Dirty Laundry

Director: Stephen Abbott
Country: South Africa
Year: 2010
Running Time: 15 min
Language: English and Zulu


It’s 1:08 am and Roger is doing his laundry at The Wishy Washy. For Roger this is merely routine, but tonight there is something strange in the laundromat’s water.

About the Director

Stephen Abbott

Biography: Stephen is a writer, director, photographer and editor. He studied acting and film at Wits University, graduating in 2004. Since then he has been engaged in the South African film and television industry as a writer, director and editor. In 2005 Stephen co-launched a small film, television and video production company named Stealth Donkey Moving Pictures. In 2009, Stephen was selected as part of Focus Features’ Africa First program. Dirty Laundry, the resulting short film, is a dark comedy about a guy trying to get his washing done. In 2011, Dirty Laundry received both the best South African short film and best short film awards at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival. Stephen is known for his uncompromising devotion to quality and is firmly committed to the development and progression of a loyal film culture in Southern Africa.

(Source: http://www.dirtyshort.com/2010/08/about-stephen-abbott-writerdirector/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Dirty Laundry (2011).

Filmography:
Angel’s Song (2006);
Dirty Laundry (2010).