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Keep the Faith

For Jacob, life is always under his detailed control. But all that changes when his 2-year-old niece Faith, is dropped off with him unexpectedly for the day.

  • Marie Midcalf
  • Marie Midcalf
  • Katie Taylor
  • Katie Taylor
  • Lusanda Manganqwana
  • Bennie Tshengele
    Key Cast
  • Faith Klaas
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English, Xhosa
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Film School Africa College
  • Garden Route International Film Festival
    South Africa
Director Biography - Marie Midcalf

Marie is the Associate Director of Film School Africa, where she also heads up the post-production department. During her tenure at Film School Africa, she has worked on numerous projects under the umbrella of the school as well as in her own capacity as a freelance filmmaker.

Marie obtained her film degree from AFDA in 2005, where she majored in editing. Prior to pursuing a career in film, Marie graduated from the Waterfront Theatre School and performed professionally in musical theatre productions around the world.

Since 2005, Marie’s clients have included RichRed Productions, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, The Global Initiative (UCT), Bloomberg TV, Sanlam, Deloitte, Pitch, Film Afrika, PSG Asset Management, The Connect Network, The Luminos Fund, Ranyaka Community Development, among others. She has created extensive training material for Edufundi, a Cape Town based educational organisation and in 2020, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Marie partnered with Thuma Mina Teaching to create innovative and accesible online high school Maths, Science and History lessons. She has created content and collaborated with the founders to produce over 40 videos and made them available, for learners and teachers in under-resourced schools around South Africa and Namibia.

Marie co-directed ‘Super Cute’, winner of Cape Town’s 48-hour Film Project in 2018, as well as Film School Africa’s submission for the 2019 48-hour Project, ‘Botoya’. Additional director credits include short films: ‘Sixth Street’, ‘Dig Deep’ and ‘Keep the Faith’ and short documentaries: ‘Gasthon’ and ‘Sive’.

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