Team

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Paul Egan (Writer-Producer)

Paul is one of South Africa’s most respected producers, responsible for multi-award-winning films including Snake (2024), Kaalgat Karel (2020), which he also co-wrote, and 1994: the Bloody Miracle, about the lead-up to South Africa’s first democratic elections. He also produced the documentary Forerunners, broadcast by Al Jazeera and screened at over fifty festivals world-wide. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch and specialises in strategic marketing.

Paul Egan (Writer-Producer)

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Meg Rickards (Writer/Director)

Prior to directing Snake (2024), Meg has helmed three feature films, Atlantis, Kaalgat Karel and Tess, and a mini-series, Land of Thirst. She also co-directed a feature documentary called 1994: the Bloody Miracle together with Bert Haitsma. Meg is committed to telling authentic local stories across different genres, and is passionate about skills transfer, regularly training young filmmakers. Meg holds a doctorate in Film Studies from the University of Cape Town and has a number of written publications to her name.

Meg Rickards (Writer/Director)

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Bert Haitsma (Director-Cinematographer)

Bert has collaborated with Meg Rickards as cinematographer on Snake, Atlantis, Kaalgat Karel and Tess. He also worked with her as co-director and cinematographer on 1994:the Bloody Miracle. Bert has worked as a Director of Photography both in Europe and Africa, filming documentaries, feature films and drama series. Bert’s work has won various awards, including the Best Cinematography Award at the Silwerskermfees for Tess. He is a member of the Netherlands Society of Cinematography.

Bert Haitsma (Director-Cinematographer)

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Mustapha Hendricks (Writer-Producer)

Born in Cape Town, Mustapha graduated with a BA Honours in Film and Screenwriting from the University of Cape Town. He has a passion for storytelling in all its forms. To date he has written more than 200 scripts for animated children’s TV shows and e-learning series for international clients. He works as a curriculum specialist for a Swedish-Canadian digital learning company. His current projects include two local feature film screenplays commissioned by Multichoice and his first novel, a children’s fantasy set in Cape Town.

Mustapha Hendricks (Writer-Producer)