We are a crew of third year film students from CityVarsity Cape Town currently developing our graduate project, DEMON DAYS.
Set entirely within the confines of one high school lunch period and then the ballroom of a matric dance, DEMON DAYS is a stylised two-part short film that follows eighteen-year-old Dylan Rowsell throughout the the biggest day of her matric year. She’s in a mad dash to tell her crush how she feels but can’t quite seem to get the hang of just being herself.
After overthinking a message from her crush Nadia, Dylan sets out to reply in kind and finally admit how she really feels. It’s not easy to be honest with yourself though, especially when you have the rest of your life staring you in the face. So, Dylan’s simple quest to send a good voicenote becomes an introspective journey to find herself.
It’s these throwaway moments of adolescence and trying to find your place in the world that we feel need to be further communicated to a greater audience. Everyone’s still trying to figure themselves out, this doesn’t stop after high school. Nothing ever really makes sense and its okay that it doesn’t. For our final graduate production, we want to capture the essence of what it is to be young in a time where it feels like we’re growing up way too fast. DEMON DAYS speaks to this concept. It is an immortalisation of adolescence, dancing between the meditative expressionism of video art and the drama of short-form narrative film.
Please consider donating any amount you can to help us tell this story. We would deeply appreciate it and will provide a special word of thanks in the closing credits of the final film.
The Crew x