If you’re keen on South African genre cinema and have been curious to know the goings on of late with the creators of Netflix series Blood & Water, then your answer has finally arrived with the official trailer for fugitive espionage action thriller, Indemnity.
The film is set to screen for Fantasia’s 25th and hybrid installment, in addition to an in-person World Premiere on August 11 at the Imperial Theatre in Montreal, QC, and from the looks of things, attendees at Imperial are in for a real treat. I’ve mused plentily on South African action and stunts during the run of The Hit List and so to see the names Vernon Willemse and Grant Powell in the announcement below certainly rouses the excitement and curiousity.
Check out the trailer above and read on:
An ex-firefighter in Cape Town is forced to fight for his life after being accused of murdering his wife. As he struggles to survive, connections are revealed between his past, the origin of his PTSD, the mysterious death of his wife, and a government conspiracy with terrifying implications.
A high-tension, politically-charged action thriller shot and wrapped safely during the pandemic, INDEMNITY is the latest from Cape Town production studio Gambit Films, producers of the hit Netflix series Blood & Water and instrumental in bringing South African genre cinema into the mainstream. The film marks the feature debut from writer/director Travis Taute, co-writer of Nosipho Dumisa’s award-winning NUMBER 37 and co-director of the short that preceded it by the same name, as well as a writer and director on Blood & Water.
Reaching a whole new scale of production for South African action films, INDEMNITY’s lead, Jarrid Geduld, spent three months training with stunt masters Vernon Willemse and Grant Powell (FURY ROAD, TOMB RAIDER) and succeeded at all of his own stunts, including a record-breaking hanging suspension stunt performed from the 21st floor.
INDEMNITY stars SAFTA-award winner Jarrid Geduld (ELLEN: DIE STORIE VAN ELLEN PAKKIES), Nicole Fortuin (FLATLAND), Andre Jacobs (BLACK VENUS), Gail Mabalane (BLOOD & WATER), and Tshamano Sebe (THE SOUL COLLECTOR). The film is produced by Bradley Joshua and Benjamin Overmeyer.