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Always Cooking

Burnt Onion Productions is a South African, Johannesburg based Film and Television production company established in 2008. The company has produced short form and long form content, for various local and international broadcasters, including NETFLIX, SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, Multichoice, eTV and Paramount  (BET, MTVBase, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central).


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 storytelling.


We’re a passionate bunch of people who ensure that high-end quality productions and stories are produced in the most vibrant, innovative and cost-effective ways.


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


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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. 

A Little Taste of our Work

A Little Taste of our Work

Miseducation S1 Trailer

Entangled Season 1 Trailer

How to Ruin Christmas Season 3

How to Ruin Christmas Season 2

Magaeng S1 Promo

Entangled Season 2 Promo

MTV Shuga Down South Season 3

Redemption S1 Teaser


Some of our popular menu items

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After a public humiliation, a wannabe influencer enrolls in a small-town university, where she aspires to regain her social status.


471 Jan Smuts Avenue

+27 11 482 6852

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