Alumni

RECENT FILM & TV GRADUATES

  • Ryley Grunenwald – MA with distinction (Documentary Director)
    “Thanks for the great (screenwriting) course! I learned so much and now have a much better understanding of story structure.”  
  • Richard Muller – BADA (Cinematographer )
  • Darryl Els & Russell Grant  – (BADA – The Bioscope founders)
  • Coal Stove Productions  – (BADA – Wandile Molebatse, Fidel Namisi, Scottness Smith)
  • Nduka Mthambo – MA (Lecturer at University of Johannesburg)
  • Anthony Ambala  – MA (Lecturer at University of Johannesburg)

WITS ALUMNI IN THE FILM & MEDIA WORLD

  • Gary Barber – CEO MGM
  • Lionel Ngakane – FILMMAKER / ACTOR
  • Ed Jordan –  MUSICIAN/COMPOSER/PRESENTER  (BADA 1991):  –  SABC3’s ‘The Wedding Show’, wrote the score for ‘Spud: The Movie’:
  • Atandwa Kani – ACTOR  (BADA 2011)- ‘Blood Diamond’, plays 16-year-old Mandela in ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ out now
  • Nat Ramabulana  – ACTOR  (BADA 2009): ‘The Mating Game’
  • Imran Garda – NEWS ANCHOR
  • Donna Camargo – FX ARTIST (BAFA 2001):   part of the digital effects team that won an Academy Award 2013 for ‘Life of Pi’. Also worked on ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’, ‘The A-Team’, ‘X-Men’.
  • Hanneke Schutte – WRITER/DIRECTOR (PGD Dramatic Art 2006): won the Jameson First Shot competition where she produced a short film, ‘Saving Norman’, under the tutelage of Kevin Spacey and starring Willem Dafoe
  • Michelle Makori – NEWS PRESENTER (BA 1998; BA Hons 2003), hosts CCTV News
  • Gavin Hood – WRITER/DIRECTOR
  • Ken Kaplan – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/LECTURER
  • Craig Freimond – WRITER/DIRECTOR
  • Andrew Worsdale – DIRECTOR
  • Eran Tahor – CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • Giulio Biccari – CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • Ntshaveni wa Luruli – DIRECTOR/LECTURER
  • Samantha Nell – WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
  • Mark Middlewick – WRITER/DIRECTOR