Churchhaven, West Coast

Filming over three beautiful late-summer days along the southwestern edge of the Langebaan lagoon on the West Coast, a hundred-minute drive from Cape Town. Based in the remote and improbably picturesque village of Churchhaven, only a handful of houses overlooking the lagoon in an ultra-idyllic setting inside the West Coast National Park. Great to be working in the flat, open, unpopulated landscape with its unbroken horizontal lines and big sky, so strikingly different from the verdant and enclosed Stellenbosch valley settings – not to mention derelict industrial interiors. Valuable for the strong visual contrast, and an opportunity to work with the scale of the landscape – a scale so vast that it dwarfs the artworks and the human presence.

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