Rudolf is a Writer/Producer/Photographer who joined the film industry in 2003 after having been a Business Analyst for Swissair and Credit Suisse, a software developer, mentor and visual arts artist. Starting his film career as Location Scout he continued taking stills on set behind the scenes parallel to researching Southern Africa’s cultural history. As editor of “On Set Images News” he focused on local Film, Tourism and Community dynamics. “The Khoekhoe Saga”, a 13 episodes historical documentary presenting South Africa’s indigenous history commencing research in 2004, production in 2017 was completed in May 2020.
Attending various Master Courses amongst others with TV veteran Tim O’Donnel and Hollywood Script Doctor Peter Russel, Rudolf studied Screenwriting at The Writing Studio. Since 2007 he is CEO of Indigenous Peoples Society of South Africa NPC. Rudolf is member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce, Documentary Filmmakers Association, Writers’ Guild of South Africa and was General Secretary of PANSA, Museum Trustee for 5 years, Rotarian for 15 years, on the Advisory Board of a community based NGO and crew member of the National Sea Rescue.
Rudolf has been a Jury Member for the South African Film and Television Awards, SAFTAs 2018 2019 and 2021.