Bunny Chow

Director: John Barker
Country: South Africa
Year: 2006
Running Time: 95 min.
Language: Afrikaans, Tsotsi Taal and English

Bunny Chow, part of The Global Film Initiative’s Global Lens 2008 series, 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 womanizer, Joey, a devout yet conflicted Muslim, and Dave, a somewhat innocent novice 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 slips out of their normal routine for a few dusty and increasingly absurd days with hopes of mass debauchery, drugs, rampant sex, true love and conquering the rock stages with their comedy.

About the Director

John Barker

johnbarkerBiography: John Barker was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied graphic design at ML Sultan in Durban. After working as a graphic designer in Cape Town, he made a career change and began working in the film industry. He has directed various productions, such as the sketch comedy show, The Pure Monate Show (2003), the South African Music Awards, and South Africa’s first mockumentary, Blu Cheez (2002).

(Source: http://www.linktv.org/programs/gl_bunnychow)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Bunny Chow [Bunny Chow: Know Thyself] (2008).

Blu Cheez (2002);
The Pure Monate Show (2003);
Bunny Chow [Bunny Chow: Know Thyself] (2006);
The Umbrella Men (2009);
Die Antwoord Mega Zef Rave Rap Jol: Vol. 1 (2010);
Soccer: South of the Umbilo (2010);
31 Million Reasons (2011).