Writer/Director/Editor Owner of production company Fat Sausage Films based in South Africa vimeo.com/sjvanbreda
Company
Fat Sausage Films
S.J. van Breda was born on the 2nd of November 1991 in Durban, South Africa. She graduated Vancouver Film School with specialisations in Directing, Post-Production and Cinematography. Before arriving at VFS, she studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town and worked in the aerospace research industry for two years.
She is currently a freelance editor, working on commercials, music videos and short films. Her debut short film, Sentience, is currently on the festival circuit and won the Golden Ibex at KIFF 2017. Her short documentary ‘I Can Do That’ was a top 10 finalist in the 2018 edition of Nespresso Talents.
She will be participating in the Blackbird Film Festival 2019 with her experimental short dance film ‘Grey’ and has been invited to the Pigneto Film Festival 2019 to shoot a short film in Rome. She is developing a short film and documentary which delves into the true story of transgender soccer coach Kaig Lightner and a feature length version of Sentience.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby shot with Filmic Pro2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    V2019
    Short, Student
    Grey2017
    Experimental, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Short, Student
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby shot with Filmic Pro2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Grey2017
    Experimental, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Short, Student
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    (ISOLA)TION2019
    Experimental, Short
    Jane Digby shot with Filmic Pro2019
    Documentary, Short
    Sentience2017
    Short
    Sentience Trailer2017
    Short, Student
  • Editor (3 Credits)
    Jane Digby shot with Filmic Pro2019
    Documentary, Short
    Runaway2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    V2019
    Short, Student
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
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
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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