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MORE ABOUT US

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, Viacom (BET, MTVBase, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central) and eTV.


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.

 

THE COOKS

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

KATLEHO RAMAPHAKELA

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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.

TSHEPO RAMAPHAKELA

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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.

RETHABILE "RETTI" RAMAPHAKELA

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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

 
 

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WINNING RECIPES

 
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ENTANGLED

When overachieving-perfectionist and hopeless romantic, Sharon Gumede is exposed for having lied about who the real father of her 8-year-old son could be, she quickly goes from married to ‘it’s complicated’ and she is left trying to navigate the rules of the new world that she finds herself in – a world where she has to try find a new happily ever after in her thirties as a black single mom with two baby daddies.

THE KITCHEN

471 Jan Smuts Avenue
Blargowrie

+27 11 482 6852

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