• BIO

Germany| 2012| 0:09:10|Narrative | NY Premiere

How far can we go in the pursuit of our goals? It is one of these universal questions that is raised by our film's story. The answer is never easy to find. And doing the right thing sometimes clashes with our personal motives and needs. The Runner tells the story of a ten-year-old-boy in a township in Cape Town. He decides to head to the city in order to get some money for his mother's urgent surgery. The lesson the boy in our film has to learn is universal: you cannot do something bad to achieve something good. The lead role is played by 10-year old Cwangco Mayekiso who actually lives in the Gugulethu township.

Director: Parker Ellerman
Producer: Jan Fincke
Writer: Parker Ellerman
Cinematographer: Ebrahim Hajee
Original Music: Cecil Remmler, Kilian Mues, Marek Pompetzki, Paul Neumann Editor: Tom Seil, Trevor Holland

Cwangco Mayekiso, Faniswa Yisa, Kairen Anderson, Kwezi Kobus, Verity Price