Article by : John-Otto Phike
Gambit Films was filming its next project, Indemnity when the global COVID-19 outbreak brought production to a halt. Gambit Films had been developing the feature film for 8 years and finally began filming in March 2020. But came to a stop three weeks into production. When it resumed after a two-month hiatus, the set of Indemnity was one of the first to implement COVID-19 healthy and safety protocols. The strict protocols included three screening stations, only on-call actors were allowed on set and various departments had to stay within their ‘bubbles’.
The action thriller follows an ex-Cape Town fireman on the run after being falsely accused of killing his wife. Theo Abrams is an ex-Cape Town fireman suffering from severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, unable to return to work due to the psychological trauma sustained during a failed rescue mission. An increasingly frustrated and volatile Theo’s world is rocked when one morning, he wakes up next to his wife’s murdered corpse with no recollection of what transpired and all evidence suggesting that he’s killed her. When the police label him as the prime suspect, Theo goes on the run, and is soon being hunted by Deputy Chief of Police, Alan Shard, a notoriously ruthless soldier of the law, who is hell-bent on catching Theo as one last act of service before he officially retires. However, when an unknown third party is thrown into the mix, Theo discovers an alarming connection between the sinister forces hunting him in an attempt to silence him permanently for a reason he can’t comprehend; and a recent investigation his wife was conducting into a global armament contractor. When connecting the dots becomes a matter of life and death, Theo becomes embroiled in a desperate fight for survival and must figure out who really murdered his wife before a terrifying conspiracy changes the course of a nation forever.
The action thriller is starring Jarrid Geduld alongside Gail Mabalane, Andre Jacobs, Louw Venter, Nicole Fortuin, Abou Adams and Hlomla Dandala.