StoryScope (Pty) Ltd brings into the fold a wealth of proven experience across the media value chain. The company is motivated to unlock the potential of both emerging and proven South African storytellers and nurture a creative space where the best ideas are given every opportunity to thrive. StoryScope is also a partner in Moon Valley Studios in Johannesburg, dynamic studio hub, with a core joint vision of building a creative accelerator for content entrepreneurs in a collaborative environment.
Between StoryScope’s founding partners – Neil Brandt, Laura Colucci, Thandi Davids and Lauren Clifford-Holmes – they have developed, produced, commissioned and distributed hundreds of hours of fiction and non-fiction content on broadcast, theatrical and SVOD platforms. Including ARTE, VPRO, MTV, Sundance Channel, BBC, PBS, ZDF, NHK, CGTN, FX, National Geographic Channel and Fox Crime, among others.
StoryScope is comfortable working across content genres, cultures and time zones and is passionate about nurturing authentic African voices that challenge stereotypes. StoryScope’s current production and development slate includes factual, fiction and advocacy projects underway with CBC Canada, Arte France, CGTN China, A&E USA, SABC, eTV and MNET.
While StoryScope’s core focus is independent productions and original IP, it also works on commissions that speak to its value system; providing end-to-end audio-visual solutions best suited to the communication needs of its commercial and advocacy clients.
StoryScope is committed to a collaborative and structured creative process, working with the best available talent in ways that ensures synergy between concept, creation and what eventually ends up on screen!
● Neil Brandt. Multiple award winning Executive Producer with 15 years experience as a content entrepreneur in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
● Laura Colucci. Media Lawyer and packaging expert with experience in international media and global rights management across the value chain.
● Thandi Davids. Broadcast Professional who ran commissioning at Fox Crime and National Geographic Africa Channels and now a media consultant.
● Lauren Clifford Holmes. Producer and Head of Operations with a background in digital journalism.