Directing Xhosa women in a reconstruction scene for Troopship Tragedy in 2015

Directing Xhosa women in a reconstruction scene for Troopship Tragedy in 2015

Pre shoot discussion with DOP Peter Rudden on board the Old Cable Restorer in Simonstown, which was our set for the SS Mendi reconstruction scenes in 2015

Pre shoot discussion with DOP Peter Rudden on board the Old Cable Restorer in Simonstown, which was our set for the SS Mendi reconstruction scenes in 2015

Talking to Zwai Mgijima, the narrator in Troopship Tragedy, late afternoon at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Arques-La-Batailles near Dieppe in France, 2013

Talking to Zwai Mgijima, the narrator in Troopship Tragedy, late afternoon at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Arques-La-Batailles near Dieppe in France, 2013

Utilising the light at Arques-la-Bataille, a cemetery where men of the South African Labour Contingent were buried, their bones far from home. 

Utilising the light at Arques-la-Bataille, a cemetery where men of the South African Labour Contingent were buried, their bones far from home. 

Early morning at Tyne Cot, near Ypres in Belgium, the resting place for so many fallen from the Commonwealth countries, 2013

Early morning at Tyne Cot, near Ypres in Belgium, the resting place for so many fallen from the Commonwealth countries, 2013

Working out how to use the loud-hailer before night falls, in advance of our reconstruction of the drowned men floating in the English Channel, to be filmed on a wine estate in Noordhoek 2015

Working out how to use the loud-hailer before night falls, in advance of our reconstruction of the drowned men floating in the English Channel, to be filmed on a wine estate in Noordhoek 2015

DOP Peter Rudden and I waiting for the paperwork at the hired car depot near Heathrow with gear. The surfboard bag contained tripods and dung-smeared sticks for the shoot, luckily undetected as we passed through the airport 2013. 

DOP Peter Rudden and I waiting for the paperwork at the hired car depot near Heathrow with gear. The surfboard bag contained tripods and dung-smeared sticks for the shoot, luckily undetected as we passed through the airport 2013.