Wikus and Charlize
Sharlto Copley (District 9) asked me to Produce and DP the return of Wikus van de Merwe in a special video for the South African Music Awards. I of course said yes. Sharlto wrote, directed and edited this piece. It was Sharlto’s first visit ever to Hollywood and I was proud to be his guide to my backyard.
Wikus tries to find fellow South African…Charlize Theron in Los Angeles. He needs her help to present and announce the winner of the best album. What could go wrong?
We shot 9 locations in one day including: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, CAA, Bank of America, The South African Consulate, Cinefile Video Store, The Springbok Bar and Grill, The Starline Hollywood Star Tour Bus, The Charlie Hotel and Charlize Theron’s house in the Hollywood Hills. My daughter Alexann joined me on the shoot and thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hanging out with Charlize on set. I was a very proud Daddy.
Sharlto is a whirlwind of energy, enthusiasm and creativity and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate in his awesomeness. As a DP, i love to operate and had a blast playing the role of Todd the cameraman. Good times!
PRODUCED BY- Sharlto Copley, Vashi Nedomansky, Jhon Doria, Jeanne-Melanie Haasbroek
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & CUT BY-Sharlto Copley
BASED ON A CHARACTER CREATED BY: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY-Vashi Nedomansky
VIDEO STORE CLERK-Jhon Doria
THANKS TO-Charlize Theron, Neill Blomkamp, Peter Jackson, Caro Cunningham, Alexann Zahara, Joe Greto
EDITED on Adobe Premiere CS5