Franco Strydom

Franco Strydom

Screenwriter and Sound Mixer

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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January 2015
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About Franco

Starting out in Sound as a Final Mix Operator in Sound Editing & Design and winning awards in those fields in Italy and South Africa (after getting a Master’s Degree in Music Technology and spending a few years as a Location Sound Recordist), it’s been an interesting start to a creative journey which has since branched off into Screenwriting, Production and Directing; when things get quiet in one area the fire ants have to go somewhere else to learn, contribute and create. With my finger in the Production pie I’ve Produced an award winning Short Film (Death’s (Man)Date : 2014) - winning three awards and going on to screening at multiple film festivals in 2014 and ’15, as well as producing a Music Video for Man As Machine’s Force which won the Best Metal Music Video in South Africa (2015). As a writer it’s been a bit of a struggle to get traction having not won any awards yet, but having scored some honorable mentions and Top Ten listings in Screenwriting competitions.

While I have a good feeling on where I want my life and career to head n the future I also know that for right now, I want to work, learn and contribute to creative expression in whatever ways I can, and as often as I can.

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Credits

  • поличба

    поличба (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Editor, Camera Operator

  • Circe

    Circe (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Director, Editor

  • Mind The Gap

    Mind The Gap (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Co-Writer, Co-Director, Editor

  • SkyRoomLive (Season 2)

    SkyRoomLive (Season 2) (2014)
    Television by South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC 1) Floor Manager

  • Force - Man As Machine

    Force - Man As Machine (2014)
    Music by Independent Producer

  • Take You Home – Party Phreaks

    Take You Home – Party Phreaks (2014)
    Music by Independent Producer, Editor, Camera Operator

  • Jill Scott (Stage), Coca Cola Dome

    Jill Scott (Stage), Coca Cola Dome (2014)
    Music by Mushroom Productions Stage Manager

  • Kenny G (Stage), Coca Cola Dome

    Kenny G (Stage), Coca Cola Dome (2014)
    Music by Mushroom Productions Stage Manager

  • SkyRoomLive

    SkyRoomLive (2014)
    Music by Mushroom Productions Stage Manager

  • Il disappunto di Mr. Sh

    Il disappunto di Mr. Sh (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Sound Operator

  • Vitalità

    Vitalità (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Director, Editor

  • Capacity

    Capacity (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Director, Editor, Actor

  • Reasons

    Reasons (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Editor, Sound Deptartment

  • King of Panini

    King of Panini (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Sound Operator, Actor

  • Seme di Senape

    Seme di Senape (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Associate Producer, Editor

  • Death's (Man)date

    Death's (Man)date (2014)
    Film (short) by Independent Producer, Co-Writer, Sound Department

  • Star Gist

    Star Gist (2013)
    Television by Bonngoe.tv Writer, Insert Director

  • Nedbank Ke Yona

    Nedbank Ke Yona (2013)
    Television by Bonngoe.tv Writer, Production Coordinator

  • SkyRoomLive (Season 1)

    SkyRoomLive (Season 1) (2013)
    Television by South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC 1) Floor Manager

  • Club Culture (Season 2)

    Club Culture (Season 2) (2012)
    Television by Bonngoe.tv Writer, Sound Operator

  • Formalities

    Formalities (2012)
    Film (short) by Independent Writer, Director

  • Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues

    Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues (2012)
    Theater by University of Pretoria Assistant Director

  • Compliments of the Chef

    Compliments of the Chef (2011)
    Film (short) by Independent Co-Writer, Director

  • Club Culture

    Club Culture (2011)
    Television by Bonngoe.tv Writer, Production Assistant

  • Tale of Romance

    Tale of Romance (2011)
    Theater by Independent Writer, Director

  • Benders

    Benders (2011)
    Theater by Independent Actor

  • Small Town; A Sing-Along Musical

    Small Town; A Sing-Along Musical (2011)
    Theater by Independent Actor

  • Krêkvars Student Arts Festival

    Krêkvars Student Arts Festival (2011)
    Theater by Independent Technical Manager

  • Krêkvars Student Arts Festival

    Krêkvars Student Arts Festival (2011)
    Theater by Independent Technical Manager

Awards

  • Honorable Mention – Gargoyle; Short Story Challenge 2015, New York, International
    (2015)

  • Best Film - Death's (Man)date; 48 Hour Film Project, Johannesburg
    (2014)

  • Best Acting - Death's (Man)date; 48 Hour Film Project, Johannesburg
    (2014)

  • Best Dialogue - Death's (Man)date; 48 Hour Film Project, Johannesburg
    (2014)

  • Top 10 - God’s Office; Short Screenplay Challenge 2014, New York, International
    (2014)

  • Best Cinematography - Circe; CinemadaMare Film Festival, Terracina, Italy
    (2014)

  • Best Sound - Il disappunto di Mr, Sh; CinemadaMare Film Festival, Guardia Perticara, Italy
    (2014)

  • Best Film - Mind The Gap; CinemadaMare Film Festival, Santa Marinella, Italy
    (2014)

  • Campaign bronze - Nedbank Ke Yona; Loerie Awards, South Africa
    (2013)

  • Official Selection - Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues; Grahamstown National Arts Festival, South Africa
    (2012)

Education

  • University of Pretoria
    (2008-2015)

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