Behind-the-scenes: “Samson had no muscles”.
Zikedish’s Dawie le Hanie has been chosen to be one of the main editors for the film; “Samson had no muscles.” It is a film by the multi-talented Jacques Gombault. This is Jacques’ second full length feature film. In this exciting and uplifting children’s adventure film with a Biblical message, Jacques will be taking on three roles in. Not only is he the director and writer, but he will also bring the part of the cyborg to life – as only he can.
Alongside Jacques, there will also be other seasoned actors like Paul Buckby and Inge Pohl-Culbert. Loads of exciting newcomers like Pero Britz and Jarrod Haines will be making their debut in this film.
Filming and post-production
The film was shot during May 2015 at the beautiful Galagos estate east of Pretoria. Louis Gagiano is the Director of Photography and has created a real energetic look and feel shooting with a superb Sony 4K camera. Zikedish’s good friends at Ghurtah studios will handle all the exciting 3D animation. Besides being responsible for a lot of the film’s editing work, Dawie also filmed some of the crane scenes, extras and behind-the-scenes footage for the film.
Jacques’ company, Flutterby productions, is producing the film. As we understand, the release of the film depends on the completion of the 3D animation and the securing of extra funding. We, however, felt privileged to have been a part of this project and wish Jacques and everybody involved all the best!
His camerawork makes you realize that like an engineer he knows exactly what effect will produce the correct result, ranging from the lens, F-stop to the type of lighting.
I was amazed. Experience has proven that few camera operators share their knowledge, if any. Not so with Dawie. His camerawork as his editing is of extremely high quality. I can confidently recommend him for any production”.
P.S. We also want to thank Johan Pretorius for the use of these photographs by him.