Private Project

Deliver Me

This film is a poetic meditation on the migration of a Malawian man, who has come to South Africa to find a future for himself and his family. We follow Paul Mwasi through the evening streets, restaurants and suburbs he navigates as an Uber delivery bike rider, during the coronavirus hard lockdown in Cape
Town, South Africa. We come to see that he is a man driven by love for his
family, whom he remains in contact with through his cellphone, his digital lifeline to those he has left behind. His work and the conditions he toils in are solitary. In many ways Paulʼs journey as witnessed in the film is a signifier not only of the struggles of isolation in an unknown place, but more generally of
the lonesome months of a world pandemic.

  • Jannous Aukema
    Director
    Until The Silence Comes, The Jaguars Daughter
  • Jannous Aukema
    Writer
    Until The Silence Comes, The Jaguars Daughter
  • Mitchell Harper
    Producer
    Womxn Working
  • Jannous Aukema
    Producer
    Until The Silence Comes, The Jaguars Daughter
  • Elijah Ndoumbé
    Producer
  • Denise Onen
    Producer
  • Catherine Myburgh
    Producer
  • Paul Mwase
    Key Cast
    "Paul Mwase"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,010 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    Other
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jannous Aukema

Jannous Aukema is a filmmaker and composer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked in a wide range of genres and forms, from narrative fiction to documentary, theatre and multi-media installation. Recent past projects include co-writing, co-directing, music composition and cinematography for the short films Until The Silence Comes (2017, Shnit Short Film Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival) and A Jaguars Daughter (2019, Shnit Short Film Festival), soundtrack composition for Everything Must Fall, which focuses on the Wits Student movement of 2015-17 (IDFA 2018, Václav Havel Award - One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Film -Cape Town International Film Festival, SAFTA for best documentary film), immersive sound design for the sculptural and sound installation Senzenina – Songs For Sabotage (2018, New Museum of Contemporary Art), developed into a sound installation for FNB Art Fair 2018, for which it won the FNB Art Prize, and music composition and live performance for the theatre productions A Faint Patch of Light (2019, National Arts Festival Ovation Award), and Klippies Van Die Grond (2019,nominated for two Kanna’s at KKNK 2019, award for best actorat Suidoosterfees, 2019).

Jannous has most recently completed the soundtrack for Rehad Desai’s new film, How To Steal A Country (2019), which focuses on the state capture of South Africa, and has already screened at IDFA (2019) and numerous other film festivals. Jannous has also recently composed the soundtrack for Qondiswa James’s A Howl From Makhanda (2020, Magnet Theatre), a theatre production which tells the story of four South African girls struggling through the tightly regulated boarding school system, coming to terms with the post-colonial nightmare made manifest through their experiences at the school.

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