Don Boyd began his career at the BBC. In his twenties he directed commercials (Coca Cola, Chrysler) and two feature films including East of Elephant Rock starring John Hurt premiered at the London Film Festival. In the 1980’s he produced several celebrated British films - Scum, Look Back In Anger (with Malcom Macdowell), The Tempest, The Great Rock’n Roll Swindle, Aria (Palme D’Or nominated opera film featuring the work of Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell and Nicolas Roeg), and War Requiem starring Laurence Olivier and Tilda Swinton. In 1989 he returned to his directorial career with Goldeneye starring Charles Dance, Twenty One (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance), Kleptomania, Lucia and My Kingdom starring Richard Harris. He directed several BBC documentaries including an award winning series featuring Goldie Hawn, Burt Reynolds, Lisa Minelli, Rosanne Barr and Charlton Heston. During the last decade he directed over 100 hours of arts programming for the online channel Hibrow.
Panamanian attorney and diplomat, Rodrigo, is the author of the short story, Magic. With previous credit in television (Panama Jackpot), his industry experience includes writing, directing and producing for stage; as well as live music and artist management. He is a director and founding partner of South African media company Rodway Productions.
South African born Carole Prentice started her career by working for platforms such as the South African Broadcast Services, TV Sport Department as well as radio. Her journey progressed to the world of commercials, working with established brands such as Pepsi, Audi, BMW, Vodaphone and Microsoft to name but a few. Her passion for travelling and film producing ignited her participation in numerous projects across the globe including Nomad, The Gospel of Acts, The World Unseen and Themba. Now based in Dubai, Carole’s latest productions include box office hits such as The Perfect Wave and Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Beyond.
SIMON NAPIER BELL
Executive Producer/ Music Supervisor
Simon is a British author, songwriter, film producer, and rock manager. The music mogul has managed artists: The Yardbirds, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Marc Bolan, Ultravox, Boney M, and Wham! Hit songs including ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, and his film credit includes ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘Foreign Skies’, ‘Pirate Radio’, and ‘To be Frank’.
A partner at Rodway Productions, Panamanian businessman and electrical engineer Galileo has extensive entrepreneurial experience with global exposure in South America, Europe, the Middle East, China and South Africa.
South African actor, Thabo is a director and partner at Rodway Productions. His acting credits include British television series Wild at Heart, American series Homeland, and upcoming BET series, Madiba. His film career includes The Giver and the lead in biographical epic Kalushi - the Story of Solomon Mahlangu.
A South African actor born into an acting family, Garion studied Drama at school and was top practical student in his final year. Garion is lead vocalist and lyricist for his band Mullen Avenue. Garion has been appeared on SABC in Soul Buddyz Series 5, in Generations The Legacy and in Isidingo. He has appeared internationally in The Prisoner (2009), The Gamechangers (2015) and as a leading role in Shepherds and Butchers (2016).
Andres is a Swiss film director and graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has worked as cinematographer on numerous films including Walk Away Renee (dir. Jonathan Caouette) which was presented during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He has directed films for French channels like Cine+, Toute l’Histoire (AB), and Arte Creative
TASCHA VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
With a B-Tech in Performing Arts Technology, Natascha has extensive experience working within the South African Television and Film industry. Holding the title of Production Manager on SABC3’s series ‘Heaven Can Wait’, feature film ‘As Jy Sing’, SABC2 drama Geraamtes in die Kas and many more, her expertise has evolved as with the role of Line Producer for projects such as feature film ‘Dis ek Anna’, series ‘Sara se Geheim’, feature film ‘Nommer 37’ and ‘Susters’.
JONATHAN WAYNE SMITH
Wayne is a South African journalist, actor & screenwriter. He has appeared in various roles in the South African TV industry & is a collaborating writer at publication Embassy Direct. He is a founding partner of Rodway Productions, & currently pursuing a Masters degree in Cinematography at the University of Pretoria.
Monique is a South African digital designer, brand consultant and marketing specialist. Spending most of her personal and professional life in London, Monique earned her BA (Hons) in Fashion Promotion and Imaging at the University of the Creative Arts London. Her experience working with renowned publications and fashion brands within the creative realms of design and marketing, such as Wallpaper Magazine and Damaris & Mimi Holliday, equipped her with international experience and a network of contacts. Newly back in South Africa, Monique has taken on new endeavors such as building her own company and spreading her creative flair across all sectors.