ROOTS (Short Fiction)
An intimate portrait of a single day in the lives of unemployed Jaco, his half sister Natalie and her 5-year-old daughter. Restricted to their shared flat and caught in the middle of a summer heat wave, Jaco must take care of the young girl whilst Natalie goes out to work.
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OFFICIAL SELECTION 56th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2012 | OFFICIAL SELECTION 10th LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
"Claustrophobic. Intense. Moving. Charming. Up, close and personal. A family drama with balls and personality." WIM VANAKER - HEAD OF SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT, NISI MASA
"the tangible presence of characters on screen, the sensation of the action happening "here and now", the topic of depression delicately tackled and how you convey the feeling of helplessness of the uncle, and of course it also resonates many fears I have as a parent, when you let your child out of sight for a couple of seconds or more..." MATTHIEU DARRAS - TORINO FILM LAB