Murder Town: Inside Cape Town’s bloodbath

I recently directed, shot and edited a film for the BBC about the wave of murders that have made Cape Town one of the most dangerous places in the world.

Me filming the army on patrol in the Cape Flats. 

Myself and colleague Vauldi Carelse spent a week around the most dangerous parts of the Cape Flats – we met the police, family members of victims and filmed the army on patrol.

We centered our film around one incident – the murder of five people in a shack – and we explored the ripple effect that such an incident has on the community.

It was an important and powerful film to make.

For those interested in the technology – I shot it on my old A7S mark 1 (with a little help from my a6500) and edited it using Apple FCPX.

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