Director Desmond Denton Presents South African Films In Oregon



Desmond Denton, South African Filmmaker

The Oregon Short Film Festival has selected, Circle Of Fate, to screen on February 16, 2019. This South African Drama / Thriller impressed our judges with vibrant cinematography and well paced action sequences. Learn more about this film on the official Circle of Fate Website and Facebook pageWatch the trailer!



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Circle Of Fate Synopsis

SIRKEL VAN NOODLOT (circle of fate) brings together the best of an international crime syndicate story, nifty detective work, a tragic family story and a twisted love triangle. Audience will be thrilled trying to find clues along with the Tamara Brink to unravel this dark sinister trafficking syndicate. The story is set against the background of the international trafficking industry. Tamara is a journalist investigating the sex industry in Thailand. Working for an independent British magazine, her job is to open up on covered secrets, the bigger the better, often leading her into a bit of a tricky situation to escape from. During her investigation she meets a young innocent girl, (Eileen) abducted from South Africa, trapped as a sex worked in Thailand. Tamara is from South Africa herself. Although she was taught to distance herself, she can't shake the feeling that she has to do something. She takes matters into her own hands, while the clock is ticking. Her decision to help her escape have far reaching consequences leading to a bloody affair, a narrow escape and a much bigger story to investigate upon Tamara’s visit to South Africa. She quickly find that she is still in the vision of the syndicate. The unforeseen murder of Eileen within the safety of the British embassy complicates the whole affair. Tamara restlessly work to uncover the truth, discovering that it is much closer to home than she could ever anticipate.

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Desmond Denton Director's Biography

Desmond Denton is an award winning filmmaker who walks with a strong vision of creativity on the one hand and the practical execution of it on the other; it’s where fantasy meets reality. Desmond is a South African born filmmaker currently residing between Cape Town, Washington DC and Moscow. His affair with film has been over 13years in the making where he has directed and produced various productions. He studied BA film directing/ writing, honors in communication science and post graduate psychology as well as Masters in writing.  Selected on various master classes such as BIG FISH PRODUCING, BERLINALE TALENTS, DURBAN FILM MART, CANNES FILM MART.  Desmond has been mentored by various acclaimed filmmakers including Herman van Deventer, Kofi Zwana, Dean Blumberg, Cobus van den Berg, Akin Omotoso, Jamil Qubeka, Meg Rickards and Jacky Lourens.



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Mikel Fair My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

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