Grant De Sousa
Grant de sousa
After completing his four year honors degree in Directing at AFDA in Johannesburg, Grant researched for many of SA’s top directors, including Keith Rose and Giaco Angelini.
His first break as a director came for the commercial “There’s no going back” - a moving and hard-hitting portrayal of a girl’s downward spiral into a world of drugs, which won numerous awards, the highlight being a Cannes Award win at the 2007 Cannes CFP-E / Shots Young Directors Award.
Grant once again swooped many awards with his “Conflict Diamonds” spot for The African Diamond Council at the end of 2009. Grant's choice of cast, lighting, and music resulted in a haunting portrayal of the greed and corruption of the diamond trade with his hard-hitting and controversial commercial. Five Vuka Awards, a shortlist for the prestigious UNDPI Award at the 2010 New York Festival and a nomination at the 2010 South African Loerie Awards to name a few.
He continues to prove his mettle as a performance director, being able to extract pertinent performances from his cast. His keen creative eye and immaculate attention to detail, makes him a favorite choice director.