Filmmaker & Writer
I’m fond of caramelised onions, thinking about the world and belly-laughs.
My independent documentaries and art shorts have screened at festivals in Durban, Edinburgh, Makhanda, Vancouver, Cape Town and Berlin. In 2011, my environmental short film, Custom, won the international “Letters from the Sky” climate change art-film competition. My debut novel, The Sea of Wise Insects, won the University of Johannesburg’s Prize for Best Creative Debut.
Some of my interests are memory, the individual in society, animal and environmental rights, and the Anthropocene. I’m currently a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellow in Creative Writing at Rhodes University in Makhanda, South Africa.
The Sea of Wise Insects
My debut novel, The Sea of Wise Insects, won the 2012 University of Johannesburg Creative Writing Prize – debut category.
My 2011 film on the global environmental crisis.
Letters from the Sky – International Festival of Experimental Films on Climate Change.
Letters from Teddy
Screened at the Durban International Film Festival.
An intimate family portrait.
“In those times, in that society, it was a scandal…”
My impartial handbag