmmaker as he had just produced he’s first 8mm movie, a gangster flick entitled ‘Young Destroyers’. From there on all he needed was he’s 8mm camera and a white wall as the room was always packed with an audience of friends and family. Eubulus was so obsessed with movies he would wake up in the middle of the night and bribe his younger sister to watch movies with him often feeding her candy just to keep her awake.
It was only later that he had the heart and drive to change careers, fulfilling his childhood dreams in the New South Africa by writing, directing and producing, Bridging The Gap, for ETV, the second largest national television network. It was the first ever, live broadcast from Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years of incarceration.
His contribution to the industry in South Africa, though very short, led him to be elected as the founding Chairperson of the Cape Film Commission in Cape Town. He recently won the Hartley-Merrill National Screenwriting Award in Hollywood for he’s script Surf ‘n Bhoondi. He also received the Dhevarum Award for his contribution to the Indian community in South Africa in 2003. Eubulus was nominated for The Paul Robeson Award 2005 Fespaco in Bufino Faso. He was consultant to the Durban Film Office.