Andrew Kyriako (director of Spitfire Films) and Liesl Karpinski (producer at Aces-Up) have brought together their strengths, experiences and passion for the advertising and film industry in order to start the Creative Collective in Dunkeld, Johannesburg.
Nic Hester, Liesl Karpinski & Andrew Kyriako
Within walking distance from the Hyde Park shopping centre, the pair's creative space is home to their two companies. Spitfire Films focuses on creative content and Aces-Up specialises in animation and digital.
The office space offers freelancers a free desk to work at and an edit suite, which can be rented out. A mini art gallery can also be found within the space and is used as a platform for artists to display their craft. A multi-purpose recording studio will soon be added to the offering, creating a one-stop-shop environment for all creative needs.
The Star Factory, a casting agency headed by casting director Anita Schonauer, makes use of the creative office environment regularly. She says the concept of a creative collective is just what the industry needs.
Karpinski hopes that this hub will be where new and exciting creative ideas are born and seen through to execution.