Writer/Director/Editor Owner of production company Fat Sausage Films based in South Africa vimeo.com/sjvanbreda
Company
Fat Sausage Films
SJ van Breda was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. She studied engineering before pursuing film at Vancouver Film School.
SJ has screened films at Whistler Film Festival, Oxford International Film Festival, Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, SA Indie Festival, and has filmed two shorts in Italy for the Pigneto and CICI Film Festivals. She was also placed in the top 10 of the Nespresso Talents 2018, was selected for the Adobe Design Achievement awards and won the documentary category of FilmicFest 2019. SJ is currently a Mi Creator with Xiaomi Studios and a freelance director and editor in Cape Town, South Africa and works mainly on editorial content, music videos and short films. She is also serving as an instructor and jury member for the inaugural MMOCA Film Festival in Cape Town in 2020. She is currently in development on two feature length documentaries and is writing her first feature film.
  • Director (8 Credits)
    The God and Girl2020
    Short
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    V2019
    Student, Short
    Grey2017
    Experimental, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Student, Short
  • Writer (7 Credits)
    The God and Girl2020
    Short
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Grey2017
    Experimental, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Student, Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    The God and Girl2020
    Short
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby2019
    Documentary, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Student, Short
  • Editor (4 Credits)
    The God and Girl2020
    Short
    Jane Digby2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    V2019
    Student, Short
Official Selection, Invited Filmmaker
The God and Girl
CICI Film Festival 2019
Castellammare del Golfo
2020
Documentary Winner
Jane Digby
Filmic Fest 2019
Seattle
2019
Best Soundtrack, Nominated Best Actress
(ISOLA)TION
Pigneto Film Festival
Rome
2019
College
University of Cape Town
Mechanical Engineering
20102013
College
Vancouver Film School
Directing, Cinematography, Post-Production
20162017
High School
Danville Park Girls' High School
20052009
Birth Date
November 2, 1991
Birth City
Durban, South Africa
Current City
Vancouver, Canada
Hometown
Durban, South Africa
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Writer/Director/Editor Owner of production company Fat Sausage Films based in South Africa vimeo.com/sjvanbreda
Company
Fat Sausage Films
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