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John Trengove

Afrique du Sud


Réalisateur, scénariste et metteur-en-scène sud-Africain.
John Trengove est réalisateur et metteur-en-scène. Il travaille en théâtre, télévision, documentaire, publicité, court-métrage, vidéo expérimentale et a reçu de nombreux prix. Son mini feuilleton Hopeville a gagné la Rose d’or en Suisse et a été nominé aux Emmy Awards. Son court-métrage IBhokwe (La Chèvre) a été présenté en avant-première à la Berlinale 2014. Il réalise son premier long-métrage, Les Initiés / La Blessure / (The Wound / Inbexa), en première mondiale à Sundance 2017, puis en Première Européenne à la Berlinale 2017.

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John Trengove completed a combined BA and Performer’s Diploma with distinction at the University of Cape Town and a Masters at New York University’s Graduate Film program. Since graduating he has been a filmmaker in the United States and South Africa, and his work has spanned short film, documentary, advertising and television drama, including two seasons on the award winning series The Lab. In 2010 John was awarded a gold Loerie award for his work on the Absa L’Atelier campaign, while Hopeville (2010), a miniseries which he head wrote and directed, won the prestigious Rose d’Or award in Lucerne Switzerland. Hopeville was released as a feature film this year, and recently received a nomination for best International Miniseries at the upcoming International Emmy Awards.
John Trengove is an award-winning director whose work spans theatre, television, documentary, commercials, short film and experimental video. His miniseries Hopeville received the Swiss Rose d’Or and was nominated for an International Emmy. His short film IBhokwe (The Goat) premiered at the Berlinale in 2014 and he is currently focusing on his first feature film The Wound (Inbexa).

Born in 1978, he lives in Johannesburg in South Africa. After studying at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, he directed television, documentaries and commercials. His miniseries Hopeville won numerous awards at international festivals. He also works as a theatre director and his stage play’The Epicene Butcher’ won the Amsterdam Fringe Festival award for best international production. His short film iBhokhwe (The Goat) screened in the Berlinale’s Generation section and at over 20 other festivals. The Wound is his feature film debut.

Filmography (selection)
2000 I’ll Take You by Force on the Living Room Rug; short film
2002 Long Distance Love; short film
2003 Leather Family; short film · Breakfast; short film
2004 Say Hi to Bangkok; short film
2010 Disco 3000; short film
2013 Muscle Jew
2014 The Goat; short film, IFB Generation
2016 The Wound




Geboren 1978, lebt in Johannesburg. Nach dem Studium an der Tisch School of the Arts, New York, führte er Regie bei TV-, Dokumentar- und Werbefilmen. Seine Miniserie Hopeville gewann auf internationalen Festivals zahlreiche Preise. Trengrove ist auch als Theaterregisseur hervorgetreten. Seine Inszenierung „The Epicene Butcher »wurde auf dem Amsterdamer Fringe Festival mit dem Preis für die beste internationale Produktion ausgezeichnet. Sein Kurzfilm iBhokhwe (The Goat) lief im Generation-Programm der Berlinale und auf über 20 weiteren Festivals. The Wound ist sein Spielfilmdebüt.

2000 I’ll Take You by Force on the Living Room Rug; Kurzfilm
2002 Long Distance Love; Kurzfilm
2003 Leather Family; Kurzfilm · Breakfast; Kurzfilm
2004 Say Hi to Bangkok; Kurzfilm
2010 Disco 3000; Kurzfilm
2013 Muscle Jew
2014 The Goat; Kurzfilm, IFB Generation
2016 The Wound

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