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Brett Michael Innes

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.
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 turned his focus to feature films and completed production on his first feature, SinkSink has been heralded by local critics as a 'breakout film that sets a new standard for South African cinema'. Internationally, it was Official Selection for the Atlanta Film Festival (2016), International Film Festival of Kerala (2016), Auckland International Film Festival (2016) and Sedona International Film Festival (2017). It was also awarded the Jury Life Award at the Mexico International Film Festival (2016).
The film went on to be nominated for 8 SAFTAs at the South African Film & Television Awards in 2017 and walked away with 5, including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.

Brett's first novel, The Story of Racheltjie de Beer, became a local bestseller, hitting top positions on both local and international charts. His second novel, Rachel Weeping, was released in May 2015 and was the manuscript on which the screenplay for 'Sink' was based. 

You can find out more about the projects that he has been involved in by visiting his IMDb profile

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