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Zaheer C.

Johannesburg, South Africa

30 reviews

$500 - $1000 / Day

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About Zaheer

Hello My name is Zaheer Cassim. I run a multimedia production house called One Way Up Productions, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, After graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism with a Master's in Digital Media, I worked for several international news organisations before settling back home in South Africa. Over the years, the company has evolved into a team of cinematographers, editors and visual effects artist and our work is predominantly corporate, however we have created documentaries for local non-profits and have freelanced several multimedia news stories published on the New York Times websites and SBS Dateline Australia. We have done work for corporate videos for international brands such as Apple, Liverpool, KPMG, Ernst and Young, to name a few and understand the demands of delivering high quality work in a short duration of time. My team are ready to go. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Top Reviews

  • November 2021

    Zaheer was great at communicating throughout the whole project. The end result is well shot with high-quality equipment. He went out of his way to keep the team updated during the shoot when there was a rain delay. Zaheer also got in touch with the subjects of the video and coordinated things with them well, which was a huge help.

    - Laura from Business Insider

  • February 2021

    Zaheer produced an excellent video for us. He found the perfect people to interview, including a newsmaker. He also stayed on top of the topic and stayed in touch. There was relevant breaking news after he sent us the completed version, and he updated the story without being asked.

    - Kristy from Scripps News

  • May 2018

    I would recommend Zaheer's production services to anyone out there looking to create high quality video content! Can't thank him enough for the incredible attention he gave our project.

    - Ahmed from

Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    18 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    9 reviews
  • Commercial DP

    4 reviews

Top Projects

  • July 19th: 1-Day Tech Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

    • Documentary DP
    • On-Air Reporter / Host
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Commercial DP

    Produced for Light Reading on Storyhunter

    August 2016

  • ThumaMina DBSA Campaign

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for on Storyhunter

    May 2018

  • Documentary DP/Video Journalist Needed For Company Award Ceremony Video

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Produced for Sojourners on Storyhunter

    April 2019

  • Menstrual Health Management Action Taker Shoot-- South Africa

    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP

    Produced for Global Citizen on Storyhunter

    May 2019


    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP
    • Corporate Videographer

    Produced for Brut on Storyhunter

    June 2019



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


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders
  • Live streaming equipment

All Services


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture

Production Support

  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


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

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