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DS FILMS ENTERTAINMENT
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ABOUT DSFILMS ENTERTAINMENT

We are a creative Film Production Company with offices located in
Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa.

FILM PRODUCTION

DS FILMS ENTERTAINMENT is firstly a production house, having produced and completed numerous independent feature film projects that have gone on to be sold internationally, like our 2013 film, Angel of the Skies or our 2017 International award winning Feature, Last Broken Darkness.

POST PRODUCTION

DS FILMS ENTERTAINMENT currently houses three major edit suites as well as a colour grading desk and Visual effects suite, perfect for finishing your TVC or feature film. We have cut and delivered over 6 South African Feature films to local and international screens.

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 What Could Be Better Than Filmmaking?
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CINEMA WITHOUT RISK IS LIKE HAVING NO SEX AND EXPECTING TO HAVE A BABY, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A RISK.
Francis Ford Coppola – Film Director
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WORK

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

Nike – Self
brands
eOne Entertainment
BMW
NETFLIX
Kaleidoscope
Karoo Film Company
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  • The director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant, and a bastard.

    Billy Wilder
  • We are painting with light.

    Rouben Mamoulian
  • Film lies twenty-four times a second.

    Brian De Palma
  • Hollywood is the only place where you can die from encouragement.

    Pauline Kael
  • I love making movies. If I wasn’t paid to do it, I would pay to do it.

    David Lean
  • Most of the good things in pictures happen by accident.

    John Ford
  • The public is never wrong.

    Adolph Zukor
  • The director is always right.

    George Cukor
  • A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.

    Jean-Luc Goddard
  • I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.

    Sergio Leone
  • Quite simply, a movie has to grab me in the place that makes my voice go high and then I’ll really commit to it.

    Steven Spielberg
  • If you have a strong vision, then you’re able to throw it away for a better one.

    Julie Taymore
our-team

TWO GUYS ONE MISSION

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Christopher-lee dos Santos

Christopher-lee dos Santos

Director / Screenwriter / Zombie Apocalypse survivor

Since an early age Chris has always been a dreamer. From writing comic strips in primary school to making home made films with class friends in high school. He always knew his calling was filmmaking. He followed that calling, working hard on making his first film with nothing but a stills camera and an edit suite he built from spare computer parts. He attended AFDA film school in Johannesburg where he graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree in Directing and Screenwriting for Motion Picture. Today, he has directed four feature films, two of which he has written and co produced. He recently won an international Best Screenplay award in Boston USA, for writing the film Last Broken Darkness. He runs DS Films Entertainment with his brother Robert.

Robert Anthony dos Santos

Robert Anthony dos Santos

Producer / Editor / Bohemian

Robert has always had creative flair since he was young. A storyteller at heart, a musician in soul, a scholar by mind. Robert studied LLB Law at University of Johannesburg and practiced as an attorney for three years before eventually succumbing to his true calling. He left law practice to follow his dream in the film industry. Robert is a passionate human being, giving more than 110% to see a story gets the best attention and nursing it needs to flourish. He is head of sales and producing at DS Films Entertainment, but learned most of his trade starting out as an offline editor, working on and cutting local South African Feature films.

Christopher-lee dos Santos

Christopher-lee dos Santos

Director / Screenwriter / Zombie Apocalypse survivor

Since an early age Chris has always been a dreamer. From writing comic strips in primary school to making home made films with class friends in high school. He always knew his calling was filmmaking. He followed that calling, working hard on making his first film with nothing but a stills camera and an edit suite he built from spare computer parts. He attended AFDA film school in Johannesburg where he graduated with an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree in Directing and Screenwriting for Motion Picture. Today, he has directed four feature films, two of which he has written and co produced. He recently won an international Best Screenplay award in Boston USA, for writing the film Last Broken Darkness. He runs DS Films Entertainment with his brother Robert.

Robert Anthony dos Santos

Robert Anthony dos Santos

Producer / Editor / Bohemian

Robert has always had creative flair since he was young. A storyteller at heart, a musician in soul, a scholar by mind. Robert studied LLB Law at University of Johannesburg and practiced as an attorney for three years before eventually succumbing to his true calling. He left law practice to follow his dream in the film industry. Robert is a passionate human being, giving more than 110% to see a story gets the best attention and nursing it needs to flourish. He is head of sales and producing at DS Films Entertainment, but learned most of his trade starting out as an offline editor, working on and cutting local South African Feature films.

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WHAT WE DO

Each completed project makes us even more hungry, hungry for more stories to tell, more characters to create and at least some more twinkies. As a result we deliver a better film experience.

FILM PRODUCTION

We produce independent films in house. From the writing phase all the way through principal photography, post production and final delivery

Co PRODUCTION

We co-produce films. Want a production partner to see your film made? Contact us, we’d love to hear your ideas.

CREATIVE CONCEPT DESIGN FOR TVC

Whilst we are prodominantly a feature film company, we have also delivered some high quality TV commercials for big brands and music bands. We have a highly creative concept team to help you nail that concept and deliver it to the small screen with big production value.

POST PRODUCTION SERVICES

Latest edit and color suites available in a fun and creative space. We have edited and delivered more than 6 feature films to cinema circuit in South Africa.

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SHOWREEL

We've worked extra hard to maintain the utmost quality when making our films and clients projects. So don't spoil the experience with slow compressed internet channels. Download our showreel and enjoy it during your own time, bust most importantly, HAVE FUN.

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