Archive of films Bunny Chow / Bunny Chow

South Africa
2006, 95 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2007

One crazy weekend for three wannabe stand-up comedians, who head off together to Oppikoppi, South Africa’s biggest annual rock festival, in search of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. An original comedy about young people from contemporary Johannesburg.


The film follows the raucous and often ridiculous weekend journey of three stand-up comedians. Egos run high and careers are at stake as Kags, an arrogant womaniser, Joey, a devout yet belligerent Muslim, and Dave, a somewhat innocent and naive “dishwasher” with dreams of making it big on the comedy scene, embark on a road trip to Oppikoppi, South Africa’s biggest annual rock festival. The trio slip out of their normal lives for a few dusty and increasingly absurd days with hopes of mass debauchery, drugs, rampant sex, true love and huge success on stage with their comedy pieces, but they get a bit more than they bargained for. An original comedy about young people from contemporary Johannesburg, with real stand-up comedians, who made a major contribution to the final shape of the film.

About the director

John Barker (b. Durban, South Africa) studied graphic design at the Durban Institute of Technology. He started filmmaking first as an editor, then as a cameraman and, later on, as a graphic designer. He began directing music videos and short films, including State (1996), Rasta Dogs (1998), Lick (1999), Africon Mon (2000) and The Last Days of Anna Van Storm (2004). He has also worked on a few TV shows, including The Pure Monate Show, and is credited with Blu Cheez (2003), South Africa’s first music mockumentary. Bunny Chow (2006) is his first feature film.


DV8 Films
, , Johannesburg
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 0191
Fax: +27 11 880 0192

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: John Barker
Screenplay: John Barker, David Kibuuka
Dir. of Photography: Zeno Petersen
Music: Joel Assaizky
Editor: Saki Bergh
Producer: Jeremy Nathan
Production: DV8 Films, MTV Films Europe
Cast: Kagiso Lediga, Joey Rashdien, David Kibuuka
Contact: DV8 Films

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