BELOW THE SURFACE

Title: BELOW THE SURFACE
Year: 2019
Companies: Local Motion Pictures, Enigma Pictures
Cast: TBC
Producers: Greig Buckle
SA Film Locations: Oudtshoorn South Africa

“The Legend of the Desert Mermaids” is a bizarre, prevailing myth about Mermaids in the semi-desert Karoo Region of Southern Africa. This unlikely legend is substantiated by regular reported sightings and the Ancient Bushmen Paintings, depicting strange fish tailed stick figures, found in the area.

In the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn they learn more about the local legend and the surrounding area: Recent seismic evidence suggests the Karoo may be on top of a vast underground, inland sea. Historical data dating as far back as the Egyptians reveals that, although the traditional mermaid myth was recorded throughout Europe, the origins of the legend all point to a lost inland sea somewhere in Africa.