Today sees the release of 'DELETERIOUS', a revenge film with a twist, directed by Babili Maseko.
'DELETERIOUS' is an action-packed drama about a father set on a vengeful rampage to find his missing daughter, supposedly held captive against her will by a Nigerian drug dealer named 'Happie'.
Watch The Official Trailer below!
Our not so "Zen" protagonist's fuse is blown and the deleterious rampage of "shoot first, ask questions later" begins. With no idea or vague instinct of the chaotic, psychotic, distorted scene they're about to get pulled into, the three get a very rude awakening as the dutiful war veteran pursuing his quest to find his 'Sally'. bursts onto the scene demanding to know who's Happie? Answering him, they reply. “You are happy, he’s happy and everyone is happy”. This, of course, isn't the answer he'd been looking for.
Yet, things are not always as they appear, or how you personally may perceive them. That perhaps, sometimes it's best to err on the side of caution before things get DELETERIOUS.
"I'd like to thank Mr Henry Mccarter for investing money in them and believing in these young filmmakers still experimenting trying to find their voices as storytellers. We can have all these ideas as young creatives but without the right people and resources to make it happen, it means fuck ‘ol." - Babili Maseko
Babili Maseko is a Swazi born - South African Photographer and Independent Filmmaker. He's the Co-founder of The Blackmagician, a film production company based in Johannesburg. Babili started his creative arts studies at the Vega School of Photography and later enrolled for Film and TV production at City Varsity School of creative arts. He has worked as a photojournalist at Independent Newspapers before retiring to travel and tell stories through the lens.
Directed by: Babili Maseko
Msunukanyoko / Desmond - Luthuli Dlamini
Dez - Dezray Kay
Happie - Kwaku Tutu
Sally - Palesa Nhlengethwa
Ellen - Kayla Alicia Neilson
Charlie - Lehlohonolo Mphohle
Jimmy - Owethu Njotina
Mandla - Olis Mavuso
Mother - Theresa Skhosana
Slago - Lucky Ntsane
Nudist - Sinenhlahla Hlatshwayo
Barber - Morocco