‘Cut-Out Girls’ - Nicola Hanekom directs a big-screen version of her stage play, which deals with the sensitive issue of date rape.
Fri 22 Nov 2019
Indigenous Film Distribution
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In every moment lies a choice.
Cut-Out Girls is the story of how six young women's lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen.
Kevin and Mike are young men trying to get ahead in the competitive world of tennis. When one of them discovers a dangerous drug that can unlock their potential, their worlds become intertwined and spiral out of control. A small series of seemingly insignificant moments weave together with devastating consequences. In every moment lies a choice.
“After working with this special group of young actors, I decided to develop the script into a feature film,” says director Nicola Hanekom.
A true labour of love, filming was funded, in part, by an Indiegogo campaign. Equipment and gear was sponsored, and a skeleton crew put together to bring this story to life.
Producer Grant Swanby says, “It was a truly tough process. Everybody was very generous and helped where they could.” Talented young cinematographer Brett Rayner was brought in and added a fresh vision to the project. The film was shot in and around Cape Town over 21 days in July, 2017. Post-production started in September, after more funds were secured.
The film is produced by Act Cape Town Productions, in association with Haas & Kaas and S.A.E. Institute.