His first documentary film "A Fisherman's Tale" was described as a "sterling directorial debut"
and won a Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival.
A Fisherman's Tale (2004) "...reminds me of the art of Picasso and Diego Riviera, who had
used their art to animate the condition of the working people and their dignity"
- Professor Ben Turok,
The Directors most recent film “The Devils Lair (2013) was received with critical acclaim, played on almost every continent and garnered a lot of film awards in the process.
His work is celebrated for constantly pushing the boundaries of the documentary genre.
Drawn to observational cinema, his themes pendulums between being personal and
very political. The constant struggle of engaging audiences with the "subjective reality"
of his characters are expressed in the rich tapestry of moments
engrosses his work.
***Best Documentary World Cinema Award at the New Zealand International Documentary Edge Festival 2014***
***Best Documentary Feature Award SAFTA's 2014 ***
***Best Documentary Feature Editor Award SAFTA's 2014 ***
***Jury Special Mention Documentary, Luxor Film Festival, 2014 ***
***Best South African Documentary Feature, JOZI FILM FEST 2014 ***
***Best South African Feature Documentary, Screen Excellence Award, 2013***
***Jury Special Mention at the 24th Festival Cinema Africano Asia Latin Americana, 2014 ***
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