Once upon a time there were no film editors, and film was not very interesting. Then Priest came along…
Established in 2003, Priest started as a traditional post production facility and has evolved into a creative studio that edits feature films, TV commercials and produces a variety of online branded content.
Priest is based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Priest Johannesburg in Rosebank function as a satellite office and a thriving art gallery.
Priest is dedicated to supporting and strengthening South African art and film.
The fabulously tall queen of Priest, Cal is commonly referred to as the top post producer in South Africa. Having founded Priest Post Production in 2003, she now drives 18-wheelers in her spare time.
Michelle’s understanding of all things post-related is a fine thing to behold. Not only does she control the day-to-day running of jobs, but keeps the machine well oiled and ensures the smoothness of the operators.
Matthew has a knack for narrative and a discern for detail, and enjoys expressing emotive emphasis eloquently with each piece of work. With craft awards, under his belt, his exceptional editing expertise accompanies his astute ability to alliterate.
Jess Cash heads up our production department, which focuses on producing online content that falls outside of the realm of traditional TV commercials. This includes branded content, branded short films, documentaries and animations.
3D / VFX ARTIST
Nathan is an incredible visual effects artist and has South African colours for gaming. He’s dedicated to creating unique and complex animation with a keen eye for detail. His main software of choice is Houdini, renowned for it’s VFX use in blockbuster films.
EDITOR AND MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST
Amelia works her magic to combine live action with motion graphics. She also draws incredibly detailed portraits during her lunch break.
Alison curated her first exhibition for the 2013 National Arts Festival fringe. A Catholic upbringing and Christian dramatics compelled her to keep from being idol by being idolatrous, and she grew up to praise and parody art as both an indulgence and sanctuary for the working class.
Wayne started his artistic edification in exchange for removing his clothes as an artist’s model. Even before graduating cum-laude his consistent hope has been to shrewdly disseminate perilous ideas regarding the arts and widely promulgate mixed-media and cross-disciplinatry artistic thinking and practice.