Namibian Film Trailer Wins Local Hearts
Premiering sleek, slick and with what looks like world class direction, editing, acting and cinematography, the teaser has garnered 14 000 views on YouTube in just five days and is being shared on social media replete with cyber yells of enthusiasm and encouragement as the full length film nears its highly anticipated premiere.
Directed by this year’s Namibian Theatre and Film Awards Best Film Director winner, Florian Schott, the film features a hive of local talent including NTFA 2014’s Best Editor Haiko Boldt, original music by song supervisors Araffath Muhuure and Becoming Phil, score and sound design by Sonja and Wotjek Majewski, an original script by Obed Emvula, production by Tulinane Entertainment, Daphne Williams, Mutaleni Nadimi, Ed Ehrenberg and Florian Schott and wardrobe by Cynthia Schimming.
Joining the production team from across the border are South African director of photography Trevor A Brown who lensed the picture and South African production designer Bobby Cardoso who also designed sets for ‘Tsotsi’ (2005).
“’Katutura’ follows a handful of characters and their struggles and hopes,” says Schott.
“Ex-convict Dangi has to deal with living a law-abiding life, an extramarital son and an old flame who his wife doesn’t know about. Gangster Shivago tries to explore a new market to sell his drugs and Kondja, a teenager in a wheelchair who helps streetkids, falls in love for the first time. Their paths intertwine and their lives collide in both hopeful and brutal ways.”