We have a new secret weapon on the team. Georgina Warner is the creative lady behind our latest behind-the-scenes video that you can watch here. Intrigued, we sat her down to find out more…

What do you do?I tell stories through the medium of Film, currently drawing inspiration from the lives of individuals in Cape Town, South Africa. I am based at Popsicle TV, a new online music magazine that showcases both local and international talent through the likes of live performance videos, music videos, documentaries and exclusive interviews. Popsicle TV is a branch of Popsicle Studios based in Woodstock, Cape Town. (www.popsiclestudios.com // www.popsicletv.com)

What is your background?
While studying for my Film & Media Production degree at UCT, I took a strong interest in documentary filmmaking, my final graduation film being a quasi-documentary based on a group of skateboarders from the Cape Flats. Since then I have been collecting home-grown stories and collaborating with like-minded creatives to produce authentic, South African content that I hope will push local film in a new, fresh direction. We are surrounded by such rich, unique sub-cultures and individuals whose personal stories often reflect a voice that desperately needs to be heard. I hope to use my privilege and skill-set to provide this platform.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Being located at Popsicle Studios means that I am surrounded by and producing content for talented local musicians everyday – naturally these artists have infiltrated my playlist recently! Groups such as Fantasma, The Nomadic Orchestra, Ruffest and Grassy Spark are always a favourite. Solo artists that I have had the pleasure of working with recently include the likes of Felix LaBand, James Tuft, Sannie Fox, Alice Phoebe Lou and Toya Delazy -all incredible musicians for whom I have huge amounts of respect for creatively.

Reading? Charles Bukowski

 Top 5 people to follow on instagram:
@theexpressionist
@paleafrican
@thelouwdown
@gabriella_achadinha
@duranite

What is your dream commission? Creative reigns on a home-brewed documentary of my choice (a fat budget wouldn’t hurt, either) 

What do you love about film? Its ability to change audience’s perceptions and to portray the human experience in its raw, honest form.

Photo credit: Ferdinand van Huizen

Best advice you ever received? To follow your own truth; to find what you love and give yourself to it. Let whatever you do come from a place of authenticity and honesty.

Worst decor trend? To go along with a trend without putting your own twist on it! I believe that a space must reflect those who use it as best as possible.

Best shop for décor? Pezula Interiors

Favourite photographer? I find new artists everyday who I draw inspiration from. David Goldblatt is a strong influence however, for where I am right now as a young creative in our country.

Get in touch with Georgina warner.gigi@gmail.com | Twitter: @georgina_warner