OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS ARE TWO OF THE MOST CREATIVE, ANALYTICAL AND METICULOUS BRAINS IN THE INDUSTRY.

ADAM FRIEDLANDER

Adam is a seasoned and fastidious producer promoting growth in the television and film industry in Africa.

 

After almost a quarter of a century in the film industry, Adam is renowned for his ability to switch between his logical assistant-directing brain, and his analytical production and producer skill set instantaneously. His professionalism and business acumen are two business values that will see Blue Ice Africa rocket to new heights. Adam’s passion lies in storytelling and bringing great quality to the screen.

Adam put himself on the map when he produced The Bang Bang Club in 2010, which is a film adaptation of the book The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War, and which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Since then Adam has produced the feature film The Journey is the Destination – the story of Dan Eldon, who was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob in Somalia – and has co-produced The Kissing Booth for Netflix, The Empty Man, and the third and final instalment of Maze Runner: The Death Cure for 20th Century Fox. Additionally Red Sea Diving Resort for Bron Studios and most recently Last Days of American Crime and The Kissing Booth 2 for Netflix. He has also produced various television series, namely, The Book of Negroes, Cape Town, Hooten and The Lady, Madiba and The Indian Detective.

TEBOGO MAILA

Tebogo is one of South Africa’s youngest and most dedicated film production executives.

 

She studied Financial Accounting at the University of Johannesburg and Business Management at UNISA. Her vision for Blue Ice Africa is creating world-class local content for an international market and developing local filmmakers to an international standard.

Tebogo has produced two local productions, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola and The Indian Detective. She has also been involved in a few critically acclaimed feature films such as Schucks its Schuster 2010, The Bang Bang Club, Lucky and Inescapable of which the last three were selected to screen at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Toronto International Film Festival respectively. Lucky also screened at the Atlantic Film Festival. Most recently Tebogo produced Vagrant Queen for SYFY.

She has over the years built solid relationships with key South African stakeholders in the film industry: the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), the IDC (Industrial Development Corporation), the DAC (Department of Arts and Culture), as well as the NFVF (National Film and Video Foundation); making co-production accreditation and rebate applications processes as successful and efficient as possible for the company and our clients.