Richard Wicksteed

Richard Wicksteed

OneTime Films

Cinematographer, director and director of photography in Cape Town, South Africa

About Richard

I’m a producer-director, cameraman & journalist, writer, researcher, voice artist, screenwriter and production manager with wide experience in Southern African and African ecology & environment, current affairs, news & politics, traditional & modern culture and healing systems, history & prehistory, performing arts, fashion, & sports.

As a documentary film-maker since 1985, I’ve produced, directed & filmed numerous documentaries covering liberation & human rights struggles; San/Bushman & African culture & knowledge systems; wildlife & conservation; rural development & traditional agriculture; African & world music; health issues; and surfing.

As a journalist, I have 30 years’ experience in news reporting, feature writing, ENG camerawork, stills photography and sub-editing for press, radio & TV.

As a director/cameraman/writer I have experience in PR (corporate videos); TV news & actuality; TV commercials (director, writer); new media (short films for mobile phone and internet), and as an occasional guest lecturer at UCT and Wits in African studies disciplines and documentary film production.

As a voice artist I narrate many of my own documentaries, and have narrated a number of other independent productions.

I have experience and training in feature and dramatic film production, both in front of and behind camera, and in screenwriting. I’ve production managed two small feature films.

I am director of my own production company, OneTime Films, (Est. 1995).


Matric, Westerford High School, Cape Town, 1976.
BA Hons (African Studies), University of Cape Town, 1983.
Video production course, Meridian Video, Greenwich, London, 1985.
Apple Mac newspaper edit & design course, The Cape Times, 1994.
Diploma in 16mm dramatic film production, New York Film Academy, 1995.

Name: Richard Wicksteed

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Company: OneTime Films

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Filmmaker, Narrator, Producer, Production Manager, Researcher, Screenwriter, Videographer, Voice Artist and Weapons Specialist

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