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HIGH FANTASY

(South Africa / Luxembourg)

Body-swap Dramedy | Fiction Feature | Festival Circuit

A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they’ve all swapped bodies! Stranded in the wilderness, they’ll have to navigate a personal-political labyrinth if their friendship and their lives are ever to be the same again.

Crammed into a car, four friends are going on a camping trip. Their destination is an isolated farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape. It’s owned by Lexi’s (Francesca Michel) family, and she’s invited her two best friends; Politically radical Xoli (Qondiswa James) and happy-go-lucky Tatiana (Liza Scholtz). Without telling the others, she’s also invited a new male friend, Thami (Nala Khumalo), who’s chauvinistic attitude immediately puts the three young women on edge. What’s more, Xoli won’t let Lexi forget her white privilege, that her coloniser forefathers only own this land at the expense of the country’s indigenous black people. Tatiana does her best to keep the peace, but it’s only a matter of time before things fall apart.

Filming their journey and arrival on phone cameras, selfie-style, they capture themselves in the farm’s endless, haunting landscape. As the sun bakes down on their campsite, the friends do their best to get along and survive the weekend together. But the next morning holds an unbelievable shock: During the night, without any reason, all four of them have swapped bodies. Their reactions vary from horror to disgust to glee, but one thing is agreed; they can’t go home like this. They’ll have to get along just long enough to find a solution, but tensions are already mounting: Conflicts from the past return in force, things that have been left unsaid are said.

The stage is set for comedy to turn to tragedy, for the fantasy of the Rainbow Nation to become a painful awakening.

“XOLI”
Qondiswa  James

“THAMI”
Nala Khumalo

“LEXI”
Francesca Varrie Michel

“TATIANA”
Liza Scholtz

WRITER/DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER
Jenna Bass

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PRODUCER
David Horler

PRODUCER
Steven Markovitz

CO-PRODUCER
Simon Ratcliffe

CO-PRODUCER
Alexandra Hoesdorff

CO-PRODUCER
Désirée Nosbusch

CO-PRODUCER
Tamsin Ranger

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