Photo by Monique Mangiagalli

Hi, I’m Stephen Rheeder – a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa.

I’ve been a fulltime freelancer since 2019 and I’ve worked with many different clients, stories and people in that time. Some of those stories required me to have a very specific role, like directing or shooting and some of it required me to do it all – from preproduction, to filming and editing. I have learned a lot by creating commercial work for clients that require creative concepts and narratives – you will find a variety in my portfolio as I seek beauty and inspiration through different art forms and lenses and apply what I have learned to every story.

At the core, I am a lover of adventure and the outdoors. I love natural light and stories that require sacrificing comfort for the unknown. I am drawn to beauty – in the outdoors it’s easy to find, but with every opportunity to create, I get to take that inspiration and help make beauty regardless of the location – a true privilege.

After graduating from Film School I explored different avenues of work and starting creating more narrative commercials for hotels, restaurants and brands. At the same time, I fell in love with creating art that doesn’t focus on selling, but rather leaves a long-lasting feeling and impact.

My goal is to become a film director, telling stories that are real, inspiring and honest.

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Byrna Africa | Sportscene | Total Sports | Isuzu | Manenberg Media Company | Food Lover’s Market | Coca-Cola Cape Peninsula Beverages | OK Grocery | Vida e Caffe | Groundfloor Labs | Gorgeous George Hotel | Osteria Tarantino | The Poke Co. | Alabaster Co. | Hideout Co. | Maxime Flagranti Media