Bjorn has filmed internationally on travelogues for the Thomas Cook Group and SABC’s ‘Top Billing;’ while shooting extensively across Africa for the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF); National Geographic Today; the U.N. World Food Programme; Conservation International; the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew); and as wildlife and natural history cameraman on a 26-part series for South African National Parks. Recent international commissions include documenting Learning Journeys to Africa and China for the giant US food corporation Cargill, through Leaders Quest, an international NGO.
Bjorn is active in filming adventure sports for Supersport; M-Net; and ESPN; and has for the past 7 years been cameraman for international documentary and news distribution on the ABSA Cape Epic – the ‘Tour de France’ of mountain-biking.
Since the turbulent mid 80’s, Bjorn has been involved in covering current affairs and news for broadcasters including: RAI3 (Italy); the BBC; E-TV; Carte Blanche (M-Net); NHK (Japan); CNBC; and on international assignments in Africa and the Middle East for ABC News and ABC Nightline (USA).
The 26-part NLDTF funded television series ‘Omang?’ (Who are you?) is the latest series produced, directed and filmed by Bjorn which explores cultures and heritage comprising 18 languages in diverse South African communities. “Voices of Africa”, his previous 13 part series exploring culture through poets of the nation was nominated for the PANSALB award for its contribution toward multilingualism in South Africa.
Bjorn holds a Diploma in Journalism (Merit distinction) from Damelin College and an Honours Diploma in Freelance Journalism from the London School of Journalism. He is recipient of the United States International Film & Video Festival Gold Camera Award (Maybe, because we’re South African); Silver Screen Award (Towards the 21st Century); and Certificate of Creative Excellence (Otjikoto – Lake of Legend). ‘Otjikoto’ also received a Mention d’ honour at the Festival International Du Film Maritime Et D’ Exploration in Toulon, France.
A Judo Legacy in Botswana
Cargill Learning Journeys - Africa and China
Leaders Quest (International NGO)
Sustainable Energy – A CNBC Special Report
TIMA Film - London