Our new film "Five Minutes Till Noon" is making it big in Cape Town!
We made it as part of the 48 Hour Film Project. 48 Hours to conceptualize, script, shoot, edit and deliver a 7 minute film. Directed by our very own, John DeVries, the film was a collaboration with our friends at Epilogue Pictures.
On the Friday evening that marks the start of the 48 hours, we get assigned a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue. No scripting is allowed before hand.
Set in the 1940's, the film is set on the backdrop of a serial killer on the loose at a Cape Town train station. It being a period piece created it's own challenges for the 48 hour time restriction.
After 3 days of little or not sleep, we had a film we could be proud of.
A couple of weeks later came the awards. Packed in the Ster Kinekor Nouveau cinema at the V&A Waterfront, all of the teams anxiously awaited the announcements...then one by one, we start winning.
By the end of the evening we walked away with 10 out of something like 15 awards including the Best Film, Best Director and Best Editor.
Going against some incredible filmmakers, many of whom are my friends, we never saw that coming.
Since then we've had some great media coverage (see the links below) and many great collaborative projects come out of it.
You can watch the film as well as behind the scenes and different media interviews covering the project below. Enjoy!