Real Life Suicide
Crime Drama Feature Film
An orphaned teenage boy becomes caught in the center of an explosive conflict in a coastal Eastern Cape town as he is forced to choose loyalty between two father figures and ways of life – a doctor rebuilding a theatre school, and a gang lord desperate for a son to groom as his heir.
Real Life Suicide began as a skills development workshop in Jeffrey’s Bay. The strong potential of the trainee cast and crew and the enthusiastic support from the area’s communities shone through in the results, and we immediately began to develop the project into a feature film.
We aim to initiate similar training-and-production programs around South Africa, to aid in skills development and jobs creation.
Directed by: Sandile Ntobela
Produced by: Sandile Ntobela, Denzil Booysen, Tom Glenn and Juden Patrick Botha.
Postproduction: Tom Glenn
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