Baxu and the Giants
Genres: Drama, Environmental, Family, Children
Runtime: 28 minutes 40 seconds
Baxu, a 9 year old girl, lives a peaceful life with her older brother Khata and alcoholic grandmother in rural Namibia, until strange men show up and cause change in the village.
First the neighbour starts acting suspicious, then Baxu notices changes in her own household. Keen on finding out what Khata is hiding from her, Baxu investigates and learns that her brother started poaching, in order to improve his family's living conditions.
Baxu has to make a tough decision - will she stay quiet or will she listen to the rhinos, the giants of the Savannah, who she talks to in her dreams and risk losing the people she loves the most?
Florian is a German born living in Namibia since 2009. He has worked in film since 2002 and all over the world, from Europe to Africa, South America and the Antarctica.
His self financed Short Film ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’ (2013) won the 2014 Afrinolly Short Film Competition in Nigeria as well as two Awards at the Namibian Theatre & Film Awards, including Best Director.
Florian’s first feature film ‘Katutura’ (2015) went on to become the most successful Namibian film to date, screened at various Film Festivals and won 7 Awards at the 2017 Namibian Theatre & Film Awards (including Best Narrative Film and Best Director).
Florian's Short Film ‘Baxu and the Giants’ (2019) won multiple international Awards including Best Foreign Narrative at the San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival and nabbed three wins at the 2019 Namibian Theatre & Film Awards.
Florian has a number of projects in development, next to this he directs for German television.
Director / Writer / Producer - Florian Schott
Writer - Girley Jazama
Producer - Andrew Botelle
Producer - Girley Jazama
Camilla Jo-Ann Daries - “Baxu”
Wafeeq Narimab - “Khata”
Anna Louw - “Ouma”