Sinamatella Productions is an African-focused, Cape Town-based visual storytelling company. Over the past 11 years, we've developed a track record of taking documentary films from a seed of an idea through to big and small screens.
Our films have won awards on four continents, played in festivals from Istanbul to Vancouver and have been broadcast by CBC in Canada; SBS in Australia; VRT, Setanta, BBC and Sky in Europe, MultiChoice in Africa and NBC Universal in the US.
Sinamatella has worked with partners such as Barclays, Singita, Nederburg, The Body Shop, Wildlife ACT Fund, Dimension Data, Woolworths, Anderson Expeditions, SuperSport, Cricket South Africa, Return Africa, Stellenbosch University and Angama Mara to bring interesting stories to life.
We have been fortunate enough to film in Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Chad, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and across South Africa.
Sinamatella's projects, in development or distribution, have participated in:
*2011 Banff Adventure Filmmakers Workshop
*2014 Hot Doc Dealmakers Forum
*2014 Berlinale Talents Campus Durban
*2014 & 2016 Durban Film Marts
*2016 Lisbon Docs Film Market & Finance Forum
Sinamatella Productions is helmed by director/producer, James Walsh. We are lucky to work with some very talented people to make our stories come to life:
Editing: Kat Millar, Jaco Laubscher, Dan Mitchell
Cinematography: Andrew King, Shaun Lee
Sound Design & Mixing: Origin Audio
Motion Graphics: Motif Studios
“What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought. I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense that we are the same, we are one.” - David Hockney