Dave is a dishwasher who turns his back on a career as a bookkeeper to breathe new life into his career as a stand-up comedian, one that is so far not very successful. He is supported in this by Kags, who has already made a name for himself as a comic. His excessive self-confidence makes him a less reliable partner for his girlfriend Kim. Finally, Joey is a Moslem who tacks back and forth between his creative impulses and his dedication to Islam. The friends got to know each other in today’s melting pot, Johannesburg. Together with Cope, a freebooter who doesn’t seem interested in anything, they decide to head for the Oppikoppi rock festival way out of town. Here they hope to make their dreams come true, each in his own way.
Bunny Chow, a light-hearted investigation of modern urban South Africa, is based on the adventures of four stand-up comedians playing themselves in this film. The film is built up of scenes from their own lives, on which they improvised during shooting. As a result, Bunny Chow breathes a contagious sense of freedom, despite the illusions and disillusions the characters dive into of their own free will. Shot in stylish widescreen black-and-white, and with a soundtrack that features lounge, hip-hop and reggae music. (SdH)

Filmmaker
John Barker
Premiere
European premiere
Country
South Africa
Year
2006
Medium
35mm
Length
95’
Language
English
Producer
Jeremy Nathan
Production Company
Dv8 Films
Sales
DV8 Films / Deviant Selling
Writer
John Barker, David Kibuuka, Joey Yusuf Rasdien, Salah Sabiti
Cinematography
Zeno Petersen
Editor
Saki Bergh
Production Design
Kezia Eales, Christal Rees-Gibbs
Sound Design
S'Bu Nyema, Lorenz Romeez
Music
Joel Assaizky
Cast
Kagiso Lediga, Joey Rasdien