'High Fantasy' - A group of friends swap identities and explore questions about race in South Africa.

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Image Copyright: Jenna Bass and Foxfire Films. Used with permission.

In Jenna Bass's new film High Fantasy, four young, South African friends on a camping trip on an isolated farm wake up to discover they’ve all swapped bodies.

As they navigate a labyrinth of so-called Rainbow Nation politics, they capture their bizarre predicament in selfie videos - with hilarious and tragic results.

Jenna Bass is a South African writer, filmmaker and former magician. Her multi-award winning films - Zimbabwe-set short, The Tunnel, and entirely-improvised debut feature, Love The One You Love, have screened around the world, including Sundance, Berlinale, Göteborg , Busan and Durban International Film Festivals, where she has been heralded as ushering in a "New Wave" of South African cinema.

Her second feature film, body-swap satire, High Fantasy, shot entirely on the iPhone 7, premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Her third feature, Flatland, a feminist Western set in South Africa’s Karoo region, is scheduled for production in mid-2018. Jenna is the editor and co-creator Jungle Jim, the illustrated pulp-literary magazine for African fiction, established in 2011. In 2012, under her pseudonym, Constance Myburgh, she was shortlisted for the Caine Prize, Africa’s leading literary award. Jenna is also a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in both Production Design and Screenwriting.

She is currently engaged in a VR collaboration with artist, Olivie Keck and indie game developers, Free Lives, as well as co-writing a fantasy animation feature screenplay for Sanusi Chronicles.

Image Copyright: Jenna Bass and Foxfire Films. Used with permission.



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Image Copyright: Jenna Bass and Foxfire Films. Used with permission.

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