What if a company is not primarily about profit, but about social change?

We are a full service production company based in Cape Town, South Africa, serving clients both locally and around the world. We believe in operating at the highest level, whilst bringing significant, lasting change to marginalised communities like Manenberg.

Alongside our commercial work, we make films aimed at re-framing the narrative in the community and we run a regular film school to foster local talent and give students opportunity to enter the industry.


Nick Lear is a sought after British film editor who has cut with Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and vlogger Louis Cole. He has won two D&AD pencils and had his work shown at Cannes. He recently completed a feature length documentary for Discovery+.

He is now based in Cape Town where he runs Manenberg Films as well as continuing his career as a documentary and commercials film editor.

View his reel here and his IMDb credits here.
Freddie Reed is a highly talented British DoP and photographer who co-founded the London production company Candour Creative.

He continues to do freelance work around the world as well as dedicating himself to teaching and training in Manenberg.

View his reel here and follow him on instagram here.
Aldridge Beck is Manenberg Films' first intern.

He came through the film school and now goes on shoots as well as taking on the editing work for one of our clients.

His editing level grew to the stage that he has gained a long term editing contract with a Cape Town company.



Manenberg Films NPC is a registered non-profit company (NPC no: 2019/188755/08) and has both NPO status (NPO no: 226-534 NPO) and PBO 18A status (PBO no: 930067087).

This means we can recieve tax-deductable donations to support our work in Manenberg and the surrounding townships. We are a level one BEE organisation (affidavit available on request). We have a board and year-end financial accountability. Our lawyers are NGO Law and our accountants are Xero specialists CloudworX.

We are a new breed of social business, combinging the best of business and charity to bring lasting change in a troubled community.