"We believe story has the power to change society..."

About Us

1000 Hugs Films (Pty) Ltd is a film production company born out of a dream to proudly showcase African Stories to a global audience. We produce original content from idea to final output and then identify the best distribution strategies for the content. Our work has been screened and streamed in film festivals all around the world and Previous clients include The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Dance Federation (SADF). Having worked in television, documentaries, fiction and animation, we are Big on story and Big on collaboration and believe both have the power to change society.


What we stand for

  • Integrity - do what you love but do it right and with honesty

  • Passion - Own what you do

  • Love - Treat others as you would be treated.


  • Acquisition International Business Excellence awards - 2021

  • Jackson Wild Fellowship - 2020

  • Digital Lab Africa animation top 6 - 2018

  • GEP Creative Industries Pitching booster winner - 2018

  • Focus Feature Africa First Programme - 2013