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Oliver Hermanus is a multi-award winning, South African born film director, writer and photographer. He has written and directed four feature length films since his debut in 2009. His first feature  (Shirley Adams) premiered in competition at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival, his second (Skoonheid) in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. His third (The Endless River) premiered in Competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, (it is the first South African film to ever be invited to the main competition). His fourth feature (Moffie) premieres in the Orizzonti competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019, and is nominated for three British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director.

Oliver completed his Master of Arts degree at the London Film School and has worked professionally in press photography, documentary film, journalism and screenwriting.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2019
Production (role):
MOFFIE
Company:
Portobello Productions
Project details:
Director, Writer

Nominated for three British Independent Film Awards for Best Director (Oliver Hermanus), Breakthrough Producer (Jack Sidey) and Best Cinematography (Jamie D Ramsay).
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE ENDLESS RIVER
Company:
Moonlighting Films / Urban Distribution
Project details:
Director, Writer
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BEAUTY
Company:
Swift Productions / MK2 Diffusion
Project details:
Director, Writer
Date: 2009
Production (role):
SHIRLEY ADAMS
Company:
DV8 Films / Visit Films
Project details:
Director, Writer (screenplay)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): MOFFIE
    Company: Portobello Productions
    Project details: Director, Writer

    Nominated for three British Independent Film Awards for Best Director (Oliver Hermanus), Breakthrough Producer (Jack Sidey) and Best Cinematography (Jamie D Ramsay).
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE ENDLESS RIVER
    Company: Moonlighting Films / Urban Distribution
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BEAUTY
    Company: Swift Productions / MK2 Diffusion
    Project details: Director, Writer
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): SHIRLEY ADAMS
    Company: DV8 Films / Visit Films
    Project details: Director, Writer (screenplay)