“NOT FROM HERE is an ode to the unique South African Karoo landscape.

The film follows two visitants, conjured by their circle, as they journey across the barren desert landscapes.  Stark contrasts are drawn between the figures in motion, set against the vastness of the otherworldly terrain they encounter.

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NOT FROM HERE expresses the unfamiliar, in search of acceptance.

Filmed on location at Tankwa, Karoo, NOT FROM HERE draws inspiration from the area’s diverse environment, and weaves this together with elements of fashion, dance, found sound and visual. 

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The film had its world premiere at the Berlin Short film festival in March 2022,  and had its South African launch and exhibition opening at Brutal Curation in July 2022.”

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Director : Oscar O’Ryan
Art Direction: Louise Coetzer

Visitants: Farnel Smart, Lee Kotze & the Dance For All InSPIRAtions Youth Dance Company

DOP: Oscar O’Ryan
Choreography: Louise Coetzer
Arial Photography: Marcel Maassen
Stylist & Costume Designer: Gavin Mikey Collins
Hair & Make up Artist: Michelle Collins, Magical Artists
Fashion design: Daisie Jo
Editor: Eben Smal
Sound Design: Haezer
Field Recording: Brydon Bolton
VFX: Keshet Alle Karidi
Colourist: Jenine Lindeque

Production Assistant: Robyn Pretorius, With Love Agency
Driver: Mcebisi Dyasi

With gratitude to Allison Hendricks, Dance For All South Africa, Tankwa Tented Camp

Made possible through support from the National Arts Council