Adriaan de la Rey
After graduating with a distinction for his honour’s degree in Film, Adriaan immediately began writing and directing his own films from his base in Centurion. His films have played at the South African Art fair, Kyknet Silwerskerm festival, Stellenbosch Woordfees, iMPAC film festival, Klein Karoo Film Festival, Absa KKNK, Encounters film festival and the Durban Film Festival. His first feature-length documentary focused on renowned Pretoria architect Norman Eaton and was co-directed with PJ Kotze.
When he’s not producing films, Adriaan lectures Film and Television at the Open Window Institute. Some of his other interests include drawing on planks, writing obscene poetry and eschatology. He is currently working on his latest film “Oorkruiper” (Centipede) a short film tribute to the acid western genre.
Framed by the austere beauty of the Karoo and its vast, unyielding sky, the film’s conversations explore notions of love, philosophy, belief systems and family, as well as our relationship to the land, animals and each other.