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Just a car

A short film about a young women who is going to sell her car. The narrative depicts all the past memories the old car holds for her. (A story based on the director/actor's own experience.)

Director Biography - Simon Antonelli; Marlisa Doubell

New to directing for cinema, Marlisa comes from a theatre training/ teaching background and holds a BA degree in Psychology & English and a further degree specialising in Drama & Education.

Director Statement

This story is based on my own experience and is something that will remain incredibly special to me. A tribute to my father, Clive Ivan Doubell.


  • Simon Antonelli; Marlisa Doubell Director

  • Marlisa Doubell Writer

  • Monde Kawana, Bench films Producer

  • Marlisa Doubell Key Cast


  • Runtime: 7 minutes

  • Completion Date: February 28, 2017

  • Country of Origin: South Africa

  • Country of Filming: South Africa

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital, 35mm, RED

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No


  • Mercedes Bokeh Film Festival Cape Town South Africa April 11, 2017 South African Premiere

  • Cape Town South Africa April 9, 2017 South African Premiere Official Selection

  • LA Shorts Awards Los Angeles United States June 25, 2017 Platinum Award, Best Short Film

  • Short Film Awards (SOFIES) New York, New York United States February 14, 2018 Finalist Nominations: Best Narrative; Best Style

  • Rapid Lion Film Festival Johannesburg South Africa March 2, 2018 Official selection

  • Silver Screen Awards (SSSF) Florida United States February 2, 2018 Official selection

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