AT THE HELM
The company’s creative compass
Desiree Markgraaff, Angus Gibson, Teboho Mahlatsi
Managing Director & Producer
Desiree has a rare combination of skills. She is a driving force in both the creative and business dimensions of the company. Equally skilled at managing large budgets as she is at creating dramatic story lines. She has over 25 years experience in film and television production both locally and internationally. Her productions have won awards all over the world. She was chairperson of the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) for 8 years and is on the board of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). Desiree is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative.
Producer & Director
Angus Gibson’s creative talents extend from documentary to television drama and museum installations. His Academy Award-nominated documentary, Mandela, Son of Africa, Father of a Nation, is a definitive chronicle of Africa’s greatest freedom fighter.He co-created and co-directed the multi-award winning television drama series Yizo Yizo. His documentary 28UP South Africa was nominated for a Bafta this year. He is creatively involved in every one of Bomb’s projects.
Teboho Mahlatsi is one of South Africa’s foremost directors. From the groundbreaking Yizo Yizo which won numerous awards, to his masterful short film Portrait of a Young Man Drowning, which won the coveted Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1999 his work is acclaimed both locally and internationally. His focus for the past 8 years has been in commercials where he has directed over 150 visually unique and authentic South African commercials.