Mum, I Need Oil For My Car

We follow Mother Nature and her three children, rabbit, toad and leech. One child is a farmer, one child is a miner and the last is an oil driller. Her children are always hungry and must continuously be fed. Unchecked, the children's appetites threaten to kill their mother.

  • Naishe Nyamubaya
    Director
  • Naishe Nyamubaya
    Writer
  • Kristin Pienaar
    Producer
  • Lene Kilian
    Key Cast
    "Mother Nature"
  • Mathew Barret
    Key Cast
    "The Rabbit, The Toad and The Leech"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • AFDA Experimental Film Festival
    Cape town
    South Africa
    June 15, 2019
    South Africa
    Official Selection
  • A4 Arts Foundation
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    July 16, 2019
  • Association For Visual Arts Gallery
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    July 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Youki International Youth Media Festival

    Austria
    August 12, 2019
    South Africa
    Official Selection
  • ASA International Humanitarian Festival

    Germany
    August 19, 2019
    South Africa
    Finalist
  • Short And Sweet Film Festival Barcelona
    Barcelona
    Spain
    September 6, 2019
    South Africa
    Official Selection
  • BFI (British Film Institute). Future Film Festival

    United Kingdom
  • Africa Narrative Film Competition

    Semi Finalist
  • Watersprite International Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    Award For Best Music
  • Short and Sweet Film Festival

    Spain
  • SoundScreen Film Festival

    Italy
  • Afrikans On Film Festival

    United Kingdom
  • Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival

    Italy
Director Biography - Naishe Nyamubaya

Naishe Nyamubaya is a filmmaker, passionate about telling African stories. Half Zimbabwean and half Egyptian by birth, Naishe began writing stories from the tender age of 5, eventually publishing his poetry and short stories in the anthology WRITING: MYSTERY AND MAYHEM. Having always possessed a love and passion for film and himself an extremely avid cinephile, he decided to migrate his writing to film, bent on capturing audiences with the magic of cinema.

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Director Statement

“I believe we are in the business of wonder and amazement. If the story is strange, surreal, weird and unconventional then lets gladly attack it!”