Alheit, the name of the film, originates from my Grandfather who lived and worked on the farm for over 3 decades of his life. The film was shot over 10 days in 2012 on the farm called Nelskop Suid in Brandvlei, South Africa. It is situated in the Boesmanland, North Western Cape. The idea I had for this film was to create a memory of a memory. It also focusses on the little things you might not normally pay attention to and gives it new life.
From death to life there is beauty in a void.
Shot and edited by Renico van Wyk.
Creative Supervisor – Marcel Swanepoel
Original Score – Rush & Fake of Epitome
Special Thanks to Japie, Stevie, Willem ‘kaptein’ and children.
Long live Alheit van Wyk.