Gaze: Young Independent Filmmaking in South Africa (19 Apr 2017)
Gaze: Young Independent Filmmaking in South Africa
Your favourite morning breakfast show recently had the creators of a new South African web-series that has many talking, Gaze. The entertainment industry can be very cut-throat and a hard one to break into, but with today’s technological advances there are many ways to get your product out to the world.
If your a young and independent filmmaker in South Africa, it can be hard finding a platform form to get your work seen. Jared Ethan Blake and Guto Bussab didn’t let that stop them. Their web-series Gaze is the latest thing sparking interest in the filmmaking world. The series is set in Cape Town art-world and follows the story of Adrian Day, a young gallery owner, as he deals with the idea of ‘the gaze,’ which is very evident in the art world.
The Gaze in art culture is, how we are perceived by others and how we see other, such as ‘the male gaze,’ which has been described as how men look at and perceive females, in society. The series was was made into a web-series to ensure that people have access to it, so that more people can relate to it. It is self-funded and a product of Muti Films.