Our team is in Joubertina today, filming at McLachlan High school. By the close of the week we’ll have 12 more short films ready for post production!
In week 1 of production we shot just two films: “BOOMERANG” at Lady Grey Arts Academy (Sterkspruit Education District) and “TABLES” at Queenstown Girls High School (Queenstown District).
During the second week our crew was based in Elliot all week and we made the following films: “WHY NOT?” at Stutterheim High School (King Williams Town District); “TOO LATE” at Elliot High School (Ngcobo District); “WHO IS HIM?” at Lehana Senior Secondary (Mount Fletcher District); “KHANYA” at Khanyisa Senior Secondary (Mthatha District) and “WHAT YOU CALL YOUR BEST FRIEND” at St James Senior Secondary (Cofimvaba District).
Our super awesome team just go-go-goes to get these films done, often driving huge distances to reach outlying schools, make a film, and then head ‘home’ wherever that may be for that night. In week two the furthest they drove in one day was 720 kms, that was to make the short film in Mount Fletcher.
Now into the third and final week, these are the films were making: “SILENCE IS LETHAL” at Victoria Girls School (Grahamstown District); “A NIGHT TO FORGET” at McLachlan High School (Uitenhage District); “SPEAK OUT” at Hoer Volkskool (Graaff Reinet District); “WHY MOM?” at Strelitzia High School (Uitenhage District) and “PASS OR FAIL” at Alexander Road High School (Port Elizabeth District).
Once this production phase is over we’ll get cracking with the remainder of the editing, the subtitles, credits, score and final mix, but for now – we’re still on the road.