Neil Brandt | Executive Producer |Storyscope


 Neil Brandt is a multi-award winning filmmaker and producer, comfortable working across genres, cultures and time zones, drawn to films exploring personal and political revolutions. A founding member of Storyscope in Johannesburg, Neil is committed to celebrating authentic African voices that challenge stereotypes.  An undergraduate in Economics and a post-graduate in International Law from the University of Cape Town, Neil has worked in volatile spaces across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.  His non-fiction films have broadcast on Al Jazeera, ARTE, VPRO, Sundance Channel, BBC, PBS, ZDF, NHK, CGTN and others. In South Africa he has executive produced multiple local drama series including Hustle (eTV), Keeping Score (SABC1) and Emoyeni (SABC1). His most recent documentary, “Influence” (Diane Neille and Richard Poplak), a global-trotting political thriller in a time where democracy is up for sale, competed in official competition at Sundance 2020. The Canadian/South African official co-production is currently on the global festival circuit and was the opening film of Encounters International Documentary Festival 2020. Neil is currently serving on the boards of the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) and the Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI).


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