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Always Cooking

Burnt Onion Productions is a South African, Johannesburg based Film and Television production company established in 2008.

At Burnt Onion Productions we do the whole enchilada, from concept to delivery, we work with one goal in mind, “to make sure that everything is cooked to absolute perfection”.  In short, we believe that the combination of fresh creativity and a commitment to quality is a recipe for great work.

We’re a passionate bunch of people. In fact, we’ve been making a point of adding extra innovation to our audio- visual entertainment since we started in 2008. 

Burnt Onion Productions stands by the concept of constantly preparing an array of foods in the creative kitchen; ready to dish out fresh ideas that are captivating and a cut above the rest.  We ensure that high-end quality productions and stories are produced in the most vibrant, innovative, cost-effective means.



Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth, that's why we only have 3!


Managing Director

Katleho is the man who makes things happen. He was all set to be a number cruncher, completing his BCom Accounting degree at UJ before discovering his creative side. But when he first got involved in the audio-visual arts, he went for it full-on, gathering valuable experience across all spheres of television and film, first as a writer, and eventually a Head Writer and producer on numerous South African shows. Now he is the Head Chef over at Burnt Onion, ensuring that everything is cooked to absolute perfection.


General Manager

Tshepo keeps the business side of things running. He makes sure our clients are always satisfied to the max, while bringing home our bacon.  With over eight years of experience as an analyst and statistician, Tshepo brings his financial and managerial experience to Burnt Onion Productions. Tshepo is the guy who monitors resources to ensure that quality products are delivered as fast as possible.


Creative Director

With excellent taste and flair, award-winning all-rounder Rethabile, brings her distinctive creative genius to the table. As soon as she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Motion Picture Medium at AFDA, Rethabile started tackling the TV industry head-on, working across a range of television genres. She kick-started her career as a kids’ presenter on SABC and KTV and since then she has worked as an awarding winning comedy writer as well as a creative director on some of South Africa's most loved shows. She most recently co-directed her debut feature film with Katleho Ramaphakela


Some of our popular menu items




Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister's wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it's too late. This 3 part series is a Netflix Original Holiday Special


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+27 11 482 6852

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