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Summary

I am a business professional with a passion for the creative which I believe lead me to my career in production. The 12 years experience in business management, film, photography and event organisation has afforded me the opportunity to mix my business mind with a creative heart, consistently delivering to clients through practical knowledge acquired through on the ground experience. I am told my German heritage gives me my keen eye for detail as well my drive for consistent on time delivery to brief and budget. 

Through this line of work I've been very fortunate to experience and produce extensively throughout Southern Africa, many countries internationally including Europe and Asia, as well as other parts of the African continent. The invaluable knowledge gained through this work has built a solid understanding of cross border trade and project management. 

Having worked within and managed many crews and project teams I fully understand the complexities around people management and the importance of clear communication to achieve a common goal. 

"Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can achieve today" are the words I live by and I trust my skills plus personal drive would be a valuable asset to any team. 

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Film Highlights

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Photography Highlights

Work History

Nov 2008Present

Owner & Producer

Catchlight Film 

I started Catchlight at the end of 2008 due to the growing demand for HD video productions for many corporates and brands. Since then we have  produced a huge range of promotional, documentary, music video and television broadcasted content for clients including, Shoprite, Unilever and Tiger Brands to name few. 

Notable productions:

  • African Penguin SAFE Documentary - Association of Zoos & Aquariums (US Broadcast) (Video)
  • 2 Season of the Noma Nini Cooking Show - Tiger Brands, eTV Broadcast (TVC)
  • COR3 SAP Integration - Shoprite Group 
  • Inclusivity Awareness Campaign - Unilever SA
  • Stay Together Music Video - Ard Matthews (Video
  • Knorr Flavour Tour Series - Unilever SA (Video)

Jan 2014Present

Event Technical Director 

Tin Can PR

Tin Can is an award winning boutique PR agency that offers strategic public relations, brand activation, stakeholder relations, event management and other brand communications services. 

The company has built a reputation for conceptualising and executing extraordinary PR activations and events. On each event I was recruited specifically to manage effective pre event organisation and event directorship, ensuring timely execution within budget. 

Notable events include:

  • Hungry Lion World Record Activation (Video
  • CPUT Cape Epic "Beat the Best" Activation (Video)
  • Hungry Lion Golden Acre Store Launch (Video)
  • Checkers Liquor Shop - Glenburgie Launch (Video)
  • Hungry Lion Harley Experience JHB & CPT (Video)
Aug 2013Jan 2015

Co-Founder & Director  

Twenty-Two Media (Pty) Ltd 

Twenty-Two™ Media is a consultancy and implementation firm focused on media and communications strategy in the agricultural value chain and related industries.

As one of the directors I setup and managed the production department which facilitated and produced all media deliverables for client campaigns including film, photography, print, radio and digital. 

Notable Productions:

  • GeOrg Induction - Farm Limited (Video)
  • DVRL Mozambique Governmental Application - Arcem Limited 
  • Kynoch Radio Productions (Audio)
  • Yara CheckIt Campaign - Yara International 
Jan 2012Sep 2013

Production Manager

Farmsecure Holdings (Pty) Ltd - Media Department 

In 2012 Farmsecure expanded on its existing media and marketing department by incorporating film production and digital development. I was employed as the group Production Manager and was tasked with the establishment of a production division servicing the group of companies with film and video productions, film post production, event management and assisting on overall strategic media management with external press.

Notable events, film productions and radio adverts:

  • Fruit Logistica Berlin Exhibition 
  • Fruit Logistica Hong Kong Exhibition 
  • Kynoch NAMPO Exhibitions - Kynoch Fertiliser 
  • Farmsecure Enterprise Development 
  • FAS Radio Commercials (Radio)
Jan 2009Mar 2010

Producer

Cooked in Africa Films

In 2009 I worked as an in-house producer for Cooked in Africa Films along side well known producer and cook Justin Bonello. My position involved producing all television and commercial productions at the time, most notably the TV series Exploring the Vine which aired in various territories and included channels like BBC, Discovery and SABC. 

Notable productions:

  • Exploring the Vine – Syndicated 13 Part TV Series (Trailer)
  • Stellenbosch Wine Route - BTL Commercial 
  • Robertson Wine Valley - Web Commercial 
Nov 2006Nov 2008

Account Manager

YKK Southern Africa

YKK is the number one fastener manufacturer globally. During my time at the company I was responsible for the management of 140 clients within the Southern African region, facilitating the sale, manufacture and distribution from the regions manufacturing plant in Swaziland.

Jan 2002Feb 2003

General Manager 

The Ivory Room 

The Ivory Room was for many years Cape Town's premium night club. Responsibilities included full operations, staff, stock and financial management. Required duties also included event organisation and marketing for all special events and new years eve functions.

Certifications

Jul 2014Present

Applied Economics for Smart Decision Making

University of Cape Town

SETA 3692

Jul 2012Present

Financial Management for Non-financial Managers

University of Stellenbosch Business School
Jun 2012Present

First Aid Level 1

Joan Nortje & Associates

License Number: B4601

Education

Jan 2004Dec 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Medium

AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance

Majoring in Producing, Directing and Scriptwriting 

Achievements:

  • Head of CLVA (Student Council) for two years.
  • Dean's List Award
  • Best Producer Award
  • Graduated with Distinction 
Jan 2003Jan 2004

Bachelor of Business Administration 

Varsity College - Cape Town 

Majoring in Business Management 

Jan 1997Dec 2001

IEB (Independant Examination Board) Matric Certificate

St Andrew College - Grahamstown