Barry Strick is the founder of Inverse Films and resident producer and post production supervisor. He has recently post supervised the The Forgiven starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and directed by Palm d’Or winner Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields) and local comedy caper Supermama for Googelplex Pictures. A highlight of his career was post supervising the last BBC TV Series of Wallander for Left Bank Pictures (UK), three 90 minute episodes entirely post-produced in South Africa and delivered to five continents. Prior to that, Barry post supervised 20 part action series “SAF3” for USA production company Tower 18, full post completed in South Africa and delivered to 23 territories. Before branching out as a freelance Post Production Supervisor and Producer, Barry was head of post production for the leading post production facility in Cape Town. He joined the film industry as a production assistant in 1992 and after four years in the production department, his post production career started in 1996 at Video Lab, the premier post production facility in Johannesburg. In the capacity of post-production co-ordinator, initially involved in local television post production, he soon made the transition to 35mm feature films and ultimately headed up Sasani Film (JSE listed media company Sasani’s Feature and Longformat specialist division). Since relocating to Cape Town in 2001, Barry has supervised post production on many local and international feature films and TV series, including Master Harold and the Boys (Spier Films), Black Butterflies (Comet/Spier Films), Nothing But the Truth (John Kani) and Cruise Ship Diaries (National Geographic). Barry was also responsible for facilitating rushes for international productions such as Lost Boys: The Thirst (Warner Premiere), Outcasts (Kudos/BBC), Atlantis (BBC), The Philanthropist (NBC-Universal) and many more. Barry has now worked on more than 150 feature films in his career in post production.
Michele Bailie is a Professional Accountant (SA), member of SAIPA and registered Tax practitioner, and has worked for the past ten years in the film industry – first at one of Cape Town’s leading facilities and currently works with several post production companies, so has an extensive understanding of the mechanics of accounting and taxation in the film industry.