Jeremy’s focus is on telling commercial, challenging stories that are innovative, unique and suitable to be financed and produced in Africa. Jeremy has produced filmed content across the entire spectrum, including feature films, television series, feature documentaries short films and commercials. He produces for the cinema and television, mobile and Internet distribution platforms. He has produced content in South Africa, Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.
Some of his recent work includes:
CANNES South Africa Factory:
co-directed by 4 teams of 2 directors, including South Africans Zee Ntuli, Sheetal Magan, Zamo Mhkwanazi, Sam Nell – Opening Day Cannes La Quinzaine, 2016.
MANDELA’S GUN – in post production - 2015
Director: John Irvin (UK, Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy, Hamburger Hill, When the Trumpets Fade)
Written by Malcolm Purkey and Athos Kyriakides, In association with DAC, IDC, Lottery, DTI, AARC (Algeria), A Co-production with Dearheart Productions (UK)
CUCKOLD by Charlie Vundla – feature film, Toronto, Chicago, LA Fest, NYC Africa, 2015
BLOOD LIONS by Bruce Young and Nic Chevallier – feature documentary, PBS, Discovery, 150 countries worldwide – 2015
LAYLA – MAIN COMPETITION BERLIN 2013 – Jury Special Mention
Written and directed by Pia Marais
Co-Writer: Horst Markgraaf
Producers: Pandora Film (Germany)
Co-Producers: Spier Films (SA), Topkapi (Holland), Cinema Defacto (France)
Cast: August Diehl (Salt, Inglorious Basterds), Ryna Campbell
Sales: The Match Factory
DURBAN POISON (2013) - Durban FF, Best SA Film
Written and Directed by Andrew Worsdale Pusan, London, Goa, Dubai - 2013
HOW TO STEAL 2 MILLION – (89 min, 2011)
Written and directed by Charlie Vundla
Sales: xyz Films (USA)
Festivals: Durban, Fantastic Fest 2011,
AMAAs 2012, Best Film, Director, Supporting Actress, Editor
THE ITALIAN CONSUL – (90 min ,2011)
Written and directed by Antonio Falduto
Co-written by Akiedah Mohamed
Co-Produced by Alba Produzione, Zebra X Pictures (Italy)
Sales: RAI Cinema
Festivals: Taormina 2011
STATE OF VIOLENCE (2010)
Written and Directed by Khalo Matabane
Sales: Pyramide Films (France)
Festivals: Durban (Opening Night), Toronto, Pusan, Dubai 2010, Berlin (2011)
AMAAs 2012: Best African Language film, Best Sound
SHIRLEY ADAMS (91 minutes, 2009)
Written and directed by Oliver Hermanus
Festivals: Locarno, Durban, Dubai, Toronto Discovery, London, Amiens 09
Best SA Film, New Director, Actress, Durban, 2009
Best Film, Director, Actress, SAFTAS, 2010, Best Film, Amiens, 2010
Best Actress, Vues D’Afrique, Reunion, Carthage, Dubai
FIPRESCI Critics, Carthage, 2010
Sales: Visit Films (USA)
IZULU LAMI (MY SECRET SKY) (95’, 2009)
Directed by Madoda Ncayiyana
Festivals: Dubai 08, Tarfia,
Best Supporting Actor, Art Director, SAFTAS
Best Film, Pan African Festival, Cannes, France
Signis Award, Zanzibar, 2009
ZIMBABWE (82’, 2008)
Directed by Darrell Roodt
BUNNY CHOW (95’, 2006)
Directed by John Barker
Festivals: Toronto 2006, AFI Los Angeles, Rotterdam
Sales: USA, UK
Best New Director, Sithengi, 2006
THE FLYER (94’, 2005),
Director: Revel Fox
Festivals: 2006 Locarno
Sales: M-NET (South Africa), Ster Kinekor
>MAX AND MONA
Directed by Teddy Mattera
Festivals: Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso, Best 1st Film
Sales: USA – Global Film Initiative, Africa – SABC, Ster Kinekor
FORGIVENESS (112 min, 2004)
Directed by Ian Gabriel
Sales: Fortissimo Film Sales, USA, Australia, Scandinavia, Italy, Israel, Germany, France, Thailand
WAH-WAH (110 min, 2005)
Directed by Richard E Grant, with Julie Walters, Emily Watson
Sales: The Works
Festivals: Edinburgh Opening Night Film
BOESMAN AND LENA (90’, 2000), starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett,
Co-production with Pathe Image (France),
Directed by American veteran John Berry. Based on the play by Athol Fugard.
Festivals: 2000 Berlin, New York Film Festival, Telluride
Theatrical release in the USA (Kino Films), France (Pathe) and UK (Pathe).
JUMP THE GUN (120’, 1996) for Channel Four (UK) directed by Les Blair.
Awards: M-NET All Africa Awards: Best Anglophone Film, Best Actress, Best Newcomer and Best Sound.
THE QUARRY (110’, 1997) directed by Marion Hansel.
Based on the novel by South African writer Damon Galgut,
Co-production between Spain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Italy.
Awards: Best Film, 1998 Montreal Film Festival.
SHOT DOWN (100’, 1986). Directed by Andrew Worsdale
Banned in South Africa for 10 years. Mannheim, Hong Kong, Cinema Giovanni (Turin) 1987 L’Age d’Or, Belgium, Foyle (Ireland) 1988
THE SHADOWED MIND (90’1988), directed by Cedric Sundstrom, for Cannon Films
FATHER CHRISTMAS DOES NOT COME HERE ANYMORE (13 MINS)
Best Short Film – Tribeca, New York, 2010
AFRICA DREAMING (6 x 26’), each film set in a different country in Africa.
La Sept/Arte (France), Fonds Sud, Canal France International, Canal Horizon, Ministry of Co-Operation (all of France), Hubert Bals Fund, NPS, Hivos, (Holland), SABC (South Africa), YLE TV2 (Finland) and COE (Italy).
SO BE IT - Joseph Gai Ramaka (Senegal)
Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, 1997, Best Short Film
SABRYIA - Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania/Tunisia)
Prix de la Co-Operation, FESPACO, Prix Special Jury, Clermont-Ferrand, France
MAMLAMBO - Palesa ka Letlaka (South Africa)
Best Short Film, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
SOPHIA’S HOMECOMING - Richard Pakleppa (Namibia)
THE LAST PICTURE - Farai Sevenzo (Zimbabwe)
THE GAZE OF THE STARS - Joao Ribeiro (Mozambique)
SA SHORT AND CURLIES for Film Four (UK) and the SABC with support from the Department of Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, distributed by Atomfilms over the Internet.
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN DROWNING (11’) by Teboho Mahlatsi
Silver Lion, Best Short Film, Venice Film Festival, 1999
LUCKY DAY (11’) by Brian Tilley
Best of Fest, Edinburgh, 1999
HUSK (11’) by Jeremy Handler
Cannes Short Film Official Main Competition, 1999
THE VOW (11’) by Junaid Ahmed
WATERCOLOURS (11’) by Nantie Steyn
THE FOREIGNER (17’) directed by Zola Maseko, for La Sept/arte (France) and Channel Four (UK)
Best Film, Urban World (NYC, 1998), Milan African Festival, 2nd Best Short (1998)
DE VOORTREKKERS (6’, 1987) directed by Giulio Biccari, Mathew Krause and Jeremy Nathan
THE BURDEN (26’, 1989), directed by Ken Kaplan starring Thomas Mogatlane
THE SOLDIER (12’, 1992), directed by Giulio Biccari, Mathew Krause and Jeremy Nathan
ROOM 9 (2012/3): 13 x 48 min TV drama series, Online & Mobile content, directed by Darrell Roodt, Athos Kyriakides, Zee Ntuli, Adze Ugah, Charlie Vundla,
Global Sales: Cote Ouest Audiovisual
MSHIKA-SHIKA: 10 x 48 minutes, 2011/12 for Mzansi/MNET
directed by Zee Ntuli, Zuko Nodada, Athos Kyriakides for Mzansi
THE LINE (a.k.a. IN A TIME OF VIOLENCE; 3 x 52 min – 1993/4)
For Channel 4 (UK), ZDF/ARTE (France, Germany), NPS (Holland), YLE TV2 (Finland), SABC (South Africa), NBC (Namibia) and NCDO (Holland).
Awards: an ARTES for Best Director, and a Special Award from the Milan African Film Festival in 1994
BLOOD LIONS (85 mins), 2015, feature documentary
Producers: Pippa Hankinson, Jeremy Nathan, Andrew Venter (Wildlands)
Directors: Bruce Young, Nick Chevallier
World Premier: Durban 2015
World Sales: PBS
Regional Producer for STEPS (2001), a series of 40 documentaries on HIV/Aids in Southern Africa.
Broadcasters include: BBC, YLE TV2, arte, CBC, SABC, NPS, NRK, ORF, TV Ontario, RTBF, SBS, SVT.
THE GREAT DANCE (75’, 2000), feature documentary
Producer: Ellen Windemuth
Directors: Craig and Damon Foster. Worldwide distribution: Off-The-Fence (Holland)
Awards: Golden Pandas for Best Film, Audience Choice Award and Best Script at Wildscreen 2000.
A LETTER TO MY COUSIN IN CHINA (52 minutes, 2000), feature documentary
Directed by Henion Han
HARD BALL (4 x 26’, 1999) – Junaid Ahmed
A history of black cricket in South Africa for SABC
NEW VOICES, NEW VISIONS (6 x 26min)
First time South African directors for Discovery Channel (Europe).
The directors include Junaid Ahmed, Palesa ka Letlaka, Robbie Thorpe, Thulani Mokoena, and Munier Parker.
JOBURG STORIES (75’ feature documentary)
For La Sept/arte (France) and Channel Four (UK),
Directed by Brian Tilley and Oliver Schmitz
ULIBAMBE LINGASHONI – HOLD UP THE SUN, a 5 hour (5 x 52 min) Documentary series on the history of the African National Congress (ANC)
Best Documentary at the Tonight Awards in South Africa, 1994.
Sales: SABC, MNET (South Africa)
A SAVAGE WAR OF PEACE (50’), directed by Laurence Dworkin
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHRIS HANI (52’), directed by Junaid Ahmed and Ken Kaplan
HLANGANANI – A HISTORY OF COSATU (26 minutes), directed by Brian Tilley
TAMBOVILLE (52 minutes), directed by Shelley Wells