Black Bean Productions
Established in 2012 by James Suter and Oli Caldow, Black Bean Productions was formed with the purpose of creating diverse web content, that is genuine and consistently high in quality. Content is the single most important and sought-after commodity on the web and Black Bean Productions works to create content for their clients that is relevant, clear and compelling.
We have worked on a range of projects including experiential short films, short documentary style stories, educational short films and compelling content with a call to action. The company has played a large role in creating powerful content for various high-end lodges and hotels across Africa and has also been involved in various NGO and conservation projects; telling stories for those unable to tell their own stories.
Director of Photography
With 10 years of experience in the film industry, Oli has developed a distinctive visual style. His use of compelling imagery communicates subtle underlying themes with sensitivity and creative excellence; something he has developed over time working on high-end productions both in South Africa and abroad.
Director & Producer
James’s career has been founded on a passion for conservation and wildlife. After working for many years as a Field Guide across Africa, he has developed his skills as a Photographer and Filmmaker and works closely with Black Bean Productions’ clients to craft a unique end-product.
Sam studied Marketing and comes from a background of Human Resources, Community Development and Production. She is involved in every aspect of the business, with a focus on the financial and managerial aspects of the making of each film.