Documenting stories through moving pictures

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Confucius

About Us

Man Makes a Picture is a film production and service company that has been operating form the Old Castle Brewery building in Woodstock, Cape Town since 2008.

In 2016 MMaP merged with new partners and is currently producing two feature films for cinematic release in South Africa during 2017.

During the past 2 years MMaP produced 3 high quality short films, Juweeldiewe (Jewel Thieves), Jan Umkhwetha and Die Wasgoedlyn (The Washing Line)  for South Africa’s prestigious Kyknet Silwerskerm film festival  (Silver Screen Festival).

During 2013 / 14 MMaP produced It’s Africa’s Time - A big budget 13 episode series on sustainable development through inclusive business, highlighting and showcasing people, planet and profit across Sub Saharan Africa. The show aired on the DSTV’s CNBC Africa channel 410 and several other channels across Africa.

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Coming Soon

We are currently in post-production of, The Recceour first feature film set for cinematic release on 16 June 2017 in South Africa.


After the SADF wrongfully declares young RECCE Henk Viljoen dead behind enemy lines, it’s up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife. With the enemy hot on his trail and a lethal gunshot wound in his gut, Henk’s chances for survival are looking slim as he navigates the treacherous war torn African landscape.


Starring: Greg Kriek, Christia Visser, Maurice Carpede, Marius Weyers, Elsabe Daneel, Albert Maritz, Sonni Chidiebere, Grant Swanby & Terrence Maloyi 

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The Team

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Jac Williams

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

jac@manmakesapicture.co.za
+27 82 560 9226

Jac Williams completed his studies in film in 2005 where after he freelanced on big budget commercials and mini series, working as behind-the-scenes cameraman and chaperone. He joined Jacques to form MMaP in 2008. He has directed and produced numerous documentaries, corporate videos and educational and marketing audio-visuals. In 2012 Jac has worked as both producer and director on It’s Africa’s Time, one of CNBC Africa’s flagship documentary series. The show documents socio-economic upliftment and sustainable development through inclusive business in Africa.

Jac just wrapped Ferdinand van Zyl’s military drama feature film, The Recce, at the end of October, set for cinematic release in June 2017. He is also part of the development and production of the long awaited film trilogy about local South African treasure, Die Swart Kat ( The Black Cat )

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Alan Hayward

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

alan@manmakesapicture.co.za
+27 84 326 4031

Alan began his career in 2005 as a freelancer and later studied film with majors in writing and directing. During 2013 he produced a 13 part series, Grond tot Mond for DSTV's KykNET, a top 5 programme about South Africa's food and fibre value chain, also serving as insert director. His screenplay Juweeldiewe was selected for production for the KykNET Silwerskerm festival 2014 - A stylish, neo-noir crime caper that he also directed and produced with Jac Williams. Alan just wrapped the feature film, The Recce, and is currently focussing on feature films with his sights set on directing his own creations as well as co-producing the long awaited feature film trilogy for local treasure Die Swart Kat (The Black Cat)

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Ferdinand van Zyl

DIRECTOR & WRITER

 ferdinand@manmakesapicture.co.za
+27 82 4677 365

Writer & Director of The Recce, Ferdinand recently joined MMaP. He has been busy with the development of this film for the past two years.

He studied film at UCT and graduated with distinctions in screenwriting. With nothing but a Western Pilot under his arm, Ferdinand knocked on the door of every TV and Film producer he knew, until he eventually secured a couple of TV serial development contracts. Soon after he began to experiment in music videos & short films, where had his first taste at directing his own material.

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Jacques le Roux

HEAD OF POST PRODUCTION

jacques@manmakesapicture.co.za
+27 83 550 3946

Jacques worked as a freelance cameraman and editor in the local industry for five years before starting MMaP with Jac Williams in 2008. Since then he has directed, shot and edited television series, music videos, documentaries, short films and corporate videos.

Jacques is currently busy as head of post production for feature film, The Recce, set for cinematic release in June 2017

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Minki Fourie

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

minki@manmakesapicture.co.za
+27 82 464 0561

Minki is one of those crazy dreamers who gets to live her passion for entrepreneurship, marketing & the film industry every day. She loves to get things done and enjoys life for the fantastic journey that it is...

Minki takes care of our accounts and all marketing and admin related queries. You can also contact her for more information regarding DTI Rebates and the whole application process.

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