Graduation Festival
AFDA Study Year: Third Year
Genre: Crime Thriller
Running Time: 12
Viewing Restriction: A


David Southey, 25, has been arrested for drug smuggling at the OR Tambo International Airport. Twenty-four-year-old Emily Fourie, is given the case as her last chance to prove herself; she uses David to catch his boss, Hodari – a drug lord in Cape Town. While she succeeds to arrest Hodari, it is revealed to the audience that David was actually the anonymous and mysterious drug lord in competition with Hodari, and was the mastermind behind Hodari’s arrest, known as “The Controller”.


David Southey - Arthur Macharia
Emily Fourie - Roxanne Breedt
Hodari - Muendo Mullei Muindi
Kay - Emily Suttle
Welile Mangaliso - Leon Mubiana
Police 1 - Luntu Masiza
Police (Arrest) 2 - Siba Makaluza


Writer - Camille Montocchio
Director - Camille Montocchio
Executive Producer - Siba Makaluza
Associate Producer - Muendo Mullei Muindi
Associate Producer - Robert Wanblad
Assitant Producer - Keavin Mojapelo
Cinematographer - Kimble Cockrell
Production Designer - Muendo Mullei Muindi
Costume, Make-up and Styling - Tasneem Mohamad-Fakier
Editor - Thomas Coull
Sound Design - Anthony De Chalain
Composer - Isaac Omondi
Visual Effects - Siba Makaluza
Data Wrangler - Kimble Cockrell
Colourist/Grader - Kimble Cockrell



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