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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dylan Valley - filmmaker

Dylan Valley is a filmmaker specialising in documentaries and dabbling in different creative arts. He sees film as a powerful tool that can be used for social change. He was born and raised in Cape Town, growing up in Kuilsriver and later in Durbanville. In 2006 he obtained his Honours degree in Film Theory and Practice from the University of Cape Town where he made Lost Prophets, a film about South African hip hop pioneers, Prophets of da City, and where they are today. Since then he has worked for Plexus Films as a director on Headwrap, an arts and culture reality show for SABC1, and has freelanced on numerous other productions as director and camera operator. In 2009 Dylan was featured as one of The Mail and Guardian's "300 Young South Africans You Have to Take to Lunch". He currently serves on the board of the Documentary Filmmaker's Association.

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