Our Albertinia (Ons Albertinia)

Work type






South Africa, 21m, Alexa


South Africa, 1990. When the crumbling Apartheid regime affords Marie Abrahams an opportunity to sell the family farm, her daughter Inge fights to keep their ancestral land.


Writer/Director: Chantel Clark

Producer: Morgan Ackley

Co-Producers: Kate Ahrends, Sarah-Kate Fenelon


Director of Photography: Pierre de Villiers

Editor: Leonardo Campaner

Production Design: Leila Walter

Composer: Alba S. Torremocha

Sound Design: Ryan Billia

Cast: Crystal-Donna Roberts, Shimmy Isaacs, Deon Lotz, Cody Mountain


Contact: Morgan Ackley, mackley.film@gmail.com



Katharina Otto-Bernstein Thesis Film Fund





About the Writer/Director

Chantel Clark

Chantel Clark is a South African writer/director based in New York City. In her home country she was selected as one of only six filmmakers in the University of Cape Town’s Directing Program. Her thesis film, Our Albertinia, won an award from the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Thesis Film Fund in 2017 and was selected for the 2018 ASCAP/Columbia scoring workshop. Chantel is currently a development intern at Big Beach in New York.


About the Producer

Morgan Ackley

Morgan Ackley is a New York-based producer from Roswell, Georgia. While at Columbia she has written, produced, and co-produced eight short films that have screened at film festivals around the United States. Her thesis film, Our Albertinia, received an award from the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Thesis Film Fund, an ASCAP composition grant, and was shot in South Africa. Morgan has a degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Georgia.