posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – August 23rd, 2012
A new film directed by Rudolf Buitendach (Dark Hearts) that has been shooting on location in The Netherlands (Rotterdam) and South Africa (Durban), has also become the first feature film to shoot in Equatorial Guinea (Malabo).
Where The Road Runs Out film stars Ivorian-born actor and Cesar award winner Isaach De Bankole (Casino Royale, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly), South African actor & SAG nominee Stelio Savante (A Million Colours, Ugly Betty) and Saturn award nominee Juliet Landau (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Ed Wood).
The drama is brought to the screen by Dutch production company Firenze Film and is line produced by Karin S De Boer (Black Book). The script is written by David Hughes (A Night At The Museum With McFly) with story by Robert Mann and Krystle Stok. Emmy nominee Kees Van Oostrum (Dark Hearts, Gods & Generals) is the director of photography.
Where The Road Runs Out has also partnered with special social partner SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest charity dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children.
The plot of the film revolves around a Rotterdam based respected scientist and lecturer, George (Isaach De Bankole), who has grown weary of the world of academia. It is the sudden death of an old friend who has been running a field research station in Africa that gives him the incentive he needs to turn his back on his academia and return to his African roots. Arriving in Equatorial Guinea George finds the field station in a state of disrepair. Through local boy Jimi his jaded eyes are opened to the possibilities of life in this rich and colorful place. Jimi also introduces George to Corina (Juliet Landau) who runs the local orphanage and a tentative but heartfelt romance begins. With the unexpected arrival of George’s old friend Martin (Stelio Savante), George discovers there are many obstacles on the road to redemption…and many more where the road runs out.