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Dumi Gumbi

Dumi Gumbi

Producer and Executive Producer

Dumi augmented his studies in Economics and Filmmaking in Boston, USA with a Certificate in Management Advanced Programme from Wits Business School, where he graduated top of his class.

Dumi’s contribution to South African film industry includes rejuvenating the country’s animation industry in the early 2000s, and training others to carry on this work. As a producer, his films – including the likes of Gog’Helen, Die Spook van Uniondale, Mrs Right Guy and The Tokoloshe – have won multiple awards and performed well at film festivals around the world, while proving his versatile talent across genres. He has a film slate of 25 film projects in various stages of production under The Ergo Company’s banner. His newest accomplishment is the launch of Head Space, his first 3D, CG animation film, to be released later in 2023.

Dumi works as an executive producer and creative consultant to other members of the industry, and is intent on growing the industry through his young director’s mentorship programme.

Cati Weinek

Cati Weinek

Producer , Executive Producer, Writer
and Cultural Activist

Cati began her career as an archival researcher in documentary films after graduating with a degree in African history from Wits. It was at this time that she began writing her first film, Come See the Bioscope, about Sol Plaatje; a project which embodied her passion for her craft. Cati went on to write and as a head writer on a number of seminal series and films, entrenched as favourites among South African audiences, while her work on social justice documentaries has immortalised a number of key South African figures.

Committed to developing the South African film industry, Cati is a hands-on producer who relishes working with emerging storytellers and directors. She is a founding member of New Moon Rising, a gender diverse collective of writers and directors, and belongs to the Independent Producer’s Organisation and the Writers Guild of South Africa. She is often called on to work with students at AFDA for production greenlighting, and recently completed an international production programme funded by Screen Australia and British Film Institute, which brings together global producers, especially focused on gender diversity. She is now completing a leadership programme with the Erich Pommer Institute for film in Berlin. She is a trustee of the Spaza Arts Trust, a grassroots fine arts collective.