Experiencing Interruptions?


A young couple, Michael and Catharine, have slowly drifted apart through their years spent together. As their relationship is about to fall apart, they are given the opportunity to flat-sit for their wealthy jet-setting neighbours. While exploring the opulent flat, Michael witnesses the seemingly perfect life, and perfect relationship, lead by his neighbours. In a desperate attempt to save his own relationship, Michael delves into a fantasy and tries to live the perfect life he has come to desire.

  • Wynand Louw
  • Wynand Louw
  • Matthew Townsend
  • Alex Paterson-Jones
    Key Cast
  • Inge Isaacs
    Key Cast
  • Jason Maydew
    Key Cast
  • Phillipa Müller
    Key Cast
  • Kimble Cockrell
    Director of Photography
  • Sionne Postlethwaite
    Production Designer
  • Sionne Postlethwaite
    Costume, Makeup & Styling
  • Alex La Cock
  • Alex La Cock
    Original Music
  • Alex La Cock
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Student Project:
  • AFDA Experimental Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    June 17, 2017
Director Biography - Wynand Louw

Wynand Louw grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has always had a great love for storytelling and film. He is currently in his 3rd year studying Directing and Screen Writing at AFDA Cape Town.

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Director Statement

Humbug is a Romantic Comedy about a young couple, Michael and Catharine, who have slowly started falling out of love. When given the opportunity to flat-sit for their older, and wealthier, counterparts across the hallway, what starts off as curious exploration soon becomes an obsessive fantasy as Michael tries to rekindle the failing relationship. The film looks at how changing yourself to meet other's expectations can lead to dire consequences. Wrapped in a quirky and fast paced skin, Humbug seeks to entertain above anything else.