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Storytelling is our purpose and passion.

Odette Schwegler

Listed among the 40 most influential people in South African media under 40, Producer/Director, Odette has 17 years experience in directing and producing award-winning television.

Co-owner of Bl!nk Pictures, Odette has specialized 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 even 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.

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)

Matodzi Tshidzumba

Bl!nk co-owner and financial Manager, Matodzi is a financial management professional with a focus on internal auditing and risk management. With more than 13 years experience in auditing and supply chain management, Matodzi brings an eye for detail and impeccable business practice.

Matdozi is a networker, communicator and committed team player.

A history of excellence

Odette has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including: 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.

For a detailed list go to: http://backyardtelevision.co.za/?page_id=1133
Odette was the co-owner of Backyard Productions from 2005 – 2013

At the core of any good story is a powerful, personal story.

We want to hear about stories that you know of – stories that you believe need to be told.

General enquiries:

Helen Potter
+27 82 373 2991
helen@blinkpictures.net

Media enquiries:

Brigitte Billings
+27 82 515 1807
media@blinkpictures.net

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