Far From The Castle

Narrative Short

Julia Jansch

Nicole Fortuin, Cody Mountain, Soli Philander, Erica Wessels, David Dukas

Adam Bentel

Tricia Holmes

Ariel Marx with Lira and Taleswapper

Tom Poole

Executive Producers
Julia Jansch, Roberta Durrant

Production Designer
Andree Du Preez

Music Supervisor
Alexandra Richards

On the dry and desolate Southernmost tip of Africa, where the surrounding blue oceans contrast with harsh, dusty droughts, 16-year-old Eliza is struggling to preserve water. A mile away, the roaming Rotterdams have just arrived in the region, only to set off again in search of a solution to the dwindling water reserves on the farm.

They leave their only son, Maddox, behind. Now alone and free to preoccupy himself with his own time and ghastly imagination, Maddox stumbles upon Eliza searching for fresh water. She might just be the one to quench his thirst. Far from the Castle is a psycho-sexual fable warning us that while water owes nothing to nobody, it still speaks louder than words.