White by Night
Writer/Director | Feature | In financing with Bump Film, South Africa
Cape Town, 1986. During a nationwide state of emergency, a black township princess must babysit two children from a wealthy white family. When a powerful, malevolent force outside the home threatens them, she is faced with the truth about what really stalks the children in her care...
Colour | English with some isiXhosa | Supernatural Political Drama |
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Cast: Thishiwe Ziqubu, Susanne Wuest, Clayton Evertson, et al.
Sound Design: tbc
Production Design: tbc
PESP Fund Award Winner
NFVF Development Funding
World Cinema Fund Award
My Father's Son
Writer/Director | Documentary | In post-production
It is 2020. The world is in lockdown. An email arrives. Someone claims to be my brother. So begins a journey – a digital journey confined to the world of Zoom video calling – that uncovers a past shared separately, equal pain, shared joys... and a burgeoning brotherly love that spans decades and the trauma of a wounded country.
Colour | HDV | 65"
Writer | Feature | In development with Candle & Bell, UK
London, 1990. Forced to spend the summer where her hotelier mother works, 11-year-old British Sri Lankan Ruby meets a girl hiding out in the building, whose powerful influence threatens to derail her ordered life.
Colour | English | Coming-of-Age Drama
Co-Writer | Feature | In development with Neufilm, Germany
Berlin, 1941. Emilie Schenkl, an Austrian stenographer, begins a love affair with Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, in Berlin to collaborate with the Third Reich to free India. Can their love flourish against the backdrop of WWII? Based on a true story.
Colour | German | Drama/Romance
Director: Kanwal Sethi
Co-writers: Kanwal Sethi, Ziska Riemann
Script Fund MDM