Greg Viljoen

Greg Viljoen

writer - director - creative director

I am a highly-creative, disciplined and very passionate individual who thrives on creative challenges. I have been a co-owner and creative director of an agency/production company in South Africa for 12 years and am now looking for a new challenge and broader horizons. In my personal capacity I am also a professional playwright and director. I have an insatiable appetite for creating projects that look good, make sense and resonate with people on a deep level.

Work History
Work History
Jan 2004 - Mar 2015
Creative Director
C Squared Productions

As creative director I am responsible for the creative output of the company. This includes managing and directing a team of directors and an editor. I also write and direct my own work for the company. As a company owner I also had to dabble in a bit of HR, which I find both challenging and immensely rewarding. 

Feb 2002 - Dec 2003
Senior Director
Rapid Blue Productions

Conceptualized, wrote, directed and sometimes acted in on-air promos for a major sports TV network. 

Education
Education
Jan 1997 - Dec 1999
BA Drama
afda - 

Dramatic history and theory, writing, directing, acting for stage and film. Course inlcuded basic management skills for a career in the Arts. 

Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Diploma in Fine Art
The Johannesburg art foundation

Art history and theory, illustration, painting, sculpture, print-making, conceptual art, including installations. 

Skills
Skills
film editing
I craft a good story and am especially good with comedy. 
team management
I try to create a space in which good work happens. 
creative direction
Encouraging but firm. I know what I want but always open to doing it a new way, as long as it's good. 
directing
I can get a believable performance out of stone. (It's actually very easy). Very good with actors and strong visually. 
writing
My first love. Have written professionally for stage, TV and short film. Mostly comedy. 
Portfolio
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Please visit my website for an extensive portfolio of my work.