About Dark Matter Studios

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Henk Pretorius
Multi award-winning and commercially bankable filmmaker, regarded as a pioneer in establishing the now flourishing South African film industry. Nominated by the Mail & Guardian as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013. The strategic & creative executor behind Dark Matter Studios' pipeline of content and company directive.
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Llewelynn Greeff
Award-winning UK-based producer with 15 years of leadership and business experience. Headed the international incentive to successfully distribute South African-produced content in the UK and USA. Studied at the MetFilm School based at Ealing Studios, UK. The strategic & financial executor behind Dark Matter Studios' pipeline of content and company directive.
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Barend Kruger
The Chief Financial Officer
Qualified Chartered Accountant formerly working with the auditing firm Deloitte. 8 years in London’s investment banking sector as an Assistant Vice-President in Private Equity Finance for Barclays Capital. For the past 5 years has produced and invested in multiple profitable films.
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Alain Teale
Head of Sales - Latin America
A strategically focused sale and media professional with 30 years of industry experience, communicate effectively with all disciplines within the industry and specialises in combining them to form winning solutions; lucid and strongly practical with an excellent creative background and 5 fluent languages.
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Gareth Jones
International Sales
After practicing as a corporate lawyer in London, Gareth joined HandMade Films when it was owned by former Beatle, George Harrison. Gareth has been involved in the financing, sales and distribution of feature films for over thirty years and has financed and/or sold international rights for over eighty independent feature films.

is in the business of creating wealth through content

We do this by producing, selling and distributing independent films and television properties. We take a blank page and turn it into a commercially viable screenplay, we then manage the pre-production, production and post-production of the project’s evolution into a feature film and set up a market and distributing network. Our business model is poised to take advantage of the market from audience desire to awareness and the distribution of content.