Dark fantasy short impresses at 48 Hour Film Project
Under the leadership of writer director Yolande Botha, creative collective The Brave Cartel won 2nd Runner Up title in this year's Cape Town leg of the 48 Hour Film Project.
The unconventional film, which again shows Botha’s love of unusual subject matter and surrealism, caused a lot of discussion after its screenings. For the powerful, authentic performance by Bianca Simone Mannie, the film won the award for Best Actress and for Simon Mcloughlin’s rich set, they won the award for Best Production Design. Mannie is supported by veteran actor André Jacobs and the film was shot on a Red Epic, by talented DOP Frances Kroon.
The film was nominated in another 10 other categories:
Best Cinematography (Frances Kroon)
Best Sound Design and Score (Morné Marais)
Best Editing (Carol Groenewald)
Best Costume (Catharina van Wyk)
Best Make-Up (Lyndal Fitzgerald)
Best Director (Yolande Botha)
Best Producer (Yolande Botha)
Best VFX (Matthew Desmond-Smith)
and Best Use of Line.
The 48 Hour Film Project challenges filmmakers to write, shoot, edit and complete a film over a 2-day period, incorporating given elements and using a genre they pull from a hat. It is a worldwide competition that takes place in 130 cities.
This year, teams had to include a light bulb, a professional golfer named Dennis/Diana Hall and the line of spoken or written dialogue: “Who put that there?”
The Brave Cartel plan on taking Renascence to local and international short film festivals.
The Brave Cartel's press office
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