Experiencing Interruptions?


A young man travels the roads of his own subconscious through repetitive drug use. A grim and unsettling commentary on the relationship between substance abuse and the human psyche.
Made for The 48 Hour Film Project 2016 by students from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

  • Felipe Kirsten
  • Stuart Young
  • Felipe Kirsten
  • Stuart Young
  • Felipe Kirsten
  • Stuart Young
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Scott
    Key Cast
    The Journey is the Destination
  • Liam van Rooyen
    Director of Photography
  • Jeremy Saner
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Art House, Psychodrama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The 48 Hour Film Project, Johannesburg 2016
    South Africa
    October 26, 2016
    South African Premiere
    Audience Award
Distribution Information
  • The 48 Hour Film Project
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Felipe Kirsten, Stuart Young

Felipe Kirsten and Stuart Young are a directing duo based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
They are currently enrolled as students at the University of the Witwatersrand studying film and television production.

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Director Statement

Aesop is an exploration of the human psyche, mental illness, and the connections of these to substance abuse. It tells the tragic story of a young man trapped within this volatile triangle.
Completed in just under 48 hours, from pre-production to final rendering, this film serves as a strong indicator of the talent that is growing in the South African art house film scene, recently popularized among a new generation of upcoming filmmakers in the country.