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DirectingTina-Louise is a fan of The Wire and enjoys consuming popular and not-so-popular culture. When she was little she was always reading and writing stories. From an early age she was aware of the power of stories to transport her worlds away from her real life and into the minds of others.

Tina-Louise believes in the power of stories to transport people to worlds they may otherwise never visit and to show them points of view they may otherwise never have considered. In 2010 she formed Accidental Films and TV as a vehicle through which to tell engaging stories.

At Accidental Films we craft our stories with an attentive ear to emotion and a keen eye on the bigger – literal and metaphorical – picture. We aim to deliver content that makes viewers think, whether through a hard-hitting message, a touching moment or a heartfelt chuckle.

Tina-Louise Smith has worked in broadcast television – since 1999 – on numerous productions as producer, series director, director, editor and researcher.

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Megan on a shootMegan Jonkers is the cool, calm, collected and thorough Production Co-ordinator at Accidental Films and TV. While studying Journalism and Media Studies at Damelin Mowbray, she worked nights at Cape Town TV monitoring their broadcasts. Bitten by the TV bug, she then completed two internships at the station.

Thrilled by the wild world of television, she grabbed the opportunity to be the CTV receptionist when the opportunity presented itself. During this time she also worked as a production co-ordinator, produced and presented segments for the station’s youth show, EKSÊ, co-ordinated CTV’s social media platforms, answered the phones, welcomed visitors, administered the membership of different organisations and did general office work.

In 2015 she decided that she wanted to experience a different environment, while still working in TV, and joined Accidental Films and TV as the company’s first Production Assistant. The first project she worked on was a documentary for the SABC called Mr Table Tennis. Megan assisted with shoot co-ordination, general office work, and transcribed subject interviews.

Megan was excited to be part of the team producing Engender for Accidental Films and TV. Engender is the first of its kind – a feminist TV talk show for Cape Town TV. By this stage, Megan had proven her ability to remain calm under the manic pressures of production and worked as Production Co-ordinator. Along with all the co-ordination, she also participated in the content development workshops where the team determined the episodes and their core messages.

Outisde of production, Megan also co-ordinated the hugely successful Business Model Canvas (BMC) Bootcamp that took place at the 2015 Durban FilmMart. These workshops were an initiative of Tina-Louise Smith, the Accidental Films Owner and Founder, conducted under the banner of the Documentary Filmmakers’ Association.

2015 was a year of successful firsts for Megan.

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