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WHO WE ARE

We are a Film Production and Media company specializing in Feature films, TV commercials and documentaries, as well as TV content generation and production. Our film and TV expertise is vast, and together as members of the company our experience spans more than twenty years, having worked on a whole range of genres, styles and markets internationally, several awards under safely our belt, the latest of which is the Amnesty International Award for our documentary Sobukwe: A Great Soul. Our latest co-production, Man On Ground, sees its World Premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

We are passionate. We are driven. We are competent. We are experienced. We deliver.

FOUNDERS

Mickey Madoda Dube – Director (Film / TV / TVC)

Mickey Madoda Dube is an international award winning Film, TV and Commercials Director; a Fulbright Scholar at one of the top film schools in the world, the USC School of Film/TV in Los Angeles with such tutors as Milos Forman (One flew over the cuckoo’s nest), Woody Omens (Boomerang, Coming to America), Ivan Passer (Stalin) and Joe Minion (After Hours, Vampire’s Kiss). His filmography spans both the commercial and socio-political, with a strong emphasis on looking at the complexity of human nature and the dilemmas of a multi-identity in the modern paradigm. Imbazo, his first film about state-sponsored violence in SA and the internal turmoil of one of the men hired as a killer, won countless awards globally.

Mickey has directed international and countless South African TV and Cinema commercials for brands such as Pepsi, Standard Chartererd Bank, Barclays Bank, 7Up, Eveready, Kenya Airways, Globacom, Anglo American, etc has filmed in many territories –Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, Moscow, London, the Arctic (under temperatures as low as -56 degrees), almost all over Africa.

So far Mickey has filmed such notable individuals as Nelson Mandela, Andrew Young, Cornell West, Abedi Pele, Graca Machel, Easy E, Nyota Ndogo, George Weah, etc. He moves comfortably across genres and formats, from commercials to feature films, documentaries, TV Drama, Corporates and Music Videos, though he prefers Feature Films and TV Commercials.

Mickey just won the Amnesty International Award for his docudrama Sobukwe: A Great Soul, a film about arguably the most formidable leader SA has ever produced, Robert Sobukwe, who was South Afrika’s first famous political prisoner in the world, number one prisoner on Robben Island even before Nelson Mandela.

Mickey also Directed, Wrote and Produced the feature film A Walk In The Night, which received international critical acclaim and went on to be used in some Universities as an example of one of the best adaptations from prose to film. Mickey has written, directed and produced films, documentaries and TV Series, including Sesame Street and popular Pan African TV Reality Series, Imagine Afrika. Imagine Afrika is part of a larger campaign, The You Campaign, also his co-creation. This AIDS Campaign is a first in the history of broadcasting on the African continent: it is broadcast across 50 African stations in 33 African countries.

MICKEY is the Head Film Director in the Company and oversees the selecting and short listing other Directors, creative and budget input.

FABIAN ADEOYE LOJEDE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Fabian Lojede was born in Nigeria and holds a Bsc Honours degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.  He is a Creative Strategist and Production Consultant. Fabian has worked extensively in South Africa since 2003 on creative development, execution and production of major Pan-African campaigns. He is the Creative Director/Writer on the popular AIDS initiative, the YOU Campaign, which includes an Above The Line PSA campaign and BTL, which comprises a radio drama series and renowned reality show, Imagine Africa, which is aired in four languages English, Portuguese, French and Arabic.
Fabian has worked as a creative consultant for a number of Ad Agencies and production houses on Pan- African campaigns, including Velocity Films, FCB Africa, Leo Burnett SA, EXP Momentum Africa, just to mention a few.

Over and above being a Communications expert with a strong Production understanding, Fabian is also a Lead actor on the M-net Pan-African drama series, Jacob’s Cross, as well as an accomplished Voice Over artist.

FABIAN LOJEDE as Executive Director of the company oversees the sourcing of business, budgeting and creative input to meet the clients need.