Two decades into the Cape Town Film Industry starting off as a runner on set. I am dedicating my third decade to writing and producing movies and projects that showcase Cape Town and South Africa as it's backdrop.
My focus is on local stories that have both local and international appeal.
I am always willing to involve myself where ever and when ever possible with small start up projects (dslr video's) be they documentaries or even music video's. I work as a service provider for larger production companies and over the years I have enjoyed myself in many various designations.
While keeping busy picking up contracts and fulfilling my main role as an international production chaperone(keeping up the cash flow) I continue to pursue numerous film projects.
My main focus at present is:
Emeritus-Teacher of the Taught
Which is based on the true events and life of Emeritus Chris Barnard. The doctor who stunned the world in in 1967 when he performed the worlds first heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa.
Other scripts and stories/screenplays I am busy researching and writing is
The Answer(Die Antwoord)
based on an extremely top secret South African(Monastic Type) Platoon that was assembled in the mid 1980's by a secret and private non-governmental committee. They searched out and handpicked various South Africa scholars from across the country and enrolled them into the South Africa National Defence System for training.
The platoon, when first assembled existed of boys all aged seventeen and were trained secretly near Haartebeespoort Dam, west of Pretoria.
Training complete they were then assimilated into various Commands throughout South Africa. Taking up normal tasks both as combatants and non combatants their existence has never been revealed nor was the reason for the existence ever made public.
The Platoon vanished from all records before the fall of Apartheid and the release of Mandela.
They vanished into society without trace and their founders all old at the time passed away shortly afterwards.
However they may now be known around the world and especially in South Africa as the 'Third Force'.
The script delves into and unveils the mystery of this unknown platoon who continue a task presented to them as youths who were recruited straight out of school and who have now after forty years grown themselves into a secret modern order that spans the world.
The script encompasses a threat to the original surviving members of the 'order' who after decades of complete unanimity suddenly find their platoon members being hunted by an unknown enemy. The call goes out and all remaining members return to South Africa to secretly meet as per a plan set out decades before to answer the call and full fill a task they had accepted many years before and to which most of their lives have been dedicated to. Their mission after decades is coming to an end or has it just begun
Based on a scattering of true events which accrued in the late 1980's in South Africa when a young soldier is airlifted out from behind enemy lines during the Angolan War and sent home to bury his parents who were gunned down as they excited their luxury home in an apparent botched highjacking.
This story I am modernising and will draw parallel to this 1980's story but my thought is to bring it into the present.
The story reveals how this young man not only has to bury his parents but is then requested to undertake a road trip to bury his adopted brother(son of the families housekeeper) and to take his body back to their Xhosa village for burial. Along the way the bazaar road trip reveals both deep sadness, extreme hope and forgiveness as painful realities come to light.
Satirical and dark the story is a road trip that bridges different classes and cultures in South Africa.
Based on true events, the screenplay itself is fiction.
Emeritus-Teacher of The Taught Adventure ⋄ Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Independent As an Emeritus Soul he has earned the ability to stop the universe. Granted one more moment. Returning through time and space his 'Soul Entity' revisits the defining moments that made him a living legend and earned him the title of Emeritus. The true story of a missionary's son, from the desert heartland of South Africa's Great Karoo, who became the twentieth century's most mysteries, controversial and celebrated surgeon. Emeritus Chris Barnard who became teacher to those who taught him.