MARIE

Mark Penwill |
South Africa |
2024 |
8Min |
English
PG
Tom has it pretty good. He has a lot of things his grandparents never had; an electric toothbrush, two different can-openers, glasses that block blue light. He works online so he rarely needs to leave his apartment. Social interaction makes him anxious. Tom does not really need anyone, and that suits him fine. Or does it? When the day is done and he lies in bed, something tells him he is missing something or someone. One night, a knock on his door presents him with a challenge. Sometimes radical personal change is only a small step away if we would only take it.
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Natalie Robbie, Mark Penwill, Al Postman, Kyle Stone, Skye Russel, Alice Lazarus, Susan Danford, Stephen Jennings, Pags Lucwaba, Al Postman

Screenings

20Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:15 PM1:30 PM
Suncoast
22Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:15 PM1:30 PM
Wushwini
23Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:00 PM1:30 PM
KCAP
24Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:00 PM1:30 PM
CAP Studios
25Jul

Shorts Programme 5

9:00 AM10:30 AM
Denis Hurley Centre
25Jul

Shorts Programme 5

11:00 AM12:30 PM
Denis Hurley Centre
26Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:00 PM1:30 PM
Luthuli Museum
26Jul

Shorts Programme 5

5:30 PM6:45 PM
Gateway
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Shorts Package 5

7-9 PG L
16 DV
MARIE
MARIE - Mark Penwill

Mark Penwill

Raised between an Agulhas farm and suburban Cape Town, Mark’s first languages were German, Afrikaans and English. In 1999, his family emigrated to the UK where he read languages and literature at St John’s College, Oxford. He returned to South Africa in 2012 where he took up a position at M&C Saatchi, became a voice-over artist with Tongue Twisters and an actor with Emma Ress Management. He then worked as an actor on international commercials, films and television series. He performed with and directed an improvisational theatre group, locally and internationally. During COVID, he began writing screenplays, including a few shorts that have been internationally screened. What Would Maggie Do? his entry into the 48 Hour Film Festival 2023/24, won Runner Up Best Film at Filmapalooza. Best Director and was selected to screen at Cannes in May 2024. His short film Marie has screened at the Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival and will premiere at the Durban International Film Festival. He is currently finishing post-production on another short-film and preparing for a feature film and a limited series.