Fireworx Media (Pty) Ltd is an integrated production and distribution company. We produce original content for multiple platforms and provide distribution to African films seeking global audiences.
Fireworx Media is proud to be one of the most awarded production companies in South Africa. Between them, Neil, Bridget and Dan have made fiction and non-fiction films for television and cinema that have earned them a reputation for producing quality content and whose work reflects powerful stories about a rapidly changing world.
With our roots in Africa, we have a strong vision of our place in the globe and we are acutely aware of the rapidly evolving nature of content generation and distribution and the impact that has on the power of the South to tell its stories according to its own rules.
We actively pursue relationships with filmmakers and broadcasters across the planet. We are currently in the process of opening up a satellite office in Sao Paulo, and we regularly work across the Middle East. We are currently executive producing a series of 19 films for the CCTV series “Faces of Africa”.
Our television programmes have been broadcast by Arte, Al Jazeera, Sundance Channel, BBC, PBS, ZDF, NHK, MNET, SABC, amongst others. Our films have been funded by private equity, institutional funders and broadcasters. These include the Industrial Development Bank (IDC) the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), ITVS, the Sundance Documentary fund, Fonds Sud, The SA Department of Trade and Industry, Spier Films, the IDFA Bertha Fund, the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, the Hubert Bals Fund, Sonke Gender Justice Network, World Vision, NORAD, Open Society and others.
While our core focus is independent productions with directors who have a strong voice, we also work on commissions that speak to our value system, providing end-to-end audio-visual solutions best suited to the communication needs of our clients. We are committed to a creative process of working with the best available talent in ways that will always ensure a synergy between the concept, the creation and the final product.
The Sales and Distribution division of Fireworx Media focuses on South African and African long fiction and non-fiction, handling sales of DVD on a non-exclusive basis and broadcast rights on an exclusive basis.