Meet the team

The team includes experts on coastal and marine environments, deserts and tropical rainforests. We also have personal contact with communities in many parts of the world through a team of field workers who have been engaged in grassroots projects over many years.

Our sister company, Eco-Africa Environmental Consultants, shares our focus on the interface between humans and the environment. They are actively helping many of these communities develop sustainable livelihoods.

Dr. Francois Odendaal
Producer
Director
South African born Francois has made films in five continents. He has produced and directed several major documentary series and...
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Jeandré Gerding
Cinematographer
Jeandré is an experienced cameraman, Director of Photography & producer with a deep passion for wildlife and humanitarian...
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Gabi Zietsman
Production
New Media
Born in Namibia and raised in South Africa, Gabi is an African at heart with deep roots in the continent. She holds a Bachelor of...
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Martin Torresquintero
Product Development
Martin Torresquintero, originally from Colombia, now resides in the USA. He is adjunct faculty at Southern Connecticut State...
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Rean van der Merwe
Web
Multimedia
Rean has worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and France as web developer, technical consultant and interactive project...
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Sipho Masimula
Logistics
Driver
Sipho, hailing from Mpumalanga, has successfully worked on over 30 films during his time at FOP. He is in charge of maintaining...
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Tsiadino (Chaplain) Toto
Logistics
Researcher
Community Liaison
Chaplain is a researcher from Madagascar in the fields of history, culture and environment. He is also the founder President of...
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Kyle O'Donoghue
Cinematographer
Kyle is a filmmaker with a passion for the outdoors. He has produced, shot and directed a number of documentaries including...
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Jan Post
Underwater Cinematographer
Consultant
Jan Post received his masters degree in biology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. For his thesis he spent one and a...
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Peet Joubert
Underwater Cinematographer
South African born Peet is an underwater and macro camera operator. He has filmed extensively in several oceans, rivers and...
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Charles Maxwell
Underwater Cinematographer
Charles Maxwell was born in the United Kingdom but has been living in Cape Town most of his life as a South African citizen....
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Roger Dugmore
Associate
Roger is based in the Okavango Delta where he has been running his own safari company - Roger Dugmore Safaris. He is an...
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Melissa Boonzaaier
Development and Research
Melissa Boonzaaier is a marine ecologist with passion for communicating science to a wide audience. She has an MSc in Zoology...
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La-mees Benting
Group Admininistrator
years’ experience as an administrator and provides ongoing assistance and support with day to day administrative functions and...
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Dimakatso Ramathe
Financial Manager
Dimakatso Ramathe has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting from the University of North West, Vaal campus. She...
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Toni Villar
Senior Video Editor
Toni is an online/offline senior video editor with 18 years of experience in the new media industry. He lived in Amsterdam for 23...
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