Sometimes it’s okay to not be okay. A young man battling mental illness decides to take his own life. But as Sella stands on the 216m-high Bloukrans bridge, ready to end it all, he hears her laugh… This is the beginning of a weekend that changes three lives forever.
Screenwriter Pietie Beyers wrote the script about his own struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder and stars as Sella, opposite two-time SAFTA nominee Anneke Weidemann (Die Wonderwerker, Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom) as Emma. Look out for Elize Cawood in a SAFTA-nominated performance as Emma’s frail mother.
In their four-star review of Skemerson, Channel24 says “The cinematography is hauntingly beautiful and if you or a loved one are going through the difficulties of mental illness, it might just make you feel a little less alone… A profound film.”