People: Roger Ballen

Binge-Watch A Selection of Superb South African Short Film

Binge-Watch A Selection of Superb South African Short Film

The Jameson First Shot 2015 premiere is just around the corner and we’ve got short film on the brain! We’ve compiled a list of just a few favourites of the fantastic short film works being produced in South Africa, in the hopes that they bring with them the inspiration to write and make your own.

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Asylum of the Birds | A short film by Roger Ballen

This short ‘documentary’, directed by Ben Jay Crossman, accompanies the launch of Roger Ballen’s new book of photographs, Asylum of the Birds. With nods to the Surrealist classic Un Chien Andalou and that scene in John Waters’ ultra-grotesque Pink Flamingos, it’s a weird and unsettling journey into the subterranean nightmarish world where the characters and creatures of his photographs reside.

Artist profile: Roger Ballen
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Artist profile: Roger Ballen

  Roger Ballen has become almost a house-hold name thanks to his association with Zef-rappers Die Antwoord. However Ballen’s career far exceeds this recent association, spanning almost 30 years and in which his style has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique and now widely recognised artistic vision. Since 1982 he has also […]