Neil Shaw is an Africa-wide documentary filmmaker
Neil is a cameraman, video editor, producer, field producer, broadcast journalist, and director: a filmmaker with his own equipment who can work alone, or manage a crew.
Since 1999 he has made 16 documentaries and over 200 tv inserts and shorter videos for UNHCR, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNDP, Associated Press Television News, Al Jazeera English, M-NET’s Carte Blanche, SABC, E-TV, Southern Africa Direct, South African Airways, the UK government, and the Reel Earth Collection, working in 34 African countries, Asia and Europe. He has 22 years of library footage that can be used to bolster visuals for productions.
His productions have covered themes ranging from refugees and migrants, development issues and democracy, wildlife and the environment, energy and sustainabilty, to the arts, adventure, travel and tourism, making him a versatile filmmaker who is always looking to tell a story in a personal and creative way.
His productions have screened at the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Syracuse International Film festival, Adventure and Travel Film Festival, FiSahara Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival.
Neil has a BA degree (English and International Relations), an Honours degree (African Politics) and a Masters degree (Film and Television) from the University of Cape Town. He also worked as a location scout in the South African film industry for seven years.