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Ms. Me

MS ME is a powerful short film about a depressed young man who joins members of his poor community in a search for a missing girl, and in the process discovers what’s missing in his relationship and in his life. The story is layered, complex and subtle. It plays effectively into some genre tropes such as mystery and suspense with regard to the missing girl, when in fact the story is actually about human relationships and is indeed a coming of age story. In addition to its layered complexity, the film uses a non-linear structure that weaves back and forth in time, interspersed with the video diary of the missing girl… add to the authenticity of the harsh, often ambiguous world that Grant inhabits.

  • Oliver North
  • Oliver North
  • Rafiq Samsodien
  • Lorcia Cooper
    Key Cast
  • David Denis
    Key Cast
    King Kong (2005)
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Distribution Information
  • Supp.Film
    Country: South Africa
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Oliver North

South African screenwriter Oliver North’s last short is a proof-of-concept feature trailer for MIER about the Khoisan people’s struggle for the Kalahari and its resources. The project started in early 2019 and successfully completed in June 2020 funded by the National Film and Video Foundation.

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