My name is Dewald Brand and I’m a filmmaker and traveler at heart, with a passion for all things visually appealing – be it directing commercials, telling stories, capturing photos, or anywhere in between and beyond.
Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate to have filmed in over 30 different countries for clients such as Nike, Uber, Tag Heuer, The United Nations, Maersk, Western Union, Oxfam, and various others. I’ve had my work showcased on TV, published in magazines, displayed in museums, used for in-store advertising as well as online usage.
If you are interested, a little more about myself:
Having finished my last years of high school in Paris, France, I went on to obtain a four year Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Boston University, MA, USA and graduated in 2008, majoring in Entrepreneurship and minoring in Hotel Management.
The next year and a half was spent mostly between Paris and India; starting a small clothing line, obtaining some cooking skills from the culinary institute Le Cordon Bleu, and doing some freelance photography amongst it all. Once visas ran out, and realising I neither had a real passion for clothing nor cooking, I returned to South Africa in 2010, more specifically Cape Town. After spending a couple months behind a desk doing mostly finance work, I decided to quit it all and instead started a small rental photography studio out of my bedroom called Thelonious Studios (named after my dog, Thelonious aka Theelo aka Pooch)
A short while later, a business partner and I started a small production company called One.Dog.Chicken Productions. It was during this time that I first started to learn about filmmaking, editing, websites, digital media and pretty much absorbed as much knowledge of everything relevant regarding the ever changing digital landscape. After three eventful years, my business partner and I decided to go our separate ways and pursue our own callings. This led to me starting a boutique creative agency called GKC in early 2014.
So nowadays I get to direct, shoot, strategize, conceptualize, implement, and oversee various and vastly different projects, all the while gearing to get GKC known and respected as a world class content creation agency.
Oh, and I’m a pretty chilled guy 🙂
I like to do a couple things. Such as..