Let’s Do This Again Sometime

  • Director

    Petrus van Staden

  • Country, Year, Length

    South Africa, 2021, 13 minutes

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 10:15 pm – 12:15 am
KAS Zukor • 35th St. • Long Island City, NY 11106


Baggage: Five films that remind us that sometimes you just have to let it go.


A man’s search for connection is thrown off course during an uncomfortable encounter with an old flame.


Petrus van Staden, Director
Petrus van Staden, Writer
Petrus van Staden, Producer
Tebogo Malebogo, Producer
Eduardo M Escribano Solera, Producer
Kiroshan Naidoo, Key Cast
Francis Chouler, Key Cast
Helena Barrero, Cinematography

Director Statement

Film and art have powerful positions within our society – it has the potential to suppress or to set free. It can give courage or indoctrinate. For many artists creating is a process of unravelling. “Let’s Do This Again Sometime” is such a journey.

The film explores desire and the boundaries of consent through the queer man’s lens, further layered with the complicated dynamics of race within the LGBTQ community. Drawing partly on true experiences from the director, and partly from the lead actor, the film unreservedly aims to depict how a moment can have lasting effects.

Sexual assault holds a certain shame for victims – a shame that often prevents justice or healing. We hope that by creating this film, by showing that there is nothing the victim could have done differently – we can help people on their own paths to healing while recognising the complicated personal nature of this horrific experience.

Director Biography

Petrus van Staden is a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2019 he co-founded Vanishing Elephant with Tebogo Malebogo driven by a desire to find a way to tell meaningful stories. Through the company he produced and edited Mthunzi (2019; Locarno, SXSW, Special Jury Mention at AFI Fest) and Heaven Reaches Down to Earth (2020; New Directors New films, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs ShortFest). He is passionate about diversity, collaboration and finding ways to tell and uplift marginalized stories.