Marius Van Graan
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
With a Bachelor’s degree in Film and more than 12 years on-the-ground filming experience, Marius is a highly creative, resourceful and multi-skilled filmmaker. His work has spanned TV Commercials, feature films and documentaries, including productions for broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic, and clients such as Coca-Cola, the United Nations and Google.
After graduating, Marius started off in the Camera Department where his talent was quickly recognised and by 24 he had already photographed his first Feature Film. Over the next few years he honed his skill at crafting beautiful and meaningful images while moving towards becoming a Director, and also extending his skills into editing with the aim of becoming a fully independent Filmmaker.
Marius has built a strong reputation as an independent filmmaker with most of his work being from returning clients; he is known for his strong work ethic, ability to maintain creativity under pressure, his enthusiasm for bringing people’s stories to the world and his calm and focused demeanour.
With years of experience working in almost half of the countries in Africa, often in difficult and hostile environments, and also working as far afield as China, India and Italy, Marius is passionate about exploring the world with his camera, and telling stories that help deepen our understanding of the human condition, and further the ends of freedom, justice and human rights.
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