Far From The Castle

Narrative Short Film

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.

Writer/Director/Producer: Julia Jansch
Starring: Nicole Fortuin, Cody Mountain, Soli Philander, Erica Wessels, David Dukas
DP: Adam Bentel
Editor: Tricia Holms
Production Designer: Andree Du Preez
Composer: Ariel Marx with Lira and Taleswapper
Music supervisor: Alexandra Richards
Color: Tom Poole
Executive Producers: Julia Jansch, Roberta Durrant

Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Written by Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Written by Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - By Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - Produced Julia Jansch
Far From the Castle - By Julia Jansch