ABZ-2079 | A Short Film by Porteus Xandau


Looking to the past and to the future simultaneously, director Porteus Xandau has imagined a futuristic Anglo-Boer-Zulu war as the setting for this film piece. A sci-fi interpretation of historical events, ABZ-2079 is a portrait study of the Anglo-Boer-Zulu War (circa 2079 – 2084) explored through dance. Described style-wise as ‘post-apocalypse meets pop-africana’ the short features dancers Mia Erasmus, Sonwabo Vayi and B-Boy Bax in incredible costumes representing the Boer, Zulu and British sides respectively. The scenes were shot at three different locations around the Western Cape; from Wellington to the docks in Cape Town.  






Production Company – Golden Planes
Director – Porteus Xandau
Producer – Herman le Roux
Boer Dancer – Mia Erasmus
Zulu Dancer – Sonwabo Vayi
British Dancer – B-Boy Bax
Cinematographer #1 – Eduan Kitching
Cinematographer #2 – Zak van Biljon
Focus puller – Roscoe Vercueil
Gaffer – Jürgen Albert Painczyk
Art Director – Ivan Fraser
Wardrobe – Lior Phillips
Make-up & Hair – Roxanne Boehme
Fabrication – Patrick Mulder
Score & Sound Design – James Matthes & Daniel Caleb (Pressure Cooker Studio)
Final Mix – Simon Ratcliffe (Sound & Motion)
Editor – Amy Luise Daneel
Colourist – Eduan Kitching
Visual FX & Graphic Design – Porteus Xandau
Production Manager – Sam Swart
Assistant Director – Alistair Moulton Black
Production Assistant – Tadia de Bruin


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Cape Town

One Comment

  1. Very very good ! I loved all of it .