I am a film editor and director currently working at The William Kentridge Studio in Johannesburg.
I am an editor on the original episodic series 'Studio Life - Self Portrait As A Coffee Pot' which offers a cinematic experience of William Kentridge’s creative process in his studio. This series premiered at TIFF 2022 and was also selected for the London, Rome, and Amsterdam Film Festivals, respectively.
I was one of the editors on William Kentridge’s original film titled 'Oh To Believe In Another World' which was made to accompany the live orchestral performance of Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony. This premiered in Lucerne, Switzerland and then went on to be performed in Pompeii, Italy as well as Johannesburg, South Africa.
I wrote, directed and edited the original feature documentary 'Rhythm & Smoke'. This project was commissioned by 'MonsterEnergy' and is a deep dive into a very unique aspect of South African culture. The documentary first aired on multiple DSTV channels across the African continent and is now available on Showmax. It received two nominations at the Bokeh International Film Festival 2021 for ‘Best Directing’ as well as for ‘Best Documentary’.
I was the assembly editor on 'Tali's Wedding Diary' This mockumentary tv series was the frontrunner for original Showmax productions in South Africa. It won 5 awards at the 2019 South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTA's), including best editing in a comedy tv series.
I was the official editor and director of many episodes 'Suzelle DIY'. A breakthrough YouTube comedy web-series which also aired on ComedyCentral. This show won the award for best editing in a tv comedy series at the 2018 SAFTA's.
I have worked as editor and director on many commercials (online & TVC) which have been broadcast locally and internationally for brands such as 'ToryBurch', 'Ellesse', 'Nautica', 'Elle', 'EsteeLauder', 'John Frieda', 'DSTV', and 'MonsterEnergy',
2020 - 2022: Editor at The Centre For The Less Good Idea; and The William Kentridge Studio.
2019 - 2021: Freelance editor and director at WeAre_Creative.
2016 - 2019: Full time in-house editor at Sketchbook Studios, a production company based in Woodstock, Cape Town.
2015 - 2016: I lived in New York City where I was involved in shooting and editing many music videos for local bands.
2012 - 2014: I worked as an intern and freelance assistant on many different sets and enhanced my knowledge of the various career paths within the industry. I learnt the process of commercial filmmaking and gained a lot of all-round on-set experience.
2009 - 2011: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town; majoring in Classical Studies and French.