Cape Town based filmmaker Ian Morgan was the winner of the first SundanceTV Shorts Competition for South Africa, with his short film Good Mourning.
Ian Morgan, who won a trip to London to premiere his film at the Sundance Film Festival, returned this week excited, elated and inspired. Here he answers a few questions:
Tell us about your winning film Good Mourning?
Good Mourning is a dark comedy about Ted (played by Paul Snodgrass), a professional mourner, who loves his job to death. Until one day he is challenged by a disbeliever, Sandrine (Skye Russell), who questions his morals and ethical standpoint and the conversation take an unlikely turn.
What made you decide to enter the competition?
Paul (Snodgrass) suggested it and sent me a link to the SundanceTV Shorts Competition site. We had been entering the film into a number of local and international film festivals and thought we’d try our luck with this one.