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Date: 17 July
Venue: Suncoast 7
Simon (Aidan Whytock) lives for two things: his dream of becoming an acclaimed actor, and his love for Sarah (Heidi Bottcher), his twelve-year old daughter he only gets to see on the weekends. Unfortunately, as his ex-wife Emily (Shannyn Fourie) often points out, his career is stagnating, and Nathan (Gregory Parvess), his best friend turned agent, isn’t trying that hard to help him.
So, when Simon is offered a chance to audition for the role of a man possessed by a demon, he decides to go the distance, hoping that the success it will bring will make him a hero once again in the eyes of his daughter. But what begins as lighthearted research into demonology soon turns into a nightmare when the character he develops begins to take over and the lines between acting and reality become blurred.
Aiden Wytock made The Actor for a reported R50000, which goes to show that with talent and will, you too can male a good feature film on a budget. No excuses… go out and make your film!