Annalet Steenkamp is an alumnus of the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus and an award winning camera director with a background in journalism, research and factual filmmaking. She has worked on several high profile gritty projects as a research fixer, such as the BAFTA winning Ross Kemp on Gangs (2007) and Dylan Grey's award winning film, Fire in the Blood, (2013) which is currently on cinema release in the UK, and as a director of photography for narrative nonfiction projects. She won a SAFTA for best cinematography for a short documentary Sea Skeletons in 2013. She has also directed and filmed a comedy and a drama series for South African broadcasters.
I, Afrikaner, her debut feature length documentary, has been supported by IDFA since 2009. It attended the Round Table Pitch at the IDFA Forum and the IDFA Summer School in 2009 and 2012, and received development as well as completion funds from the IDFA Bertha Fund. In 2011 it won the Puma Britdoc Catalyst and Mobility awards at DIFF. Steenkamp works under her own company, Filmshebeen.
Jo Higgs is an internationally award-winning filmmaker. The years following her Master's degree at the University of Cape Town in 2004 have been filled with adventures, from the rainforests of the Congo Basin to international coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2010. She has worked as a journalist, editor, producer and director for both local and international television networks, including Reuters and the BBC
Men From Atlantis, her debut documentary premiered at Africa in Picture Amsterdam, 2011, and her second Driving William won Best Short Documentary and the Audience Award at the Port Townsend International Film Festival 2012, amongst others.
She is director and owner of the production house, Go Trolley Films in Cape Town, where her vision is to marry entertainment with social consciousness.
Emma Bestall is a trained anthropologist who became interested in film as a medium for generating understanding between different ways of being. She has worked in various capacities for local and international TV, including CBS, the BBC and SABC. Her debut documentary River of Ashes (2009) was shot on the Ganges, India. From 2011-2012 she took a break from film to do a Masters in Public Health, returning in 2013 with greater commitment to exploring new formats of ethnographic filmmaking, most recently on Bushman Odyssey (2014).
Lucian Barnard works as an editor on multiple formats, including long format documentary, reality TV and music videos. In 2012 he won South Africa's Next Top Editor competition and became involved in commercial editing. He accompanied Annalet Steenkamp to the IDFA Summer School 2012 for the post-production stage of I, Afrikaner. The trailer he cut for the documentary won the Puma Britdoc Catalyst and Mobility Awards at DIFF Film Mart 2011. Lucian has developed his unique style by cross-pollinating his skills across genres.
Ronelle Loots has worked as an editor on more than 30 feature films, multiple documentaries, short films and drama series, and won multiple awards. Most recently, Loots won the SAFTA Golden Horn Award for editing on The World Unseen (2008) and Faith Like Potatoes (2006), the Silverscreen Award for Die Wonderwerker (2012), and a SAFTA for What Happened to Robert Mugabe (2011). She worked as editor on uCarmen eKhayalitsha, which won the Golden Bear award in Berlin in 2005, and Four Corners, South Africa's entry for the 2014 Academy Awards.
Daniel Eppel has composed original music for film, international commercials and documentaries for national and international television and animations. He also works as a post-production sound engineer and music producer. Between 1999-2003 Daniel received a scholarship to study performance, film scoring and music engineering at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and in 2012 a Fleur Du Cap nomination in for Music Composition/Sound Design for his work on the Handspring Puppet Company's production of Ouroboros.
Ben Ludik is an alumnus of the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus. He composes music for documentaries, commercials, film and TV. He composed the score for Oliver Hermanus' Skoonheid which premiered at Cannes 2011, and was selected as South Africa's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, and most recently Die Wonderwerker 2012.
BBenitha Vlok has an extensive range of local & international credits on a creative projects from short films, fashion films, live music to documentary. In 2012 her short film Fortabt won the DSTV Film Talent Award for Best Cinematography. Her work & creative collaborations have taken her to other parts of Africa, the UK, America & Europe. On I, Afrikaner she filmed the embroidery scene in the opening, where the director is talking to her mother.