Digital designer Rory Allen has become known for his beautiful timelapse videos of South African landscapes and life. For his latest project he has captured the making of artist Chris Auret’s (AuRet) Woodstock mural made to promote SA’s official submission to the 2014 Academy Awards, Four Corners.
The film directed by Ian Gabriel and set largely in the Cape Flats has been nominated for Best International Motion Picture and will be released in SA cinemas 28 February 2014. The multi-thread, coming of age drama set in a unique and volatile South African sub culture, is a tale of family lost and family regained. At times raw and violent, at other times touching and true, the lives of a reformed prison general, a local cop, a charismatic gang leader and a surgeon back from London converge around 13 year old Ricardo, weaving together universal themes of love, loss, betrayal and redemption.
In keeping with the tone and content of the story, the film has been promoted through a guerrilla advertising campaign including street art and chess piece flash discs containing press info hidden in walls around Cape Town.