Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:37
AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) recently announced that the Johannesburg 4th year 2016 narrative film Incurable
, directed by Darren Parker, 3rd year 2016 Cape Town animation film Husse Met Lang Ore
, directed by Alme Swart and 3rd year 2016 Johannesburg documentary film Who Did I Raise
, directed by Gift Mokoena, have been nominated as AFDAs candidate films for the 44th Student Academy Awards (Student Oscars).
The Student Academy Awards is an international student film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Each year over 1 700 college and university film students from all over the world compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in seven categories, four domestic school categories (Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative) and three international school categories (Animation, Documentary and Narrative). The 44th Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on 12 October 2017, at the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Darren Parker's Incurable
is about an impoverished white prostitute from the slums of Pretoria East who discovers that her terminally ill younger daughter has only weeks left to live. She tries every means at her disposal to make enough money to get her daughter the surgery she needs. However, making a living is tough for a woman in her position, and so she is eventually forced to consider sacrificing her older daughters innocence in order to save the younger one's life.
Running Time: 24min
Viewing Restriction: 16
Year: AFDA 4th year production
Writer: Darren Parker
Director: Darren Parker
Executive Producer: Kristie - Lynn Angus
Cinematographer: Jasmine Coryndon-baker
Costume, Make-up and Styling: Tamsyn Hobbs
Editor: Karien van Biljon
Composer: Ivan Welker
Visual Effects: Delisa Govender
Colourist/Grader: Marnus Maritz
Watch the trailer:
Incurable - Trailer from AFDA Johannesburg on Vimeo.