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Thrilled to unveil the trailer for our film, "FORGIVENESS," a passion project brought to life by an amazing crew both in front of and behind the camera earlier this year. Currently being reviewed at festivals worldwide, we're proud to announce that "FORGIVENESS" has already received nominations in three categories at the Young Director Award (YDA).

FORGIVENESS follows the emotional journey of a South African man from a harsh background, marked by violence and imprisonment. It symbolizes the disconnection in modern society, highlighting the critical importance of forgiveness for personal and emotional growth. Shot locally in the Cape Flats—a community often overshadowed by Cape Town's vibrant beauty—this film sheds light on an area that remains largely unfamiliar to many, typically only seen from a passing vehicle on the highway. Yet, behind this veil of anonymity lies a harsh reality—a landscape marked by gang activity and hardships.

A filmmaking journey and community that will be remembered forever. Heartfelt gratitude to all contributors, The Bishop Lavis Community, and the entire team for making this project possible. Delighted to show you more soon!

An Abelone Films Production


Deverol Peters
Sergio Luitjies
Aunty Maggie
Johny van Wyk
and June van Merch

Directed by: Felix Julian Koch
Director of Photography: Rory O´Grady
Edited By: Yannis Panther
Executive Producer: Søren Haxholm
Executive Producer: Inga Schlüter
Producer SA: Michelle Geeringh
Unit Manager: Chris Cloete
Written by: Lisa Palos and Felix Julian Koch
1st AC: Damien Walsh
Loader: Sam Maritz
Gaffer: Jean Pierre du Preez
Grip: Alex Kauffenstein
Grip: Itumeleng Mdodana
Location Fixer: Lee Cloete
Security: Johny Van Wyk
Editor: Yannis Panther
Sounddesign: Yannis Panther & Nick Nowottny
Soundmix: Nick Nowottny
Digital Colourist; Dominic Phipps
Title Design & Poster: Michael Mandrup

A big thanks also to everyone who contributed to this project and a huge shoutout to the Bishop Lavis Community, The West London All Stars Kaapse Klopse, John Ramsay Secondary School, Tandy Massey-Blake , Company 3, Panavision, Kodak, Cinegrell

Shot on Kodak.

© Felix Julian Koch 2024