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 nearly two decades 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 have worked with some incredibly talented directors, such as Mira Nair, Anne Sewitsky, Sherry Hormann, Kai Wessel, Martin Gero, Mac Premo and many more.
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