Welcome to IDIDTHAT’s new monthly series where we shine a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. SHE DID THAT makes it even easier to find local female filmmakers. Our hope is that this will become a talent showcase and a useful resource to access and discover the right people for your projects. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans.
Gale Maimane Director at Darling Films
Gale’s offbeat and raw approach to directing and stills comes through in her candid and in-the-moment approach to documenting unforgettable moments that hold an incredible depth; either pushing you to stare longer or laugh harder.
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.
Angela Whitehouse Editor at Ludus Post Productions
Angela Whitehouse’s edits are chock full of nuance and details, not only creatively, but technically, as well. She is one of South Africa’s few accoladed female editors. She adds enthusiasm and a feminine take on storytelling and knows her craft like no one’s business.
More resources to discover and access underrepresented filmmakers for your next shoot:
Free the Work South Africa. A global initiative that asks agencies to brief at least 1 woman on every 3-way commercial bid. Girslfinfilm. A platform to grow and network filmmakers. She Says Cape Town. SheSays is the only global network for women in advertising and other creative industries.
If you know of other platforms that can help our industry grow and be more representative of an inclusive diverse society, hit us up and email email@example.com