The film tells the story of a second wife and stepmother, locked down alone in Cape Town and struggling to keep her far-flung family together, when she learns that her husband’s first wife is dying of Covid-19. Principal photography has wrapped on Cabin Fever, a South African feature film created under lockdown conditions, and post-production in well underway. The world’s first feature film to be created under lockdown conditions, Cabin Fever had no crew and used no specialist movie equipment. Filmed by the cast using only phones and laptops, the script was written in installments as a series of video calls, messages and meetings, and was tailored to the locations and the props available.
July 1, 2020