Experience

  • Content Producer

    at Local Supply

    January 2019 - November 2019

    Western Province

    Video and Photo production Worked closely with the creative director and director to produce a series of short stories for the brands social channels. This included both video and photo content. Sean Satha sean@localsupply.com

  • Videograpaher

    at Bloomberg

    September 2019 - September 2019

    Gauteng

    Videographer and Field Producer Commissioned by Bloomberg to produce a short documentary about the boxing Granny’s in Johannesburg for its TIC TOC platform. Andre-Pierre Du Plessis aduplessis9@bloomberg.net

  • Videographer

    at Al Jazeera

    September 2019 - September 2019

    Province of the Western Cape

    Videographer and Field Producer Was commissioned by Al Jazeera to cover the gender based violence protests in Cape Town, South Africa. Jen Byers Byersj@aljazeera.net

  • Content Producer

    at Bbase

    July 2019 - September 2019

    Wan Chai

    Video and Photo production Worked closely with the creative team to produce a series of images (product + lifestyle), short videos and a brand video to populate the companies B2B website and Linkdin profile, communicating the companies mission to provide sustainable materials to the eyewear industry. Jo Black joblack@bbase.com.hk

  • Director, DOP and Producer

    at Mensch Creative (Berlin)

    July 2018 - July 2019

    Berlin

    Worked remotely with Berlin based agency, Mencsh Creative of a series of corporate video's for GSMA and its local partners in Sri Lanka and South Africa. 1) DIALOG_Sri Lanka Field Producer & Videographer Worked with Berlin based production company Mensch Creative to produce a corporate showcase of GSMA technology being applied to Dialog Mobile EEZEE Money APP. 2) MTN_South Africa Field Producer & Videographer Worked with Berlin based production company Mensch Creative to produce a corporate showcase of GSMA technology being applied to MTN Africa’s MOMO Pay Money APP. 3) oDOC_Sri Lanka Director and Producer Worked with Berlin based production company Mensch Creative to produce a corporate showcase of GSMA technology being applied to Sri Lankan start up oDOC’s app. Martin Kummel martin@mensch.org

  • Director & DOP

    at Engineers In Action

    May 2019 - June 2019

    Hhohho District

    Traveled to Eswatini to spend two weeks with American NGO, Engineers in Action. Documenting their team as they integrated with the community to build bridges in rural Eswatini to provide better access to schools and hospitals for the rural communities. Produced a promotional video and series of photos including a raw video library for further promotional use. Sam Sweet sam.sweet@eiabridges.org

  • Videographer

    at Al Jazeera

    March 2019 - March 2019

    Western Province

    Videographer and Field Producer Was commissioned by Al Jazeera to cover the Sri Lankan community banding together after the 2019 Easter Bombings. Sakhr Al-Makhadhi +94775090087

  • Producer & Director

    at The Washington Post

    March 2019 - March 2019

    Western Province

    Was commissioned by The Washington Post to cover the aftermath of the 2019 Easter Bombings. Jesse Mesner-Hage jesse.mesner-hage@washingtonpost.com

  • Content Creator

    at Verse Collective

    January 2017 - March 2019

    Southern Province

    Videographer, Photographer & Consultant Worked closely with the directors of the company to plan and implement a series of content to market the hostel / hotel / restaurant / co-working space and brand based in Sri Lanka. Jeremy Klynsmith jeremy.klynsmith@gmail.com

  • Director, DOP & Producer

    at Culture Trip

    January 2018 - December 2018

    London

    I worked with Culture Trip on a series of 3 videos in Asia. 1) Sri Lanka - Verse Collective. Co-Working spaces in Sri Lanka 2) Sri Lanka - Rice & Carry: Upcycling in Sri Lanka 3) China - The Rebirth of Beijing’s Hutongs Lauren Clarke lauren.clarke@theculturetrip.com

  • Videographer

    at Black Sheep Restaurants

    November 2018 - November 2018

    Wan Chai

    Worked closely with the creative team to produce a series of “Wes Anderson” style videos to market and promote Hong Kong based Sri Lankan concept restaurant Hotal Colombo. A TV now sits in the display looping this series of work consistently attracting people off the street. Rob Garret rob@blacksheeprestaurants.com

  • Video, Photo and Web Rebrander

    at Yan Optical

    February 2018 - November 2018

    Guangdong Sheng

    Branding, Content Creator and Web Developer Produced a series of rebranding and content for Chinese eyewear factory Yan Optical. Roles included logo design, video production, photography and wed development.

  • Director & DOP

    at The Gates Foundation

    April 2018 - September 2018

    Dhaka Division

    Commissioned by The Gates Foundation to direct and produce a mini documentary about life as a female garment worker in Dhaka. This film was part of a broader series shot around the world in collaboration with 3 other directors. Produced by Reframe Productions Michael Peay mp@reframetheworld.com

  • Youtube Content Creator

    at Surf Insight

    January 2017 - September 2018

    Southern Province

    Designed, produced and managed a series of short form tutorials for Surf Insights Youtube channel. Which saw significant growth and interaction leading further into Surf School sales after the content refurbishment and scheduled approach to adhere to Youtube's algorithm. Surf School Sri Lanka Surf School Lanzarote Tim Jones info@surfschoolsrilanka.com

  • Drone Operator & Videographer

    at CNN Vision

    August 2018 - August 2018

    Western Province

    Was commissioned by CNN Vision to cover Colombo city for CNN’s 60 Minute vacation. Zahra Jamshed Zahra.Jamshed@turner.com

  • Director

    at Makmende Media

    January 2017 - June 2018

    Northern Province

    Director, Videographer, Photographer and Field Producer Commissioned by Care International on a series of projects documenting the H&M Foundation's efforts to support underprivileged Woman in the rural and war torn areas of northern Sri Lanka. This project included two short cinematic documentaries, a series of photos and a social media campaign for the 2018 International Woman's Day. Giselle Micolo giselle@makmendemedia.com

  • Director of Photography & Local Fixer

    at Highsnobiety

    September 2017 - September 2017

    Seoul

    Videographer and Korean Field Producer I was commissioned by Highsnobiety to film their first ever documentary showcasing Seoul’s counterfeit fashion culture. This was shot during Seoul Fashion Week and accumulated 1 Million Views with the first few days of publication. Thomas Jamison thomas.jamison@highsnobiety.com

  • Co-Founder & Creative Director

    at LOOSE UNION

    May 2012 - September 2017

    Seoul

    Co-Founded Loose Union, a Seoul based music label and art collective. Responsibilities involved artist scouting and recruitment, video co-ordination - directing, shooting and editing, brand development, web design, content creation, PR, event organisation and brand liaison.

  • Content Producer

    at Food Supplements Australia

    January 2017 - July 2017

    Southern Province

    Director and Producer Designed and produced a 7 part e-commerce Yoga course plus all marketing and promotional requirements with Matilda Anderson for Food Supplements Australia wellness brand Happy Hormones Jeff Butterworth Jeff@happyhormones.co.au

  • Co-Founder & Director

    at AWEH.tv

    January 2011 - July 2015

    Seoul

    Co-Founded Aweh.tv an online magazine that focused on showcasing the creative talents of Asia's subculture music, art and fashion scenes. Responsibilities included brand management & development, web design, video, editing, photo, event organisation, interviewing, scheduling, co-ordinating contributors and brand partnerships.

  • Producer & DOP

    at VANS Asia-Pacific

    March 2014 - October 2014

    Seoul

    Commissioned by Vans APAC to produce a 4 part series of Korea's subculture scene showcasing musicians, tattoo artists, collective's and outliers for the Asia Pacific #livingoffthewall Campaign. Responsibilities involved pre-production scripting, budgeting, team assembly, equipment rental & organisation including production as an assistant directing, DOP and photographer.

  • Director & DOP & Editor

    at Hypebeast

    June 2014 - August 2014

    Seoul

    Director, editor and photographer Produced a video and look book featuring Korean Bboy Bruce Lee for Palladium’s Explore Your City series published via Hypebeast. ambrose.leung@hypebeast.com miko.lam@101medialab.com

  • Videographer

    at Amnesty International

    June 2014 - June 2014

    Seoul

    Event Co-Ordinator, Promoter and Videographer June 16 2014 Amnesty collaborated with A.F.M, Loose Union and Aweh creating a campaign to generate further awareness of Amnesty’s efforts in Korea and raise money for the NGO through an event, customised clothing line and a series of online video marketing. Jaewon Yoo won@orgdot.co.kr

  • Freelance DOP & VIdeo Editor

    at Fashion One TV

    September 2013 - November 2013

    Seoul

    I was commissioned by Fashion One Tv to produce a series of 9 videos for Seoul Fashion Week SS 2013. The videos included 5 catwalk edits of various designers & 4 designer showcases that included interviews.

  • Event Videographer

    at VANS Korea

    August 2013 - September 2013

    Seoul

    Was commissioned by Vans Korea to shoot two videos of the the first House Of Vans event in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Videographer

    at Coinside Creative

    June 2012 - July 2012

    Seoul

    Hired by Coinside Creative to help promote and cover the VLUF collective events. These events included event promotion through digital media, both video and copy including event documentation.

  • Video Artist

    at SONO DRS (Seoul Fashion Week)

    January 2012 - April 2012

    Seoul

    Commissioned by Korean fashion designer SONO DRS to produce an avant-garde fashion film for her 2012 FW Schema collection. The film was screened at Seoul Fashion Week FW 2012.

Education

  • Korean Integration Program

    at Ewha University

    2016 - 2017 (1 year) Seoul

  • Korean Language Studies Level 3

    at Sogang University

    2014 - 2015 (1 year) Seoul

  • Business Start Up For Foreigners

    at Seoul Global Centre

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Seoul

  • BSC (Hons) Dental Technology

    at Manchester Metropolitan University

    2005 - 2008 (3 years) Manchester

  • Matriculation

    at Westville Boys High School

    2000 - 2004 (4 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Conversation

  • Korean Negotiation

Hives