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Corne van Rooyen

Creative Producer, Director

Corne holds a BA Hons in Media focusing on Directing and Screenwriting from the AFDA Film Academy.


Through RED LETTER DAY PICTURES, Corne debuted as a director with his first feature film, "Hollywood in my Huis" (2014), which won "Best Picture" at the kykNET Silwerskerm Filmfees. Following this success, in 2016, he directed "Sy Klink Soos Lente" and 2017 "Susters," both enjoying wide cinema releases across South Africa.


Corne serves as director, producer, and writer of "Vaselinetjie," a film that claimed "Best Picture" at the Silwerskerm Filmfees and earned "Best Humanitarian Film" at the Sedona International Film Festival. His feature film "Hans Steek die Rubicon Oor," which won the SSF (2023), has garnered international recognition, recently being invited to Sochi, Russia, as part of a celebration highlighting the biggest box office earners from each of the BRICS countries. Currently, the film is undergoing adaptation for North Ireland.


A Durban Talents alumnus, Corne boasts an impressive portfolio, directing over 60 hours of content for SABC, BBC, National Geographic, kykNET, and MNET.


Among his notable achievements, Corne was the series creator and co-producer for the 13-part drama series "Alles Malan" for South African broadcaster kykNET, as well as "Summertide," a 52-episode multigenerational family drama for MNET, channel 101.

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Corne van Rooyen
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