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Cry, Maria

Maria lost her dearest son to Nyaope, a highly addictive drug in South Africa. She fights back against all odds to redeem her son's death but will her strong nature prevail or fail?

  • Joseph van Wyk
  • Naledi Bogacwi
  • Rudzani Muthambi
  • Tertius Roach
    Editor & Sound Designer
  • Brenton du Plessis
  • Casper Labuschagne
  • Erin van Breda
    Key Grip
  • Rozani du Plessis
    Production Designer
  • Cyprian Rabokela
    Location Manager
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Investigation
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    630 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Joseph van Wyk

Joseph van Wyk is a South African Director, Production Designer and Scriptwriter who studied Performing Arts Technology, 2006 – 2009 at Tshwane University of Technology and obtained an honours degree in Theatre Properties. He worked on numerous theatre shows, which included training as a stage manager, props master, scenic artist and technical stage-hand. During this course, he mastered the skill of sculpture and the fine art of painting.

He enlisted again in Film & Television Production from 2010 to 2014 and graduated with a Cum Laude for his honours degree in Directing. During this course, he wrote screenplays and directed a few short film productions for which he received numerous awards. He also found himself familiar in the art department and often did production design and managed the props and set dressing for various feature length films.

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Director Statement

I'm an enthusiastic film-maker who strives towards challenge and creative endeavours throughout my projects. An artist, not only by crafting various mediums in art, but also by embracing my passion for film design to improve my visual language of film.