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ABOUT US

Founded in 2009, Butterfly Films is a film production company with a can-do, hands-on attitude. We’re diverse. We’re curious. We have decades of experience. We love working with people. People love working with us. We thrive on every aspect of our job and we believe it shows.

ANNA TELFORD

OWNER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Trained as a musician, Anna approaches life – and work – with an innate sense for harmony and big movements. For her craft she has smuggled enormous amounts of cash, played with explosives and chased down state secrets.
Having learned the ropes at Academy Films in London, Anna has worked alongside filmmaking greats like Jonathan Glazer and Nick Broomfield, literally around the globe.

VALENTIA FISHER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

A film industry veteran of 16 years, Valentia is a household name for her competence and integrity. With equal measures of rigour and emotional intelligence, she is the adult in the room, providing the structural soundness to the ambitious ideas our directors come up with.

VALENTIA FISHER

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

A film industry veteran of 16 years, Valentia is a household name for her competence and integrity. With equal measures of rigour and emotional intelligence, she is the adult in the room, providing the structural soundness to the ambitious ideas our directors come up with.

FELIX SEUFFERT

CO-OWNER / DIRECTOR

Felix likes to get to the bottom of things, be that quantum physics or a creative brief. And that’s why he sees a film in his head long before the camera turns over. A versatile director, he has a way of connecting deeply with actors and non-actors which lets him tell stories with warmth and humanity. Trained as a photojournalist and established as a cinematographer, his aesthetic is both authentic and cinematic. And yes, he’s a stickler for details. Like, in a good way. He’s born German but he’s really a child of the world.

MEGHAN DANIELS

DIRECTOR

One of the freshest young voices in South Africa, Meghan’s work emanates from intersections of documentary, fashion, music and art. They celebrate the human narrative through a boundary-pushing aesthetic, creating films that are raw, authentic and tactile.

MEGHAN DANIELS

DIRECTOR

One of the freshest young voices in South Africa, Meghan’s work emanates from intersections of documentary, fashion, music and art. They celebrate the human narrative through a boundary-pushing aesthetic, creating films that are raw, authentic and tactile.

KHANYISA HOBYANE

TRAINEE

Hailing from Soweto, Khanyisa is about to finish her Film and Media studies at UCT. With solid theory in the pocket she has joined us to gather hands-on production skills. In the long run she wants to become a director and if she keeps growing the way she’s doing right now, it shouldn’t take long for that to happen.

SIKELELA QHASHANE

TRAINEE

Sike’s goal is to become a Director of Photography, and he’s getting there at a breathtaking pace.
In the meantime he’s busy learning all the other useful skills – swiftly asserting himself as an indispensable Swiss army knife of filmmaking. 

SIKELELA QHASHANE

TRAINEE

Sike’s goal is to become a Director of Photography, and he’s getting there at a breathtaking pace.
In the meantime he’s busy learning all the other useful skills – swiftly asserting himself as an indispensable Swiss army knife of filmmaking. 

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