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DESMOND DENTON

FOR OVER A DECADE, DIRECTOR AND WRITER DESMOND DENTON HAS CREATED ORIGINAL CONTENT THAT ENTERTAINS, INFORMS AND CONNECTS VIEWERS. DESMOND DENTON HAS BEEN MENTORED BY ACCLAIMED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND HIS FILMS HAVE WON NUMEROUS AWARDS. DESMOND DENTON BRINGS CREATIVE VISION, SMART PRODUCING, AND PASSION TO EVERY PROJECT.

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"There is no doubt that his talent is rare and he has a unique voice. His ability to work with people from different backgrounds, points of view and level of experience is invaluable."

- Monica Rorvik - Wesgro Head of Media and Film

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"Desmond Denton is well established as a storyteller in the South African film industry, My company has worked with Desmond on several productions, and we believe he is an asset to the global film industry."

- Bruce Macdonald - Boomtown Films

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"Desmond is an exceptional director and writer, truly passionate about telling stories on screen. He has an amazing talent and I am sure his career will continue to be a success."

- ‚ÄčAlex Fan Moniz - Business Development Manager at AFX Capital Markets

"It was a pleasure and honor to have Desmond as the assistant director on our film Jagveld. Your professionalism and work ethic made a big difference in accomplishing the production. "

- Deon Meyer - Acclaimed Author

"Desmond is a dedicated hard worker and has high aspirations."

- Alby James - Independent Producer

"This South African Drama / Thriller impressed our judges with vibrant cinematography and well paced action sequences. The pacing works great at well and keeps the suspense going up until the very end."

- Oregan Film Festival - Critical Film Review

"It is an honor to showcase your film to our many attendees to represent the future of African motion pictures. Thanks for your contributions in rewriting the African narrative"

- The African Film and Arts Festival - Official Selection

"As an actor I have worked closely with Desmond Denton on various productions. This started of as early as film school where we worked together on a number of productions. In film school he already stood out and won awards for his graduate film Vaderland, selected at international festivals."

- Scot Cooper - Established Actor

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"Desmond!! It was an absolutely pleasure working with you!! Thank you for all of your hard work & dedication, and for making my SA film experience that much more memorable. I hope we get to work together again! "

- Stephanie Beran - Established Actress

"His ability to bring together heartfelt stories (with values) at a high production value, are a rare find."

- David Austen - Executive Vice President at BMG Global

"Desmond was a guest speaker presenting master classes, facilitating the film competition and mentorship. The quality of his work and understanding of making films within an African and or third world setting greatly contributed to making the sessions useful and leaving students with immense practical insights "

- Kingston Ogango - Africa Regional Director at Hope TV

"I am thrilled to be able to work with Desmond ~ he is bringing people together to share a story, inspire environmentally friendly habits and a message that will leave a lasting legacy. "

- Ilze Saunders - Miss Earth

"Desmond was truly an asset during the making of "Planet of The Sharks". His Assistant Director skills were key towards bringing together an excellent crew. During pre-production he proved to be our saving grace, even securing our lead actor Brandon Auret (District 9), on a very short notice. His presence not only helped us complete our project, but lifted morale. It would be a pleasure to work with him again"

- Angie Dick - Established Actress and Producer

"Desmond has such a calming, relatable and open presence that makes talking and working with him awesomely interesting. One thing that stood out for me during our conversations was his passion and optimistic spirit for the work he creates."

- Lauren Josephs - Established Actress

"It's not everyday you find a storyteller with the right fusion of vision, passion, heart and the technical expertise to pull it off. Desmond Denton embodies everything all great storytellers are- his relentless pursuit of using media to impact others is not only inspiring, but riveting to watch unfold."

- Greg Kriek - Seasoned International Actor

"The South African filmmaking community has been experiencing tremendous growth, and Desmond Denton has emerged as a bright star."

- Henning Basson - ONSTV Film Distributor

"Sincere, diligent, honest, punctual, professional, creative, are all words that spring to mind but the list goes on"

- Stefan Enslin - Film Producer

"He directed moment to moment paying attention to fine detail. From the get go I gravitated to the story."

- Anlia van Resburg - Actress and Stunt Performer

"Desmond is one of those rare individuals who combine the twin advantages of acute social observation with powerful creative interpretation"

- Leon Van Der Merwe - CTIFF Director

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" It wonderful to see how Desmond is able to convert the story-ideas of my book into live images and reality"

- ST Potgieter - Acclaimed Author

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"We have first hand witnessed his gift and passion for telling stories. We are excited to be representing Desmond Denton."

- Galen Christy - High Octane Pictures

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"Desmond's film have formed the foundation of our lineup and we are proud to carry his work."

- Terrence Lovett - CEO CLOD Television Network

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AS AN ARTIST

Desmond Denton loves to explore the unknown and to see the familiar in a new way. The logo of a wolf on the web is an invitation to a hidden world. A curious, never fully tamed wolf is the one that is watching you as much as you are watching it. The films that Desmond makes are windows into other dimensions, but looking at new worlds in these windows, an observer can see his or her own reflection.

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WORK PRODUCED

Among the short films that Desmond Denton has written, produced and directed are Fatherland, Infidel, Land Of Fear, Scarytown, Circle Of Fate and Adoption. The documentaries and TV shows he has directed are Turning Point TV Series: William Austen, Paul Steyn, Melissa Hertz. He has written and directed the following feature films: Anderkant die Stilte, Springflower, Between Ashes and Hope, Spelonk. He has produced and directed commercials for Dos Equis, Unilever, Ford, Lux.

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FILM AWARDS

Among the awards that Desmond Denton has collected over the years are Best Produced Feature Film at Monaco International Film Festival, Best Actress at Monaco International Film Festival, Best Director at Apollo International Film Festival, Best International Feature at ICFF, Best Action Screenplay at Angel Film Festival, Audience Selected Best Film at 48 hours Film Festival, Best VFX at 48 hours Film Festival, Best Festure Film at ACFF, as well as numerous official selections at international film festivals.

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MASTER PROGRAMS

Desmond Denton graduated from AFDA Film University and holds Post Graduate degrees in Communication Science and Psychology from UNISA. Desmond was chosen for Master programs Berlinale Talents, Big Fish Producers, NFVF Writing Course, Mofilm Commercial Director. He has worked with celebrities Brandon Auret, Jamie Oliver, Greg Kriek, Desmond Tutu, Stephanie Barren and Crystal Roberts and was mentored by Sarah Blecher, Bruce Macdonald, Kofi Zwana, Dean Blumberg, Cobus van den Berg, Akin Omotoso.

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