O.I.

A Film by N'cee van Heerden

Synopsis

Chris revisits the Tiki bar where he made his first ever deal. He wants to celebrate the biggest deal he’s ever made by drinking down memory lane. It is early morning and there is only one other customer, Barry, and the Barman. Barry is drinking to forget and is in no mood to celebrate anything. Only Chris’ offer of free drinks for a week if he can’t solve Barry’s problems makes Barry change his mind. Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And he is the only one immune to it. Chris doesn’t believe a word of it and is determined to prove Barry a liar and win the bet.

Director

  • Picture of N'cee van Heerden © Sizzle Snap Productions

    N'cee van Heerden

    South African born and raised, N'cee's career began in theatre - writing, directing and managing productions. His focus was Berkoff inspired minimalist plays. This is where N’cee honed his skill and passion for directing and character driven stories. N’cee then transitioned into film. He worked in various departments including production, art department, visual effects, casting & camera. He worked his way up to producing & filming EPK content. N’cee has worked on films including District 9, Avatar, Elysium, Chappie and numerous shorts, music videos & commercials.
    N'cee's short film debut as writer / director 'O.I.' is in the midst of a successful festival run. "O.I." is signed to sales and distribution agent OUAT MEDIA. N’cee is currently writing and developing various film projects.

Awards + Festivals

  • 14th HOLLY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Premiere, Hollywood, USA)August 18, 2018
  • *NOMINATIONS: BEST SHORT FILM* *WINNER: BEST COMEDY/DARK COMEDY SHORT FILM*
    3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, European Premiere, London, UK) August 23, 2018
  • 14th FANTASTIC FEST (Official Selection, Austin, USA)September 22, 2018
  • 2nd BOLTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)October 3, 2018
  • 10th SAN JOSE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection - Opening Film, San Jose, USA)October 11, 2018
  • 19th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Killarny, Ireland)October 18, 2018
  • *WINNER: BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM* NOMINATIONS: *BEST SHORT FILM* *BEST COMEDY* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST LEAD ACTOR* *BEST SPECIAL FX*
    4th SYDNEY INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia) October 25, 2018
  • *NOMINATIONS: BEST ACTOR*
    4th PORTLAND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, USA) November 10, 2018
  • *WINNER: BEST OF THE FEST-SHORT*
    10th LA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA) November 15, 2018
  • 3rd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 5, 2018
  • 8th VANCOUVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Opening Film, Vancouver, Canada)January 25, 2019
  • 40th CLERMONT-FERRAND INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canadian Retrospective)February 9, 2019
  • 2nd YOUNTVILLE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Napa Valley, USA)February 7, 2019
  • 3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)March 2, 2019
  • 20th NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durham, USA)March 10, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 22, 2019
  • *BEST FANTASY FILM*
    6th DISCOVER FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Westminster, UK)April 6, 2019
  • *NOMINEE: BEST COMEDY SHORT*
    20th REDLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)April 19, 2019
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    4th HOLLYWOOD COMEDY SHORTS (Official Selection, Hollywood, USA)April 20, 2019
  • 26th DEAD BY DAWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)April 20, 2019
  • 20th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Newport Beach, USA)April 27, 2019
  • *WINNER: BEST OF FEST* *WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD EXPRESSION, INSPIRATION & MEAT* NOMINATIONS: *MOST ORIGINAL FILM* *CINEMATIC WRITING AWARD* *BEST EDITING* *BEST SOUND DESIGN* *BEST MALE LEAD - BEN COTTON*
    6th BLACKBIRD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)April 25, 2019
  • 25th SACRAMENTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, USA)April 27, 2019
  • 7th VAUGHAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vaughan, Canada)May 13, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 10th PORTO 7 - OPORTO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oporto, Portugal)June 8, 2019
  • 16th SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bethlehem, USA)June 11, 2019
  • 4th SILICON BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)June 13, 2019
  • 25th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FEST (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 18, 2019
  • 4th PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)June 21, 2019
  • *BEST DARK COMEDY*
    3rd BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)June 23, 2019
  • 20th FANTOSFREAK FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTMETRATGES FANTÀSTICS I FREAKS (Official Selection, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain)July 15, 2019
  • 2nd KALABURAGI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India)July 20, 2019
  • 8th MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)August 10, 2019
  • 13th MOTELX LISBON INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)September 10, 2019
  • 25th AFIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brisbane, Australia)October 7, 2019
  • 1st HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS (Finalist, Los Angeles, CA, USA)November 14, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BEVEREN (Official Selection, Beveren, Belgium)November 23, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
N'cee van Heerden
Screenplay
N'cee van Heerden
Producer
Victoria Burkhart, Karen Wong
Director of Photography
Byron Kopman
Art Direction
Tony Durke
Costume Design
Katie Goold
Sound
Mike Southworth
Editor
C.A. van Aswegen S.A.G.E.
Sound Design
Vince Renaud, Jo Rossi
Music
Max Aruj

Cast

Barry
Ben Cotton
Chris
Kett Turton
Barman
Toby Hargrave
Michelle
Jennifer Nicole Stang
Detective Dirk
Paul McGillion

Details

Running Time
18:40 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.66:1
Sound
Stereo and 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

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Sizzle Snap Productions Inc.
Victoria Burkhart

+1 604 652 3146
sizzlesnapproductions@gmail.com
www.sizzlesnapproductions.com/
Instagram: @sizzlesnapproductions

DIRECTOR

N'Cee van Heerden

+1 778 980 1639
nceealt@gmail.com
Instagram: @nceevanheerden
Twitter: @nceevh

SALES AGENCY

OUAT MEDIA

+1 416 495 1595
businessaffairs@ouatmedia.com
info@ouatmedia.com
www.ouatmedia.com