• Celebrating a decade
    of socially conscious media

  • Makhulu are activists in their own right.By producing material that promotes awareness around social issues and environmental concerns they inspire positive change.
    Justin (Jiggs) Thorne Bushfire Music Festival

  • Makhulu works really hard to get the shot, then adds a unique perfection to it. Rowan has a heart of solid gold and he brings ideas to life with the utmost precision and beauty.

  • The team at Makhulu have an unparalleled talent for
    capturing real stories, brimming with emotion, while producing films that are true works of art.
    Misha Teasdale, Greenpop

Founded in 2004, Makhulu is an award-winning film, photography and media agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. We strive to produce content that is visually engaging and personally empowering. We select our projects carefully because we believe that purpose takes precedence over profit. We partner with ethically inclined companies, organisations and individuals to tell stories that matter – stories that inspire audiences all over the world to actively participate in positive social change.

Our Values


Our client relationships are built on trust and transparency. We have an open door policy that is rooted in a desire to create a positive, uplifting and mutually beneficial working environment.


When it comes to our documentary content, we strive to produce imagery and narratives that are authentic and accurate. When making fiction-based films, we aim to deliver stories that ring true.


While a lot of the subject matter we focus on deals with challenging social and environmental issues, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re passionate about what we do and we have fun doing it.

Our Services

Creative Strategy

Our Portfolio



UN Forest Film Awards

Best Film (Africa)
Amazing Grace
Short Film, By Makhulu

Jackson Hole
Wildlife Film Festival

Best Short Program
Amazing Grace
Short Film, By Makhulu

Wild Talk Wildlife Film Festival

Best Short and The Campaign Award
Amazing Grace
Short Film, By Makhulu

Ethekwini Filmakers
Association Awards

Best Script
Amazing Grace
Short Film, By Makhulu

Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC

2014 Eric Moe Sustainability Award
Amazing Grace
Short Film, By Makhulu

Loerie Awards

The Adidas Three Stories Campaign
Filmed by Makhulu for A Word Of Art

Social Networks

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Get In Touch

We’d love to hear what you’re thinking and how we can help…

phone us. +27(0)84 310 2700        email us: rowan@makhulu.co.za       find us: Makhulu Productions, 19 Glynville Terrace, Gardens, Cape Town

Get Involved

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Sunshine Cinema

Sharing innovations that uplift, educate and inspire.
Powered by the African Sun.

Sunshine Cinema is a new initiative that Makhulu has launched in partnership with Greenpop and Shift. The short video below explains exactly what Sunshine Cinema is and how it works. If your brand or organisation would like support this exiting project then contact us here.

Lloyd Manyina’s Plant Nursery

Makhulu is spearheading a crowd funding campaign to raise money for Lloyd Manyina’s plant nursery in Livingstone, Zambia. We need your green fingers! To donate please click here.