Tag: Asylum of the Birds

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.

Blinded

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.