Absence of Colour, Presence of Mind.
Black Brain Pictures is committed to producing international quality television and film productions in highly innovative formats with an emphasis on story telling, for the South African market.
Founded in 2004 by company members Mandla Ndimande, Tumi Masemola, Meren Reddy, Luke Rous, Cuz Lindsay and Joshua Rous, BBP has achieved its goal of becoming a one stop production house. From conceptualizing and creating unique products for the television and film markets, through the scripting phase all the way to post-production.
BBP's first sitcom, City Ses'La, (6 time SAFTA award winning) became the most watched comedy property in South Africa with over 3.5 million viewers. As a result of this it was re-commissioned for a further two seasons. SABC also acknowledged the strength of BBP’s writing team and has now commissioned them to branch out in to the drama genre.
Their first short film, Sibahle, for M-NET, garnered multiple SAFTA nominations and saw Joshua Rous walk away with a Golden Horn for Best Director. Working with M-Net also allowed the company to delve into reality TV in the form of the channels new show Culture Shock.
BBP has fast seen a need for their creative voice in the world of South African television and now aims to branch out into hour long dramas and feature films. Their commitment to excellence in story telling, and the pioneering of new formats for South African talent to be exposed to the international markets, is of paramount importance.
Above all this they seek to consistently generate quality products, first for South Africans and secondly for the international market, founded on integrity and cultural relevance.