MEET GARETH WENTZEL

CURRENTLY BASED IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA, GARETH WENTZEL IS a filmmaker and academic lecturer, WHO SPECIALIZES IN NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC VIDEOS AND CORPORATE VIDEO. HE HAS DONE WORK FOR THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND, ENDEMOL SOUTH AFRICA AND PINT SIZE MEDIA, TO NAME BUT A FEW, AND IS comfortable OVERSEEING EVERY ASPECT OF PRODUCTION. FROM WRITING THE SCRIPT TO DIRECTING THE ACTORS, SHOOTING THE SCENE TO CUTTING THE FILM AND DESIGNING THE SOUND, NO DISCIPLINE GOES UNNOTICED.

AFTER GRADUATING FROM AFDA FILM SCHOOL AND DECIDING THAT JOHANNESBURG NEEDED SOME CREATIVE INTERVENTION, GARETH FOUNDED RED SLATE MEDIA IN SEPTEMBER OF 2011.

GARETH'S EXPERTISE IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND EVERYTHING THAT RED SLATE MEDIA DOES. HE HOLDS QUALIFICATIONS IN SOUND ENGINEERING,  AVID PROTOOLS, FILM PRODUCTION AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHY, AND has recently completed HIS MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN FILM AND TELEVISION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND IN JOHANNESBURG.

TO DATE GARETH HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN PRODUCING MORE THAN TEN SHORT FILMS, ONE OF WHICH WAS PICKED UP BY MULTICHOICE AND BROADCAST ON DSTV'S CHANNEL, MZANSI MAGIC, DURING THE LATER PART OF 2012.

HIS SHORT FILM, "DIE LAUGHING", WHICH WAS PRODUCED UNDER THE RED SLATE MEDIA BANNER in 2012, WAS SELECTED IN JANUARY 2013 TO SHOW AT THE SECOND ANNUAL JOZI FILM FESTIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.

AT THE END OF 2014, USING RED SLATE MEDIA, GARETH PRODUCED A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND AND THEIR SAFEGUARD YOUNG PEOPLE PROGRAMME ON HIV / AIDS, FOR THE SONG TITLED "WE WILL".

IN JUNE 2015, GARETH PRODUCED A SHORT FAMILY BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTITLED "PAPA", FOR HIS MASTERS OF ARTS DOCUMENTARY COURSEWORK CLASS. THE FILM RECEIVED EXTREMELY POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE PROFESSORS AT WITS, WITH GARETH BEING TOLD THAT IT WAS THE MOST TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR FILM OF THE ENTIRE 2015 MASTERS DOCUMENTARY CLASS.

DURING 2014, GARETH WAS THE HEAD OF THE SCREENWRITING AND DIRECTING DISCIPLINES AT CITY VARSITY BRAAMFONTEIN'S FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL, AND LECTURED BOTH SUBJECTS TO THE DEGREE AND DIPLOMA STUDENTS.

IN APRIL 2015, GARETH MOVED BACK TO AFDA JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA'S ONLY OSCAR WINNING FILM SCHOOL. HE CURRENTLY LECTURES SCREENWRITING AND DIRECTING AT AFDA JOHANNESBURG IN ADDITION TO freelancing as a filmmaker and RUNNING RED SLATE MEDIA.

GARETH IS ALSO CURRENTLY IN Post-PRODUCTION ON the directors cut of HIS MASTERS RESEARCH FICTION FILM, "THE TEDDY BEAR MAN", A SHORT SLASHER FILM THAT attempts to break the typical slasher film formula.

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 Gareth on the right of frame directing on the set of "The Teddy Bear Man".

Gareth on the right of frame directing on the set of "The Teddy Bear Man".

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Email: gareth@redslatemedia.com

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