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Who we are - Reel Epics Productions

Our work is sometimes offbeat and unexpected. At times it’s sensitively treated and research-driven. Whichever way you prefer, we take your story and make it epic.

MIA CILLIERS
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER

Mia has an uncanny sense of direction both on the streets and on set. She co-created The White Folks web series, won a best director SAFTA and her films have premiered at several film festivals. While her colleagues completed their master’s degrees in one city, Mia traversed hers in Cape Town, Berlin and Los Angeles, making her almost as well-travelled as Jackie. In her spare time, she likes to create things from clay, but that doesn’t make her (or her wonky ashtrays) any less epic!

NICOLE BAILEY
CREATIVE PRODUCER

Nicole has had a multitude of highly varied roles in her career, not least because she used to be an actress. And then one day she pretended to be a Producer and decided to become a one for real life. Nicole uses her eagle-eye for detail to refine, polish and deliver scintillating, masterful content and her schmoozing skills for strategy and commercial opportunity. Her addiction to whiteboards is weird, and she still dreams about becoming the next Brooke Logan-Forrester, but that doesn’t make her (or her boss-ability) any less epic!

DANIEL NDEVU
PRODUCER / EDITOR

Raised on his grandfather’s Karoo farm, Daniel grew up singing to the goats while dreaming of becoming a country singer. After moving to Cape Town, a stint on the set of Black Sails pivoted his interest in film. At university, he produced a short documentary about dragonflies, which won a SAFTA. Intent on adventure, Daniel moved to Tokyo where he impact produced his first feature-length documentary, Ushiku. Daniel never became the next Dolly Parton but that doesn’t make him (or his goat singing) any less epic!

JURG SLABBERT
EDITOR / DIRECTOR

Jurg has always been the tallest person in a group. Many believed he would become a rugby player, but the arts lured him instead. He carved out a career first as a multimedia journalist, then as a documentary filmmaker acquiring a master’s degree from the DOC NOMADS consortium along the way. When he’s not climbing Kilimanjaro or filming political riots, you’ll find Jurg quoting his favourite film, Muriel’s Wedding, but that doesn’t make him (or his bad Australian accent) any less epic!

JACKIE RUTH MURRAY
CREATIVE PRODUCER / RESEARCHER

When she’s not hanging with her furkid, Jess, Jackie is putting her years of camera experience to working with refugees, HIV/Aids activists, street children, and township entrepreneurs like Monwabisi who, by the way, makes the best slap chips in Langa. Jackie’s extensive global travels have taught her some valuable life lessons, although these haven’t always worked in her favour — she slept through Mia’s thirtieth birthday party, but that doesn’t make her (or the party) any less epic!

KOOS
FE-LINE PRODUCER

With her pawsitive cattitude, our in-house Fe-Line Producer, Koos, is the cat’s meow of the film industry! She’s always ready to pounce on a new project and bring her stunning purrspective (on)to the table. When she’s not sharpening her claws on the cutting room floor or navigating the mouse-traps of big-budget productions, Koos loves to spend her days sleeping on the job (and on her colleagues’ MacBooks). Like Nicole, Koos harbours an addiction to whiteboards and wandering over keyboards, but that doesn’t make her (or her typing skills) any less epic!