Festival Year: 2016

Bruce Young

Roles: Director

Blood Lions is Bruce’s directorial debut. Drawn by the plight of the lions and our relationship with wild animals, this is the perfect project for Bruce to bring his storytelling skills to the fore. Prior to this, Bruce spent 10 years working as an actor in SA and the USA, appearing in Lethal Weapon 2 opposite Mel Gibson. He then worked on the production end of the business in Los Angeles for a number of years before returning to SA to co-start AFDA, SA’s biggest film and drama school. During this time he also established himself as a local screenwriter and has written scripts for a broad range of film genres and styles including feature films, television dramas, sitcoms and natural history documentaries. Highlights include head-writing on MNet’s League Of Glory, writing the script for the ROSCAR award-winning Kalahari Tails and being a member of the team that won a SAFTA writing award for the series Sokhulu & Partners.

Festival Year: 2016


Blood Lions

(ZA, US, 2015, 84min)