Gaia (2021)

Director: Jaco Bouwer
Writer(s): Tertius Kapp
Main Cast: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex Van Dyke, Anthony Oseyemi
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Release Date: 2022-10-31
Runtime: 96 mins. / 1 h 36 m
Official Site: Gaia
Release Status: Complete
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Gaia follows an injured forest ranger on a routine mission (SAFTA nominee Monique Rockman from Nommer 37) who is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists (Silwerskerm winner Carel Nel from 4 Mure and SAFTA nominee Alex van Dyk from Die Stropers). But what starts out as a welcome rescue grows more suspicious as the son and his renegade father reveal a cultish devotion to the forest. When their cabin is attacked by a strange being, it’s clear there is a far greater threat in this unrelenting wilderness.