Nic Hofmeyr

South Africa

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I started my film career in Johannesburg in 1984, working as a camera assistant on television drama, commercials and short documentary inserts. Then I went to London and worked on pop videos for three years, ending up directing a few videos and photographing others.

Back in South Africa in the late eighties/early nineties I directed some seminal South African music videos. At the same time I tried to get into the then vibrant world of documentary filmmaking. This I finally did, in the process witnessing many of the tumultuous events that led to South Africa’s transition to democracy in 1994. I went on to direct and photograph many documentaries around the African continent.

Today I’ve made the move to fiction filmmaking as a Director of Photography, shooting feature films, television drama and some commercials. But not forgetting documentaries….