I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town before starting my career in film as an editor. I left South Africa to start an MFA in film at New York University and returned in 1999 to start Flying Films, a post production and production company.
Since then I have worked under the banner of Flying Films as an editor on numerous award-winning documentaries and commercials. In 2002 I embarked on “Sabrina : Daddy’s Girl”, my first full-length documentary as a director/producer/editor. It received funding from NFVF and was broadcast on SABC3 on Reconciliation Day 2004 and distributed internationally by TVF International. It was screened at the Encounters Documentary Festival, South Africa in July 2005.
I have since made a films for NGO’s like The Women’s Legal Centre, FAMSA and The Egmont Trust, shot a film on bipolar disorder and edited many documentaries, more recently films for IPACC (the Ingenous Peoples Co-ordinating Committee) and a documentary on Aids and the Media commissioned by Florida International University, called “Lessons from South Africa”, broadcast on PBS.
In March 2009, after reading Douglas Rogers' book, "The Last Resort", I went to Zimbabwe to explore a documentary that would follow some of the characters he mentions. The film is about a group of people taking refuge on a defunct backpackers’ lodge called, Drifters, in the midst of political turmoil. It has received funding from the Jan Vrijman Fund. I have completed 3 shoots in Zimbabwe.
In 2011 I directed a documentary for SABC2 about the Jewish festival of Shavuot and made a film about Rafiki Girls' School in Harare for the Egmont trust. I also competed videos for Sanlam Investment Management.
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