Rocket Man is a short film by Anton du Preez that just won the Daazo Impossible Cannes film competition. It follows the story of Michael, an ex-human cannonball whose wife has sadly passed away and whose daughter has booked him into a nursing home. He spends his last day of freedom preparing for his final show as Rocket Man. The entire piece is embedded above for you to watch.
Anton comes from a background in graphic design and has recently completed his Masters in Directing at the New York Film Academy. He has made many self-motivated films.
Director – Anton du Preez
Producer – Alexis Burg
DOP – Kyle Morland/Alex Khud
Camera Operator – Alex Khud
Camera Assistant – Mavric de Beyer
Editor – Luke Apteker
Art Director – Danny Bensimon / Jade Klara
Costume design – Richard de Jager
Colourist – Kyle Stroebel
Assistant director – Werner du Plessis
Original Score – Danny Bensimon/Saunder Jurriaans
Animation – Anton Katkov
Grip – Jared Ginsburg
Sound – Brenk Vercuiel