Festival Year: 2019

Bruce Donnelly

Roles: Director

South African-born film director and producer, Bruce first pursued his film career at the University of Cape Town, before moving across to the New York Film Academy to further his studies. Now based in New York City, Bruce is the co-founder of DKR Films, together with his partners Fermin Rojas and James Kubesch. He has been the director and producer of a number of film, television and commercial projects, most recently for the new Samsung Galaxy S8, a commercial produced by Discovery Channel. His work also includes the highly-acclaimed Cuban documentary film Alumbrones, which follows a group of graphic artists in Havana and tells of their many inspirations and struggles on the island. The film premiered in Piccadilly Circus in London at the Raindance Film Festival and was selected by the United Nations, Global Peace and American Documentary Film Festivals among others, with special presentations and panels at Stanford and Harvard Universities. Alumbrones was recently incorporated into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Library collection. Returning to film in his home country, Bruce has most recently embarked on producing a series of films that share the remarkable, untold stories of Africa, beginning with the first ever all-female, rhino anti-poaching unit, The Black Mambas. This film most recently won Best International Short Film at the American Documentary Film Festival.

Festival Year: 2019


Black Mambas

(ZA, 2018, 13min)