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Bantu Wax

Lea, Roberto Colombo

Look Studios

One of the funnest shoots I have been involved in. The budget was small, however everyone involved was really invested and it shows. When I got approached for this I immediately jumped on board, as the creative and team sounded great, with everyone open to playing around with ideas. Also I never turn down being able to shoot surfing from the water, as this is what sparked my foray into film making back when I was younger and growing up in Cape Town.

Roberto Colombo is a South African director, who began his passion by documenting subjects and friends around shared interests, such as surfing and mountain activities. Cape Town, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, was the perfect setting to inspire a young filmmaker. This gradually evolved into the commercial and fashion space, taking him to London, where he is currently based. Here he has experimented with all aspects of filmmaking, creating work for Nike, Versace, Fenty, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Bantu Wax. Outside of his commercial work, he hopes to focus more of his energy towards short form films, documenting and telling peoples stories.