I liked Chronicle. Set in Seattle but filmed in Cape Town, it tells the low-key tale of three high school kids who are exposed to something alien that gives them super-human powers. The difference here is that not all of the three are particularly well-balanced human beings and they therefore deal with their ‘gifts” in very, very different ways. Sort of “Carrie-for-boys”.
Chronicle was produced by Film Afrika, and the special effects were driven by my old mate, the brilliant Simon Hansen, long time collaborator of Neil Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley. I’m hoping this is the huge public recognition Simon deserves.