INTERNS

We’re excited to offer Film Production internships in a wide range of skill paths. Our interns get to work with our partner organisations on local and international films, series and productions opening up career opportunities. Applications to join internship programmes – which the SA FILM Academy manages as MICTSeta accredited training provider – will be posted as-and-when internships become available.

AIMEE LAKEY

I am 22 years old, born and raised in Cape Town and a CPUT Film & Video Technology Graduate.

The moulding of my passion for storytelling and creation started at a young age. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to explore art forms like dance, music and drama throughout my childhood. Little did I know that that later in life all these media would slowly forge my path and fuel my passion for combining various forms into something I call Film, a medium where all these elements are alive and hopefully, communicate something meaningful to the world around me.

My goal in life is to continue learning about the art of storytelling through the exploration of film. I would like to work towards establishing myself as a writer and director. I enjoy reading books, visiting art galleries and watching films.

ANDILE “JUST ANDY” MALINDI

“FOR ME, THE CAMERA IS A SKETCHBOOK, AN INSTRUMENT OF INTUITION AND SPONTANEITY”

I’m a young creative with a diploma in Photography and degree in Multimedia, from the Vaal University of Technology, as well as a great passion for all things related to the camera.

I share the famous words of Henri Cartier-Bresson when he said: “For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity”. With these words I stand to believe that, I try to involve in the movie, the documentary, or just even a simple photograph, time, space, frame-of-mind and a lot of other things which are a part of my life but not connecting directly to what is being captured, but in the end still be able to tell the story.

With a desire to excel in the film industry, I yearn to be recognized as an individual who specialises in the camera department and does whatever it takes to one day be the best DOP.

While gaining experience, I intend to strengthen my existing knowledge and learn first-hand about other key functions and roles within the industry. Although I foresee no possibility of venturing into other departments, for the obvious reason that I love camera work, my goal is to explore my prurient and noble interests, my fascinations, my style and signature, and allow that to show in my work.

I want for people to talk about the conundrum that is me, a female filmmaker whose work is counted amongst the greats. That is my ultimate goal.

ASHLEIGH MEGAN SCHLOSZ

I’VE GOT A DREAM THAT’S WORTH MORE THAN MY SLEEP – Unknown”

I obtained my Advanced Diploma in Sound Engineering from City Varsity, where I focused mainly on Location and Post Sound during my final year. My main interest is on-set location sound recording and all that it involves.

I aim to learn as much as possible about the film industry and everyone involved, how all the departments work together to create art. My long-term goal is to be mixing sound on set of amazing productions. I recently came off Noughts & Crosses and am in the Sound Department on Raised by Wolves 2nd Block.

BONGEKA ZIMEMO

“THE BEST STORIES ARE OFTEN TRUE… THE NARRATIVE OF HUMAN LIFE IS MOST BEAUTIFUL WHEN TOLD TRUTHFULLY AND WITHOUT BOUNDARIES – Shonda Rhimes”

My nickname is Bongy and I’m a Sci-Fi fanatic.

I graduated with a Diploma in Film and Video Technology from CPUT. My chosen career path is script-writing and directing. I hope to achieve more information about the film industry. I hope to come out brave and ready to conquer my goals. I’ve always been so scared to let the world hear my voice. This time I’m hoping to raise my voice so loud so I can be heard.

My Long term goals are to become the best and most professional in my job field. I want to be the greatest script-writer, director there is. It’s always been my dream to make my own films and run my own production company that will not only create content for Africa but Globally. I want to change the world through film & through TV. I want to tell stories that will change people’s lives; stories that people can relate to.

CAITLIN GANGER

“THE DEPTH OF YOUR STRUGGLE WILL DETERMINE THE HEIGHT OF YOUR SUCCESS”

I’m 25. Most people call me “Cait”. I graduated with a National Diploma in Film and Video Technology from CPUT. The career path I hope and dream to work towards and achieve is in Art Department, starting as a Runner, to learn everything and also production as a PA, where I get to learn everything, get to work with people, be on set and get to network.

I hope to grow in the film industry and to get hands-on experience because film schools tend to sugar the industry. I’m willing to learn and work the long hours and learn so much I can create my own films. I hope to learn so much that I can one day pay it forward to someone else in the industry. I want to work well so that I can secure myself a spot with a great team and continue working with them years from now.

My long time goal is to work so hard that my work or name should speak for itself; to grow and glow in this industry and to make drama and film available to kids that are less fortunate. And to tell and create stories that will change people’s lives or just inspire one young mind.

My long time goal is to be successful in this industry.

CARLA TEMMERS

“INSPIRING QUOTES ARE A DIME A DOZEN. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.”

Hi I’m Carla.

CINDY XOLILE MKHWANAZI

“I’VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL – Maya Angelou”

My name is Cindy Xolile Mkhwanazi. I’m an AFDA Higher Certificate in Film and Television Production graduate. I’m currently working as a Green monitor, and the end goal is to become a Green Line Producer.

My journey in this position has sparked a huge interest in combining environmental sustainability with the film and TV industry. I hope to establish myself in both spheres within the next 12-months and hopefully pave the way for budding filmmakers to follow suit.

I’ve always believed in the power of imagery and consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this industry. That said, with great power comes great responsibility, so I plan on using my skills to positively impact the lives of 100 000 people. Some might call it crazy, but I’ve already started with 10 people, so I’m making progress, one soul at a time.

DAVID VAN DYKE

“IN ORDER TO FLY, ALL ONE MUST DO IS SIMPLY MISS THE GROUND.” – Douglas Adams

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Picture Medium, with majors in Directing and Screenwriting from AFDA. I also enjoy editing, and I’ve recently started learning the basics of colour grading.

It is my hope that I’ll be able to gain a foothold in the film industry whilst simultaneously developing my own independent content. My ultimate goal is to become an established filmmaker in both the local and international industries.

DAWIE ROUX

“I MAY NOT HAVE GONE WHERE I INTENDED TO GO, BUT I THINK I HAVE ENDED UP WHERE I INTENDED TO BE.” – Douglas Adams

I have a BA in Motion Picture Art from AFDA Cape Town and my chosen career paths are Sound Designer & Sound Recorder… I aim to further develop my skills as a Sound Artist and slide my foot into the doorway of the industry.

My long-term goal is to have as much fun as possible creating content and pushing art.

DEMI KANNEMEYER

“WITH MY DRIVE AND PASSION, I HOPE TO BE PART OF A NEW GENERATION THAT IS NOT AFRAID TO TACKLE THE UNKNOWN.”

Hi I’m Demi.

GCOBANI PATRICK MBEWE

“ASPIRE TO CLIMB AS HIGH AS YOU CAN.”

My nickname is “Bebe” and I have just recently graduated with a National Diploma in Film and Video Technology at CPUT. My chosen career paths focus on the lighting department and production design.

I hope to achieve a good learning experience and get exposure of how to work on a film set so that I can enhance my skill set based in the film industry.

My long term goal is that one day I want to become a “Gaffer” which is to be the head electrician on a production.

INGA NDZAKAYI

“OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS NOT THAT WE ARE INADEQUATE, OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS THAT WE ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE.”

I am a recent National Diploma in Film and Video Technology graduate from CPUT. As an aspiring Scriptwriter and Director, I am hoping to tell authentic South African stories through filmmaking and television.

I hope to learn invaluable experience in the film and television industry that will equip me to be a great filmmaker in the near future.

My long term goal in life is to become a leading storyteller in the film industry. I hope to be amongst the best directors and scriptwriters that tell real, South African stories with a universal and human experience relatable to all beings. I hope to be amongst the constructers in building a bridge that brings South African stories to the forefront across the globe.

JODY YOUNG

“WORKING ON SCORPION KING – BOOK OF SOULS WAS AN ENLIGHTENING EYE-OPENER & THE PACE ON SET WAS SPELL-BINDING.”

Hi I’m Jody.

JOSHUA APPOLIS

“MY PASSION IS TO BECOME A PRODUCER OR A DIRECTOR.”

Hello, I’m Joshua.

KRITINA MAHARAJ

“YOU CAN’T GO AROUND DIMMING YOUR LIGHT JUST TO BE WALKING WITH SOMEONE ELSE.” – Oprah Winfrey

I have a National Diploma in Video Technology from Durban University of Technology (DUT).

My chosen career path is in Camera Operation mainly in Television and I hope to gain hands- on Experience within the Television and Film Industry to gain more skills that would aid me in my career and long term goal, which is to become a DOP and a Camera Operator in Television Production…

LEZARIO NOBLE JUNIOR RUITERS

“WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY.”

Folks call me `Rio’. I qualified with a BA in Film & Television, at City Varsity. My chosen career paths are Camerawork and Lighting and I hope to learn as much as I can in these fields and to become a valuable asset to the film industry.

Essentially I want to become a cinematographer, and execute some of my dreams in business.

LULEKO STUURMAN

“I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE A SKILLED INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN ADVENTUROUS, DEDICATED, AND PASSIONATE IN PURSUING AND ACHIEVING CAREER GOALS.”

Hi I’m Luleko.

LULEKWA LULU DYASI

“DON’T LET ANYONE ROB YOU OF YOUR IMAGINATION, YOUR CREATIVITY, OR YOUR CURIOSITY. IT’S YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD; IT’S YOUR LIFE. GO ON AND DO ALL YOU CAN WITH IT, AND MAKE IT THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE.” – Mae Jemison

I qualified with a BA in Film & Television from the University of Johannesburg and hope soon to be interning as a Trainee Production Coordinator.

I want to learn many things about what it means to be in a professional film and video environment. I want exposure in different fields of the Film & Television industry and not only to focus on one thing. I believe that this internship will push me into great heights & enable me to spread my wings & fly higher to achieving my long term goals. I have good communication, telephonic, computer, producing, writing & editing skills.

My long term goal in life is to be the best Producer and own a production company so I can hire other aspiring filmmakers who have not yet gained recognition in the industry. I believe that my dedication will turn this dream into reality.

MATSIE LANGA

“I WANT TO WORK WITH SOUTH AFRICAN FILM MAKERS TO PUT SOUTH AFRICA ON THE MAP.”

Hello World! My name is Matsie Langa.

SISIPHO NGODWANE

“THE FILM INDUSTRY & COSTUME ARE MY WAY OF LIFE.”

Hi I’m Sisipho Ngodwane… call me Sisi.

TAMARYN BAKER

“YOU CAN ONLY BE THE BEST IN WHAT YOU DO BY LEARNING FROM OTHERS.”

Hello, my name is Tamaryn-Baker.

THISO HLUMELO

“YOU’LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE COMPANY YOU KEEP.”

I’m better known as Saege. I have a Higher Certificate in Sound Engineering from the Durbanville Audio Engineering College. Not surprisingly, I’m interested in Sound Engineering and I hope to obtain more knowledge about the skillset I chose, not only that but the environment that I’m getting into as well.

My long term goal is to establish and run a record label and a Film production company which I will also use to give back to my community and give the youth in my community a brighter future through music and filming.

WIAN STEENKAMP

“YOU’LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE COMPANY YOU KEEP.”

Hi I’m Wian Steenkamp.

XOLISA KAMTENI

“YOU’LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE COMPANY YOU KEEP.”

Hi I’m Xolisa Kamteni.