“Alison”, a tale of monsters, magic and hope

The much anticipated hybrid feature documentary “Alison”, a tale of monsters, magic and hope has entered post-production.

This phase will see a great collaboration of South African talent to bring this real life fairytale – with a twist, to life.  SAFTA nominated Daniel Mitchell will helm the edit suite. Motif who also created some of the visual effects on the latest Mad Max: Fury Road, will be creating the visual effects. Sound and Motion Studios are in charge of the sound design and Waterfront post will top it all off with the online and grade.

Alison is best known as the first ever South African rape survivor to publically speak out after her ordeal. It wasn’t just the rape she survived, but also being disemboweled, nearly decapitated and left for dead. The film revisits not only the night of 18 December 1994 but also what’s happened since. And that turns out to be, quite a lot.

Director / writer / producer Uga Carlini says the process has been tough but absolutely humbling and inspiring all at the same time. “Alison is that reminder that we all have it within ourselves to be our own hero, especially when we least expect it. That being said, it’s certainly not always easy.”

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