Whether it was an unforgettable movie watched as a kid or a hands-on film assignment in school, each Dreammaker probably has a humble origin story on how they became a filmmaker. Read their stories below and see how they were able to turn their passion into a profession.
How it all began for Ian Nieuwenhuizen, Adi van der Walt and Timothy Fare-Matthews
Ian Nieuwenhuizen, Adi van der Walt and Timothy Fare-Matthews
Ian Nieuwenhuizen For Ian, his interest in videography began as a hobby. He then founded White Motion Films and began making a name for himself creating award-winning wedding videos. Soon after, he expanded his sphere of work and currently heads up a small agency that does corporate work for international and local brands.
Adi van der Walt Adi is a storyteller and documentary filmmaker. She started out as a television director while adding camera work and editing to her repertoire, travelling far and wide to extract stories and unique experiences.
Timothy Fare-Matthews Timothy Fare-Matthews is the co-founder of First and Ten Productions in Dubai, producing hundreds of projects across the globe for global brands. With over a decade of experience in content creation, Tim is a well-versed DOP, producer, director, video editor, and an official Alpha ambassador for Sony Professional MENA.
Directed 50+ Music Videos
Worked on projects in East-Africa, USA, UK, Europe and Japan
Member of Australian Cinematographer’s Society
A film made with Sony
Life is a Foreign Language: Shot on the VENICE 2, the film encourages people to always be open to learning new things and understand the responsibilities that come with passing on that knowledge to others.
Behind the scenes
From fast-paced shots to low-light scenes, Ian, Adi and Timothy give insights into their shooting process behind Life is a Foreign
Sony VENICE 2 Full-frame Digital Cinema Camera
Choice of 8K and 6K sensors
Shoots up to 90 frame rates per second at 5.8K resolution
Built-in ventilation system to withstand harsh temperatures