I started my career as an actor on stage and screen, specialising in dance and movement, before moving behind the lens and completing an MA in Cinematography at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I trained under Witold Stok, BSC.


I’ve worked as the cinematographer on numerous award-winning shorts, documentaries, commercials, music videos and an international indie feature film, The Bones on Greenwich Shore. A career highlight was being nominated for a SAFTA in 2023, for “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe, which I filmed and directed.


My work has been screened around the world at various international festivals, such as Hot Docs, BFI Flare, Encounters, BFI Flare, Nashville Film Festival and DIFF and I have worked on content for an array of broadcaster, including HBO, Showmax, SABC and Silwerskerm. I am also a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC), and the Primetime Network.


I am naturally curious, an unashamed coffee snob, a dog lover and an avid traveller. And one of the many joys of my work is the varied places and people it has shown me: from the Scottish border towns, to the Zambian Copperbelt, or the remote, rolling hills of the Eastern Cape in my native South Africa.


I speak English, German, French and Afrikaans and am based both in London and Cape Town and have an EU and South African passport, making travel and work easier.

Please get in touch – I’d love to hear how we can collaborate.


UK: +44 77 290 00173
SA: +27 84 942 0541
Whatsapp: +27 84 942 0541


Sally Shears
+44 20 7729 7477

South African Representation

Saskia Stuart-Clarke
m. +27 83 4444513
t. +27 (0) 11 026 3732

Notable Awards and Nominations:

Winner “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af – Top Indie Film Awards (Japan, 2022)
Winner “Best Cinematographer” for Aan/Af – Chauri Chaura International Film Festival (2023)
Winner “Award of Recognition – Cinematography” for Aan/Af – 7th Cinema World Festival Awards (USA, 2023
Nominated “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af –  Mumbai International Cult Film Festival (Mumbai, 2023)
Special Mention “Cinematography – Short Film” for Aan/Af – Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela, 2023)
Winner “Best International Short” for Aan/Af – First City Film Festival (USA, 2023)
Nominated “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs, 2023)



Winner “Best Cinematography” for Aan/Af Diabolical Horror Film Festival (2022)
Award of Recognition “Cinematography (Short)”  for Aan/Af Cinema Worldfest Awards (2022)
Winner “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – Accolade Global Film Competition (La Jolla, USA)
Winner “Best Documentary Short” for Tribe – Best Short Competition (USA, 2022)
Winner “Best Micro Short” for Tribe – Merced Queer Film Festival (USA, 2022)




Winner “Best Documentary Film Cinematography” for I am Chuma European Cinematography Awards (2021)
Winner “Best Documentary Film Cinematography” for I am Chuma  Canadian Cinematography Awards (2021)
Winner “Best Documentary Film” for I am Chuma New York Cinematography Awards (2021)
Official Selection, I am Chuma – Venice Shorts (2021)
Official Selection, I am Chuma – Annecy (2021)



Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Hot Docs (Toronto, 2020)
Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Cinéma du Réel (Paris, 2020)
Official Selection, The Art of Fallism – Durban International Film Festival (2020)



Official Selection, The Date – BFI Flare (London, 2019)
Official Selection, The Date –
ClexaCon Film Festival (Los Angeles, 2019)
Official Selection, The Date – Inside Out Film Festival (Ottowa, 2019)



Nominated “Best Cinematography” for Angst Watersprite Festival (Cambridge, 2017)
Official Selection, Angst – Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, 2017)
Official Selection, Angst – East End Film Festival (London, 2017)