I have been involved in logistics in the South African Film Industry since 1995. For the majority of that period I was a unit Location manager.
I started working on the Bloodhound Project in 2010 when I found Hakskeenpan after it was evident that the other South African site, Verneukpan would not be viable.
Since then, I have been intimately involved in liaising with the Northern Cape Government on the best methods to be implemented in preparing the track at Hakskeenpan as well as doing numerous quality control inspections over the years to ensure that the track is being prepared to Bloodhound SSC specifications.
I am also a consultant to the Commercial producers Association, the largest association of its kind in Africa and my role here can be best described as “fixer”. This involves liaising with government departments and lobbying on behalf of the Film Industry to ensure that regulations are not prohibitive to our industry.
I am also chairperson of the South African Association of Stills producers and administrator of a non profit company called the Film industry Fund.