Introduce Yourself : Gideon Nel Director by Gideon Nel

Gideon Nel Director

Successfully worked in the film industry since 1974 as Art Director, Editor and started Directing in 1980. Proven success in directing award winning TV Commercials, Video Clips, Short Films and Documentaries throughout the world. Languages English,Afrikaans, and Portuguese Education Matriculation 1969 Middelburg High School. Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa Fine Arts Painting 1974 Pretoria Art School, Pretoria, South Africa. Workshops / Courses BBC TV Television Training Course 1975 (SABC TV) Johannesburg,South Africa South Africa Computer Technology 1988 Rosebank - South Africa Maine Film & TV workshops 1995 Rockport Maine - USA.. Acting for Directors – Judith Western Directing Actors – Judd Taylor Camera in Action – Judith Western School of Acting 1996 Los Angeles, USA. Master class directing actors Script analysis for actors. Adobe Workshops 1997 Burbank, California, USA Photoshop & illustrator graphic art skills, Robert McKee Story Workshop 2000, New York, USA Substance, Structure, Style and Principles of screen writing. University of South Africa 2002/4 Portuguese Language and Culture PTU 101, 102 & 201. Awards As an editor won Gold Artes Award for best Technical Achievement in Broadcasting at SABC TV South Africa. As Director won numerous awards Loerie Awards _ South Africa • Lanco Watches - Gold • Bop-T Barclays – Special Mention • Smart Centre Clothing - Gold • Portuguese Tourism – Cinema Gold • Pepsi – Best Cinema Commercial (Pepsi also received a Special mention at the Coca Cola Conference in New York) RTC Awards, Portuguese Advertising Awards. • Azeite Gallo Olive Oil, • Vitalert Vitamins - Gold • Triumph International, - Special Mention • Ice Tea “ It’s not cold enough” – Gold Statue London International Film Awards, London UK. • Amnesty International “ Barbed Wire” Lever Brothers Best TV commercial World Wide, NY, USA. • Azeite Gallo JWT World Wide, Best TV Campaign. NY, USA • Azeite Gallo Aurora Award, Salt Lake City, USA Platinum (Top of the show) • Aids quilt documentary (Filmed in Boston, Mass. USA) Communicator Award, USA My short film “O Almoço” was short listed at the following national and International film festivals; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic.13a edição do Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal New York International, Independant Film and Video Festival, NY, NY,USA, Prague Short Film Festival, Prague. Czech Republic. Festival Imaginaria, Italy, Cinematexas 10, Texas, USA Festival International de Films de Montréal. Montreal, Canada Indie Lisboa, Portugal Tangiers Short Film Festival. Tangiers Passport Portuguese & South African

Pamela Bolinder

Gideon Nel: What do you do for fun? Wink

Kathaleen M. Brewer

OMG! Like the old joke, "What do you call a person who can only speak only one language?" An American. You put us to shame. I envy you being able to immerse yourself into such two totally different cultures. Someone should do a documentary on you...

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