the Satyr of Springbok Heights
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  Die Burger (September 2009)
  The Cape Times (September 2009)
  Argus Tonight (10th September 09)
  Mamba Online (September 09)
  Mahala (September 09)
  EXIT Magazine (August 2009)
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  Pink Tongue (August 2009)
  Megan Furniss

»  Press
  Argus Tonight (Sept 30)
  The Pink Tongue (Sept 26)
  Mail & Guardian (Sept 26)
  The CapeTowner (Sept 25)
  Labia Listings (Sept 24)
  Atlantic Sun (Sept 24)
  The CapeTowner (September 2009)
  Screen Africa
  Mail and Guardian
  Sandton Magazine
  Weekend Argus (30 August 2009)
  Lin Sampson (Sunday Times)
  SL Magazine

»  Comments
  Michelle Coburn (VISI Magazine)
  Jasyn Howes (
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»  Screenings
  • Rhode Island International
     Film Festival
     - Providence, Rhode Island, USA
                  6 August 2009, 9:30pm

  • Out In Africa Gay and
     Lesbian Film Festival
     - Johannesburg, South Africa
                Sat 5 Sept 2009, 5:00pm
                Wed 9 Sept 2009, 6:45pm

  • Out In Africa Gay and
     Lesbian Film Festival
     - Cape Town, South Africa
                Sun 13 Sept 2009, 5:00pm
                Tues 15 Sept 2009, 8:45pm

  • Labia Cinema
     - Cape Town, South Africa
                from 25 September 2009


10 August 2008


"I've seen some really great films - you mentioned the one about Springbok Heights. I love that film. I love the building... Lots of seed has been spilt on those floors! It's a quirky, marvelous film and it also shows what you can do with a little bit of courage."
- Pieter Dirk Uys, Opening of the 16th Out in Africa Film Festival, 10th September 2009

"A strange but fabulous and sometimes dark little art movie!"
- Gary De Klerk, The Pink Tongue

"It's Melrose Place as John Waters might have made it if he lived in Cape Town. The characters are as whacky as any Waters might have invented." 
- Evan Tsouroulis, EXIT

"Sunday Times columnist Lin Sampson, slumped and virtually immobile in her chair, is hilarious and totally weird." 
- Megan Furniss, Megan's Head

"I had to witness myself twittering on about loving young Afrikaans boys... It was, I think, the most embarrassing night of my life." 
- Lin Sampson, The Sunday Times

"Godfrey Johnson's portrayal of the sexually repressed Wouter Malan is poignant, funny and almost uncomfortable to watch." 
- Evan Tsouroulis, EXIT

"I think the whole thing was quite fabulous. I loved Shaun Michau’s music. I loved Nigel Murphy’s off screen interviews. I loved John Caviggia because he is so entertaining..." 
- Megan Furniss, Megan's Head

"Victoria Caballaire's performance is a revelation... Her performance of Hilda is self-deprecating and hilarious… The scene where she peddles her exercise bike with one foot while her other leg in a surgical bandage rests on her bed is classic, as is the scene where she stuffs her face with margarine." 
- Evan Tsouroulis, EXIT

"The Satyr of Springbok Heights is 60 minutes of wicked entertainment with great local flavour."
- Jasyn Howes,

"I found myself chuckling days after I had seen it." 
- Evan Tsouroulis, EXIT

"The Satyr of Springbok Heights is an awesome local production." 
- Michelle Coburn, VISI

8 July 2008

The Rhode Island International Film Festival confirms The Satyr's American Premiere dates, August 4th-9th. RIIFF is an Academy Award qualifying festival.

30 June 2009

The Labia Cinema (impressed with the turn-out) offers The Satyr a full public theatrical run later in the year.

29 June 2009

Our first review (a ringing endorsement) is published on respected critic, Megan Furniss's blog - Megan's Head.

28 June 2009

The premiere of the Satyr of Springbok Heights at the Labia Cinema in Cape Town. See the photos here...

15 June 2009

'The Satyr of Springbok Heights' has been included in the Official Selection for the Out-in-Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in Johannesburg and Cape Town during September - which will be our South African premiere.

HOWEVER, there will also be a Private Preview Screening for Cast, Crew and Media - to be held at the Labia Cinema, Cape Town, at 20:30 on June 28th. A half-hour Q&A and discussion will follow.

Tickets for the private screening at the Labia will cost R25, and limited seats will be available to the public, with preference given to members of our Facebook Group (that's you), as well as friends and family of cast and crew.

Reply really fast to this message if you want to book seats, as numbers are very limited.
Looking forward to brushing past you accidentally in the aisles
The Chairman of the Body Corporate

17 May 2009

A preview clip from the finished film is now posted on this page and further clips will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

If you like the photos and video clips, please carefully select some suitable, qualified friends (The Springbok Heights type) and invite them to join the Facebook group!

Winter wishes
The Chairman of the Body Corporate

PS. Please refrain from flushing solids down the toilet, as it tends to block the pipes.

9 May 2009

The Satyr of Springbok Heights is completed, behind schedule and over budget!

Watch this space for screenings - which will be announced shortly. INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN THE GROUP.

14 January 2009

Thank you for keeping this group's membership so solid and stable - in the absence of any news or developments for about a year now.

Aaron, Dewet, Colin & I have been missioning these holidays with editing, restructuring, recording voice-overs and shooting supplementary footage for the final draft edit - which is complete as of Monday January 12th.

Final running time is looking like just over 54 high-quality minutes.

Work now begins on 'lipstick & makeup'; final touches, colour grading and graphic & sound effects. In a parallel process, musician and composer, Shaun Michau, has joined the production team and today commences work on the original musical score.

13 January 2008

and many of the props have been happilly returned to their unsuspecting retailers. But rest-assured that we have not yet worked up the chutzpah to try and return the red Speedo or the Jock Strap to Balletique, FMO et al.

10 January 2008

Shooting's completed on the 8th and Aaron's in the long process of transferring all materials from HD tape to hard disk - so footage review can commence. If he hadn't wasted so much time perving through Robert's "Tom of Finland" book, we might have started editing already :) It's like the night before Christmas. Brent Meersman and Michelle Matthews is (are) helping with the paper edit.

5 January 2008

Well, it's been three days of shooting. Our talented team has been working really hard, with our director, writer, producers and tech team working from 0800 to 23:30 on two consecutive days. We've had incredible luck, so far, with a few of our "reality shots" occurring as if on cue.

3 January 2008

Shooting commenced.
© 2009 Robert Silke and Aaron Scheiner.