Created in 2020 by three friends who work really well together. Made Films is the brain & love child of Dani Hynes, Dumisani Mvumvu and Melanie Curtis. A trio who work double time to find elegant and pretty solutions always.
Director: Bongani Morgan / Dani Hynes / James Reynolds
Producers: Mel Curtis / Dumisani Mvumvu
Let’s begin by saying this…
By the time we see it your idea’s been through a lot. It’s survived reviews, jealous glances, an array of vague, incomprehensible “feedback”. You gained kilos and lost sleep. Perhaps there is a reward out for your will to live or you compulsively Googled Hydroponic farming – whatever it took, we know it didn’t come easy. That’s why we work so hard. Cause we don’t rest till you look at it the same way you did, the first time you imagined it.
Now, let’s talk about how we get it made.
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Producer: Mel Curtis
082 566 7803
Producer: Dumisani Mvumvu
072 781 4625
Director Bongani Morgan, the real story guy on the rise
It’s been almost a year since Bongani Morgan joined the team at Made Films and he’s hit the ground running. While collecting awards for his documentary Map1mp1 and TV show, The Braai Show with Cassper Nyovest, Bongani spent most of 2022 travelling across the country directing for the likes of Vodacom and Red Bull and months directing his new series for Showmax, shot across the entire KZN region. Now finally back home in Joburg, and available for commercial briefs again with the powerhouse backing of his production team at Made, it was time for a catch-up.
Made Films keeps growing, welcomes emerging director James Reynolds
Made Films’ directing roster is getting even bigger as they welcome director James Reynolds. He first joined the company just over half a year ago as an Assistant Director to Made director Dani Hynes. He first caught the team at Made’s attention because of his experience in research, writing and assisting as well as the time he had spent in just about every production department. As an actor, he’s worked all over the world and is a skilled street and portrait photographer and award-winning short film director – a ‘Jack of all Trades’ as Dumi (Made Producer Dumisani Mvumvu) calls him.
Director Bongani Morgan signs with production heavyweights Made Films
Made Films is expanding their directing roster by welcoming Bongani Morgan to the family. Having established himself as a narrative filmmaker with a deep love of our country, its stories and its people, the team at Made Films had their eye on him for a while and are excited to announce that it’s official. Bonus points, he’s also a really cool and kind human – Made material!