First feature film ever shot in Equatorial Guinea
‘Where the Road Runs Out’ is making history as the first feature film ever shot in Equatorial Guinea. The film features actors Stelio Savante, formerly of Cape Town, South Africa, and French Oscar winner Isaach de Bankolé. In 2007, Stelio became South Africa's first male SAG nominee.
‘Where the Road Runs Out’ tells the story of George Mensah (Isaach de Bankolé), a respected scientist and lecturer living in Rotterdam who has grown weary of the world of academia. The sudden death of an old friend, who has been running a field research station in Equatorial Guinea, gives George the incentive he needs to turn his back on the academic world and return to his African roots.
With the unexpected arrival of George’s old friend Martin (Stelio Savante), however, George discovers that there are many obstacles on the road to redemption and many more where the road runs out.
‘Where the Road Runs Out’ is directed by South African Rudolf Buitendach and a project of Dutch production company Firenze Film.
In addition to Equatorial Guinea, it also shot at several locations in Durban, South Africa and in Holland in 2012.The feature has also partnered with special social partner SOS Children’s Villages Weltweit, the world’s largest charity dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children.