We are very excited to have a conceptual designer involved in bringing the future world of spelonk 2044 to life. With a strong art department, step by step the world of Spelonk is coming to life
We are excited to have Lily Kalinfea as part of the spelonk team
Word from her:
As an artist my goal is to take the world we know and turn it into something more beautiful and terrifying anybody could have imagined.
Obsessed by comic books and cartoons I began drawing at a very young age, with dreams of one day turning my talents into a career. Self taught in digital painting and sculpting I began as a freelance illustrator, broadening my experience and honing my skills as I went along.
The world of Spelonk offers the kind of wide variety of not only people and cultures, but landscape and imagery that's just a goldmine dream for an artist, and to be able to play a part in its creation is a gift straight from the art gods!
Ons is opgewonde om Jessica Sprong tot die span van Spelonk te verwelkom. Haar entoesiasme en kreatiewe idees maak haar die perfekte persoon om hierdie storie na lewe te bring saam met die res van die Imagenheart span. Woord van Jessica:
Spelonk gee my hoendervleis! Iets in die naam Spelonk gee my ‘n hop in my skop! Spelonk dink buite die mure van ‘n grot, dit maak my opgewonde omrede dit aan ‘issues’ raak wat almal eerder wil vermy en natuurlik ligte humor en ons trotse suid-afrikaanse akteurs.
Ek is trots Afrikaans en om eerlik te wees, Spelonk gaan GROOT! Soos die spreekwoord lui: ‘Gaan groot of gaan huistoe.’ Wel, Spelonk gaan dan aandete mis, want Spelonk is te besig om GROOT te gaan! Die Spelonk span se geesdrif is hoog en die energie en al die ‘excitement’ is skoon tasbaar, dit maak my net meer trots om deel te wees van hierdie span!
Jessica Sprong Bio:
Ek is trots Suid-Afrikaans en bly lekker in die Kaap met my man, Pieter, my dogter, Gabriella, my 4 honde en my hamster. Ek is ‘n grafiese ontwerper al vir 11 jaar en geniet wat ek doen. My gunsteling ‘quote’: Find out who you are and do it on purpose – Dolly Parton
Having a team of creatives to bring Spelonk to life is a true honour, having a great team of business mended people involved and passionate about it brings the puzzle together. We are excited to have Andre Meyer onboard the Spelonk team. Andre has been involved in marketing and design for many years and own his own company TRUTH DESIGN
Word from Andre Meyer
Excitement for Spelonk....
Ive always found excitement in the productions of Desmond Denton and not only because we are friends since youth days. From his early production, Desmond has shown a dedication and professionalism second to none and attention to detail to deliver the best product to his team’s ability. Spelonk will be nothing less and since the trend of the day currently is steampunk, apocalyptic, state of chaos, it’s definitely our local time to get something out there that shows the rest we have the creativity and means to do the same and even better!
Spelonk is much more than just a film. It showcase talents from various sides, and with this we are proud to share that we have Miss Earth Ilze Saunders on our team.Clearly, humans are a force of nature, but unlike any other natural disaster, we are not only the cause of so much destruction, we participate in it. The film in itself is an act of awareness, of our impact on nature, each other and bringing about the question of what future are we shaping, or passively watching as it is shaped by others.
A word from Ilze
"Working together with the Award winning filmmakers Desmond Denton, I feel honored to be associated with the film Spelonk and documentary "Where is the Water", to not only support the arts but also bring people together to share a story, inspire environmentally friendly habits and a message that will leave a lasting legacy.""I have learned through experience that no challenge is impossible if you have confidence, knowledge and will power to succeed. I continue to invest my time and resources in ideas that will touch people, move people, improve people and positively change people. "
As Miss Earth South Africa 2014, Ilzé Saunders (24) is an environmentalist and public figure promoting green living and environmental sustainability as well as motivational focus and well-being.
With her background in communications, marketing, community engagements, and PR, she knows how to pursue ambitions and put into action what needs to be done in order to reach life goals.
She is an energetic and dynamic person filled with enthusiasm to cook up a success story, promoting the “Yes we can” attitude. She values leadership and believes herself to be a flexible leader who aims to insure a sustainable growth. Ambition and hard work go hand in hand. She believes that when love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
We are very excited to bring in some of South Africa's most diverse, creative and talented artists in the film Spelonk. The latest is Afrikaans Ruk. A word from Afrikaans Ruk
Afrikaans Ruk is excited about this film because we can relate to it. Its an original a first something out of the ordinary just like the music we do. What is planned for this film has never been done in Africa and we are excited to be a part of such a huge project with this new concept.The different clans going head to head, clans we are familiar for example the Voortrekkers this was part of our history class on school to be brought to life in this film that's EXCITING! And we all are familiar with the hardcore cape coloureds gangsters to be added to this film in a way I do believe never seen before this is a whole new take on movies in Africa! Another reason we excited for this film is that our fans/followers gets to see another side to us and that we are growing by taking on new challenges. From what we have seen of parts of the script and from discussion with you that this film will surpass anything ever done in Africa with regards to movies. This is the start of something big and we happy to be a part of it.
Working on a film with intense fight scenes, harsh environments it is important to have the right crew that can not only make the film technically but also look after the actors. We are excited to have Reemay Damons who is currently working on a Spelonk Survival workout, and will also be working with the actors before and on set. This will assist to avoid unnecessary muscle injuries.
Word from Reemay
If I look at life and the world around me, I often see more regression than progression as where most people take life for granted Yet the minority strive to better their lives. I pursue to better my life, focus on the future,even though its hard at times. Most importantly I believe that if your faith and will is strong, and you put action to these dreams you can move away from negativity and start exploring possibilities of the future.
What excites me about Spelonk...! How a person's whole life is intensely on the line,when having to survive daily with nothing to loose but your faith, your will to survive,trusting God for guidance. It is a place that requires intense mental and physical ability, just to survive. Reemay Damons
The writing team of Spelonk are expanding and we are excited to introduce to you David Barbier. David is currently working with Shervaan on the Spelonk survival book as well as being a script editor on the film of Spelonk. Its our honour to introduce the latest team member. Below a word from David.
One of my first moving emotional experiences was when I watched the film American beauty. And ever since then I fell in love with movies. I was charged with the ambition to create films that would move audiences in the same way I was moved. I am a film maker by trade, a writer by heart and a movie buff by destiny. I Graduated from City Varsity with a Bachelors degree where I learned that a film is about the collaboration of talent and artistic mediums. I love watching movies, the weirder the better. My writing tends to lean to the absurd and I enjoy turning insignificant everyday events into grand adventures. For me film making is like going to war, you fight the elements in order to realise your vision, and within this battle you come to understand yourself a little more.
What excites me about Spelonk is the creative challenge it presents in trying to bring the hypothetical futuristic world to life. Also post-Apocalyptia is one of my favourite science fiction sub genres. It gives you an opportunity to imagine the future of human kind when civilisation has broken down. I also find it an ideal method to communicate what the future holds for us if we continue down the wrong path. How I see this world is like this place that if you are too soft or naïve you will be eaten alive. A world where people’s hearts are made of iron and stone and flow with blood saturated with cynicism. A world that has no mercy and wants you dead. And all you can do to affirm that your life has any meaning is to survive and live on, to go down fighting. A world where insanity is the norm and the voice of rational thought is choked out with dying breaths. A world where everyone is scared but no one wants to admit it. A cold, heartless world where death is the only certainty.