About Us


The Film Factory is one of the leading award-winning local film production companies in South Africa and develops, funds and produces films for the South African and international market.

This company continuously strives towards being a pioneer in the South African film industry. Under the experienced leadership of the producers, Danie Bester and Dries Scholtz, and The Film Factory’s excellent team, there is a constant drive to uphold their reputation as a leader in innovation and excellence.

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Danie Bester is the producer of 22 South African films, including the successful teenage-comedy trilogy, Bakgat!, the blockbusters: Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling; Wolwedans in die Skemer, Hoofmeisie, Pad na jou Hart, Vir Altyd and Vir die Voëls.

The award-winning films Roepman and Verraaiers were also produced by The Film Factory.

Dries Scholtz, a partner since 2012, produced Ek Joke Net, Ek Joke Net 2, Agent 2000 and Jou Romeo with Danie Bester, and the feature film Meerkat Maantuig with the South African film legend André Scholtz.

The feature films Vuil Wasgoed and Vaselinetjie, were both released in 2017.

It is The Film Factory’s goal to continuously strive towards an unforgettable contribution to the culture and nation building of South Africa, through the creation of highly entertaining and original local stories with a universal appeal.

The Film Factory is a viable, social-responsible and comprehensive company that enhances the South African culture and film industry, with true investing opportunities for investors and trademark exposure for partners.