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SAFTA nominations for The Brave Cartel short film

When We Were Kids is a 6-min short film that blurs the lines between documentary and fictional filmmaking. Written for and shot at the creative festival Afrika Burn, it tells a fairy tale-like story of how adults were when they were kids and what happens to them when they grow up.
SAFTA has just released their nominations for 2016 and When We Were Kids has received 2:

Best Cinematography for Short Documentary for Dean Shamley and Benitha Vlok

Best Sound for Short Documentary for David Houston

Conceptualised and penned by writer director Yolande Botha, it was created with the intention of showing a deeper meaning behind Afrika Burn, beyond the parties that many people associate it with. It has an uplifting message that has been well-received by viewers online from around the world.

Although filming began in 2013, due to challenging circumstances in the Karoo desert, filming had to resume one year later. The wait and the hard work has clearly paid off.


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With a background in ad agencies, The Brave Cartel is a collaborative production company that specialises in concept development, writing and production of branded content and short films.