Sandra Herrington PhD has been scripting, directing and editing inserts and documentaries for local and international TV broadcast outlets for the past 25 years. During this time she has won 62 national and international awards for her production work including a Simon Sabela award in the Legends and Heroes category for outstanding work in TV production and she is three times national winner of the SAB TV Environmental Journalist of the year award. Her latest venture is EarthBeat, a series which she both directs and writes.
She sees it as linking into a green consciousness that is sweeping through the world, providing a platform for her passion for sharing the inspirational stories of those who have changed their lives by connecting with nature and loves the positive impact these stories have made on her own life.
Anton Herrington has 20 years experience as a cameraman, editor and director for Durban-based Tekweni Television Productions. He has filmed close on 150 inserts for SABC’s environmental programme, 50/50, over the last 18 years and filmed and edited 40 travel documentaries on South Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, Pangkor Laut and Phuket which were screened on SABC/MNET/SKY TV in the UK, Satellite TV in Italy, Scandinavia and Arab Emirates and on international airlines. He also filmed a documentary for Discovery Travel called “The Best Places in the World to Track Rhino”, has filmed for both NBC and National Geographic and directed and filmed a UNICEF related project in Swaziland in 2011. In addition, he has done extensive filming and editing for promotional work, eventing and corporate programming in South Africa and has won numerous awards for his filming including a merit award from UNICEF for his documentary on the Seychelles for which he also received an SABC Artes nomination for camerawork. Anton is a Video Technology graduate from the Durban University of Technology.
Neville was awarded a British Council Bursary to study television production at the renowned Thomson Foundation Television College in Glasgow where he was awarded a distinction for his final project. For the following 20 years he lectured in television studies and production techniques at the former University of Natal in Durban, creating the first structured TV course at both graduate and postgraduate level at a South African university. Since 1995, he has been a director of the family-owned company, Tekweni Television Productions, producing many award-winning broadcast and corporate programmes. During the past year, Neville has turned his attention to creative writing and has just completed the first of a historical trilogy, ‘England Wants Your Gold,’ which is available at major bookshops throughout the country. He has also revised four original playscripts that won critical acclaim as stage productions that are also available at selected outlets. His autobiography, ‘Call the Stationmaster – if he can hear you,’ can be purchased from Tekweni Productions. Neville has a PhD in TV Drama
Thank you for the wonderful work you do, especially your EarthBeat TV documentaries.