Artist Africa

Artist Africa is a video production based in Cape Town. Started by Barry Smit in 2013, the company is now a strong workforce with three creatives at the helm. Artist Africa offers a full production package as well as specializing in post production and aerial cinematography. Our clients deal directly with the creatives from conception to final product, streamlining the production of any project.

We have built and kept strong relationships with companies such as The Ginkgo Agency, Groundglass, Hogarth, Mayhem Content Creators and many more. Our portfolio displays a range of the work we have been involved in and we’re always excited to take on a new challenge.


Who we are

Barry Smit

Barry Smit began wading through the deep end of the video editing pool 10 years ago.
Strong work ethics instilled and coffee consumed, he understands that in this day and age a quick turnaround without sacrificing quality is what keeps his clients coming back.

Throughout his career allowed the satisfaction of working on a variety of projects ranging in style, genre and budget, from TVCs to cooking shows and doccies to webisodes.

Barry also specializes in aerial cinematography. In the last three years he has accumulated over 100 hours of flight time and maneuvers his flying camera in ways that many pilots would consider impossible. He has also recently become the only content partner for DJI in Africa.

Craig Kilroe

Craig Kilroe – Craig started his video editing career at Tswelopele Productions and that’s where he met Artist Africa founder Barry Smit. ‘When Barry Met Sally’ um…Craig. Craig learned to deal with heavy pressure and meet difficult deadlines as part of an ambitious post-production team.
Craig uses his wacky sense of humour and digital acumen to provide current, cutting-edge content for clients. He specialises in the production and editing of TV series and short profile pieces.

Craig’s experience in production, editing and directing mean that he brings an extra edge to Artist Africa, making it a full production company as opposed to one merely involved in post-production.

Alex Philotheou

Alex is a creative editor with over 10 years of experience editing adverts, documentaries, TV and corporate films. With an advanced diploma in Narrative Directing, Alex was an award winning student, receiving a Flame Award for best film in 2002.

He cut his teeth as a dub-maker for Retrojuice in London and after a stint traveling & acting in theatre, took up a job working under acclaimed Berlin creative, Andreas Henke and later with Stuttgart and Berlin based Production company Schokolade GmbH, where he honed his skill as an Editor, Colourist and Post Production Coordinator.

In 2010 he returned to the Mother City where he Edited and Onlined several popular lifestyle television shows and finally began freelancing in 2013.

Who we have worked with




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