Meeting creatives from all over the world and collaborating to make something unique is an immensely rewarding process. Each project comes with its own challenges, opportunities and lessons. After more than a decade of working in film, I continue to love it. I keep up with advances in the industry and enjoy finding new ways to improve efficiency and impact of outcome. I find great joy in running a team of artistic professionals and we like seeing a plan come together to create a visual feast. I love beautiful films and strive to create sets that come to life as a character in its own right. Every frame is precious.
I've also been fortunate to learn from very inspirational Production Designers, like Stephanie Carroll, Kevin Phipps, Fred du Preez, Tracy Collis, John Bennett, Tom Gubb and Clyde Rainsbury to name a few.
I've worked with international production companies such as Netflix, Warner Brothers, Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures as well as the best in South Africa, like Moonlighting, Film Afrika, Orange Films, Gatehouse and Farm Films.
I choose my team for any given project with careful consideration. The talent pool in our local film industry is a big one. There are hundreds of people in a given city who could do the job and do it very well. I like to find people that not only do their job well, but enjoy doing it with class and professionalism. I'm proud to say that my extended team consists of honest, intelligent, highly talented creatives with the ability to plan ahead as well as think on their feet. I enjoy spending time laughing, learning and creating with them.
We love good stories. Let us bring yours to life.
Chris Lategan - CV
Kelly-Gene Forsyth is from Cape Town, South Africa. She's loves the outdoors and enjoys a good sci-fi novel. With a background in Public Relations and Event Management, Kelly brings her own unique skill set to the team when working as a Coordinator or Set Dresser. She is intelligent, warm, has an eye for interior design and a penchant for research and organization. She keeps the team informed, well prepared and positive.
Melissa Faith Booysen
Melissa Faith Booysen is from Windhoek, Namibia. She enjoys festivals, politics and board games. A true lover of film, she is a director in the making. An independent filmmaker with a real passion for the art. She is a constant reminder of why we love what we do. As an Art Assistant, Props Buyer or Set Dresser Melissa shows impeccable talent. She's good at keeping the team's spirits up and is never scared to learn something new. She's very smart, hardworking, focused and hilarious.
Taygen Hendrikz is from Durban, South Africa. After studying Graphic Design at Vega, Taygen joined our team and immediately proved herself to be immensely valuable. Smart, modest, diligent and focused with a creative spirit and a very uplifting influence on the team, Taygen is professional and dutiful with an adorkably likable demeanor. When presented with a task or a challenge she can be counted on to get the job done and tie a bow around it with time to spare. We love having her on our team as an Art Assistant, Props Assistant or Set Dressing Assistant. She's simply wonderful!