Far From The Castle

On the dry and desolate Southernmost tip of Africa, where the surrounding blue oceans contrast with harsh, dusty droughts, 16-year-old Eliza is struggling to preserve water. A mile away, the roaming Rotterdams have just arrived in the region, only to set off again in search of a solution to the dwindling water reserves on the farm. They leave their only son, Maddox, behind. Now alone and free to preoccupy himself with his own time and ghastly imagination, Maddox stumbles upon Eliza searching for fresh water. She might just be the one to quench his thirst. Far from the Castle is a psycho-sexual fable warning us that while water owes nothing to nobody, it still speaks louder than words.


Julia Jansch


Nicole Fortuin, Cody Mountain, Soli Philander, Erica Wessels, David Dukas


Adam Bentel


Tricia Holmes


Ariel Marx with Lira and Taleswapper


Tom Poole

Executive Producers

Julia Jansch, Roberta Durrant

Production Designer

Andree Du Preez

Music Supervisor

Alexandra Richards