Dries Scholtz


Dries Scholtz

Dries Scholtz

In 2005, Dries started out in the industry as a production assistant on the television series Dryfsand. He quickly made a name for himself and worked on various television shows as the unit manager. These included: Amalia, Andries Plak and Feast of the Uninvited, with big directors such as Koos Roets and Katinka Heyns.

He worked his way into the film industry, working on productions such as Mr Bones 2, Bakgat! 2 and District 9. After he successfully completed various projects as unit manager, Dries decided to become involved on a more creative level. With the help of Danie Bester, he created The Film Factory’s sister-company, FiX Post Productions.

Thereafter he was the assistant producer on various Film Factory projects, such as Wolwedans in die Skemer, Hoofmeisie and Bakgat! 2. With Dries’ experience in production and post-production, he decided to create Ek Joke Net 1 with his partner, Danie Bester, and then produced and wrote Ek Joke Net 2 and produced and directed Agent 2000.

As producer and director, Dries has a lot of insight into the local film industry, especially when it comes to the relationship between production and post-production. He was the line producer and post-production manager of the romantic adventure film Pad na Jou Hart as well as the investigation drama Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling. Together with his business partner, Danie Bester, Dries is busy making a huge impact on the local film industry.

Pad Na Jou Hart

In 2017 Dries produced the magical adventure film, Meerkat Maantuig, with critically acclaimed producer André Scholtz and in 2018 they produced Toorbos.