Our Team

Jo Menell

Director

Menell is an award-winning television reporter, producer and director. He received an MA in Anthropology from Trinity College Cambridge, before joining the BBC as a reporter.

He soon graduated to produce and direct current affairs documentaries such as the BBC’s Panorama and ITV’s This Week.

In 1969, the South African government banned him as a result of the three documentaries he produced and directed on the country. He has since worked internationally for television stations in Chile, Brazil and the United States.

In 1996, he received an Academy Award nomination for directing Mandela. Menell moved to South Africa in 2006 and currently lives in Hout Bay.

Richard Mills
Mills is a film editor, producer, director and cameraman. Educated in South Africa, he lived ...
Shelley Barry
Barry is an award-winning filmmaker, poet and lecturer. After graduating from the universities of Cape ...
Jo Menell
Menell is an award-winning television reporter, producer and director. He received an MA in Anthropology ...
Barbara Masekela
Anti-apartheid stalwart and sister of legendary musician Hugh, Masekela is a long-serving African National Congress ...

Other members of our team

Kayla Stamps
Kayla Stamps is pursuing her Masters at the University of Southern California. She is currently ...
Wanga Mafenuka
Wanga started rapping in 1996. He tells classic stories in xhosa slang known as " ...
Leyche’ Carelse
Leyche Carelse born in 1998 in Cape Town, Western Cape. She studied Film and Television ...
Primrose Mrwebi
Writer, performer, and poet, Primrose Mrwebi has written and edited for titles such as Cosmopolitan, Fairlady, Bona, Abafazi, Student Life and many ...
Banele Poni
Banele Poni was born in the Western Cape but his roots are in Gcuwa – ...
Wisaal Abrahams
Wisaal was selected as a South African Youth Leader Representative at a UN MDG Conference ...
Esley Anne Philander
Filmmaker and Community Journalist, Esley Philander has a BA (Hons) and  was awarded an Andrew ...