Born in South Africa, headquartered in the United States, and powered by filmmakers stationed around the globe, Daydream Reels is a production company dedicated to exploring the stories too often left untold.
Founder, director and producer Laura Gamse is based in Washington, DC. Her first documentary, The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists, was named Best Documentary at the National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Festival. She is co-executive producer of National Geographic’s Underworld, Inc., a series inspired by the book, The Misfit Economy. She is currently in post-production on Brigidy Bram, a feature documentary whose shorter incarnation was recently named Best Short Film at the Bahamian Oscars.
Producer Ufuoma Otu developed award-winning public relations and marketing communications campaigns for clients in various industries before embracing her passion of producing films and factual content programming. She focuses on creating content that showcases cultures and subcultures in ways that are entertaining, engaging and compelling in order to promote awareness and understanding. Born in the US, reared in West Africa, and an avid traveler, managing international projects is second nature to Ufuoma.
Editor Jacques de Villiers is a filmmaker, music-maker, life-long student and occasional professor at the University of Cape Town. His recent films include Love The One You Love, named Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival, and The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of Its Artists, named Best Music Documentary at the World Music Independent Film Festival. Born and based in Cape Town, South Africa, Jacques makes films to help you remember the people and things that don’t exist anymore, or that continue to struggle on in the dark.
Producer, writer and voice actor Edith Clover Borrebach is based in San Francisco. Since joining Daydream Reels in 2012, Edie has had her hands in a little bit of everything, most recently as associate producer of Brigidy Bram. When she’s not working for the screen, Edie finds her creative home in Bay Area theatre as a dramaturge and producer.
Cinematographer, editor, and visual effects artist Bernard Myburgh is based in Cape Town, South Africa. As DOP on The Creators, The $10 Test and The Invisible Sessions among other films, he is happiest while working, carving out his dreams. He made this website. He has two cats.
Photographer Shreya Goswami is a journalist born and living in Calcutta, India. She often paints with her camera, her favorite genre being candid street photography. She likes to travel and capture the essence of places you don’t usually find on the tour map.