Wazo Poa

Wazo Poa
WAZO POA
Wazo Poa

Extraordinary young African innovators from across the continent are pushing the boundaries. They aim to develop effective solutions to local problems, social and environmental change, and economic growth.
Each under the age of 35, they represent the new generation of change-makers, seizing opportunities offered up by a continent in an unprecedented boom.

Building the Africa we want

Building the Africa we want - Kenya
BUILDING THE AFRICA WE WANT - KENYA
Building the Africa we want - Kenya

In 2004, a Ugandan plant scientist with an extraordinary vision started a quiet, green revolution in agricultural higher education in Africa. His inclusive charisma and driving ambition gathered a momentum that few expected. 'Building The Africa We Want' documents the individual lives transformed as a consequence. It shows innovative science employed, communities empowered, and institutions rebuilt in central and eastern Africa.

Supercharged Seniors

Seniors Series
SUPERCHARGED SENIORS
Creating Crusoe 1

Can't wait to tell Granny G's story in full - 100 years of adventure, stories and the importance of family. Amazing. The beginning of a very exciting series of stories about the extraordinary elderly and how they defy our perceptions about ageing.

Granny G's story

Seaharvest TVC

Seaharvest TVC
SEAHARVEST TVC
Seaharvest TVC

Crispy chunky hake fillets

Driving William Trailer

Driving William Trailer
DRIVING WILLIAM TRAILER
Driving William Trailer

Some nests are riskier to get than others.

12 year old William Smith never imagined that nest would alter his life forever.

A high voltage electrocution when climbing a power pylon finds him regaining consciousness without his arms.

Join William on his extraordinary drive of recovery as he adapts and redefines himself.

I, Afrikaner

I, Afrikaner
I, AFRIKANER
I, Afrikaner

GoTrolley Films is the proud producer of much anticipated IDFA supported I, Afrikaner: the filmmaker's journey to understand her family's unbreakable connection to the land. Set in rural South Africa, where land issues are contentious, the story is about returning home and seeing everything familiar through new eyes. Following four generations, it documents their response to change in an uncertain landscape.

I, Afrikaner

Albie Sachs

Albie Sachs
ALBIE SACHS - a lifetime of justice and reconciliation
Albie Sachs

A short film made for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation to honour Judge Albie Sachs for his life's contribution towards justice and reconciliation

A Bushman Odyssey

A Bushman Odyssey
A BUSHMAN ODYSSEY
A Bushman Odyssey

GoTrolley Films is proud to be involved with the making of Richard Wicksteed's 'A Bushman Odyssey'. One Bushman family's struggle to reclaim their history and their land after four generations of genocide, dispossession, and uncertain freedom in post-apartheid South Africa.

A Bushmans Odyssey

Men From Atlantis

Men From Atlantis
MEN FROM ATLANTIS
Men From Atlantis

This is the story of two brothers from the forgotten community of Atlantis 40 km outside of Cape Town. A place with one of the highest incidences of violence against women and children in the world. The doccie follows the brother's struggle to makeover the ugly public face of Atlantis and to prove that there are some good guys living there. After many failed ideas they decide to carry a woman on a stretcher from Cape Point to Atlantis covering a distance of 150 km in order to raise funds and awareness for the only shelter for abused women and children in the community. This is the story of their physical feat and the extraordinary way in which they achieved it.

Creating Crusoe 1

Creating Crusoe 1
CREATING CRUSOE 1
Creating Crusoe 1

'Creating Crusoe' documents the behind the scenes action of making the NBC adventure series 'Crusoe'. Described as 'great storytelling' by Duane Clark (director of CSI, Jericho, Crusoe) the 12 short documentary pieces are now live on the NBC website www.nbc.com. Shot, directed and edited by Jo Higgs and produced by Jonathan Lee. (September 2008). www.nbc.com.

BEAST - the short documentary

BEAST - the short documentary
BEAST - the short documentary
BEAST - the short documentary

An extremely fun collaboration with the talented Benitha Vlok and Lucian Barnard from the Howlers.

Beast on Vimeo.

Bringing Burlesque Back

Bringing Burlesque Back
BRINGING BURLESQUE BACK
Bringing Burlesque Back

A visual feast of Burlesque dancing and extraordinary personalities - filming Lady Magnolia and her Bevy of Beauties was certainly an adventure.

Ragball International

Ragball International
RAGBALL INTERNATIONAL
Ragball International

This short film tells the story of the project that turns trash into children's futures. Visit www.ragballinternational.com to learn more.

Ikamva Labantu

Ikamva Labantu
IKAMVA LABANTU
Ikamva Labantu

We are extremely priviledged to have built a strong ongoing, relationship with NGO, Ikamva Labantu. This film celebrates their incredible service to communities in South Africa through the eyes of founder, Helen Lieberman. We one an Assegai Award for this one with agency, Prima Plus.

www.ikamva.org.za

BBC Bus Adventure

BBC Bus Adventure
BBC BUS ADVENTURE
BBC Bus Adventure

During the World Cup in 2010 Jo toured the country with 13 chaps from the BBC in a double decker London bus sending news about South Africa around the world. Read more HERE.

South Africa Unite 1 (BBC World)

South Africa Unite 1 (BBC World)
SOUTH AFRICA UNITE 1 (BBC World)
South Africa Unite 1 (BBC World)

Five inserts on South African culture for BBC World.

South Africa Unite 2 (BBC World)

South Africa Unite 2 (BBC World)
SOUTH AFRICA UNITE 2(BBC World)
South Africa Unite 2 (BBC World)

Five inserts on South African culture for BBC World.

DRC

DRC
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Breaking News
DRC

Breaking news for Reuters and BBC World shot and edited with journalist and videographer, Eva Gilliam during the first democratic elections in the DRC in 2006.

Cheetah Diaries

Cheetah Diaries
CHEETAH DIARIES
Cheetah Diaries

Edit, graphic and concept development for 13 part series about the Cheetah Outreach Programme at Spier, Stellenbosch. (etv, NHU 2008)

Modern Migration

Modern Migration
MODERN MIGRATION
Modern Migration

This exciting cross-genre series chronicles the process of capturing and relocating various species of game in order to ensure their survival.
Presented by Mark Bayly, directed by Willie Steenkamp, edited by Jo Higgs and produced by Homebrew Films (2009).

Journey for survival

Journey for survival
JOURNEY FOR SURVIVAL
Journey for survival

A stirring 52 mini documentary about the return of the TaiPing Four Gorillas' to their place of birth: Cameroon. Directed by Lianne Slegh, post production by Jo Higgs. (etv, NHU 2008).

Ruforum - Trailer

Building the Africa we want - Trailer
BUILDING THE AFRICA WE WANT - TRAILER
Building the Africa we want - Trailer

In 2004, a Ugandan plant scientist with an extraordinary vision started a quiet, green revolution in agricultural higher education in Africa. His inclusive charisma and driving ambition gathered a momentum that few expected. 'Building The Africa We Want' documents the individual lives transformed as a consequence. It shows innovative science employed, communities empowered, and institutions rebuilt in central and eastern Africa.

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