The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 102 votes 
  • Genre: Family
  • Release Date: 18 September 2008 (Netherlands)
  • Runtime: Netherlands:89 min | Argentina:93 min
  • Filming Location: Namibia
  • Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: €203,173(Netherlands)(19 October 2008)
  • Director: Lourens Blok
  • Stars: Johann Harmse, Ketrice Maitisa and Caroline Goodall
  • Original Music By: Maarten Spruijt   
  • Soundtrack: I Want to Fly
  • Plot Keyword: Africa | Mythical Creature | Child With Gun | Swimming | Shot In The Leg

Writing Credits By:

  • Bart Juttmann (screenplay)
  • Rolf Visser (story)

Known Trivia

  • The zebra Jimmy and Charita ride when the escape the Bombata village is actually a painted horse. Real zebras do not allow riders on their backs.
  • The boy sitting to Jimmy’s left in the class room is the son of the films producer Rolf Visser.
  • Johann Harmse never acted before in his life. He was discovered by a talent scout who was visiting school and cast three days before principal photography started.
  • Director Lourens Blok, producer Felice Bakker and screenwriter Bart Juttmann were attached to the project when they were still in their final year of the Dutch Film and Television Academy.
  • This is the first movie in what is planned to be a series of seven movies about “The Seven of Daran”.

Plot: "The Battle of Pareo Rock" tells the story of Jimmy, an 11-year old European boy who goes to Africa with his mother… See more »  »

Story: "The Battle of Pareo Rock" tells the story of Jimmy, an 11-year old European boy who goes to Africa with his mother, a busy executive charged with establishing a golf resort. However, on arriving they find themselves caught up in a war situation between rival indigenous tribes fighting over the land. To his surprise, Jimmy meets the talking giraffe, Seraf, at a busy market. Seraf tells Jimmy that he cannot easily avoid this tribal battle. But together with Charita, a poor African girl, Jimmy embarks on an adventurous and magical trip through the African jungle, where they must overcome many obstacles. Fortunately they have help, not only from Seraf, but also from a precious medallion. Throughout their trip, they discover that they can only achieve their goal if they truly believe in themselves and don't let anybody or anything get in their way.Written by Anonymous  

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Synopsis: Synopsis

The Battle of Pareo Rock tells the story of Jimmy, an 11-year old European boy who goes to Africa with his mother, a busy executive charged with establishing a golf resort. One day Jimmy gets lost in the town market where he encounters a mysterious speaking giraffe named Seraf. Seraf tells Jimmy about the war situation between rival indigenous tribes fighting over the land. Seraf tells Jimmy that he cannot easily avoid this tribal battle.Together with Charita, a poor African girl, Jimmy embarks on an adventurous and magical trip through the African jungle, where they must overcome many obstacles. Fortunately they have help, not only from Seraf, but also from a precious medallion.Throughout their trip, they discover that they can only achieve their goal if they truly believe in themselves and dont let anybody or anything get in their way.

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Produced By:

  • Felice Bakker known as producer
  • Greig Buckle known as line producer
  • Johan Kruger known as line producer
  • Rolf Visser known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Johann Harmse known as Jimmy Westwood
  • Ketrice Maitisa known as Charita
  • Caroline Goodall known as Lisa Westwood
  • Eddie Eckstein known as Mr. George
  • Robin Smith known as Van Pelt
  • Sizwe Makapela known as Nelson
  • Megan Convery known as Seraf (voice)
  • Ams Seutloali known as Winston
  • Francis Rangoajane known as Sibaka
  • Geoffrey Mbenge known as Charles (as Geoffrey Mbege)
  • Macmillian Leshomo known as Casper
  • Tsamgno Sebe known as Reggie
  • Keketso Semoko known as Mia
  • Ivy Nakutha known as Mia's Mother
  • Steven Mofokeng known as Commissioner Lebel
  • Yule Masiteng known as Officer Masekala
  • Hanna Verboom known as Mariska Myers
  • Nthati Moshesh known as Sarah
  • Basil Appollis known as Omar
  • Sandra de Barros known as Lavinia
  • Carina de Barros known as Jasmin
  • Shanic Saban known as Cesar
  • Dave Brittz known as Wladek
  • Lulama Masimini known as Saladir Warrior
  • David Clatworthy known as Lord Maxwell
  • Lawrence Lichaba known as Mleda
  • Carolyn Barkhuizen known as Steve's Mother
  • Dumisani Dlamini known as Merchant
  • Bruce Gounder known as Funny looking man
  • Romée Visser known as Classmate
  • Danique Visser known as Classmate
  • Floris Visser known as Classmate
  • Jonathan Hayes known as Classmate
  • Devin de Kock known as Classmate
  • Estelle Oberholzer known as Parent at School
  • Julian Grabman known as Parent at School
  • Adri Pieterse known as Parent at School
  • Rolf Visser known as Parent at School
  • Monique Visser known as Parent at School

..{tab=Supporting Department}Art Department:

  • David Glasscoe known as property master
  • Arlo Markantonatos known as leadman
  • Louise Martin known as art department coordinator
  • Andrew Orlando known as property master
  • Surisa Surisa known as assistant property master

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Production Companies:

  • AAA Pictures
  • Enigma Pictures (SA Service Company)

Other Companies:

  • Sensesound  sound post-production

Distributors:

  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Maarten Boon known as 3D coordinator
  • Hassan El Youbi known as digital effects artist
  • Maxim Fleury known as character modeling
  • Martijn Grootendorst known as visual effects artist
  • Les Lahumeten known as visual effects
  • Molina Matthieu known as digital effects artist
  • Simon James Milner known as research & development
  • Jan van de Laar known as visual effects supervisor
  • Hans van Helden known as visual effects supervisor
  • Sjors Vellekoop known as 3D moving storyboards
  • David Zaretti known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • Netherlands 18 September 2008
  • Netherlands 11 February 2009 (DVD premiere)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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