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Dan Mindel - Star Wars cinematographer returns to SA to award aspiring filmmakers

Dan Mindel returned to South Africa for the kykNET Silwerskermfees which recently took place in Cape Town. He was invited to the festival as part of a new M-Net initiative in association with kykNET to facilitate conversations between South African filmmakers and international experts. This event was also held in Johannesburg and facilitated by Marc Baleiza.

Having worked as the cinematographer on Star Trek in 2009 and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, it was hardly surprising when director J.J. Abrams chose to team up with Dan Mindel on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Based on the record box office alone, their reunion was a huge success.

What many may find surprising though is that Mindel, who also worked on Thelma and Louise, Mission Impossible III and The Amazing Spiderman 2, was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read the full article here: