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Brett Michael Innes

Brett Michael Innes is a bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Born in 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Brett Michael Innes graduated from AFDA, the Oscar-winning South African film school, on a scholarship from the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) of South Africa. 
 
After film school he spent three years working as a documentary filmmaker with various NGO’s, a position that has seen him and his camera drive from South Africa to South Sudan twice and kayak through the Okavango Delta.
 
In 2012 he decided to focus his attention on film and literature and his debut novel, ’The Story of Racheltjie de Beer’, became a South African bestseller. He went on to adapt it for screen with the director, Matthys Boshoff, and the film will have its in cinema release in 2019. 
 
His writing and directing debut, ’Sink',  has been heralded by local critics as a 'breakout film that sets a new standard for South African cinema’ and saw him win the SAFTA for Best Film and Best Screenplay. He has just completed his second feature, an adaptation of the iconic novel Fiela se Kind’. You can find out more about the projects that he has been involved in by visiting his IMDb profile.

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