Security is a local Indie film written and directed by up and coming writer Mark Middlewick. Mark graduated with Honours in Dramatic Arts at the University of Witwatersrand. After the completion of his studies, he decided to head for US shores, where he worked at numerous production companies. Upon his returned he started focusing mainly on his writing and has been working as a freelance writer, researcher and copywriter ever since. In 2013, Mark was awarded the opportunity to have his screenplay Securiy, come to life, when it was one of the chosen winners by internationally acclaimed production giants, Focus Features for their African First Project.
Security is a drama, which follows a lonely security guard who worked the graveyard shift in one of Africa’s most prestigious shopping centres. The security guard is struggling to deal with the recent loss of his wife and finds solace in the company of a store front Mannequin. The film was part of the official selection for the London Film Festival, the African National Film Festival, The Colours of the Nile International Film Festival as well as the Pan Africa Film Festival. The film won best short at the Jozi Film Festival as well as best short, cinematography, screenplay as well as actor at the Mzanzi Film festival. Cinematography for the film was done by South African acclaimed, Brendan Barnes, who is quickly starting to make his international mark.