Dreamlands Film & Media was formed in 2016 in Durban, South Africa and has recently established it's headquarters in Tarporley in the United Kingdom. The owners, Brett Halliday and Gillian O'Donoghue recently established the UK office while Producer Fikile Hlatswayo heads up production in our South African office in Kwazulu-Natal.
Gillian comes from an advertising background with skills in both copy writing and design, and Brett is a talented script writer who graduated at NYFA (Los Angeles) in 2002 where he studied film direction, writing and editing. Gillian and Brett pooled their resources and co-wrote Rare Blood, a thriller set in the KZN Midlands in South Africa. Gillian and Fikile are currently producing the exciting Zulu film, The Man in the Mirror, set to be filmed in November 2020.
Wendy Moulton started her career in Publishing and then joined the Advertising industry where she was responsible for TV and Radio production. Every team needs organisation and Wendy has been fthe right hand to Tanya Visser, managing her TV show on the Home Channel on DSTV, managing the production, scheduling and budget. Wendy is the chief co-ordinator for South Africa’s largest Garden Show which runs on a yearly basis. Wendy will be in charge of administration and nances for the Man in the Mirror.
Working with a cohesive team of talented players, the aim of Dreamlands is to make well-crafted films with content that is both entertaining and meaningful.
Dreamlands is in development with three feature films one in the Republic of Ireland, another in England, and a Zulu story set in South Africa. Also in the pipeline is a TV series aimed at the young adult market.
The media arm of the business incorporates publishing and advertising to niche markets. With over thirty years in both sectors, our team ensures maximum reach for our client's brands.
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky