Once upon a time there were no film editors, and film was not very interesting.

Then Priest arrived!

Established in 2003, Priest is a creative studio that edits and post produces feature films, TV commercials and documentaries.

01.

Editorial

From importing footage to making selects and right up to that first cut. It all starts in the edit suite.

02.

Grading & VFX

Once there is picture lock, we take those images and make them the best they can be. From enhancing the colours to adding CGI, our VFX team take it from here.

03.

Delivering

The final step in all post production, is the mastering. We offer 4K to DCP solutions.

We're based in Salt River, Cape Town.
Our beautiful studio was once an empty warehouse. Now it feels like home away from home.
Our Approach

We are committed to our clients from start to finish, working together in a collaborative way. Our input helps make their solutions.

Our Mission

We strive to work with fantastic clients from across the globe, whilst remaining dedicated to supporting and strengthening South African art and film.

Our suites have been carefully crafted.
  • Comfortable couches & subtle lighting
  • Adobe Premiere & After Effects
  • Autodesk Smoke, Davinci Resolve, Blender
  • Broadcast monitors & superior sound setup
  • Lightning fast fibre connection
  • All your coffee needs on tap
Meet the team
We all work closely together as a team, and have a support network of freelancers.

CAROLYN / karəˈlɪn /
informal. Cal
noun:
1. tall and sophisticated. likes shiny objects.
2. a connoisseur of fine liquor.
PHRASES:
1. (to the cals) exceptionally well presented. She was dressed to the cals.
ORIGIN
Eastern Cape

Cal Kingwill
Owner / Producer

MICHELLE/ ˈmɪʃɛl /
noun:
1. works efficiently. a biker girl by heart.
2. a prolific post-production producer.
adverb:
1. in a well-organised and competent way. She worked michelley to accomplish the tasks set.
ORIGIN
The Nam

Michelle Duvenage
Producer

MATTHEW / ˈmaθju /
informal. Matt
noun:
1. of slim build. an articulate storyteller.
2. a collector of awards.
3. a storage tank, specifically used for wine.
verb:
1. edit visual imagery. Could you please matt that footage together.
ORIGIN
The Berea

Matthew Swanepoel
Editor

AMELIA / əˈmɛlɪə /
noun:
1. a horror film fanatic.
2. specialises in motion graphics and illustration.
adjective:
1. impeccably detailed. That artwork is amelia! ANTONYMS bland.
ORIGIN
Unknown

Amelia Cohen
Editor / Motion Graphics Artist

NATHAN / ˈneɪθɪn /
noun:
1. with a sharp wit and humour. has a large appetite.
2. a visual effects maestro.
3. gaming expert.
verb:
PHRASES:
1. (sense of nathan) a person’s ability to appreciate humour. That person has a great sense of nathan.
ORIGIN
Of alien descent

Nathan Anderson
2D / 3D Animator
GRANT / ɡrɑːnt /
noun: 
1.bald with blue eyes. a petrolhead. vegan.
2.a compositor.
verb: 
1. tell (someone) something obscene. He was granted, whilst eating his lunch. adverb: 
1. acting in a grant like way. That person revving his engine is straight up grantly.
ORIGIN
Belgium
Grant Aerts
Compositor

FRANCESCA / franˈtʃɛskə /
informal. Fran
noun:
1. polite and soft-spoken. able to see outside the colour spectrum.
2. a da vinci (artistic) colourist.
adjective:
1. an astute ability to differentiate colours. That person has franlike vision.
ORIGIN
Mediterranean

Francesca Verveckken
Colourist

GABRIEL | ˈɡābrēəl |
Informal: Gabe
noun:
1. Tall and silent.
2. Upcoming visual master.
3. Outstanding Chef.
4. Expert cappuccino maker and frother of milk.

PHRASES 1. (Ground breaking Gabe)
A delight to the senses.
The meal was absolutely Gabe.
ORIGIN Vredehoek, Cape Town

Gabriel Hair
VFX Artist