After his younger brother becomes enchanted with a gangster perlemoen poacher, a teenage boy, himself an ex-poacher, devises a plan to escape their small fishing village. Tragically, nothing can prepare him for what happens next.
d. Jan-Hendrik Beetge, South Africa 2010
English and Afrikaans with English subtitles, Video, 26 min
THE ABYSS BOYS is one of 5 films made through the Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program.
2010 | 31st DIFF - Durban
* Selection: LATITUDE PACKAGE 2
- 17th New York African Film Festival
- Athens International Film Festival
- Culture Unplugged International Film Festival
- The Leiden International Short Film Festival
- CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival Market
- Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa
- Goethe Institute's Latitude Film Festival at the 61st Berlinale Film Festival
- Innsbruck International Film Festival
- Jenseits von Europa - Filme aus Afrika in Cologne
- Imagen Dos Povos Festival in Brazil
- 63rd Festival de Cannes Film Market
- Best Short Film at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Special Mention at the Durban International Film Festival