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THE STORY OF AMANI MEDIA

At Amani Media, we are a group of seasoned specialists passionate about storytelling and helping to bring the director’s vision to life. With accomplished designers and some of the most creative minds in the industry, our Production Design Agency delivers on every project, from concept all the way to the finished product.

We thrive in collaborative environments, and believe the best results come from working together and challenging one another to come up with new ideas. We use a wide range of techniques and offer a variety of production design services customized to the specific needs of our clients.

What We Stand For

Amani: Meaning "peace", "asperation" or "The Future".​

Christoph Du Preez
Abubaker Booley
Dylan van Ginkel
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Christoph du Preez

Director of Photography 

(Founder)

I, Christoph du Preez originally started "Focus Photography & Videography" in 2019, but recently switched the name to Amani-Media

I have been a videographer for over 3 years.

I am studying Motion Picture Medium (Film) at AFDA Cape Town and online at "Tomorrow's Filmmaker's" film school based in New York.

 

I am the founder of Amani-Media. Discover my creative journey as a Cinematographer through our latest feature. Over the past four years, I've worked on various projects, from clothing promotional videos to surf documentaries and water polo advertisements. Throughout 2022 - 2024, I contributed to a couple of independent film productions, taking on roles such as art director, DoP (Director of photography), Co-Producer and Assistant director. Join us as we explore and redefine visual storytelling with every project here at Amani-Media

Abubaker Booley

Producer

I grew up in Cape Town from a multicultural background, I've always been a creative whether it was writing stories in school or creating videos. I was into movies at a young age and started writing movies when I started high school. Business has always been my strength, I come from a long line of great business men. Now I've committed my life to cinema, my goal is to create stories that stand the test of time with its meaning prevailing through generations.

 

I was mentored by a few industry people, directors, writers and producers. Through these connections I've found myself on many sets throughout my life. From low budget independent films and television series to large scale Netflix Productions worth millions such as "Fatal Desires". I've been on commercial sets for many brands and have worked as an assistant in many departments.

Dylan van Ginkel

Marketing Manager

Hey there! I’m Dylan, I was raised in a small coastal town in cape town. I grew up surfing and exploring nature, my upbringing really shaped who I am as a person today. I am currently working/ involved with Amani media running the social media and marketing aspect.

I have gained experience over the last few years running my personal and several business accounts via different platforms of social media. I have had great success with these accounts and have gained an understanding on the trends and how social media algorithms work. I really enjoy watching my creations grow and this directly translates to the media aspect of business as I help grow traffic through pages and create a platform most suited for each business.

Pema De Wet

Marketing Manager

Hey there! I’m Dylan, I was raised in a small coastal town in cape town. I grew up surfing and exploring nature, my upbringing really shaped who I am as a person today. I am currently working/ involved with Amani media running the social media and marketing aspect.

I have gained experience over the last few years running my personal and several business accounts via different platforms of social media. I have had great success with these accounts and have gained an understanding on the trends and how social media algorithms work. I really enjoy watching my creations grow and this directly translates to the media aspect of business as I help grow traffic through pages and create a platform most suited for each business.

Christoph
Pema De Wet
Dylan
Stefan Kasselman
Esmari Swanepoel
Morne Wessels

Stefan Kasselman

Photographer

Hey there, I'm Stefan "Frost" Kasselman, a photographer and photo editor for Amani Media, calling the coastal town of Strand, my home. My journey with photography started with capturing the beauty of nature and gradually shifted towards snapping portraits. There's something special about working one-on-one with people; I find it incredibly rewarding. I'm all about creating visual art, I believe that you can inspire with just a photo. These days, most of my gigs revolve around portrait photoshoots, though I do sprinkle in some product shoots, sports, weddings and more. On top of that, I also dabble in cinematography with Stellar Studios and Project X Productions. I've gotten good at setting up lighting for portraits and products, nailing down compositions, and I'm handy with Adobe Light room Classic and Mobile.

Esmari Swanepoel

Editing Team

I grew up in Pretoria, I moved to Cape Town to pursue my passion in film. I was always involved in the creative arts whether it was writing stories or acting in plays. Once I started getting exposure to what film is all about I discovered my passion does not lie in acting but rather in the Motion Picture.

 

I have been on 2 low budget sets. I continuously strive to better my craft. My editing abilities have been put to the test through time on low budget sets and on bigger projects. I don’t consider myself a pro, I believe a person never stops growing and learning.

Morne Wessels

Editing Team

I am an editor who grew up with film being part of everyday life. This allowed me to grow a fondness to film and how films are made, most specifically edited. I come from a diverse upbringing that allowed me to grow and learn creatively and After putting in many hours into my craft it's become a part of who I am.

 

I enjoy telling stories with my skills, creating the flows of emotions that draw people in and allow the videos to have a lasting impact on them. I will always do my best to make sure that the vision and story of the videos are the frontline of the content.

Stefan
Esmari
Morne
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