Catherine Muller: Freelance Journalist Profile
 
Catherine Muller

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Johannesburg, South Africa


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Catherine Muller

Because I'm passionate about visual stories well told, I've been making compelling documentaries and factual shorts for over 20 years. I shoot (video and photos); direct, I do video editing (on Final Cut Pro) and I write. I'm a one-woman operation with my own camera, sound and editing gear. Some career highlights include following a gang of township car-jackers for a year; filming with Zulu ex-pats on a farm in rural Ireland; telling the stories of marginalized township men in 'Four Rent Boys'; producing a film about Khoi San youth composing rap songs, and creating two films that narrated the hitherto untold story of the links between Apartheid struggle heroes and township soccer. My documentaries have been broadcast in SA and abroad. When I am not making factual films I also teach visual storytelling to under-grad journalists at the Wits Journalism School. I have a MA with commendation in Film, Television, Theatre from Bristol University (UK). I am intrepid, can-do and resourceful.

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A video completed in January 2018 that tells the story of Nando's braille menu in Doha.


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A corporate video for HARAMBEE (NGO client) Harambee has embarked upon a programme to train skilled employees while also addressing this crisis of joblessness - a unique initiative that makes both financial and social sense. (South Africa) My role: Camera, Director, Editor


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Four Rent Boys. A one-hour documentary about the lives of township men engaged in transactional sex. My role: Camera, Director, Editor (South Africa)


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Very Fast Guys. A one-hour documentary following the lives of a gang of township car hi-jackers. My role: Director, Camera (South Africa)


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A commercial for Unicef with actor Laurence Fishburn. My role: Director


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A tribute to the legendary photographer Alf Khumalo. My role: Camera, Sound, Editing, Directing (South Africa)


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A selection of my recent photos for a range of clients.


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