I'm a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa, with a background in editing commercials and documentary films. Making films means having a passion for organising many different elements into a compelling story and having a love for writing as well as visual expression. I shoot, direct and edit and my editing background has helped me to hone my skills as a cameraperson and videographer.
Film can be a particularly powerful medium for charities and NGO's. I have made short documentary-style videos for NPO's like The Women’s Legal Centre, FAMSA, Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, Smart Start (an Early Childhood Development initiative), The Egmont Trust (UK) and Habitat for Humanity in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi. Being an independent and self-sufficient filmmaker means that I can do many of these shoots alone. I also provided written content and photo's for Habitat for Humanity.
I have made corporate videos for large companies (PathCare, Sanlam Investment Management, Satrix) and small businesses like Food, Wine, Design, The Virtual Reading Gym and Generation Schools.
I have also produced content as a video journalist, coming up with stories and then videoing and editing myself. The stories have focussed on a broad range of topics, including an initiative that has brought solar energy to an informal settlement, a heat-detecting device to help prevent shack fires and an art project for kids living in a severely disadvantaged Cape Town neighbourhood. Along with being a videographer, I write scripts and do my own voice overs.