Plett ARTS Festival has long been associated with Ikasi Media, recently relaunched as Ikasi Creative. The opportunity to host and acknowledge the short films of the most recent Ikasi Creative graduates in this year’s festival celebrating La Vida Local is an honour.
The film makers from Plett and the Garden Route who are featured on the programme are emerging at a time when the Garden Route is starting to open up to national and international film production and it seems a synergy is at play.
Date: 19 – 30 June 2020
Time: All day
Broadcast from: TBC
Artists: Ikasi Creative Students
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Synopsis: The short horror film follows a young girl who is dragged by her mother to church. In this scenario there is a sinister force that ends in tragedy and the meeting of two supernatural beings.
Director: Raen Messina
Biography: Raen Messina, from Knysna, has completed his 3 month skills programme with iKasi Creative in 2020. Raen is freelancer, currently in the exciting process of making and releasing several short films. He owns a YouTube channel called Hermit State, where he shares original music videos and other amazing content.
Lost In Translation
Synopsis: This comedic short film takes us on a journey of two strangers who get hopelessly lost in translation. The difficulty in understanding each other’s languages challenges their journey ahead.
Director: Chadwyn Moses
Biography: Graduating from his iKasi Creative skills programme in March 2020, Chadwyn Moses is a fashion model who attended Boksburg High School and still lives in the East Rand. With great success in the fashion industry, in addition, Chadwyn has decided to follow his passion and dive into the world of storytelling.
Synopsis: Speedy is broke, but to his surprise wins some money in the local lottery. Instead of using his money wisely, he decides to throw a party!
Director: Ingrid Buys
Biography: Hardworking, and aspiring Ingrid Buys, from rural town Touwsranten, has a deep passion for filmmaking. Ingrid graduated in the top 5 from her iKasi Creative skills programme in March 2020, since then she has proudly become a member of Garden Route Media in George; she is very excited to begin her professional filmmaking career.
Never Take A Man’s Bird
Synopsis: This is a short film by Ryan Campher that takes place in Western-style saloon. A stranger comes to town carrying a bird in a cage. It is a film that explores prejudice and discrimination.
Director: Ryan C Campher
Biography: Since his graduation in 2019 Ryan has assisted the Multi choice talent factory students with their end of the year project in Johannesburg; he starred in a comedy short film called Skollie and Panga and became an amazing coordinating facilitator for Ikasi media. Currently staying in Port Elizabeth, and working on a thrilling film project.
Ma se Kind
Synopsis: This is a story based on the filmmaker, Carlyle Lodewyk’s own past. It takes a look at the compromised space between crime and survival.
Director: Carlyle Lodewyke
Biography: From small beginnings in rural community Rheenendal, Knysna. Since his graduation Carlyle has been a sought after cameraman and editor working as a freelancer on local productions, as well as assisting on iKasi Media programmes. From 2020 he will be a full time employee of Garden Route Media Production Company in George.
Synopsis: This is short documentary by Jodene Brown that looks at the local firefighter’s role in fighting the devastating Knysna Fires of 2018.
Director: Jo-dene Brown
Biography: From the beautiful town Knysna, passionate, driven and ambitious Jo-dene Brown graduated from her iKasi Creative skills programme in 2019. Jo-dene currently obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering at South Cape College in Mossel Bay, and has become an employee of Brainbox Productions.
Synopsis: New Chapter is a documentary by Chad Louw that tells the story of…. who transformed his life of crime and gansterism to working as an advocate in his hometown of Dysselsdorp near Oudtshoorn.
Director: Chad Louw
Biography: Since his graduation in 2019, iKasi Creative alumni Chad Louw, from Dysseldorp, has been shooting for the stars. From radio presenting on Heartbeat FM to dubbing and synching at Overklank and soon directing a web series with Na Aap productions, go getter Chad Louw is working toward exceling in the Film and Television world.
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