Rudolf Buitendach is a South African born, award winning director who made the world’s first film with a fully digital workflow in 2003. INDOOR FIREWORKS was shot on a prototype of the legendary Viper filmstream camera with composer Angelo Badalamenti scoring this film that preceded the digital and Red revolution. It preceded Michael Mann’s use of the same technology and was picked up by Canal+ for distribution.
Rudolf’s next film REARVIEW was nominated by BBC3 as best short of 2006 in their new talent strand and also screened at the LA International shortsfest and Brief Encounters. It was shortlisted by the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival for a Golden Melies nomination and screened in Cannes and Venice. In 2008 Rudolf was shortlisted from thousands of entries as a finalist in filmaka.com ‘s international filmmaking competition by a jury that included Werner Hertzog and Wim Wenders.