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DESMOND SHORT BIO

"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

"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."

- Official selection OREGON FILM FESTIVAL

"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"

- Official selection TAFF

"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

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

- David Austen - BMG

"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

"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

"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

"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 - International 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 - 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 international 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

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

- Leon van der Merwe. Festival 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."

- HIGH OCTANE PICTURES

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"Desmond's film have formed the foundation of our 2014 lineup and we are proud to carry his work."

- Terrence Lovett CLOD Television Network

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

Desmond has been selected for various workshops, masterclasses and to represent South Africa at international markets. This includes: Berlinale Talent campus (Durban) selectee, Masters writing program NFVF, Mofilm African film director, represented WGSA and South Africa at London Screenwriter conference and New York Story expo, Top 10 film pitch CTFF

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film awards

Tula International Film Festival, Equality Film Festival, Redemptive film Festival, Slamdance film festival, San Diego Christian film festival, Muddiest Cineplay film awards, Udada Film Festival, Christian Movie Festival, Grandwise Festival Christian film festival, Ouarzazate International International Family Film Festival, KKNK, SHNIT 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL, Durban Interantional Film Festival, Angel Film Awards Monaco International FIlm Festival, PPFF- Pan Pacific Film Festival, Puerto Rico International Film Festival, Cape Winelands International Festival, Golden Lion Film Festival, Saboath Film Festival- Italy

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