France, Netherlands, South Africa

Director: Naomi van Niekerk
Screenwriter: Naomi Van Niekerk
Producers: Olivier Catherin, Edwina Liard, Nidia Santiago, Richard Valk, Naomi Van Niekerk
Executive Producers: Maxime Fossier, Marianne Chezelas
Animation: Naomi Van Niekerk
Editing: Niels Dekker
Compositing: Thibault Chollet
Score: Arnaud van Vliet 
Sound: Arnaud van Vliet
Colour: Niels Dekker 

Production: Ikki Films, Valk Productions, Dryfsand

Screening formats: DCP, H264, ProRes

Spoken languages: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English, French



A young woman recalls a day when she was attacked by three men on her way home, but everyday daily life must go on. 

Bio & Filmography

Naomi van Niekerk is a visual artist, animation filmmaker and theatre director. Her filmography includes a series of short films of haunting poignancy and power based on sensitive interpretations of stark, South African poems that speak to her. Her films have been screened globally and received widespread international acclaim such as the ‘Jean-Luc Xiberras’ Award at the Annecy International Film Festival for An Ordinary Blue Monday. Her practice as a visual artist involves the reworking of images as etchings and linocuts as an attempt to prolong the experience of a film or theatre piece and to give a glimpse into the pre-production, a process that involves an elaborate exploration of visual elements to create narrative. She teaches workshops on puppet-making and animation during which she guides authors to manifest their ideas by breathing life into objects.

Currently she lives in Lille, France where she is working on an exhibition as well as developing a new script. 

2014 – 'n Gewone Blou Maandagoggend (An Ordinary Blue Monday)
2015 – By alle skone dinge (To All Things Beautiful)
2017 – My mamma is bossies (My Mum's Bonkers)
2023 – Box Cutters


Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (Croatia, 5-10/6/2023) – WP
Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy (France, 11-17/6/2023) – NP
SMOF Stop Motion Our Fest (Argentina, 20-26/6/2023) – NP