Frank – 72hr SHNIT Realtime Short Film

Frank and his son’s relationship turns sour when he becomes increasingly forgetful.

Frank is a short dramedy created within 72 hours for the SHNIT International Short Film Festival Realtime Competition.

Starring Graham Clarke, Raven Swart, Siya Mayola and Kirsty Williams.
Directed by Jarrod Saunders
Screenplay by Sergio Pereira and Jarrod Saunders
Produced by Leon Liebenberg
Production Coordinator – Daniel Pontack
Original Music by Juan Visser
Boom Swinger – Abdul Azeez Stemmet
Director of Photography – Leon Liebenberg
1st Camera Assistant – Kegan Van Der Berg
Hair, Make-Up, Costume & Styling – Christine Tesco
Edited by Jarrod Saunders and Leon Liebenberg
Sound Mixing – Morné Marais
Assistant Director – Tafadzwa Njovana
Colorist – Kyle Stroebel
Set Designers – Tami Kolbe and Jarrod Saunders
Set Assistant – Lwando Taliwe and Christine Tesco

First Impression – 48HR Cape Town Short Film

First Impression is a short comedy created within 48 hours for the 48hr Film Project Cape Town.

Starring Raven Swart, Peter Stevens and Anneke Weerts
Directed by Jarrod Saunders
Screenplay by Juan Visser, Jarrod Saunders and Rawoul Sanchez
Produced by Meagan Pontack
Production Assistants – Monika Knipe, Daniel Pontack
Music by Juan Visser
Director of Photography – Rawoul Sanchez
Edited by Jarrod Saunders
Visual Effects by Chad Rutter

Sponsored by CVC Media

The Prospects – Short Film (a 48hr Film Project)

Starring Anele Matoti, Anel Skye, Raven Swart, Kyle St John Peter and Siya Mayola.

The Prospects is a short sci-fi film created within 48 hours for the 48hr Film Project Cape Town.

Directed by Jarrod Saunders
Screenplay by Juan Visser, Jarrod Saunders and Rawoul Sanchez
Produced by Meagan Pontack
Music by Juan Visser
Costume Design by Christine Tesco
Director of Photography – Rawoul Sanchez
Edited by Jarrod Saunders
Visual Effects by Chad Rutter

The Prospects Trailer (a 48hr Film Project)

Starring Anele Matoti, Anel Skye, Raven Swart, Kyle St John Peter and Siya Mayola.

The Prospects is a short sci-fi film created within 48 hours for the 48hr Film Project Cape Town.

Directed by Jarrod Saunders
Screenplay by Juan Visser, Jarrod Saunders and Rawoul Sanchez
Produced by Meagan Pontack
Music by Juan Visser
Costume Design by Christine Tesco
Director of Photography – Rawoul Sanchez
Edited by Jarrod Saunders
Visual Effects by Chad Rutter

The Living Dead – Short Film

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zombie? Walking around aimlessly with no obvious purpose or direction…trapped in a trance- like state of routine and personal need… dead to the world around you?

Starring Christine Tesco, Kyle St John Peters, Anel Skye,
Written by Jarrod Saunders,
Directed by Jarrod Saunders,
Editing by Jarrod Saunders,
VFX by Jarrod Saunders and Hein Schlebusch

Produced by CVC Media for yesHeis Africa

The Deal – Video

Is your life all about the next big deal? Is being successful the most important thing to you? What if there is a deal that is more important than money or possessions. One that could literally save your life.

Written by Nic Manshon and Jarrod Saunders,
Directed by Jarrod Saunders,
VFX, Editing, Post-Production by Jarrod Saunders

Produced by CVC Media for yesHeis Africa

Home Press

‘Home’ is an innovative, contemporary adaptation of the Biblical story; The Prodigal Son, featuring an entire lead cast of deaf actors/actresses.

Jacob, fresh out of school and dissatisfied with life, asks his father, a prosperous car workshop owner, for his inheritance in order to start a business venture in Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival, he meets up with an old friend, Teboho, and soon finds himself caught up in a world of gambling, bars and women. When his father becomes increasingly worried, having not heard from Jacob, he sends Benjamin, his older brother, to look for him. While Benjamin tries hard to track him down, Jacob learns valuable lessons with regards to the importance of family, true friendship, and forgiveness.

Press:

Joy Magazine – Home-Movie
Vision Magazine – Home-Movie (previously known as The Lost Son)
Gatewaynews – South Africa’s first deaf movie
Tygerburger – Movie by hearing impaired
1Africa – A Deaf movie that speaks volumes?
Home Facebook page – Facebook

My Brother’s Keeper – Video

There is an undeniable pattern that runs consistently throughout the history of mankind. It can be found all through the Bible in the stories of Ishmael and Isaac, Esau and Jacob, Saul and Paul, the two Abraham’s, the two Adams and, of course, Cain and Abel. It’s the age old struggle between good and evil, more specifically, the fight between the spirit man and the flesh man.

Written, directed, edited by Jarrod Saunders

Produced by CVC Media for yesHeis Africa

Three Little Pigs – Video

The second in a series of videos based on popular fairy tales, Three Little Pigs serves as a warning against making bad decisions and the dangers of abuse. These stories make headlines every day, but we brush them off as just another newspaper article.

A children’s bedtime story is interrupted when an angry and violent drunk returns home to his fearful wife and child.

Written, directed, edited by Jarrod Saunders

Produced by CVC Media for yesHeis Africa

Janet & John – Video

The story follows a happy and innocent fifteen-year-old girl, Janet, the apple of her father’s eye, who becomes infatuated with a handsome boy, John. He calls her “the most beautiful girl he has ever met”, but after they have sex, he moves on and completely ignores her. Sad and alone, Janet struggles with her relationship with her father. At her very lowest point she turns to God, asking him to forgive her and restore her.

Written, directed, edited by Jarrod Saunders

Produced by CVC Media for yesHeis Africa

Home Trailer – Video

‘Home’ is an innovative, contemporary adaptation of the Biblical story; The Prodigal Son, featuring an entire lead cast of deaf actors/actresses. Jacob, fresh out of school and dissatisfied with life, asks his father, a prosperous car workshop owner, for his inheritance in order to start a business venture in Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival, he meets up with an old friend, Teboho, and soon finds himself caught up in a world of gambling, bars and women. When his father becomes increasingly worried, having not heard from Jacob, he sends Benjamin, his older brother, to look for him. While Benjamin tries hard to track him down, Jacob learns valuable lessons with regards to the importance of family, true friendship, and forgiveness.

Genre: Drama-feature
Language: Sign language with English subtitles
Produced by: CVC Media
In collaboration with: Talking Hands
Contemporary Adaptation of: the Biblical story ‘The Prodigal Son.’
Director: Jarrod Saunders
Writers: Andy & Lynda James, Jarrod Saunders
Cast: Christopher Galada, Jenelle Ramsami and Richard Dyabuza

Home Poster