It was such an amazing experience to watch a world class chef in action for one of Woolies food products.
I was asked to go on a road trip for a week and document a couple of competition winners on an extreme adventure trip. The competition was held on 5FM radio station and the audience had to express sounds of various extreme sports. After many km’s driven all over South Africa and after many extreme sports, we finally got home tired and after post production done, it was broadcast on SABC and also on the web. This was the most exciting campaign I have done as I am a huge adrenalin fan.
This was an exciting commercial for an international production house. We filmed all across South Africa starting in Cape Town studios and ended up at the Top of South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
A horror trailer I directed of a man that has reached the end of existence.
The intro titles was an experience I will never forget. I took various newspapers and cut out words all pertaining to anger. It’s amazing how dark our advertising world of actually are.
A drama I wrote and directed which is based on the fear of teenage pregnancy in the 1950’s.
This film was a very big challenge to source props which came from the 50’s. Not having any budget at all, there was certain modern elements which was unfortunately visible.
The film reached international exposure on Australian and New Zealand TV channels.
We went behind the scenes for a commercial done for a new car for KIA Motors which target market was for the 20-25 year old student.
A drama I directed about a nagging wife that eventually gets what she asked for. The film was shot in less that 5 hours and editing done within 1 evening. Graphics and grading was done over a day.
The film reached broadcast on international TV channels in Australia and New Zealand.
The campaign was rolled out on to print and the idea was direction quality takes time.
A film based on a true story of a young man dealing with the loss of his brother, in his own way possible at the time.
This was my first film I wrote, directed and attacked the post production. Not knowing anything about film at the time and the entire process, it surely was a project which made me realise that a filmmaker is what I will be.
Being a personal story to me, this was a huge challenge and a very therapeutical process which is a quality that I will take forward into all my future films.
The film reached local broadcast on TV channels and later international TV channels.
RIP my brother Nicky Swanepoel – (4 May 1974 – 19 September 1998)
I was asked to design a short intro animation for a travel show hosted by a young surfer on his expeditions traveling across the world. The show was broadcast on FoxTV.