A self professed ‘explorer fraud’ who has managed to get onto expeditions with only a camera as passport. Kyle has paddled down a previously unrun tributary of the Amazon (Maranon Dreams), filmed on the Antarctic Peninsula and climbed three of the seven summits.
After graduating from Rhodes University with a degree in Journalism, Kyle has worked primarily as a freelance cameraman while also making independent documentaries. Films include, Brass Boys (IDFA 2007); Congo My Foot (Best short film Tri Continental Film Festival) and Welbodi Biznes (Encounters 2011).
Kyle has filmed for donor agencies and environmental groups in over 20 African countries.
He also speaks about film making in harsh environments and runs workshops for aspiring adventure film makers.
When not filming he pursues a misguided desire to write adventure fiction.
Kyle lives in Norway with his fiance.
Miki started her career in filmmaking in 1994 as freelance writer, director and editor for the SABC in Johannesburg. Her work spans different genres of Arts, social and human interest documentary film-making. Along with Lauren Groenewald she established Plexus Films in Cape Town in 2000, to produce independent documentaries and factual television series.
Films include KEISKAMMA – A STORY OF LOVE (Idfa 2007, Ousmane Sembene Award); KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES (Idfa 2011)
She has collaborated with Kyle o Donoghue on various projects to create: BRASS BOYS (Idfa, 2007), Congo My Foot (2008) and Wellbodi Biznes (2011)
Aside from her work at Plexus Films, Miki served as Chairperson for the Documentary Filmmaker’s Association between 2007 and 2009, where she founded initiatives like DOCLOVE, the MY TOWN short film competition and in 2013, FAWA (Filmmakers against Women Abuse). She also teaches and mentors emerging South African filmmakers.As camera-director, Miki is passionate about telling stories for change, using camera to respond to and reflect on the world around us.
To view more of Miki’s work visit Plexus Films
After graduating from AFDA film school in Johannesburg in 2002, Charlene worked in various formats until finding her niche in documentaries. She loves the never ending challenge of finding the heart of the story.
Her work spans from drama, such as Yizo Yizo, one of SABC’s most popular Drama series, to “Sharkville” an accalimed documentary about Sharks for National Geographic. Her first love is Natural History Documentaries and wildlife. She has edited natural history programmes for PBS, Simthsonian, Canal Plus, ORF and ARTE.
NEW LAND CREDIT LIST
COMPOSER: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
FINAL MIX: Stef Albertyn and Peter O’Donoghue
MAP ANIMATION: Simon Dunkley
PHOTO ANIMATION: Xander
ONLINE AND GRADE: Richard Starkey