Rowan Pybus

Director, Rowan Pybus, is a Cape Town based filmmaker. He began his career studying graphic design at CPUT, but ultimately shifted towards video and photography. His company Makhulu first opened its doors in 2003 and has subsequently established itself as a leading South African production house of online and broadcast content. Rowan’s dynamic approach as a filmmaker, cinematographer and editor has lead to Makhulu creating high-impact content for global brands like WWF, Red Bull, VW, and Adidas. Additionally, Makhulu is proud to be working on ethical projects for Princeton University, Wikimeida, Greenpop, 46664, African Impact, and Water Writes. An ongoing collaboration between Rowan and renowned local graffiti artist, Faith47 has also resulted in a series of internationally acclaimed short films that have been exhibited across Europe. Rowan describes himself as an artist/filmmaker and a social activist who is the product of two worlds, the rationality of my father and the spiritual faith of my mother. Rowan draws from these two opposing forces to create his moving images of the world. Rowan is currently directing a series for Mediahouse called +27: The Social Innovators of South Africa.