Dumi is an award-winning independent producer and consultant in the creative media industries, focusing on Film & TV, and Consumer-Marketing. His first feature film, Gog’Helen, premiered at the Durban International Film Festival’s Main Competition in 2012. The film had its American premiere at the Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF) in 2013 and was nominated in two categories in the 2014 SAFTAs: Best Music Composition and Best Editing. Dumi, who studied Economics and Filmmaking in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is a member of the international entrepreneur programme, Endeavor.
He has produced the following films since the Gog’Helen debut in 2013:
Die Spook van Uniondale 2014
Dora’s Peace 2016 – one the most critically acclaimed South African films – winner at the Jozi Film Festival 2016; Boston International Film Festival 2017 – official selection; Beijing International Film Festival 2017 – official selection amongst others.
Mrs Right Guy 2016 – one of South Africa’s top grossing films
Love by Chance 2017
Five Fingers for Marseilles – Toronto International Film Festival – official selection 2017, Busan FilmFestival 2017, Fantastic Fest 2017
Repression – due for a release in 2018
He who is without Sin – currently in post-production
Love Lives Here – currently in post-production
He has various short and feature films in development and has an animation feature in production.