Joburg Party: South Africa’s New Youth Underground

Dirty Paraffin. Photography Chris Saunders

OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Filmmakers LA Film Festival 2014

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Laughlin International Film Festival 2015


This short film on some of Johannesburg’s young creatives was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and a big hit on social media in South Africa, later being selected for NFMLA and Laughlin film festivals.

JOBURG PARTY: ‘Over two days and nights in Johannesburg, South Africa, we travelled to illegal rooftop parties, warehouse raves, street fashion shoots and poolside jams to meet some of the young musicians, DJs, zine publishers and artists set on taking the SA scene global, and asked them how the city’s youth culture is changing.¬†Features great music and interviews with Dirty Paraffin, Richard the Third, Desmond & The Tutus, MJ Turpin, Jamal Nxedlana (CUSS) and Khaya Sibiya AKA Bhubessi. Joburg…It’s like a movie.’

A Film by Rod Stanley & Chris Saunders

Edited by Rob Hannah

Music Video Credits:

DIRTY PARAFFIN in collaboration with CUSSMONTHLY
Edited & Directed by: Ravi GOVENDER
Shot by: Justin MCGEE & Jamal NXEDLANA
Animation by: Lex TRICKETT
Styled by: Jamal NXEDLANA & Ravi GOVENDER

Dirty Paraffin – Papap! Papap!
Directed by Smiso Zwane.
Footage by Lebogang Rasethaba.
Edited by Ravi Govender.

Artist: mtkidu
Song: Skeleton key
album: skeleton key 2012
free music:[fulltext]=mtkidu
Written and Directed by MJ Turpin
Dop: Chris Saunders and Justin Mcgee
Edit: Malcolm Che
Producer: MJ Turpin

Artist: Mtkidu
Album: shakawon 2010
Track: Zombie
Written, Produced and Directed
by MJ Turpin and Nick Nesbitt.
Dop. Robyn Nesbitt
Edited Nick and Robyn Nesbitt.

Bhubessi – Members Only.
directed by Obrian Manana and Khaya Sibiya
Cinematography Sims Phakisi
Edited By Themba Mbelu

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