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DIGITAL HQ backs international award winning film maker with his next short film

As an incubator of tech companies, Digital HQ has stepped outside of their investment mandate to back Jaak Erasmus and co-produce his next short film.

Jaak, director and producer of Oorgang, won a long list of accolades for his work on Oorgang and believes his next film would go even further.

“I believe in Jaak as a person, a director, a producer and now a business man. In the end, the film industry is also a business industry and growing very fast in South Africa. Although we don’t plan on going into the film business, we are backing Jaak for the same reasons we would any other entrepreneur. “ – Carl Wallace, CEO of Digital HQ.

Digital HQ has backed successful startups and believe the venture with Erasmus to follow the same trend. The infrastructure, expertise and skill sets within the group is the perfect recipe for any business to grow lean and fast, irrespective of its industry.

Besides funding the monetary costs of producing the film, Digital Drawing Room, one of the portfolio companies of Digital HQ, will also sponsor all digital design work, branding and digital marketing of the new film.

Details of the new film is not yet available, but will be announced soon. Oorgang’s world wide awards and nominations in 2018 are:

Genre Celebration Film Festival – 2018

Winner – Best Sci-Fi short film
Nominated – Best Director
Nominated – Best Cinematography
Official Selection

Top Indie Film Awards – 2018

Official Selection

Feel The Reel International Film Festival – 2018

Winner – Best Editing
Nominated – Best Original Score
Official Selection

Independent Shorts Awards – 2018

Winner – Best Original Story – Platinum Award

Independent Shorts Awards – 2018

Winner – Best Scifi – Platinum Award
Official Selection

ALT Film Festival – 2018

Winner – Best International Scifi/Fantasy/Supernatural
Official Selection

Kleinkaap Short Film Festival – 2018

Winner – Best Cinematography
Official Selection

The Monthly Film Festival – 2018

Winner – Best Trailer

Los Angeles Cinefest – 2018


London X4 Short Film Festival – 2018

Special Mention

Silwerskermfees – 2018

Official Selection

Echo BRICS Film Festival – 2018

Official Selection

Rome Independent Prisma Film Awards – 2018

Official Selection

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival – 2018

Official Selection

Cinematic Panic – 2018

Official Selection

Shnit Worldwide Film Festival – 2018

Official Selection

6 on Nebraska – 2018

Official Selection

Farcume – 2018

Official Selection

Cape Town International Film Festival & Market – 2018

Official Selection

Weird Wednesday 0711 – 2018

Official Selection