6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Comedy / Drama / Female Filmmaker

English
71 minutes

credits

Director
Jenna Cato Bass

Producers
David Horler
Steven Markovitz

Editing
Kyle Wallace

Cast
Qondiswa James
Nala Khumalo
Francesca Varrie Michel Liza Scholtz
Loren Loubser

community

High Fantasy

South Africa, Luxembourg, 2017 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2018
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description

A group of young friends travel to an isolated South African farm for an overnight camping trip. When they awake the next morning to discover they’ve all swapped bodies, the friends are forced to examine each other’s identities in the labyrinth of modern identity politics. Co-written and filmed by director Jenna Bass and her actors, using an iPhone, HIGH FANTASY is an authentic look at the racial and gender politics of our time.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Berlin International Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Jenna Bass is a director, writer, and photographer living in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a director, writer, cinematographer, photographer and magician. She has directed over 10 short films and seven music videos. Her work has run the spectrum of sci-fi, experimental, teenage coming of age and historical magical realism. HIGH FANTASY is her second feature film.