Saving Norman by Hanneke Schutte

#FilmFestFridays presents "Saving Norman" by SA filmmaker Hanneke Schutte.

Saving Norman is the story of a hypochondriac ping pong player who once missed a major tournament due to a cold, and has never fully recovered from this defeat.

Saving Norman was written and directed by South African filmmaker and blogger Hanneke Schutte.

The screenplay was selected as one of the three winners in the Jameson First Shot competition recently.

Her win meant that Schutte had the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles to shoot her film and direct Willem Dafoe in the leading role. Renowned production company Trigger Street Productions and Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey produced the film.

Read our interview with Schutte about the film here