After some 2 years of being stored in the iKind vault, we thought now was a good time to officially release one of our earlier productions… ‘My Roommate is a Tokoloshe’ is a light-hearted, deliciously South African comedy from the mind of iKind Producer and D.O.P Devin Carter.
It tells the tale of Dirk, a typical South African white male who’s life is toppled completely upside down when he accidentally hits a Sangoma with his car whilst driving home from a party. The Sangoma (The Zulu name for a traditional healer or witchdoctor) curses Dirk with a Tokoloshe – an evil spirit from South African folklore. However, the Tokoloshe is far from the traditional version of the legend, as he proceeds to make himself an unwanted guest in Dirk’s house, with hilarious consequences.
This short film was written, produced and edited on a shoestring budget and was completed towards the end of 2010.
Devin Carter, Dirk, Brad Backhouse
Director of Photography
Devin Carter, Lucky, Jake Rosenburg
Director of Lighting
Devin Carter, Dr Mandla, Blessing Majola
Shanelle Jewnarain, Mandy, Gina Hutton
Freaked Out Guy
Camera, Lighting and Sound Assistant
Girl in Office
Guy at Party