Michael S. Murphey
Michael S. Murphey is an Cape Town based American feature-film and television producer with over 35 years of experience. He has produced more than 30 film and television projects, including the global blockbusters Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddie’s Revenge and District 9.
Michael first came to South Africa in 1994 to produce Kickboxer 5 and kept returning to film other projects, including From Dusk Till Dawn: The Hangman’s Daughter and Texas Blood Money for Miramax, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender.
Michael also served as the representative of the completion bond company, Film Finances, on numerous large-budget feature films shot in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He formed Kalahari Pictures in 2002 and has grown it into one of Africa’s leading production companies, with a track record that includes global blockbusters, Oscar nominees and Emmy winners.
He co-produced The Triangle with Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin and produced The Librarian – The Return to King Solomon’s Mine for Electric Entertainment and TNT.
Michael was the supervising producer on District 9 for Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson and a co-producer on Dredd with DNA Pictures.
Irfaan Fredericks has over 15 years of experience as a feature film, commercials and television producer.
Irfaan line produced on the international TV series, SAF3, from the creators of Baywatch, starring Dolph Lundgren.
He is also one of the producers of the feature film, The Pirates of Somalia, an adaptation of Jay Bahadur’s bestselling novel by the same name. The film stars Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Al Pacino and Barkhad Abdi.
Irfaan served as a shadow producer on Dredd, a US$40mil feature film shot entirely in Cape Town. Dredd was the first 3D feature film to shoot in South Africa.
Irfaan has produced numerous television commercials and segments of various international TV series, such as Cosmos and Expedition Unknown.
Since 2010, he has been working towards making Kalahari Film & Media the foremost company of choice for any production – from small-budget local productions to major Hollywood feature films and television projects.
Bertram aka Quinton Fredericks is an award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, director and producer.
In 2007 he won the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for the best Educational Documentary Series covering 58 episodes of 24 minutes each for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) the national state broadcaster.
With a career in the film and television production industry spanning more than 17 years, he is intimately familiar with the Film and Television landscape both locally and internationally. He has extensive understanding of the policy and legislative environment as it pertains to the film and television sector having chaired the Working Group on Black Economic Empowerment and Transformation under the auspices of the then Cape Film Commission, the body tasked with the promotion and development of the film and commercials industry in the Western Cape. As a registered skills development facilitator, he has pioneered some of the most comprehensive and innovative skills development programs for emerging and underprivileged filmmakers and producers. His clients have included state agencies such as the South African Revenue Service (SARS) the SA Presidency, civil society and also corporates such as Cell C.
He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience across all elements of the production, policy and legislative environment and skills development arena
Josh PJ Hall
Josh Hall joined Kalahari Film and Media late 2016 after graduation with a distinction at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Film and Video production.
Working his way up from an key assistant to an Junior producer he plays a crucial role in the services Kalahari Film and Media offer.
In 2017 he produced the award winning short-film Vernsel.
He also has great taste in music!