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Dear Reader – Took Them Away (Official music Video)

DEAR READER returns with another powerful new video from her latest album Rivonia, out now through City Slang. Directed by multi-award winning Rob Savage, the new clip illustrates ‘Took Them Away’, one of the most heartbreaking tracks from this startling journey through a childhood spent in apartheid South Africa.

Backstage Epilepsy by Photographer Waldo Pretorius

Only some witness the final product and the few moments of perfection from the viewers’ seats of the catwalk. Designers spend months immersed in their work to bring their visions to life at the show. Filmed at the 2013 SA Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, photographer Waldo Pretorius‘ short film, Backstage Epilepsy, offers a...

Dancing for Money: Documenting the Wedding DJ’s

MJ Lourens’ documentary, Dancing for Money, follows the successful Cape Town-based Wedding DJs duo consisting of Charles Miller aka Chopper Charley and Donald Swanepoel as Super Deluxe 3000. (Length: 40:18)

Essence of the Urban Hippie

Damien Krisl is no stranger to the fashion scene. After winning numerous awards for his film Amphitrite his latest short film Urban Hippie is expected to make a splash as well. The short film tells the story of a young girl in love shrouded by her own feelings and imagination. Through explosions of colours and...

If These Walls Could Talk

Ever wondered, ‘What if graffiti could move?’ Daniel Silva’s short video Mosteiro de Santa Clara answers that question as walls and rooms come to life with exuberant colours moving in elegant smoke patterns. (Length: 01:56)

Die Antwoord: How Much is too Much?

Die Antwoord is back with an interesting video sure to turn some heads. Putting a new spin on the good girl meets bad boy saga, the video will shock and awe viewers into silence. Scantily clad dancers and aggressive lyrics make it very clear Cookie Thumper is not talking about your average Girl Scout cookies....

WE LOVE SEXY INTERVIEW I: ELANI JACOBS

Elani Jacobs is a photographer from Bloemfontein whose photographs that she uploaded to onesmallseed.net have featured in many Images of the Week selections, and in November, 2012, her album One Last Shoot became Album of the Week on onesmallseed.com. More recently, her eye-catching portraits of women have also been in the spotlight through our media...

Encounters SA International Documentary Festival 2013

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be a prominent not-to-miss event for South African’s this winter, with screenings taking place from June 6-16 in Cape Town and Joburg. 23 films will be featured in what will be the festival’s 15th year of exposing both global and local filmmaking talent. The documentaries delve deep into...

Animalistic Femininity | The Capsule

Set in the shadowy corners of the Cyclades islands, THE CAPSULE is a haunting exploration of femininity, control, instinct, and raw impulse. Commissioned by Dakis Joannou, founder of the DESTE Foundation of Contemporary Art in Greece, the short film was directed under the Gothic guise and whimsical touch of Athina Rachel Tsangari. Toying with the...

2013 International Summer Music Festival Round-Up

As the seasons begin to change a new migration is about to take place; thousands of people will begin their annual journey to their music festivals of choice! We don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun, no matter where you are, so we are bringing you a selection of festival options...

BITING ELBOWS | ‘BAD MOTHERFUCKER’

Ilya Naishuller — Russian director and frontman of the Moscow punk band Biting Elbows — has got the attention of Hollywood agents and received a ‘so well done’ Tweet by Oscar-winning director Darren Aronofsky through the band’s recent music video to ‘Bad Motherfucker’. Directed by Naishuller, and shot with an affordable GoPro 1 and 2,...

Kendrick Lamar | Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe

Nothing can get Kendrick Lamar down and the latest video from this California born hip-hop artist shows just that. Directed by The Lil Homies and OG Mike Mihail the video depicts the rapper’s emotional trip over the course of a day. Starting at a funeral where Lamar mourns a loss alone he then shifts to...

ROOM 237 TRAILER | A FILM ABOUT A FILM

In Room 237 — a 2012 documentary film — Rodney Ascher looks into fans’ interpretations of Stanley Kubrick‘s much disputed horrorfilm The Shining (1980). Far-fetched or not, the perceived insights are intriguing — they range from the connection of The Shining to the genocide of Native Americans, the Holocaust and the film being Kubrick’s apology...
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