Flesh of my Flesh

A Film by Matthys Boshoff

Synopsis

VLEES VAN MY VLEES
Flesh of my Flesh tells the story of how a married couple’s relationship and household are changed after a car accident claims their little daughter’s life and leaves the wife quadriplegic. Twelve years after the accident Magnus helps Annelie to prepare for their wedding anniversary. Both have seemingly dealt with the effects of the accident and adapted to their situation. In spite of his estrangement from their son, Cornelius, and a few stumbling blocks, Magnus is determined to make the evening a success. Their anniversary starts with jokes and romance but as complications with Annelie’s disability become more prominent their special occasion goes off the rails. It is in situations of utter powerlessness that Annelie finds her strength and Magnus is forced to face his regrets and pain.

Director

  • Picture of Matthys Boshoff © Peter Whitfield

    Matthys Boshoff

    Matthys’ journey into film directing includes stops in anthropology, biblical archaeology, business and economics, performing arts and scriptwriting. After film school, he worked in the art department on international feature films for four years, then completed a filmmaker’s residency at the International Film and Television Workshops in America. He’s adventured in diverse locations like Afghanistan, Patagonia and Uganda. In these places, as in his work, he always takes an eye for beauty, an appetite for risk, a sense of discovery and
    an appreciation for humanity. He’s been directing commercials since 2010 and has a few feature films up his sleeve. His award winning short film ‘Flesh of my flesh’ has screened at numerous Oscar qualifying film festivals around the world.

Awards + Festivals

  • * BEST SHORT FILM*, * BEST DIRECTOR FOR SHORT FILM*, * BEST ACTRESS IN SHORT FILM TO ERICA WESSELS*
    SILWERSKERMFEES (International South African Premiere, Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)September 1, 2016
  • 42nd CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)April 4, 2017
  • 50th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, USA)May 10, 2017
  • 14th HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival, Hollywood, CA, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 2, 2018
  • 12th SOUTH AFRICAN FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS - SAFTAs (Short Film Category, Inanda, South Africa) *NOMINATION BEST SHORT FILM*
  • 4th LYONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyons, CO, USA)March 23, 2018
  • 15th WE CARE FILM FEST (Competition, New Delhi, India)April 1, 2018
  • 3rd THE AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dallas, USA)June 29, 2018
  • 13th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NJ, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 6th ALTAN KHALIS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)June 2, 2018
  • 5th LITERALLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)June 6, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 5th KO:SH FILM FEST - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 17, 2018
  • 9th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durban, South Africa)July 19, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 15th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)October 20, 2018
  • 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 7, 2018
  • 2nd PITTSBURGH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)November 14, 2018
  • 6th FESTIVAL INCLÚS (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)December 27, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Matthys Boshoff
Screenplay
Matthys Boshoff
Producer
Jozua Malherbe, Lucia Meyer-Marais
Director of Photography
Willie Nel
Art Direction
Bathoni Robinson
Sound
Byron Meyer
Editor
Warwick Allan
Sound Design
Jim Petrak
Music
Keith Hutchinson (composer) Braam du Toit (original music)

Details

Running Time
25 min.
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Sound
5.1 Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Make Stuff Machine
https://makestuffmachine.com/

AIR Films
http://www.airfilms.co.za/

Idea Candy
http://www.ideacandy.tv/

PRODUCERS

Jozua Malherbe
jozua.malherbe@gmail.com

Lucia Meyer-Marais
lucia@luciameyermarais.co.za

DIRECTOR

Matthys Boshoff
matthys@airfilms.co.za
www.airfilms.co.za

Instagram: matthys_boshoff
Twitter: @matthysboshoff