|Slam-Bang is a self-financed film that was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 22 Jan to 13th Feb 2008. It's an off-beat thriller that is influenced by the work of Peckinpah, Miike and Rodriguez.
Writer/director Mark Lebenon and co-producer Andrew Gibb set out to make a quality low budget film with international appeal. With the help of friends and colleagues within the film industry, they managed to assemble a talented team of people which included producer Pia van Rensberg, cinematographer David Pienaar and a cast of actors including Roland Gaspar, Malcolm Ferreira, Jackie Rens, Shaun Myberg and Nicole Smart. It's a very different movie from what South African audiences are used to. What starts out as a bad day soon becomes a dark and macabre tale as an IT guy finds himself surrounded by violence and mayhem when he's forced to steal information off a computer.
Slam-Bang was shot on the Panasonic HPX500 in full HD using the DVCPro HD codec (100Mbs) at 1080/25p onto P2 cards. The post was done using Final Cut Pro, "digitising" from the on set hard disk drives containing the P2 card backups.
Check out the Cast, Crew and Contributor pages for more information on the people and companies who made it all possible.