"The rhythm of life has a powerful beat."

This line from a song I learnt as a child sums up in many respects my approach to editing and filmmaking. I work across a diverse array of genres but every project has its own rhythm, and my job is to find and communicate it. I am excited about the future of the South African film and TV industry and am a member of the South African Guild of Editors. I am currently running a web show called 'Politically Aweh'. See my Twitter for my latest news, or see my portfolio below. Et, je parle français aussi !

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Politically Aweh

'Politically Aweh' is South Africa's answer to 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' and aims to bring South African news and politics reporting into an easily digestible and engaging 'infotainment' format. I developed this original concept for web distribution and piloted the first episode online in July 2017. See more on our Facebook page.

Politically Aweh: Dr Makhosi Khoza

I wrote, directed and edited this pilot episode with assistance from a small team of amazing individuals and gear support from Zootee Studios.

Television Series

The Voice Afrique

I worked as offline editor in the post production team of the first ever season of The Voice Afrique, which is a French-language adaptation of the popular format for 17 francophone countries.

101 Exercises to Try Before You Die

Completed offline and online editing in the Siyabonga Media post production team on this 10-episode fitness series for international broadcast via Trace Sports Stars.

Online Campaigns

VW Spirit of Amarok

Editing on site in the heart of the Kalahari desert, I produced 6 daily videos for social media as the 2017 Spirit of Amarok competition unfolded. Click to view the final wrap-up video.

Hunter's #StartSomething Campaign

I was brought on board to complete edit, online and mix for videos in this online campaign which seeks to promote upcoming musicians.

Xperia Mashlab

I headed up post production for the Loerie Award-winning Xperia Mashlab concept run by digital agency Thread, based at Moonlighting Commercials. This 10 month web, TV & radio show saw some of the biggest music collaborations in the history of South African music.

Daily Maverick Gathering 2016 Satire Promo

The Daily Maverick holds an annual political conference called 'The Gathering'. I created this satirical mashup of US and SA politics to generate hype around the event. The video was viewed +140,000 times on Facebook.

PRAESA Nal'ibali PSA

I was engaged by literacy and multilingualism NPO PRAESA to do a short PSA for International Mother Tongue Day. I completed shoot, edit and sound.


Mmusi Maimane Time.com Profile

This piece was featured on Time.com in its 2016 South African elections coverage.

DRUMbeat Concert TV Documentary

This is a small extract from a 24 minute music documentary I edited for TV broadcast. The documentary features some of South Africa's hottest artists as well as some jazz legends.

'Somebody I Used To Know' Title Sequence

I created this title sequence for a documentary film about a missing person. A wide open brief and mounds of footage meant the creative opportunities were endless!


From car guard to superstar! I edited this profile on Congolese-born artist, Trésor Riziki, who through sheer perseverance made his way from a desperate situation in war-torn DRC to global superstar whose music now charts both locally and in Europe.

SHAWCO Little Star

Directed, shot and edited this short documentary pro bono for UCT's SHAWCO educational outreach programme.

Music Videos

Cassper Nyovest & Jeremy Loops: Still With Me

I directed and edited this found footage video for Cassper Nyovest and Jeremy Loops.

Jimmy Nevis & Sketchy Bongo: All About It

I worked with director Nathan Rice and supervising producer Jon Savage on shaping the edit for this vibrant video and music collaboration.

Umlilo: Chain Gang

I completed online work for this stunning video for UMLILO, directed by Katey Carson.


Goju Kai Karate Opening Ceremony

I produced, directed and edited this short promo which opened the 40th Goju Kai National Championships. Beautiful cinematography by Meekaaeel Adam.

Goju Kai Karate 40th National Championships

This action packed sports edit packaged the explosive action from this national karate tournament and has proven one of the most popular karate videos in South Africa on YouTube.

Event Video

Nomadic Orchestra Album Launch: Charles Mingus

Using live footage expertly shot by Kevin Schnider and Amy Grassow (GoPro), I constructed this 'live feel' recap of a hot new track from Cape Town band Nomadic Orchestra.

Rage Festival Aftermovie

I worked alongside co-editor Matthew Reeler as we undertook the enormous post-production task of putting together one of the largest-scale event videos in South Africa.


I provided a complete post production solution on this viral video about Converse's White Lies secret concert in JHB.

UCT Choir Live

Shot and edited UCT choir performances throughout 2014. Also managed their YouTube channel.

Cape Town Last Night at the Proms

Directed, shot and edited a highlights package of the 2014 Cape Town Last Night at the Proms, conducted by Richard Cock.

PMHP Variety Show

Directed, shot and edited this feature-length multicamera production at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.

UCT Health Sciences Faculty Centenary Concert

Produced, directed, shot and edited this multicamera event held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town to mark the centenary of Africa's oldest medical school.


Daily Maverick Gathering eNCA TV Spot

This commercial aired on eNCA in the lead-up to The Daily Maverick Gathering conference in June 2016.

RAMfest Promo Demo

45 second RAMfest teaser video demo. Online and offline edit, motion graphics and sound mix.

Space Ibiza Johannesburg Promo

Created motion graphics, titles and final sound for delivery online and to broadcast television.

Synergy Live Promo

Created motion graphics, titles and final sound for this promo for one of Cape Town's most recognizable music festivals.

Passion Projects

Coza TV

Coza TV was a youth-focused web show which covered music and events in 2010. We featured some of South Africa's biggest acts including Goldfish, Lira, Freshlyground and more. I founded the channel, produced, directed and edited content, and maintained our online presence, supported by a great team at Siyabonga Media. View the channel here

You See TV

This was a project I set up in 2012 at the University of Cape Town in collaboration with the UCT Film Society. I produced and directed a series of episodes about campus life, including concerts at the Baxter theatre, interviews with notable alumni, sporting activities and more. The show was shot against a blue screen with inserts and was hosted by the dynamic pair of Sanda Shandu and Phathiswa Magangane. View the channel here.


This was the result of a filmmaking mentorship programme I did with the talented lead actor and director of this film. I produced, shot and assisted with technical challenges both on set and in post. The film was selected for the Shnit International Short Film Festival's local offering in 2016.

A Temporary Life

Directed, shot and edited this short narrative film in California, starring Léo Epstein, under the supervision of film director Cam Archer.

Harold: Trailer

Harold is an award-winning short dark comedy film directed by Katey Carson. Although the film was expertly edited by Jared Paisley, I handled the editing of this trailer.

Harold: Behind The Scenes

I shot some of the BTS footage, and completed edit, graphics and sound on this featurette.

At Home in the Rainbow Nation

Directed, shot & edited this commercial for a Mofilm competition. The film placed 7th internationally and was featured on the Coldwell banker website.

Closer Than You Think

Editing, graphics and sound work for this thriller genre short film directed by Dean Shamley for UCT's screen production programme.

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