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Karen L.

South Africa

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$700 - $2500 / Day

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About Karen

I run a niche production company, Amehlo Productions, in Durban, SA, from which myself and a small team produce/direct/shoot and edit video content for broadcast and online platforms. Documentary film work is our focus. A passion for powerful story-telling drives the work we produce. We take pride in the unexpected beauty found in the simplest or strangest of places. Empathy and humility result in the best interviews. Socio-political doccie work is our favourite content but we also regularly do more commercial work. My DOP of choice has the following gear (C200, FujiXT3, Drone, Gimbal, 2x Aputure 300Dii Rode NTG 3 rifle mic, Rode Go and Senheisser lapels) Together we make a great team, both adventurous and meticulous! Most recently we are proud to have produced the award-winning documentary Coding for Crayfish for Abalobi and also an insert for BBC World News on Forced Sterilisation of women in South African hospitals.

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    1 review
  • Production Company

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

Top Projects

  • Coding for Crayfish

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Amehlo Productions is very proud to have produced this documentary for South African based, global social enterprise Abalobi. We were involved all the way from Pre-Production to final stage of Post-production, handling the scripting, shoot and edit.

  • Pacing the Way to Change

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Short Documentary piece we produced for Southern Lodestar about the amazing Jo Keppler who overcame all odds and is now using her gifts to inspire change in others.

  • Elsie

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company

    Part of a series of short documentary profiles produced to raise funds for Issy Geshen old age home in Durban, South Africa

  • Teddy's Journey (Starbucks)

    • Documentary DP

    Teddy scooped the title of best barista across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2019 and held the title for nearly 24 months. This is Teddy's story, shot for UK production company Snappin Turtle.

  • BBC: Forced to Face Sterilisation

    • Documentary DP

    BBC World Documentary Series - Amehlo Productions was commissioned by BBC World to handle the South African part of this story - filming over a few days in various locations around KZN. We provided a small team, Director, DOP and translator and worked long hours at short notice to film these women's haunting stories and then delivered the footage to London for the edit.



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • Drone
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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