Emilie Badenhorst caught the Carbon Collective team’s attention right from the outset. As a theatre graduate from UCT, Emilie skillfully & effectively translated this dramaturgical realm onto the screen, and the result is a rich, theatrical, fun and impressive style that from which one can’t quite bring themselves to look away…

She has since written, conceptualised and directed a number of film projects, including “Bubblegum”, a fashion film for a local clothing label. Bubblegum was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction at the 2017 Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival.

As a thespian herself, Emilie has a true understanding of performance and all that it entails. Emilie’s optimistic and unencumbered approach to filmmaking creates a unique experience for the viewer, leaving them wanting more. Emilie is a freelance director within the Carbon Collective.



Agency: Ogilvy Cape Town
Creative Director: Carlos Carrasco
Producer: Leighla McGregor
DOP: Brandon Blight