Short Film, #WeAreDyingHere

Feature Documentary, KUSASA

Feature film, BYPASS

Short Documentary, Ocean Quest

Marketing campaign for feature film Bypass.

30sec TV spot | Organ Donor foundation.

30sec TV spot | Not For Sale.

Short film, Freedom Road

30sec TV spot | Sunflower Fund.

Short film, Tula Tula

Crucifixion for a multimedia stage performance.

Musical short film, Unspoken

Short film, ALONE

Short film,WINGS

Feature Documentary, ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE

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Shane Vermooten

Director | Producer | Editor

Shane Vermooten is an alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative, Mandela Washington Fellow and a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African. He has filmed in 21 countries and as a director his work has won awards around the world. His short film Freedom Road was screened alongside William Kentridge’s work at the City Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. Bypass, Shane's debut feature film, was theatrically released and received global distribution. His documentary Kusasa was executive produced by esteemed Chinese director Lu Chuan in association with Tencent pictures and tells the story of a young football team who embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they travel from the township streets of South Africa to the towering stadiums of Sweden to play in the world’s largest youth football tournament. Kusasa won best documentary feature at Chagrin International Film Festival as well as SCAD Savannah Film Festival, it was also chosen as part of the Marquee selection at Austin Film. His latest project the short film #WeAreDyingHere is currently on the festival circuit.


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Winner - Miami Independent Film Festival
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Craft Certificate - Loerie Awards - 2017
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Official Selection - Silwerskermfees - 2
Official Selection - Pan African Film Fe
Best Narrative Short - Montreal Black Fi
Best Short Narrative - Pan African Film
Best Director - 168 Film Festival - 2014


Cape Town film director Shane Vermooten, bypass, director, freedom road, film

UK & South Africa

UK: (+44) 7429 056072

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