Novelist, screenwriter and musician David Cornwell has recently roped in not one but four awards for his first feature film. POU won Best Horror Feature Film and Tarryn Wyngaard Best Actor in a Feature Film at the Winter Film Awards in New York City. POU also won Best Cinematography and Wyngaard was named Best Actress at the Romford Horror International Film Festival in the UK.
David co-wrote and co-produced POU (‘PEACOCK’) between 2018 and 2021 while working on his second novel, HELL OF A COUNTRY. POU is an atmospheric Afrikaans-language Gothic horror about a young woman who is forced to care for an apartheid-era patriarch on his isolated farm as he battles demons from his past.
POU was shown at Idyllwild, the Buffalo International Festival, Razor Reel (where it received a Special Mention in the Youngblood Awards) and the SA Horror Fest (where it won Best Feature). It is currently available to stream in Africa via Amazon Prime. Critic Steven Aspeling called it ‘one of the best and most elegant horror dramas to come out of South Africa.’
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