SO...about YOUR imminent D.O.P HIRE...


A composed level headed technical expert, fluent in the alchemy of creating invoking, juicy and bursting by the seams with *under breath* “HOLY SH#T!” images for those who demand eye and mind-gasms from their director of photography. Someone once said “Build it and they will come”…well I’m very comfortable with all cameras which are already built and use those to create your heavenly masterpieces…for everything else I will without hesitation pluck a DSLR from my resourceful bag of magic tricks and shoot in a frowned upon codec to capture feats of creativity even if the capitalist pigs *waves fist* have put monetary shackles on our pursuit of visual nirvana. Blasphemy!

Shaded with a shanty middle-class cap (on sunny and bad hair days), which resembles none of the pristine white fedoras of the famed cinematographers of old, I will traverse the battlefield which we call “The Set”. With questionable years of experience I will meticulously study our objective and plan our assault. I will call upon the demigods of the cinema, Deakin, Elswit, Lubezki and the list goes on, to bring forth the rains of creation. We will forever push back against the restraints put upon our creativity by production budgets, non-existent catering and clients who don’t know what the hell they want. But push we will push, fight we will fight. Like the ocean waves which have sculpted the shores of our beloved earth and drawn the lines which shape our countries, we will crash against the walls of the production budget with vigorous force. Even when we break on the rocks of unmovable producers and blow away like mist in the wind of the creative bureaucrats, we shall persevere. Forever forward, forever filming.

Make no mistake...I'm no savant...I shoot from the heart...and sometimes on an empty stomach. Make no mistake…but when we do, we fix it…and not in post on set. Make no mistake…unless you are the production accountant…then you’re on your own comrade…I have images to shoot. Make no mistake…creative work is like chasing a sunset…always moving…never finished…unless the AD stops you…or the producer starts directing…then it’s a whole new kind of crazy.


Over the years I have familiarised myself with and befriended rental houses, suppliers and the people of these fine filmmaking machines we use to capture the children of our imaginations. Some like me and some like me less. But I digress; at the tip of our fingers are tools and talents so incredible that we as mere humans have become the bottleneck as to what can be accomplished. We live in exciting times! A gigantic vision and sense of purpose is more important than a voluptuous budget** (eating and paying the bills are overrated…right?). It fuels our internal passion combustion engines which in turn revs up our creative cam belts which in turn drives all our other important components like the determination alternator, inspiration air-conditioner compressor and last but not least our growth power steering pump. Oomph, oomph, oomph!

Now that I have put your mind in a state of euphoria I will be right here waiting for your call.

**and we all know that you producers *raised eyebrows and pointing* have exploited this as a caveat, so I acknowledge your grin…

I care

I really, really do. I know at the end of a hard day it might not look like it, but I do. Even when there is no careting I still keep on caring.

I deliver

Even with my own vehicle...sometimes. Even on ludicrus deadlines...most of the time. Even on ridiculious budgets...all the time. Always.

I creative

Fancy shots and framing? Problemsloving technical issues? I creative today, I creative tomorrow, I creative whenever and wherever it's needed.

“I don't really believe in the mystery of cinematography - what happens in the camera is what the cinematographers create and all that nonsense.”

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC

Fun Facts

I always use an eye light
The Walking Dead is life
I've never shot in Norway
LED Lights...


TSOGO Sprint


CCL South Africa
corporate video
Maroelaboom - Liefling
music video
short (trailer)
production timelapse


  • television/commercial

    Tsogo Sun TVC

    Nissan TVC

    SASOL Nitro Fertilizer TVC

    Always Ultra TVC


    SAPICS web campaign

    Celbux TVC

    MTN Ayoba campaign

    SABS ad campaign (5 TV commercials)

    KYOCERA South Africa TVC

    Jacaranda FM

    KIEF for ASTV / TOPTV 13 episodes

    DOKTER MY for ASTV / TOPTV 13 episodes

    Super Sterre 2010 (SABC 2) 13 episodes

    feature/short film

    Get Out (2014) (short)

    WOLF WOLF (2010) (feature)

    The Race-ist (2010) (feature)

    Calico (2008) (short)

    Die Stem van God (2007) (short)


    UASA Congress

    Electric Mansion at Gallagher Estate

    GNLD International (London UK / FC Hamman Films)

    Bryan Adams Concert - London, UK

  • corporate/educational

    REDpro - corporate

    DPI Plastics - corporate

    Rio Carb/Aqua Jet - corporate

    TAL - corporate/webseries

    USN - corporate/events

    Annique - corporate/product launches

    Solidariteit Helpende Hand Skaduwerk

    DCD Group - brand launch

    DCD Group - corporate

    Stefanutti Stocks - corporate

    CCL South Africa - corporate

    EthicSA - educational webseries

    Gold Fields - corporate

    ESKOM - safety roadshow presentation

    DCM - roadshow presentation

    Sasol "Mafutha" project - Ellisras

    progress video/timelapse/corporate

    Montecasino Millionaire Maker

    promotional material/event

    Hdi Product - roadshow

    Mbizi Lodge - tvc promos

    ShareMax Investments


    educational program 2010/2011

    SASOL mining safety

    SASOL site demolitions

    Afrox Safety series

    Afrox employee - roadshow

  • music video

    Kaleidoskoop – CD+DVD delux edition

    Totstilstand - Verwag

    Steve Hofmeyr & Andries Hendrik Potgieter - Ons is Afrika

    Marula Boom - LEGEND

    Marcel Caroto - Every Time I Close My Eyes

    Nedine Blom - Hoor Jy My Stem In Die Nag

    Danie Niehaus featuring Derick Ellis - Die Verlooder

    Romanz & Juanita Du Plessis - Hy is Jesus

    Tanya van Graan - Kom Terug Na My

    Marula Boom - Doen die Sexy Hoender

    Marula Boom - MAL

    Groot Oom John Tenoor - Dis Hoe Dit Gaan

    Liza Bronner - Reën

    La Vuvuzela - Play to win


    Shamus - Brand New Day

    EDEN - Blessed

    SNOTKOP - Parapapa

    2011 MK Award Winner

    Lianie May - Honey Honey

    2011 MK Award Nominee

    Peter Poon – Red my van myself

    Colour Blind – My identiteit

    Adriëtte Norman – Napoleon

    Adriëtte Norman – Storm

    Dewald Louw – Lekker Kry

    Eugene Vos – Super Sexy



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