Glen Bosman – Executive Producer
Glen began in the film industry as an actor/PA in the early 80′s. Soon finding himself more in demand as first AD, he decided to focus on production. “It seemed logical to pursue production and ‘can’ the acting!” In 1991 Glen started producing for people like Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho at Velocity, where he won “a few Cannes awards and many Loeries“. In 1996 he started Freshwater films.
“Our passion was and still is producing good, profitable work and nurturing new talent – even fresh out of film school”.
Freshwater merged with Velocity in 2003 but retained the brand and grew exponentially, appearing in the Gun Report and winning many local and international awards. Glen left Freshwater in 2007 to take a sabbatical but soon realised that it was not for him. Returning to Johannesburg and joining Catapult Commercials in April 2008, he is determined to turn it into “a formidable force.” Glen has this to say about commercial film-making:
“Once committed, stay focused and committed. I love brainstorming with my directors. We look at the idea from all angles, to figure out the best and most convincing way to do it justice as a film and then deliver! This is what we are really good at.“
When time allows, he likes to surf…(what else!)
John Vrey – Producer
After completing a Diploma in Film & Video at Pretoria Technicon in 1990, John joined The Gate House with director Jorge Rubia, moved on to Camera Culture and then to Accelerator Films, before joining Catapult Commercials in 2007.
Production is John’s passion and his meticulous approach ensures that he is always on top of everything, from pre-production through to post production. While John has produced everything from music videos to drama, documentaries and corporate videos, commercials is where he feels most at home:
“Commercials have always been what I wanted to do. The pace, excitement and rush of tackling a project, putting it together and finishing it within budget and on time, is what drives me!”
John’s broad experience ensures problem solving without fuss, and his enthusiasm in viewing every job as a new challenge is backed by a rock solid production team that allows the directors at Catapult Commercials to undertake every job with the security of knowing they are in safe hands.
When John is not producing you are likely to find him in the bush – he is an avid bird watcher and nature lover.