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The Game

Four strangers wake up in a room, unaware of how they got there. The only thing in the room is a gun with one bullet and a piece of paper with a note saying only three can leave but one must die and with each passing hour the room will become hotter. As the temperature rises, so does the tension in the group.

  • Jenny Kandenge
  • Jenny Kandenge
  • Senga Brockerhoff
  • Girley Jazama
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  • Bret Kamwi
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  • Edo Dice
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  • Roya Diehl
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    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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Director Biography - Jenny Kandenge

Jenny Kandenge is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and director.

She was nominated for Best Set, Best Newcomer Director for her 2016 theatre production Ominous. She won Best Script. She was nominated for Best script for the 2019 NTFA awards. She is a self-published author of the book Trauma. Jenny has co-written and produced a web series called Untitled as well as wrote and directed a short film Two sides under the NFVF in South Africa. She has directed several productions at the National Theatre and worked on several well-known film sets in the past. She recently released her short thriller The Game in 2020 and Closed Until further Notice in 2020, a poetic documentary.

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Director Statement

Namibians have been longing for different stories to be told. Fans of the likes of Gone Girl, Saw or even Black Mirror will enjoy seeing a thriller done by Namibians for Namibians. Thrillers compel many audience members. Because there is uncertainty and discomfort that makes the ride of watching a Thriller film enjoyable, it is a genre that is liked by all genders, female and male.
While developing the concept of The Game I kept asking myself what's the scariest thing that can happen to me right now? And from that come the idea for the script. Working on The Game was one of the most fun challenges I've had, I've always been used to doing thrillers on stage but bringing it to screen was something different. The experience of working on this film will always help me in future projects because I learned to work on a tight shooting schedule. Working with actors and crew who were always willing to go the extra mile to have the film turn out great is something I'll always be grateful for, we strived to do something different with a little twist at the end.