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Enver Samuel

Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice, Scénariste
Afrique du Sud

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Réalisateur et producteur sud-africain.

Enver Micheal SAMUEL est réalisateur et producteur. Il est connu pur son film documentaire INDIANS CAN’T FLY (2015) lauréat de 2 SAFTAS & du documentaire MURDER IN PARIS (2021).

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South African film director and producer.

Enver Micheal SAMUEL is a film director and producer. He is known for his documentary film INDIANS CAN’T FLY (2015) winner of 2 SAFTAS & the documentary MURDER IN PARIS (2021).

Enver was born in South Africa and grew up in England, Ghana and Zambia. He has studied both practical and theoretical aspects of Film and Television both locally and abroad, in England, Australia and Germany.

Enver has worked on numerous television productions and high-profile corporate videos for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation amongst others. Enver has also lectured in Television Journalism/Production at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) and the Academy of Television and Screen Arts. In addition to being a founding member of the Film and Publication Board (FPB) since 1998 – 2014. Enver served on The National Film & Video Foundation’s (NFVF) training and bursary committee for three terms. From 2012 to present Enver has been a South African Film & Television Award Judge (SAFTA).

Enver is a current board member for the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA). Enver acts as a mentor producer for the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission.

Enver has travelled extensively overseas and has a wealth of experience travelling in Africa, having visited over 30 countries on the Continent.

Since 1993 to present through EMS Productions Enver has worked on hundreds of hours of content for TV, mainly in: reality, magazine, sport, documentary, music and talk shows. Some of these shows include the Reality series: Culture Shock, Masterchef, Survivor SA, Come Dine With Me SA, SA’s Great Bake Off, SA’s Got Talent;
Sport Documentaries: Fame from Faith: Football and Religion, Sheroes, Women in Sport; Travel: Studio 53
Documentaries: Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, Indians Can’t Fly, Unsung Heroes.
Enver produced and directed the documentary « Indians Can’t Fly » for SABC3 Docuville, 2015, that was an official selection for the Durban International Film Festival 2016, The Toronto South African Film Festival 2016 and Festival Cinemas d’Afrique Lausanne 2018. « Indians Can’t Fly » was nominated for three South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTA’s) for best director, best documentary, best editor for documentary short and won the Golden Horn for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Documentary Short, 2016. Enver recently won a SAFTA for « Someone To Blame – The Ahmed Timol Inquest » – best documentary short, 2019 and best documentary – Zanzibar International Film Festival 2019. The documentary has also screened at the Vancouver South Africa Film Festival 2019, Encounters South Africa International Film Festival 2019 and INPUT Bangkok 2019.
Enver is currently working on two documentaries: « The Bomber’s Wife » and « Murder in Paris – Pourquoi / Why, Dulcie September », which won the UCT ScreenCubator / Encounters Impact Springboard and has been selected for the Durban FilmMart 2019 at the Durban International Film Festival.
Enver released in 2021 a new documentary: « Murder in Paris – Pourquoi / Why, Dulcie September », which won the UCT ScreenCubator / Encounters Impact Springboard and has been selected for the Durban FilmMart 2019 at the Durban International Film Festival.
Enver is currently working on a documentary: « The Bomber’s Wife ».
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