Together with an extraordinary team of creatives from Durban South Africa, we made a film in 48 sleepless hours. This product of tireless effort and unwavering dedication and passion went on to win the Durban leg of the 48 Hour Film Project.
Cut Loose won the awards for Best Film, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Acting.
Now we would like to secure funding to represent our film and team, our city and our province at the culmination of the 48 Hour Film Project, Filmapalooza 2017 in Seattle, Washington from 1 to 4 March where Cut Loose will premiere to an international audience.
There we will receive our award for best film for the City of Durban and compete for category and overall best film awards.
Not only will it be a great honour to be representatives at the festival, but our attendance will also provide invaluable opportunities to network with peers from around the world and develop our skills at the seminars led by industry professionals.
While this experience will be immeasurably beneficial to us as individuals, as black female creative practitioners and educators who believe sincerely in sharing knowledge and helping to grow the film and creative industries in South Africa, we believe that this may have a broader impact.
As this will be our first opportunity to experience an international festival we sincerely hope we can raise the funds to attend.