Owner of Bl!nk Pictures, Producer/Director Odette has over two decades of experience in directing and producing award-winning television. Her background has equipped her with specialised skills in all aspects of production – technical; creative and business. She has applied these skills with success to hundreds of productions for local and international clients.
A formidable investigative journalist, Odette’s work has exposed abuse and corruption; changed laws and put people behind bars.
Through Blink Pictures Odette continues to contribute to current affairs and investigative programming, while developing long-form documentaries for international release.
Storytelling is her passion, her purpose.
During her time in the industry Odette has garnered significant recognition, including being listed among the 40 most influential people in South African media under 40. She has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, among them the CCN African Journalist of the Year (television), the Taco Kuiper Award for investigative journalism, the USA / South African Health Journalist of the Year, the SAB environmental Journalist of the Year and the WWB legal Journalist of the Year.
In addition to being on the receiving end of these accolades, Odette’s reputation in the industry has earned her positions on the judging panels of the South African Film and Television Awards (2010) as well as the International Emmy Awards (2012 & 2015).