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Refilwe Community Project

In November of 2016, I got to go to South Africa (for 2 days…talk about a whirlwind trip) to film for an amazing nonprofit called Refilwe Community Project. Located ~40km from Johannesburg, Refilwe works with orphans, families, women and children to provide education, meals, and housing.

The first video we created was to promote the orphanage at Refilwe. The nonprofit relies solely on donor funding, which makes promotion and eduction so important.

The second video we created (below) was filmed in the neighboring Joe Slovo community. Close to 1500 people live in Joe Slovo, an informal settlement, and poverty runs rampant. Refilwe is working to provide a better life for their neighbors through education and empowerment. We spent a day with a family in Joe Slovo, in an effort to tell their story.

Refilwe, South Africa


We had the opportunity to go to South Africa this week to film for the amazing people at Refilwe Community Project. We will be putting together 3 short videos for them to promote the amazing work they are doing with the orphans, children and families of Johannesburg. Check out their site (link above) and stay tuned for more.

Clark Wedding Movie


I have known Kyle since I was 14 and I have had the privilege of watching him play many roles in his life: skateboarder, snowboarder, rastafarian, GQ, country singer, bull rider, electrician, and so on. Having said that, the most enjoyable role I have seen him play is the role of groom. On September 1, 2013 Kyle married Bridget-a beautifully South African who God uniquely designed just for Kyle (I’m convinced of it). The two of them shared a lot of laughs a love with an intimate gathering of family and friends, on this late summer Santa Cruz afternoon.

Details:

2nd shooter – Melissa Bowen
Venue – Stones and Flowers, Santa Cruz, CA
Lighting – Lightheaded Designs (Nate Lopez…he’s a genius)

Music (as chosen by the couple): “You Are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne; “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Ingrid Michaelson; “Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Camera/equipment specs: Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, 24-105 f/4, Rhino Steadycam

South Africa

My wife and I just booked plane tickets to South Africa and will be heading there in June. I have always wanted to go to South Africa (I’ve been to Northern Africa) and am blessed to be able to do so this year. We have a friend who works at an orphanage called Door of Hope and we will be staying with her in Johannesburg. I will be making a promo video for Door of Hope and we will be working with the kids and helping our friend with her daily routine at the orphanage. At the end of our trip we are going to head down to Cape Town for our 6th wedding anniversary. Not only am I excited for the experience of going to South Africa with my wife, but I am also grateful to be able to make a video for something as important and meaningful as Door of Hope. It has been my goal, from the beginning of this company, to make videos that have meaning and substance and this opportunity provides an avenue for me to use my resources and abilities to do some thing that matters. Dang, sounded cheesy! Anyway, I will keep you posted.

 

Cape Town, South Africa