About Us


The Film Factory is one of the most celebrated feature film production houses in South Africa and has been developing, funding and producing feature films in a service, co-production and production capacity since 2004.

Centrally located in Johannesburg, The Film Factory continuously breaks new ground with the skilful guidance of producers Danie Bester and Dries Scholtz, who work tirelessly on their craft to distinguish The Film Factory as a hub of innovation and excellence.

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Danie Bester is the producer of more than twenty-five South African feature films including Vir die Voëls, Stroomop, Vir Altyd, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling, Pad na Jou Hart, Hoofmeisie, Bakgat! and Fiela se Kind.

Vir Altyd is, to date, the highest grossing Afrikaans feature film at the South African box-office and was produced by The Film Factory. The company also produced Ouma se Slim Kind, South Africa’s official entry for the 2008 foreign language category of the Academy Awards.

Dries Scholtz, a partner since 2012, co-produced Ek Joke Net and Ek Joke Net 2, Agent 2000 and Jou Romeo with Danie. Dries also produced the multiple award-winning Meerkat Maantuig and the highly anticipated Toorbos with South African producing legend André Scholtz.

The Film Factory is a socially responsible and non-discriminatory company that develops young talent and strives to empower and uplift the South African film industry.

Meaningfully contributing to the culture and nation-building of the country by telling highly entertaining, truly South African stories with universal appeal, The Film Factory offers real investment opportunities for investors as well as brand exposure for partners.