Creating Quality

African Content.

Creating collaborations for Africa’s

Black female creatives.

The goal and objective of Black Seed is to foster collaboration between black female creatives. We will also provide a rental space for collaboration between filmmakers and affordable film equipment to various productions. The intent is also to contribute to growing and building audience appreciation of local content in marginalised areas.

To develop our in house production component we would employ a part time crew and talent for multiple productions per annum and develop multiple scripts, concepts and projects per annum. In growing our capital resources we would offer proposal writing, script-editing and concept development services. We will have a presence at all the major local and international film festivals and markets in order to promote and market both our business and products.

Our Mission Statement

Black Seed’s mission is to develop, produce, sell and distribute quality African content in film and television all over the world. We intend to become the best Africa based virtual studio and development and production hub in the world. Black Seed Film Hub offers a unique service unparalleled in the African film arena.

With a focus on black female filmmakers collaborating to produce quality content and packaging, our aim is to create a film hub space catering to Africa and the international market. Black Seed Film Hub is a Johannesburg based company and was founded in 2018.

Meet Our Team

Neiloe Whitehead

Neiloe Whitehead spent 7 years working in the production and development department of the National Film and Video Foundation. She spearheaded the documentary program at the
foundation as a manager for 4 years. Whitehead was part of the EURODOC International program in 2011. She has experience in commissioning content, curating and managing project budgets. She worked with Fireworx Media as a development executive. She worked as a project manager on an incubation project for the Association of Transformation in Film & Television from 2015 till 2016. She is currently working as a freelance writer (Signal High and uBettina Wethu are some of her current tv credits), script editor and creative producer. She is also an active member of various local and international funding panels. She is a jury member of the SAFTAS and was the 2021 panel chair for the Simon Sabela filtration panel.

Andiswa Biyela

Andiswa Biyela is a Durban-born graduate of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Upon completing her Social Science degree in Media and Communications, she relocated to Johannesburg where she plunged immediately into the world of television and broadcast media. Working as a freelancer on the production teams of format programmes like MasterChef SA, SA's Got Talent, Class Act, Hopeville and various commercials, she eventually found her feet in the growing world of digital and new media. She has experience in online convergence of content for prime-time TV shows like Big Brother Africa, MasterChef SA, Idols SA, Clash of the Choirs and Survivor SA. She has had experience in the capacity of online content project manager, and team member on the mentioned TV shows. She has over 10 years experience in the TV and Entertainment industry, 6 of which have been in senior management within a digital content agency. Having started off in pure TV production as a coordinator, she worked her way to production manager and then made the move to digital because of her love for new media platforms.

Our Services

Script Editing

Line editing and storyline development.

Film Proposals

Assistance with proposal drafting and conceptualisation.

Production Services

Servicing primarily African production companies.

Digital Media Training

Guiding minds into the digital era.

Concept Development

Ideation, strategy and project mapping.

Our Rate Card:

Script Editing


R40 000

Short Film

R20 000

Documentary Feature

R30 000

Documentary Short

R20 000


R5 000

Script Writing


R200 000


R80 000

Proposal Writing

R7 000

Line Producer Services



Sourcing of suppliers for locations, crew, travel etc

Post Production Supervision

Per Month

R60 000

Per Week

R18 000

Per Day

R4 000

Digital Content Production

Digital Strategy

Creative Ideas



Management of teams

Post Production Supervision

Per Month

R60 000

Per Week

R18 000

Per Day

R4 000