We specializes in high-end feature films
Man Makes a Picture is a diverse and Independent film & television production company operating from the Old Castle Breweries in Cape Town since 2008.
We create, develop & produce tailor made, bespoke & entertaining content for audiences around the world.
MMAP specializes in high end feature films such as “8” & “The Recce” and has produced 5 short films to date.
TV work includes a big budget, 13 episode series, “It’s Africa’s Time” for CNBC Africa (2014), co-produced 2 gameshows for the legendary brand ATARI (2017), “Codebreaker & Player Up” & “Model” (2019) , a 10 episode reality show encouraging a new environmentally ethical industry.
MMAP also offers a complete off-line editing facility.
We create & produce tailor-made, bespoke & entertaining video content for audiences around the world
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Confucius
The passionate & dedicated creatives
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 co-produced two game shows for the legendary TV Gameshow brand Atari in 2017. He wrapped "Agulhas" Shortfilm in Arniston in 2017 that he also co-produced.
He just wrapped "Model" a 10 episode reality show in Cape Town.
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.
He also edited The Recce (Feature film) that was released in 2018.
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.
Minki did a very successful marketing campaign for MMAP's first feature film, THE RECCE movie, that was released in 2018.
Catherine started her journey in film by gaining a BFA in Film, Photography and the Visual Arts from Ithaca College in upstate New York. During her studies she interned with film companies in both London and Los Angeles in various avenues of the business from Disney Studios to Jeremy Zimmermann Casting. Upon graduation she moved to the West Coast landing first at Todd Philip’s company, Green Hat Films, on the Warner Brother’s lot which later lead her to a job in Paradigm Talent Agency’s literary department. Post her time in the agency world, Catherine worked freelance in production gaining valuable on set experience assisting directors. She later moved to London to further her education and completed her Masters degree in Art and the Visual Culture, while working part time at a documentary film company. Catherine moved back to the USA in 2018 to work on the feature film POMS directed by Zara Hayes. It was during this time she connected with Rose Ganguzza who encouraged her to move to NYC, join her team and pursue a career as an independent producer.
When COVID-19 struck the world Catherine decided to return to her home country South Africa where so many of her passion projects lie. She recently joined the MMAP team where she will be working on international collaborations for new projects.
Jacques has always been passionate about image making for television and the big screen. He graduated from AFDA Cape Town in 2008 and started working as a Digital Imaging Technician on commercials, series and feature films.
This allowed him to work alongside and learn from some of the biggest names to visit Southern Africa. Some of the highlights of his DIT career included working on DREDD (2012, Anthony Dod Mantle), MAD MAX: Fury Road (2015, John Seale) and The Jungle Book: Origins (2018, Michael Seresin).
Jacques has shot numerous documentaries and a few commercials for local television. THE RECCE is his debut as Director of Photography for a feature film. Jacques was nominated at the prestige CAMERIMAGE 2018 Festival in the Debuts Feature Film Cinematography Category for THE RECCE.
Harold Hölscher graduated from the CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts with a list of awards to attest to his talent. In 2002 his experimental musical narrative “In Progress” won awards for directing and the overall production. In the same year he received awards for ’n “Sprokie”, characterized by exquisite visuals and shot on 16mm. He was catapulted to prominence when his short film, iBali won awards for best directing, cinematography, animation, acting and overall excellence at the NTVA’s Stone Awards in 2003. The film was consequently selected for screening at several international festivals including the African Film Festival (Milan), the Commonwealth Film Festival (UK), the Genoa Film Festival, the Locarno Film Festival and Cape Town World Cinema Festival. Being a sought after corporate director, he has since spearheaded commercials for prominent brands and manufacturers like Landrover, Cell C, Thirsti Spring Water, XPanda and Dubizzle.
His feature film debut as director was for "8" which he also wrote and had its World Premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal in July 2019.
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