GIDEON NEL - DIRECTOR
Successfully worked in the film industry since 1974 as Art Director, Editor and started Directing in 1980.
Proven success in directing award winning TV Commercials, Video Clips, Short Films and Documentaries throughout the world.
English,Afrikaans, and Portuguese
Middelburg High School. Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Fine Arts Painting 1974
Pretoria Art School, Pretoria, South Africa.
Workshops / Courses
BBC TV Television Training Course 1975 (SABC TV) Johannesburg,South Africa
South Africa Computer Technology 1988 Rosebank - South Africa
Maine Film & TV workshops 1995 Rockport Maine - USA..
Acting for Directors – Judith Western
Directing Actors – Judd Taylor
Camera in Action –
Judith Western School of Acting 1996 Los Angeles, USA.
Master class directing actors
Script analysis for actors.
Adobe Workshops 1997 Burbank, California, USA
Photoshop & illustrator graphic art skills,
Robert McKee Story Workshop 2000, New York, USA
Substance, Structure, Style and Principles of screen writing.
University of South Africa 2002/4
Portuguese Language and Culture PTU 101, 102 & 201.
As an editor won Gold Artes Award for best Technical Achievement in Broadcasting at SABC TV South Africa.
As Director won numerous awards
Loerie Awards _ South Africa
• Lanco Watches - Gold
• Bop-T Barclays – Special Mention
• Smart Centre Clothing - Gold
• Portuguese Tourism – Cinema Gold
• Pepsi – Best Cinema Commercial
(Pepsi also received a Special mention at the Coca Cola Conference in New York)
RTC Awards, Portuguese Advertising Awards.
• Azeite Gallo Olive Oil,
• Vitalert Vitamins - Gold
• Triumph International, - Special Mention
• Ice Tea “ It’s not cold enough” – Gold Statue
London International Film Awards, London UK.
• Amnesty International “ Barbed Wire”
Lever Brothers Best TV commercial World Wide, NY, USA.
• Azeite Gallo
JWT World Wide, Best TV Campaign. NY, USA
• Azeite Gallo
Aurora Award, Salt Lake City, USA Platinum (Top of the show)
• Aids quilt documentary (Filmed in Boston, Mass. USA) Communicator Award, USA
My short film “O Almoço” was short listed at the following national and International film festivals;
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic.13a edição do Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal
New York International, Independant Film and Video Festival, NY, NY,USA,
Prague Short Film Festival, Prague. Czech Republic. Festival Imaginaria, Italy, Cinematexas 10, Texas, USA
Festival International de Films de Montréal. Montreal, Canada Indie Lisboa, Portugal Tangiers Short Film Festival. Tangiers
Portuguese & South African