Film and Commercial Directors in South Africa

Find South Africa’s top Directors for your TV commercials, online content, short films, music videos or film production – Based in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.

Adam & Jonathan | they

This hands-on, no-holds-barred duo dive in head first. They write, they direct, they shoot, they record, they edit, they master, they grade and they deliver.

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Adrian Bergoff | Masters & Savant

Adrian is a multi-award-winning CG supervisor and VFX director. His experience spans multiple award winning commercials and international feature films

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AK | Spitfire

Over the past 18 years AK has worked in 28 countries, directed over 280 commercials and won over 40 international awards, he has featured at D&AD in New York, One Show, Promax in London, Los Angeles and Africa and the Cannes Advertising Awards.

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Akin Omotoso | Spitfire

With more diversity than a gallery in Paris, Akin is better known too. And well! There’s that Standard Bank Artist of the Year Award, a Best Director at the South African Film Television Award, and invitations to show at both Cannes and Toronto’s film festivals to prove it.

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Alan Irvin | they

He has grown an impeccable name for himself in the industry where he has been recognised by his peers winning numerous creative industry awards and has produced some of South Africa’s most loved commercials. Alan has received accolades at Cannes Lions, D&AD’s, Midas Awards, and many Loeire awards.

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Alastair Orr | The First Order

Sure, Alastair has sold movies to Netflix and Fox, and has been brought on to beef up movies with Paul Walker and Ray Liotta. It doesn’t mean he’s unapproachable. Just click on the link and reach out. He loves smashing briefs out the park with his signature cinematic flare and high octane edits, creating work that definitely leaves a lasting impression.

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Alexa Wilson | Arcade Content

Alexa comes from a family of filmmakers and climbed the ranks as a director’s assistant at Egg Films, where she learned from some of the best directors in the game. Building from this solid foundation, Alexa has delivered polished, outstanding work for brands including Standard Bank, Edgars and Castle Lager.

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Amy Allais | Ola! Films

Amy’s vast experience, from epic choreographed dance spots, through comedy performance and an inadvertent focus on kids and babies, has taken her across the world and has contributed immensely to the diverse scope of work created by Ola to date.

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Andrew Kirkby | Iconic Agency

Andrew Kirkby is a self-professed multipotentialite. He has directed award-winning commercials for both local and international brands, as well as documentaries for Red Bull TV. Andrew has a strong background in editing and narrative-driven storytelling. He is the creative director and co-founder of Iconic Agency.

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Ari Kruger | Sketchbook Studios

Ari is the co-creator and director of the hugely popular web series SuzelleDIY and the sensational TV series Tali’s Wedding Diary, with a host of awards, nominations and broken viewership records between them. Both productions epitomise his impeccable comic timing and talent for creating memorable characters.

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Bevan Cullinan | Picture Tree

Bevan is a funny guy. He specialises in comedy and performance but he can pretty much shoot everything except weddings.

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Brent Harris | Egg Films

Brent is preoccupied with the human condition, with all its beautiful virtues and failings. He expresses these in an ultra-visual, poetic way. Based in New York, his work has won two AICP awards, a permanent place at MoMA, and four Bronzes at Cannes, among other accolades.

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Bruno Bossi | Carbon Films

For Bruno the idea is everything. He is a conceptual thinker who constantly pushes the execution boundaries to drive the idea further whether through fresh performances or his mastery of the technical. The focus is of his work is to always deliver a tight narrative through his captivating visuals.

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Candice Wainwright | Masters & Savant

Candice studied graphic design and photography and she’s had a successful tenure in the film industry for the past nine-years. Her love for animation, graphic and motion design comes through in all the work she’s done for award-winning campaigns and leading brands in different categories.

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Chloe Coetsee | Darling Films

Chloe is a director at darling. She enjoys lip sync competitions and very short walks on the beach.  She doesn’t have much more to say about herself in the third person.

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Chris Lockhart | Masters & Savant

Chris works in both live action and animation and of course revels in the combination of both. With an eye for timing and an ear for the right soundtrack, he enjoys impactful and tightly timed stories that do a lot of work in a small space of time.

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Chris Saunders | Ola! Films

Chris Saunders lives in Paris but regularly shoots in SA on commercial film projects ranging beyond the fashion, beauty and music videos for which he was originally known. He started out in photography (fashion, editorial and commercial) before venturing into documentary projects that illuminate Africa’s sub cultures through his optimistic, vivid lens.

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Christiaan Venter | Masters & Savant

A designer, illustrator, compositor & animation director whose playful work will delight you. Christiaan’s process usually starts on paper, resulting in work that has a wonderfully organic feel. He has a strong background in illustration and animation, having acted as Creative Director for illustration house “Am I Collective” and Masters & Savant.

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Cindy Lee | The Star Film Company

Cindy loves to direct. Hailing from a genetic pool that gives her the advantage in both dealings with client and people in front of the camera, she also has a knack for copywriting and an exceptional skill set for directing humour, small children and untrained animals. 

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Craig Hunter Parker | Masters & Savant

A versatile designer, director & VFX supervisor whose beautiful work will enthrall you.

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Curtis Gallon | Picture Tree

Curtis is one of South Africa’s top food and tabletop photographers. He brings the same patience, attention to detail and passion for lighting to his live action work.

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Dani Hynes | Egg Films

Dani is a director, a writer and a mom, but not necessarily in that order. With her ability to extract nuanced performances and create visually impactful pieces, Dani’s as tricky to pigeon hole as she is to convince to walk near a lizard. She’s won Creative Circle Ad of the Year, among other accolades

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Dillon Buirski | we are_

With 14 years’ experience in the fashion photo and film industry, Dillon is based in Cape Town, and London. His considered style, creativity and attention to detail make him a favourite among fashion retail houses. He’s directed work for the likes of Primark, Tommy Hilfiger, Jack Wills, George ASDA, F&F, Superbalist and Boden.

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Director Kit | Darling Films

Captivated by beauty and motivated by narrative choice since she was 17, Kit is a director who gets right to the heart of her stories with a deadly combination of whimsical pictures and critical thinking. She’s our unicorn. And she’s real. Real good. 

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Ed van Blerk | Spitfire

Ed van Blerk’s greatest talent is his love for a challenge mixed with a calmness under pressure. He has worked on the 2010 World Cup bid and animation for TVCs. Ed learned everything he knows about revenge from the Count of Monte Christo.

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Fausto Becatti | Bioscope Films

Passionate about film, music, travel and photography – Fausto puts everything into his work. His style and energy has given his recent work a distinct look. With his finger on the pulse of youth culture and edgy visuals, Fausto recently picked up 4 merits at The One Show Awards for his ground-breaking work on Indiefin.

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Glen Biderman-Pam | Sketchbook Studios

As an established stand-up comedian and actor, Glen knows what it’s like to be in front of the camera. As a director he combines his comic prowess with the rare skill of connecting to both actors and non-actors alike.

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Graeme Carr | Darling Films

A digital storyteller, a motion artist. A creator of bespoke digital & vfx-driven experiences that extend the narrative onto digital & mobile platforms though games, interactive films, VR, AR, branded & 2nd screen content. Graeme flies solo on briefs or as a collaborator on darling productions.

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Gerhard Human | Masters & Savant

This fascinating contemporary artist and director will entice you with his crafted characters & worlds.

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Gersh Kgamedi | Picture Tree

Gersh has honours degrees in Drama and Film, and History of Art. He has been directing commercials for 17 years both locally and internationally and is best known for commercials in the genre of Lifestyle.

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Grant De Sousa | they

Grant proves his mettle as a performance director, being able to extract impressive interpretations from his cast. His keen creative eye and immaculate attention to detail make him a favorite choice as a director both locally and abroad.

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Gregg Bailey | Figment Films

Gregg loves many things but most importantly he loves ideas. Gregg Bailey only hates one thing. He truly hates writing about myself in the third person

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Greg Francois | The Joneses

Known for his epic, cinematic work, Greg has made a name for himself as a top visual and performance director. He thrives on solving complicated production issues, using a combination of highly evocative imagery and emotion, with cutting edge post-production, offering the viewer a reality they never knew existed.

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Greg Rom | Gentlemen Films

A talented storyteller, Greg’s forte lies in creating bold, unpredictable narratives across various genres. His short films have travelled to illustrious festivals across the world, while back home his award-winning commercial work spans from comedy to strong, dramatic visual executions.

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HELEN + KIM | Motion City Films

HELEN + KIM are a two-headed director. With Helen’s background in performance and Kim’s technical experience as a DP and editor, they form a director-duo with a multi dimensional skill-set. Be sure to take advantage of their two-for-one specialness.

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Herman Du Toit | Iconic Agency

The fusion of Herman’s strategic and conceptual thinking gives him an advantage as a commercial and branded content director. His background in marketing has lead him to constantly question his work and how it contributes to the brand and it’s objectives, without compromising on creativity.

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Hilton Treves | Masters & Savant

A world-class VFX master whose work will leave you awestruck.

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Hylton Tannenbaum | Bioscope Films

Hylton started directing at 10 years old, using his Dad’s Super 8mm film camera. Since then he has shot over 250 commercials, working with almost every South African agency and some international ones too. He has picked up numerous Loeries, Cannes and Clio awards along the way.

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Ian Difford | Hungry Films

Ian is the maestro of capturing moments. He has the extraordinary ability to find that fleeting moment of visual perfection and he seizes it. Every frame becomes a hero shot. He is the man to choose for vignettes and tabletop commercials, and his passion for artistry with food and liquids takes them to a whole other level.

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Ian Gabriel | Giant Films

A disrupter of the status quo, Ian’s affection for the craft of story and emotion has seen him work as an activist in theatre, direct some award winning feature films, develop a TV series and continue to make timeless, impeccably crafted commercials, that entertain and intrigue.

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Ian Greyvenstein | Hungry Films

Ian’s special talent lies in beauty and fashion direction and cinematography. His keen eye for artistry and his intrinsic sense of style make him the ideal candidate for a glamour campaign. He hones his skills daily by shooting for fashion labels and luxury brands.

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Ian Morgan | TinToy Productions

Ian, aka Bean, is known for his quirky and unique worlds,  which he injects into his films & TVC. His most recent film was selected as the best SA short for SundanceTV and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival: London 2018.

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Jannes Hendrikz | Masters & Savant

This visionary animation & live action director will enchant you with his amazing masterpieces. Jannes Hendrikz is a visionary director and an expert in his craft, creating endearing, magical worlds and breathing life into lovable characters.

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Jason Fialkov | Carbon Films

Jason is a storyteller at heart. It is his natural affinity for people and authentic narrative that has formed the body of work about which he feels most passionate, creating character driven emotive performance pieces with a cinematic and personal visual style.

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Jeana Theron | Darling Films

Jeana is known for bringing unrivaled artistic expression and style to the art of filmmaking and is able to draw nuanced performance regardless of genre. A classically trained fine artist and learned film craft by rising through the ranks from pa, researcher and finally director

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JH Beetge | Picture Tree

JH is a commercials and narrative filmmaker, writer and photographer. He is a visual storyteller, based in Australia, and only able to travel for jobs that can afford it. His cinematic strengths lie in creating distinctive visuals with sincere characters and setting it all in an emotionally compelling narrative.

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Jono Hall | Gentlemen Films

Director Jono Hall is a visual stylist with a versatile approach to considered and engaging storytelling. His strong narrative skills have established him as a seasoned director who has achieved notable creative success. Jono’s first television series has recently been optioned for development by an international studio.

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Josh Hayman | Carbon Collective

Josh creates cinematic, emotive pieces are both memorable and captivating. With his background in advertising and love of storytelling, he brings brand understanding and creative direction to each project. He’s determined, yet easy-going and he’s only recently discovered the wonders of coffee.

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JT | Spitfire

JT is a multi-talented creative Film Director, Sound Designer and Music Producer. He has the ability to communicate through his craft and has worked with clients from all over the world such as, APPLE-MAC, I-D Magazine, CHANEL (No5), NESCAFE and DICKIES to name a few.

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Juniper | Hungry Films

Juniper is endowed with a rare balance of logic and artistic flair that makes her as meticulous with the small details as she is creative with the big ideas. Her passion for action is rivalled only by her enthusiasm for turning even the smallest human moments into entertaining stories.

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Justice Mukheli | Bomb Commercials

Justice is a Director and self-taught photographer, focused on conveying distinctly South African and African stories through a local lens. He is renowned for his portrayal of relatable narratives through a style that is specific and soulful. 

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Justine Calverley | First Pencil

Justine’s work is inspired by narrative, love and making things better and beautiful. She has an understanding of concept and storytelling which is supported by her AFDA honours degree in Animation and Writing. She’s worked in research, film, TVCs and music video production/directing.

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Karien Cherry | Giant Films

Karien is an eternal and nimble student of the craft of film making. Ever on the lookout for a strong and demanding conceptual challenge, this creative ninja loves nothing more than to push the envelope in her collaborative quest to bring the most effective film execution to the work she does.

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Kofi Zwana | Hungry Films

Kofi Zwana has filmmaking in his bones. His experience as a director, photographer, assistant director, assistant photographer, camera operator, editor and sound designer make him an all-round filmmaker and he’s always looking for new projects to take on and new stories to tell.

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Kevin Fitzgerald | 0307

With a background as an award-winning fashion photographer, Kevin has a unique style, with a strong visual identity that is distinctively emotive. It is equal parts suggestion, beauty, and simplicity.

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Kim Geldenhuys | 0307

It’s his attention to detail and concept that has led to him consistently being featured at award shows around the world, winning Gold at Cannes, the Clios, One Show, the Loeries and many others.

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Kyla Philander | Bioscope Films

Kyla is a filmmaker directing content, commercials and documentaries. Committed to telling the stories the world doesn’t know, doesn’t hear often enough, Kyla’s focus on representation within media and their eye informs a body of work that is at once compelling and critical.

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Kyle Lewis | Egg Films

Having made his name as one of South Africa’s most acclaimed music video directors, Kyle’s transitioned seamlessly into advertising, where his instinct and flair for African youth culture has been in demand with everyone from Absolut and BMW to Nike and Volkswagen.

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Lazola Gola | 7 Films

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Lebogang Rasethaba | Egg Films & Arcade Content

“There is this intensely creative, unapologetically young and curious energy in South Africa that I sense and subscribe to; it’s really infectious and I point my camera in that direction.” This has led to Lebo winning Creative Circle Ad of the Year and screening at TED Global.

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Lee Doig | Let It Rain Films

Lee has shot literally everything there is to shoot. From television ads to international long format TV shows and movies and everything imaginable in between. He doesn’t like to mention the fact that he’s had nine Emmy Nominations & won an Emmy for cinematography, and would prefer to talk about Liverpool. 

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Linda Notelovitz | LifeDesign

Director. Producer. Mentor. Filmmaker. Aesthete. Agilist. Creator. With 25 years of experience having worked in over 20 countries creating beautiful visual communication for top brands globally, Linda’s seamless move into directing was a natural progression. She describes her filmmaking style as “cinematic authenticity”.

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Louis Minnaar | Darling Films

With a background in animation, design and illustration, Louis focuses on combining live action material with computer-generated imagery which has materialized in music videos, commercials & short films. Louis also has experience in production design, set design as well as visual effects.

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Lourens van Rensburg | 7 Films

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Malo 8 | Hungry Films

Malo 8 is fuelled by his desire to tell stories. His work reflects a real love for South African culture and the humour in everyday occurrences. It is both vibrant and real and full of the warmth that we see in his personality.

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Marc Moynihan | Masters & Savant

With a BA in Illustration and Animation from Cambridge School of Art, Marc has been working in animation production in the UK for the past five years. Marc’s all-round experience in short films and commercials has progressed his career from 2D animator to supporting director in visual and story development.

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Mark Middlewick | Gentlemen Films

A filmmaker at heart who has directed local and international talent, including Oscar-wining actor Adrian Brody. From music videos to short films and award-winning commercials, Mark is known for his distinct eye for idiosyncratic, cinematic storytelling.

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Markstry | The Star Film Company

A finely dressed gentleman, knowledgeable filmmaker and pretty likeable guy. A man obsessed with all things film. Will bend the rules. Also known as, the king of content.

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Matthys Boshoff | The Star Film Company

Matthys’ background is as diverse as the adventures he’s embarked on, but it was his eye for beauty that landed him an acclaimed career in film directing. His work is as assorted as his escapades, from food commercials to feature films, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Maxime Thaysen | we are_

Maxime is inspired by both the old- and new-school, mixing up the styles in an experimental way. With an affinity for storytelling, a sharp eye for aesthetics and a passion for human-centric narratives, she’s made her way through the filmmaking landscape and quietly creating anticipation for what she’s up to next…

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Mel & Lusanda | they

They met 10 years ago and have been friends since. Their differences are what make them such a strong duo, that and their knowledge of each other and film. Their love for film and story translates in their interpretation of scripts and concepts.

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Meja Shoba | Ola! Films

An exile baby now returned home to Soweto after being schooled in the US, Meja Shoba has a flair for capturing cultural nuances with strong narrative and dynamic visuals, whether film, digital content, advertisement or documentary. She loves fashion the most.

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Mfundo Mkhize | Ola! Films

Born storyteller, Mfundo Mkhize captivates audiences with his command of visual language and understanding of South African cultures…in 30 seconds or less. He has directed spots for Vodacom, MTN, Coca-Cola, KFC, and McDonald’s and has a number of short films and TV dramas to his name, such as SABC 1’s Dreamworld.

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Morgan Dingle | Your Girlfriend

Morgan Dingle is a talented visual and often hilarious storyteller, as comfortable with the green-screen as he is with the actor in front of it. He has also completed folding 894 of his goal of 1000 origami cranes on which when completed he will be granted one wish. What he will wish for is none of your business.

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Mpho Twala | The Rudeboy Collective

Former producer turned creative filmmaker Mpho Twala has a deep desire to create films that are significant. His infectious personality, creative spirit and abundant talent have earned him a formidable reputation in the industry.

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Mukunda De Wil | Picture Tree

Mukunda De Wil worked as an agency creative and then started directing commercials. He is no longer directing ads, but rather long form. He is perfectly positioned for commercially based long form projects ie: Branded films.

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Mzi Kumalo | Darling Films

Mzi’s passion for film is entwined with his devotion to the portrayal of authentic african stories. He’s travelled across the continent to create and document them for various brands. Which only makes sense seeing he’s the son of the late Alf Kumalo; documentarian and photojournalist.

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Mzo | Carbon Collective

A NY Film graduate, Mzo cut his teeth in LA creating music videos for artists like Childish Gambino and Will i Am. Mzo represents a unique cultural lens that draws from both global and authentic South African culture. He is an innate storyteller and is currently developing a feature film.

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Nadezna Radcore | The Rudeboy Collective

Nadezna understands how brands operate, how trend patterns shift and form, and most importantly, how this industry has the power to make a positive difference. She’s a punk at heart and a diehard idealist with a couple of degrees in Film, Philosophy, Metaphysics and Psychology. She’s taken what she’s learnt over time and infused it into her work and she’s brilliant.

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Nic Smal | Masters & Savant

Nic Smal is a live action and animation director. He’s also the slightly more tattooed half of comedy duo, DERICK WATTS & THE SUNDAY BLUES. They are the masters of riffing off pop culture to create unbelievably popular viral work.

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Norman Maake | Figment Films

Knoxman likes street art as much as Burger King.

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Oliver Hermanus | Figment Films

Oliver is looking for a long term relationship with someone meaningful. Full body shots on request.

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Oscar Strauss | Hungry Films

Oscar is a born storyteller with an acute eye for beautiful imagery, renowned for his ability to direct children. He has earned the nickname “The Child Whisperer” and has successfully directed children from all over the world, many of whom couldn’t speak a word of English.

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Paul Ramaema | Seriti Films

With a vast experience in strong visual research and his gregarious personality, Paul brings an air of fluid creativity and intricate attention to detail. A versatile visionary, he strives to bring an original voice to the new wave of urban culture through his work.

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Paul Ward | 0307

In recent years Paul has been working internationally, shooting all over the globe for a number of high profile clients, who seek his honest view into youth culture.  His transition from stills to film was natural one, coming from a desired request from client to transform his still lens into motion.

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Peri van Papendorp | Giant Films

A former creative director, Peri’s strong desire to entertain and to deliver sophisticated but accessible comedic driven storytelling with a visual twist enables him to engage audiences with work that is quirky, fun and very different from the norm.

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Peter Heaney | Spitfire

This multitalented, and awarded long form director translates the creative crux for stories being told in thirty seconds (or thereabouts) without losing any of the magic. He brings a big-league grasp on the full production process, sweating the small stuff – so that you don’t have to.

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PHI 2.0 | The Star Film Company

After a successful three years, PHI, which simultaneously mentored and encouraged a young director to find her own, Jonathan Parkinson forged a new partnership. Taking his 30 plus years of experience in commercials and merging it with a young director Matshepo Maja.

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Porteus Xandau | Bravo Zulu

Half man and half lens, Porteus’ work reflects his many interests—from performance based narrative films to gritty doccies. His years of acting and design has also earned him a reputation for crafting human stories with aesthetically striking visuals.

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Rajay Singh | Spitfire

With a solid foundation in production and a strong talent for visual storytelling, it’s no surprise Rajay’s trophy cabinet is filled with multiple awards from Cannes, AdFest, Spikes and Kancil, and shooting in locations as diverse as the U.S., Tanzania, India and Japan.

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Reto Reolon | Masters & Savant

Reto is an award-winning, versatile & multi-skilled live action director who specialises in TV commercials, branded content & digital media. He is talented in many disciplines; from editing to flame compositing. Reto is at home with lifestyle, food, fashion and ‘reality’.

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Richard Truter | Picture Tree

Richard has an editing and fashion background and loves experimenting with a camera in his hands. His work is visually extremely interesting and it is all about the framing. Vignette style visual boards are where his expertise lies.

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Rio Allen | Bioscope Films

Rio has directed a variety of music videos, TV ads, doccies, online content and branded films. Passionate about telling stories, he brings energy, expertise and craftsmanship to every project he immerses himself in.

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Rob Malpage | The Rudeboy Collective

Rob is one of the industry’s leading cinematographers turned director. A tenacious, perfectionist, he continues to direct and shoot most of his commercials for which he has been locally and internationally recognised.

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Rob Smith | Carbon Films

Rob’s talent and passion for filmmaking transcends genres. He is a nuanced storyteller capable of eliciting honest human performances in a deftly crafted visual landscape. He loves dogs, hates heights and spent half his childhood dressed as a pirate.

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Rob van den Bragt | Masters & Savant and Chocolate Tribe

An illustrious VFX Supervisor & Animation Director whose work will astound you. Rob was trained in Classical Animation & Film in Belgium. His career spans over 20+ years at leading international VFX & animation companies. Nine of those 20 years, he spent working for The Mill in the UK as a VFX Supervisor and director.

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Robin Adams | Egg Films

After his first ad won five M-Net TAG Awards, including Best Direction, Robin joined Velocity, where he spent five years under the wing of Keith Rose. Now with Egg, he’s emerged as an all-rounder, with a visual eye that stands out across all his work. 

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Robin Goode | Figment Films

Robin has had three alien encounters and was round house kicked in the head.

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Ross Garrett | Darling Films

Ross is a man of simple pleasures. He likes beer and riding on two wheels. A photographer by trade, Ross has a considered aesthetic and love for portraiture. His path has lead him to tell stories in moving image as well. An evolution that just makes simple sense.

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Sam Coleman | Giant Films

Having honed his visual & conceptual craft at famous shops Mother New York & 180’ Amsterdam,  Sam brings a maker sensibility to directing, with unique insight into how best to capture an audience’s attention through his daring visual style.

 

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Shamiel Soni | Masters & Savant

Shamiel delivers work that has a beautiful finish. He’s mastered the art of getting the most out of talent by using action and styling. In his high-end TVCs, music videos and brand films you’ll often find fun, happiness and fantastic music.

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Shane Knock | 7 Films

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Simon Cracknell | Bioscope Films

Simon’s passion is to create beautiful moving images that focus on the brand as hero. His work stands out for its considered and skilled approach to lighting and attention to detail derived from many years working with top international brands as a food and beverage stills photographer.

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Siphiwe “SJ” Myeza-Mhlambi (Deceased) | 7 Films

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Slim | Darling Films

With roots in graphic design and art direction, Slim’s work is distinctively visual. But, true to his conceptual agency beginnings, he believes that the concept should always dictate the execution. He’s one of Shots’ top five most featured South African directors, with 13 videos on their site.   

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Stephina Zwane | Bomb Commercials

With two successful feature films under her belt, Stephina Zwane is carving out a distinctive brand of local storytelling. She now extends her creative reach into the world of commercials, bringing to Bomb her unique artistic voice and talent. Her love for crafting authentic South African narratives through words and visuals has made her a force to be reckoned with.

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Sunu | Egg Films

Sunu was the top-ranked director at the Loerie Awards in 2017, a year where his One Source music video with Khuli Chana for Absolut won Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze at Cannes Lions and was the most awarded campaign at The Bookmarks. 

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Takezito | Ola! Films

Director/producer Batandwa Alperstein, aka TAKEZITO, is a strategic thinker who has worked across Africa and is a natural at representing popular culture in both commercial and music related platforms. Takezito has worked alongside artists like Cassper Nyovest and Damian Marley; and released work on global platforms including Hypebeast and TIDAL.

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Talya Galasko | Sketchbook Studios

Talya matches a fresh and bold visual style with a hands-on approach, a meticulous eye for detail and a proclivity for dry humour.

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Teboho Mahlatsi | Bomb Commercials

Teboho, is an award-winning director, and is famed for his drama work on Yizo Yizo, and more recently iconic South African Commercials: Sasol ‘All Stars’; MTN ‘community tables’; MTN ‘Ayoba’; Vodacom ‘Jaiva’; Vodacom ‘Summer Loving’; DSTV ‘TIA’; SAB ‘Be The Mentor’; MTN ‘ Marvin’. Please see his showreel on our website.

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Tebza Malope | The Star Film Company

Tebza’s substantial appetite for creating masterful pictures is rivaled only by the number of glasses of water he drinks during a presentation. Tebza has received every possible directing accolade available, he is always hungry for more. Tebza is a superlative filmmaker, and he’s killing it.

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T-Guy | Your Girlfriend

T-Guy spent 12 years as an award winning commercials editor before finally accepting the call of his lifelong dream to become a director. He brings a wealth of experience from sitting next to all types of directors through their successes and failures. His passion lies in telling stories that make us feel human. It’s hard to believe this endearingly wise and gentle man initially wanted to be a stuntman. But that stuntman spirit lives on in his approach. He works tirelessly taking calculated risks to create something incredible.

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Thabang Moleya | Seriti Films

It is Thabangs energetic and infectious personality that creatives have fallen in love with. His authentic and expressive take on the South African aesthetic has bolted his illustrious career, as a multi-faceted director in feature films, high-end commercials and award winning TV dramas.

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Timothy Weyer | Iconic Agency

Timothy Weyer is a filmmaker living in Cape Town. Being a skilled editor and photographer is what makes him a good director: he has the eye to plan, capture and piece together beautiful visuals in order to tell a story. Timothy is also an accomplished musician and sound designer.

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Travys Owen | Gentlemen Films

Travys is a photographer and director who is known for his arresting, graphic and bold aesthetic. From fashion campaigns to music videos and narrative work, Travys brings his big, colourful vision to every project. When he’s not experimenting with off-kilter visual effects and lighting, Travys can be found working on his first documentary feature, set on the rivers of Gabon.

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Trevor Clarence | Your Girlfriend

Trevor Clarence has won numerous awards around the world for his unique and engaging directing work over the last thirteen years, specialising in comedy.  He loves making ads.  People tend to love making ads with him.

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Tristan Holmes | The Star Film Company

Tristan is fiercely hardworking that applies every part of himself to every image he creates. There is sweat, there is blood, there is [producer’s] tears, there is passion, there is ultimate craft. He also happens to be one of the only SA directors to have won a little gold Oscar.

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Wim Steytler | The Star Film Company

After being recognised by Cannes Lions with a Young Director award, Wim has been creating beautiful moving pictures for branded content. He loves to tell edgy stories and extracting emotion from sources that on the surface seem to have none.

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Zandi Tisani | Arcade Content

Zandi marries a strong understanding of narrative with a commitment to powerful imagery. Her first campaign was MarkLives‘ Ad of the Week; her upcoming web series won the OneX Pitch Deal at New York Television Festival; and CityPress calls her “SA film’s next big thing.”

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Zee Ntuli | Darling Films

Zee’s passion and love for storytelling and cinema is revealed in his approach which is equal parts story and style; humane and aesthetic. As a writer and director that works in long-form and commercials his work has a distinctive edge.

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Zipho Dlangamandla | Bioscope Films

Zipho comes from an acting background and you can tell from the authentic performances he gets out of people. His film ‘Boys Have Feelings Too’ won the Best Emerging Creative Talent at the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 2019.

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Zwelethu Radebe | Egg Films

Still in his twenties, Zwelethu has directed commercials for both local and international agencies and clients, shooting in nine countries across Africa and Europe. In 2017, he won a Silver Apex Award for Strongbow, as well as over 10 awards for his short film, The Hangman.

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