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Production design with an eye for detail, texture, story and overall design. The work demonstrates an aesthetic range from richly textured and real-life sets, to highly stylised and minimal design.


Luck is Alive tells the story of an African surfer and believer in Animism - the belief that inanimate objects and concepts can have a soul. It is his animistic belief in luck that leads him to the ocean and sets him free. The film features Damme Samb (21) a surfer from Dakar, Senegal a predominantly muslim country on the west coast of Africa. Thank you to everyone who put their heart and soul into this project. --------------------------------------------- Acknowledgements // Ciclope Africa 2022 Grand Prix Winner Ciclope Africa 2022 finalist - Direction - Editing - Cinematography - Production Design --------------------------------------------- Features --------------------------------------------- Client: Mami Wata Director : Paul Ward Creative Director : Peet Peinaar Production Company : Giant Films, Stink Films Executive Producers : Emma Lundy, Cindy Gabriel, Martina Luelsdorf, Paul Ward Producer : Jo Barber Story : Peet Pienaar Researcher : Hana Sho Director of Photography : Deon van Zyl Production Art Director : Peet Pienaar & Wendy Frederiksson Costume Design : Peet Pienaar & Wendy Frederiksson Underwater Cameraman : Calvin Thompson Senegal Service Company : Senegal Fixers Senegal Producer :Meissa Seck Equipment : Panavision Cast // Surfer : Damme Samb Voice : Damme Samb Post Production // Editor : Xander Vander Editing Company : Strangelove Post Producer : Bevil Schwartz Grade : Company 3 Colourist : Joseph Bicknell Online : Charmaine Greyling VFX Co :Tetaki Studios VFX Artist : Gavin Coetzee Animation : Mami Wata Creative Composer : Mario Batkovic Music & Sound design : BDS Additional Music : Amery GG, Brick
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