Susan Scott and Bonné de Bod
Susan has been making documentary films for nearly twenty years now.
After studying cinematography and the craft of non-linear editing in the US, she went on to mentor with an ACE editor in Washington DC, the home of documentary. So, it's no wonder Susan fell in love with the craft of editing documentaries! Not only has she worked with some of the best wildlife and documentary filmmakers on the planet, she has gone on to win a Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival award for Best Editing, three SAFTAs as well as four SAB Environmental Media Awards and several international awards for her filmmaking. In 2010 she was awarded the use of the acronym from the South African Editors Guild. Shortly after receiving recognition of her body of work by the guild, she returned to her love of cinematography and after two decades in dark cutting rooms, she now spends as much time outdoors as she can!
Bonné is well known as an award winning wildlife television presenter. She has been on 50|50 for seven seasons and is also a special correspondent for SABC's Newsroom and her popular series 'Rhino Blog' is on DSTV's People's Weather.
Bonné is also currently filming STROOP, a documentary feature film on the rhino poaching crisis with Susan. Winner of an ATKV Mediaveertjie, Bonné has also been awarded the prestigious Kudu Award for Best Journalist, which she won in recognition of her passionate, balanced reporting on wildlife conservation issues as well as keeping the public updated and informed about environmental issues in South Africa.
Her in-depth knowledge on the rhino poaching crisis from three years filming on the ground and doing undercover work in Asia has led to Bonné facilitating discussions on illegal wildlife trafficking for the United Nations Environmental Programme as well as talks on radio, at film festivals and wildlife symposiums.
PICTURE: Sound recordist Thapelo Danster with Susan Scott and Bonné de Bod in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.