At Scholars, we believe the most powerful way to communicate is through storytelling.

As storytellers, there’s no better place to be than South Africa, a country as beautiful as it is fascinating. Our core team works consistently with a network of incredible crew across the African continent, making us mobile and highly adaptable.  And while we strive to create work that’s authentically rooted in Africa, it's equally important to us that it has a global reach. Which means that the foundation of a Scholar's film is a powerful narrative, packaged in technical excellence. It needs to look, sound and feel amazing.

Greg Lomas

Greg began his career in art direction and graphic design but his true love was documentary photography and filmmaking. Following several photographic exhibitions and features in publications, it was a leap into documentary filmmaking with his old friend Colwyn Thomas, they producing their SAFTA-winning independent feature documentary To Skin a Cat, that launched Scholars and their film careers.

After a stint behind the camera, he is now fully focussed on directing and creative direction.

In 2021 he was listed as the number one director in the Loeries Film category following the Grand Prix awarded to Chasing the Sun which he directed for T+W. The film also collected Best Made for TV Documentary SAFTA for in 2021.

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Hlengiwe Mbongwa

Hlengiwe Mbongwa made her breakthrough as a production assistant in the film industry, growing into an Assistant Director and Production Co-ordinator on South Africa's most popular television show, Uzalo. From there, she has been part other popular South African shows such as Imbewu as 2nd AD & Production Assistant and Durban Gen as a Production Co-ordinator, to name name a few.

She has also taken part in producing a stage play, Khanda-Khanda, for SALGA 2019.

In 2021, she Produced a short film called Thembisile, which was screened at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Colwyn Thomas

Co-founder of Scholars Film, Colwyn Thomas started out as an illustrator and artist, producing work for print, digital editorials, book covers and commercials. Simultaneously he freelanced as a journalist, writing for magazines and newspapers.

After an experimental state of documentary filmmaking in the conservation sphere, a slow osmosis began from medium of single frame storytelling to the medium of moving pictures, culminating in a complete career shift, that now sees him direct and write full time for him.

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Nosipho Mkhize

With a qualification in public relations, extensive experience in marketing and production, combined with her passion for people and creative thinking, Nosipho Mkhize, has carved out her role at Scholars as client service champion. She is your go to woman when getting in touch.

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