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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Muse

Shorts Programme 8

DIRECTOR : Siyabonga Mkholo
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 23min

Nu Metro 4, 11 Oct @ 5.30 | 17 Oct @10 am

SYNOPSIS

Jones, a photographer diagnosed with Toxic Optic Neuropathy struggles to cope with the fact that he might lose his sight if he doesn’t quit drinking. Caught between the pressures of trying to make ends meat for him and his girlfriend whilst pursuing a creative career, drives him deeper down the abyss of alcoholism. It isn’t until tragedy strikes that he realizes the need to get his priorities in order or risk losing the one thing he truly loves.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Siyabonga Mkholo is a young passionate filmmaker from Johannesburg with a keen interest in screenwriting and directing. He has worked in the media industry for the past 3 years, having balanced his studies at The Academy of Television and Screen Arts with various industry projects outside of school. He has grown to understand and implement new trends that are currently shaping the industry into his own work. Having worked as a videographer and editor for a number of clients including Ornico, Blacknation Video Network and Balcony TV, he also produced the short film “Violins” which was nominated for best score at The Watersprite Film Festival in Cambridge. Siyabonga believes that content is gold and his mission is to collaborate with bright and creative minds to realize the potential in African storytelling.