Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:35PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
Set in picturesque South Africa, 'Lerato' follows the journey of a short tempered orange picker
Happy Diale and his rambunctious young daughter Lerato.
We meet the pair on the eve of Lerato's prestigious piano audition where we discover that her once in a lifetime opportunity has been put into jeopardy by the inaction of her father and his ruthless employer.
Happy must make a difficult decision and in order to get Lerato to the audition on time.
Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA/South Africa
Director: Thati Peele
Executive Producer: The Tiso Foundation, The Glass Foundation
Producer: Assal Ghawami, Nkoko Sekete, Thati Peele
Screenwriter: Thati Peele
Cinematographer: Chananun Chotrungroj
Editor: Lydia Chammas
Production Designer: Tumi Peele
Sound Designer: Carlos 'Storm' Martinez
Music: Brett Darmetko and Stephen Hudson
Principal Cast: Tebogo Selebogo, Mahlogonolo Dintswe, Connie Chaume, Rea Rangaka
Thati Peele (29) is statistician turned film director. She she worked as a line producer and an English teacher for the Korean Army. The Johannesburg native is currently studying her MFA at New York University where she is working on her sci-fi feature 'Black Water' for which she has been awarded the Spike Lee Production grant.
Public Film Contact
Giant Killer Films