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A short film, part drama, part horror, and part fantasy exploring ideas of friendship, honour, and betrayal, both at a personal and communal level. The effects of one's conscience on one's self and one's clan are investigated as part of the characters' drama. The film follows two Afrikaans prospectors seeking their fortune at the height of the Second Boer War, but what they find goes beyond the horrors of war…

  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Director
  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Writer
  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Producer
  • Tereza Boshoff
    Producer
  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Key Cast
    "Jan Gerrit Bantjies"
  • Barnardo Bloem
    Key Cast
    "Gerhard Waters"
  • Gabriel Marchand
    Key Cast
    "James William Turner"
  • Ryan Di Domenico
    Key Cast
    "Ernest Churchill Cockburn"
  • Rista Van Rooyen
    Key Cast
    "Susanna Bantjies"
  • Luzanne Potgieter
    Director of Photography
    Menskleur, The thorn in my flesh.
  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Production Designers
  • Barnardo Bloem
    Production Designers
  • Arné Adriaan Boshoff
    Editor
  • Barnardo Bloem
    Original Music by
  • Riccardo Hoeksma
    Sound Designers
  • Jandre Van Heerden
    Sound Designers
  • Lauren Wilson
    First Assistant Director
  • Tereza Boshoff
    Extras
  • Twanette Wilken
    Extras
  • Joehandrie Wilkem
    Extras
  • Doery Le Roux
    Extras
  • Antonette Wilcocks
    Extras
  • Issie Olsen
    Extras
  • James Olsen
    Extras
  • Dylan De Jongh
    Extras
  • Riccardo Hoeksma
    Sound Recordist
  • Tereza Boshoff
    Catering
  • Emile Hendrik Boshoff
    Key Grips
  • Dylan De Jongh
    Key Grips
  • Vincent Dundhee Diehards
    Firearms Officer
  • Anaïs Jordaan
    Script Supervisors
  • Dylan De Jongh
    Script Supervisors
  • Pluto Panoussis
    Script Supervisors
  • Gareth Fradgley
    Script Supervisors
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Onvermydelik
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    Afrikaans, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Open Window
  • Jozi Film Festival
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
    October 1, 2021
    South African Premiere
    Official Selection / Best South African Student Film Winner.
  • Loeries
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 21, 2021
    Silver Loerie for short film, Gold Craft Loerie for cinematography, Craft certificate for screenwriting and craft certificate for original score.
  • Garden Route Film Festival
    Garden Route, Cape Town.
    South Africa
    October 29, 2022
    Best Actor SHORT FILM - Arné Boshoff
Director Biography - Arné Adriaan Boshoff

Arné Boshoff is a Director, Writer, Editor, and Actor living in Pretoria, Gauteng, who grew up in Hartebeespoort. Arné has worked on several short films throughout his time at The Open Window University. He has made several films and shorts that won numerous awards at the film school. Some of his earlier and more experimental work can be found on his YouTube channel. Arné got the second-highest mark doing his Honours at the Open Window Institute by producing his first Festival running Short film titled: "Onvermydelik". He spent the entirety of 2020 writing and perfecting the script for his film. So much so that he decided to star in the project. Due to the film's success at the University Arné has gotten several offers to write, produce and star in several short films. Arné's career goal is to be a driving force for South Africa's developing film industry.

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Director Statement

The film explores a war-ridden South Africa. The choice between dying for your people in an unwinnable war or the possibility of a new life in a tamed land. Using this local, historical event as a backdrop the film also explores the extremes of masculinity and horror that is bread through it.