Established in 1993, Elysian Films is a UK-based producer of award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaies. Its first international feature film, SKIN, starring Sam Neill and Sophie Okonedo, dramatises one of the most bizarre and fascinating true stories to emerge from South Africa (

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Based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a "coloured" girl born to two white Afrikaner parents, unaware of their black ancestry. SKIN is a story of family, forgiveness and the triumph of the human spirit.


SKIN has recently been re-released on various platforms in the US and Canada: Video on Demand: Amazon Video, Fandango Now, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Movies & TV, PlayStation, Sling TV, Vimeo On Demand, Vudu. Subscription: iNDemand, DISH, Vubiquity. Blu-ray on Amazon (US, Germany) and streaming via iTunes and Amazon.

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A feature documentary exploring South Africa’s turbulent present and more hopeful future. The country sits on a knife edge; will civil society and a politically engaged younger generation be able to save it? 


Good Hope is an emotional roller coaster, grappling with many issues that the whole world is currently facing: the rise of populism, xenophobia, racism, socio-economic and gender inequalities - and divisive, identity politics. 


Ultimately, it provides a message of hope. Co-produced with Moonlighting Films, for release Autumn 2019


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