“That is the thing I always had in mind — what is wrong and what is right, how people perceive each other. Everybody has a side, whether its good or bad,” Barry explained.
“The movie is about a priest who goes about his work in the community but he ends up taking money from the community, and is caught for that.
“There are scenes that deal with domestic violence — the cop that catches the preacher has a dark secret because he is abusive to his wife and his personality is that of an ambitious guy.
“We also have a scene that deals with power relations among people — the extent we'll go to at the expense of other people in a world where we need to push to be where we need to be, and some people go about doing that in a bad way.”
He said the entire process of making movies inspired his body of work and now he was trying to develop a story with a completely different dynamic.
“As a filmmaker my films can't focus on one particular narrative. So I'm trying to create a voice that doesn't reflect a stereotype of coloured people in SA, but a vibe with an international attachment to the stories that I tell."
Barry said concerted efforts were needed to mobilise filmmakers in the province to establish a thriving local film industry.