Louis de Witt

Brother of well known film director Elmo de Witt. Louis started out as an assistant at Kavalier Films in the late 1950’s, working with the likes of Jamie Uys, Jans Rautenbach, Dirk de Villiers, Bertrand Retief, and numerous other prolific filmmakers. Known to be a perfectionist, Louis was always pushing the bounds for the highest possible quality in his work. He was highly respected in the film industry and regarded as one of the country’s top lighting cameramen. Louis teamed up with Tonie van der Merwe in 1970 to direct his first film, Joe Bullet. After the production of Joe Bullet, Louis formed his own company, Mojadji Films, and produced a number of African language movies. He died tragically in a car accident in 1995.