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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.01.11] South Africa post apocalyptic movie news short scifi horror thriller drama



Bad title, I know... Anyway, Michael Matthews' Sweetheart is a visually arresting 30 minute South African short film made on a minuscule budget. It is heavy on the atmosphere and tells the story of a world in which a mysterious fate befalls the world. The FX are stunning, the photography rich and the acting very strong. Here's hoping we can see the whole thing soon.

Synopsis:
The late 1950s, and the height of Cold War tension: When her husband and step sons don't return from a routine trip into town, a young housewife finds herself alone in their remote farmhouse. As time passes it becomes clear that they aren't coming back, and with hints of a strange events just over the horizon she must force herself out of an aimless cycle, setting off to find them.

What she finds is a seemingly derelict world empty of all but a few dozen "survivors". Unsure who, if anyone, to trust, she must navigate a series of strange encounters to find shocking answers in a world that will reveal itself to be a marked alternative to what we remember.


Sweetheart stars Inge Beckmann, Anthony Oseyemi and Andre Weideman.

Check out the trailer (via: Twitch) after the break.




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Low (6 years ago) Reply

Looks awesomely different. Sweet ambiance and all hope the movie delivers the mood and the creativity we saw in the trailer.

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Jay Shatzer (6 years ago) Reply

All I can say is.. Wow! More please.

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jeffrey Lamar (6 years ago) Reply

they gotta get rid of that Star Trek font in the title. Other then that looks interesting.


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