Far from the Castle

A Film by Julia Jansch

Synopsis

On the drought-ridden Southern tip of Africa, an unusual encounter between a water diviner and a charismatic stranger sparks a coming of age journey with a bitter end. Far from the Castle is a psycho-sexual fable warning us that while water owes nothing to nobody, it still speaks louder than words.

Director

  • Picture of Julia Jansch © Julia Jansch

    Julia Jansch

    Julia Jansch is a writer/director/ producer, born and raised in South Africa, living between SA and NYC. After 10 years working in development at FremantleMedia and RadicalMedia, Julia went independent. Her debut short is "Far From The Castle," and she has a series and a feature in development. She is currently in post production on her next short. Julia has an MBA from Oxford University, a Masters in Global Governance from Oxford University, a Philosophy and Economics degree from Stellenbosch University, and a lmmaking diploma from The New York Film Academy. Julia is an advisor to The Wellbeing Project - A global initiative focused on shifting the culture of the social change eld to one oriented towards inner wellbeing.

Awards + Festivals

  • *SEMI-FINALIST: SCREENPLAY*
    15th REELHEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada) July 1, 2019
  • *SEMI-FINALIST: SCREENPLAY*
    28th THE PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA) August 2, 2019
  • *OUTSTANDING WORK*
    9th SILWERSKERM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa) August 21, 2019
  • 26th OLDENBURG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oldenburg, Germany)September 12, 2019
  • KATRA FILM SERIES (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 25, 2019
  • *LOCAL FLAVOUR AUDIENCE AWARD*
    10th SHNIT (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa) October 17, 2019
  • 34th FORT LAUDERDALE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)November 1, 2019
  • FINISH LINE SCRIPT COMPETITION (Official Selection) November 1, 2019
  • SACRAMENTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA)November 3, 2019
  • MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection) November 5, 2019
  • VIDEO ART AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)November 7, 2019
  • SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA (Official Selection, New York, USA)December 10, 2019
  • AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)December 21, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Julia Jansch
Screenplay
Julia Jansch
Producer
Roberta Durrant, Julia Jansch
Director of Photography
Adam Bentel
Art Direction
Andree Du Preez
Costume Design
Julia Jansch
Sound
Keith Hodne
Editor
Tricia Holmes
Sound Design
Keith Hodne
Music
Ariel Marx

Cast

Eliza
Nicole Fortuin
Meddox
Cody Mountain
Herbert Bruno
Soli Philander
Dad
David Dukas
Mom
Erica Wessels

Details

Running Time
16:25 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Julia Jansch

+1 718 916 0184
juliajansch@gmail.com
juliajansch.com