Henk Pretorius

Director / Screenwriter

Listed by South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper in 2013 as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans, Henk relocated to the UK where his career continues to flourish. Accolades for his directing and writing work include wins at festivals in Seattle, Atlanta, Rhode Island, Los Angeles and Sedona, and nominations at the South African Film and Television Awards. His most recent feature, sci-fi romance ‘Forever Young’ starring Diana Quick, Bernard Hill and Stephanie Beacham is scheduled for a UK release later in 2024.



Director & Writer

"Henk is a very talented writer and a strong yet collegiate director. Every film I have worked with him has had a very motivated and happy crew. He is a natural storyteller and as a film maker finds solutions to any creative and practical issues. His films with me have always found an audience, sold internationally and have won awards at major festivals. I look forward to continue working with him."

Gareth Jones - Executive Producer - 'Boiling Point', 'Love Sarah', 'The Bolivian'

Selected credits

producer / production company
YOUNG GUN (Director & Writer)
Llewelynn Greeff, Cassian Elwes / Dark Matter Studios
Winner: Best Director – The British International Film Festival 2024
Winner: Best Comedy – The British International Film Festival 2024
FOREVER YOUNG (Director & Writer)
Llewelynn Greeff, Cassian Elwes, Barend Kruger / Dark Matter Studios
Winner: Best Foreign Feature – Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2023
Winner: Industry Choice Award – Dances With Films 2023
THE UNFAMILIAR (Director & Writer)
Llewelynn Greeff, Gareth Jones, Barend Kruger / Dark Matter Studios
Winner: Vortex Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020
LEADING LADY (Director & Writer)
Llewelynn Greeff / Dark Matter Studios
Nominated: Best Film – Silwerskerm Festival 2013
FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA (Director & Writer)
Lance Samuels, Kweku Mandela / Out of Africa Prods.
Winner: Golden Space Needle Best Film – Seattle International Film Festival 2013
Nominated: Best Achievement in Directing – Golden Horn SAFTA 2014
Nominated: Best Feature Film Writing Team – Golden Horn SAFTA 2014
BAKGAT 2 (Director & Writer)
Danie Bester / The Film Factory
BAKGAT (Director & Writer)
Danie Bester / The Film Factory
CITY SES’LA Season 3 (Writer)
Meren Reddy, Luke Rous / Rous House Production
TRANSFERENCE (Director & Writer)
Llewelynn Greeff, Barend Kruger / Dark Matter Studios