Natalie Geyser

Commercials & Feature Film Production Manager, Freelance
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Experienced Production Manager/Line Producer with 12 years experience across Features, Commercials and Television in South Africa and the greater African continent.
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Line Producer
Endemol South Africa
1 Sep 2014 - 1 Dec 2014 - Cape Town
- Production supervision and execution of the production program - Assemby and contracting of the necessary elements of the production - Appointment of personnel - Negotiation of key personnel and services - Completion of crew contracts - Drafting of procurement documents and all other internal documents - Evaluation and creation of the rosters, the timetables, and daily routine for the production - Custody of a R30 Million production budget – above and below line - and ensuring project completed within budgetary parameters - Holding regular Cost Report meetings - Responsible for all communication to all parties concerned regarding all changes to the production schedule - Supervision of all production office and set operations on behalf of the company - Management & maintenance of liaison between Talent and Series Producer - Troubleshooting of any problems within the production - Communication with the client at all times - Setting up meetings with client regularly and chairs meeting - Holding weekly status meetings with the production team - Creation of a productive team and positive atmosphere among the talent and production team - Creation of an ethical presence around all members of production, talent and crew
Line Producer
Zissou Pictures UK
1 Jul 2014 - 1 Oct 2014 - Accra
• Dissecting and breaking down the script into a schedule and budgeting the production in terms of labour, equipment and logistics. • I have an in-depth knowledge of the every department's specific requirements; and the crew's specific roles and responsibilities. • I manage all the finances - including payments; allocating and distributing funds; ensuring correct expenditure; reallocating funds where necessary;keeping financial records for cost reporting purposes; and approving additional costs for labour and materials. • I take over the role of the producer when shooting begins, and work very closely with the director and production manager - as well as other department heads - to ensure we stick to the shooting schedule, and to the budget at all times. • I manage all the below-the-line decisions (hiring crew; renting gear; etc.) during the production. • I am the 'eyes and ears' of the producer, and trouble shoot on set. I also have the authority to make decisions that will affect the schedule and budget. • During pre-production, I implement a cost-monitoring system; conduct a health and safety assessment; and deal with any insurance concerns (including regulatory compliance). • At the end of a film shoot, I will oversee the 'wrap' of this production and conduct a preliminary audit of costs in cooperation with the accounting department. • I am responsible for all permits, contracts and paperwork on the production.
Post Production Producer
The House Post Production
1 Jan 2012 - 1 May 2012 - Johannesburg
• Post Production Scheduling and Project Management • Analysis of Script / Brief • Costing & Quotations • Budget Control & Cost Reports • Software Troubleshooting • Liaison with Agency & Production Houses
Content Producer
Propos Software/Pretty Mobile
1 Aug 2010 - 1 Dec 2011 - Johannesburg
• Identifying Target Markets • Market Research & Analysis • Product Development • Market Monitoring • Business Plan & Proposal Writing • Marketing Management • Project Management • Social Media Community Management • Content Production 7. Proposal writing 8. Press & PR 9. Sales & Distribution 10. Selection & hiring of key cast and crew 11. Contracts, legal, and legislative requirements 12. Worked with governing bodies to access rebates and funds
Content Producer - Digital & Online
Sweet Spot Content
1 May 2010 - 1 Jul 2010 - Johannesburg
• Agency & Client Liaison • Conceptualization & Development of Online & Digital Campaigns • Social Media Strategy Implementation & Management • Video & Content Production • Budgeting & Scheduling • Post Production, Animation & Effects Management • Live Event Project Management
Producer & Head of Story
Quizzical Pictures - Hard Copy 4
1 Jul 2008 - 1 Apr 2010 - Johannesburg
• Story Development • Writer Selection • Script Breakdown & Scheduling • Budgeting • Scheduling • Liaison with Broadcaster
Red Pill Productions
1 Nov 2007 - 1 Jun 2008 - Johannesburg
• Fundraising & Financial Management • Proposal Writing • Script Selection & Project Management • Marketing Strategy Development & Implementation • Sales & Distribution Management • Press & Publicity • Contracts & Legal
Freelance PM, LP and Producer
Film, TV and Commercials Industry
1 Jan 2006 - 1 Oct 2007 - Johannesburg
• Ochre Media. Production Manager - KWANDA, DOCUMENTARY SERIES & LIVE TV PRODUCTION • Skysweeper Productions, Production Manager – TOYOTA NIGERIA COMMERCIAL • Stepping Stone Productions, Line Producer - PARADISE STOP, FEATURE FILM • Tremendous Entertainment (L.A), Local Producer - ANDREW ZIMMERN’S BIZARRE WORLD, DOCUMENTARY SERIES, USA • Third Floor Productions (Sri Lanka), Local Producer – CULTURE X, DOCUMENTARY SERIES • University of America (Washington DC), Producer - COPYRIGHT CONVENTION, LIVE EVENT, CAPE TOWN • Freshwater Films, Production Manager - FORD BANTAM COMMERCIAL • Velocity, Production Coordinator - MTN COMMERCIAL • Moonlighting, Production Manager - VODACOM COMMERCIAL • Frieze Films, Production Manager - AUDI TT COMMERCIAL • DV8 & MTV Base, Line Producer – ‘MAKING THE VIDEO’, SHELL SPONSORED • Uhuru Productions, Line Producer – BAMBHATA, DOCU-DRAMA FOR SABC • Muti Films, Production Manager – JERUSALEMA, FEATURE FILM


Film & Commercials, Budget & Financial management, Scheduling & Time Management, Film Production, Problem Solving Skills, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, Presentation Skills, Time management , Project Management, contracts and procurement


NQF4 - Real Estate
Year completed:2012
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Principles of Real Estate
Real Estate Marketing
Real Estate Law
Institution:Estate Agents Affairs Board (EAAB)
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Advanced Producers Course
Year completed:2009
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:- Originate and develop concepts
- Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
- Direct rehearsals of performers
- Direct performers
- Establish the creative vision for screen productions
- Audition and select performers
- Direct screen production crews
- Devise camera coverage
- Collaborate with editors during post-production
- Plan and manage film and media pre-production
- Plan and manage film and media post-production
- Develop storylines and treatments
- Write scripts
- Edit scripts
- Develop a marketing plan
Institution:National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF)
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Marketing Management (IMM)
Year completed:2005
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Business Communications
Marketing Communications
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Project Management
Business Law
Consumer Behaviour
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Bookkeeping with Pastel
Year completed:2002
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Bookkeeping
Legislative Functions (VAT, PAYE, UIF)
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Year completed:1991
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:Ballet
History of Costume Design
Institution:Pretoria Technikon
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Year completed:1986
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:*Head Prefect, Matric
English - First Language (HG) - A
Afrikaans - First Language (HG) - B
German - Second Language (HG) - C
Mathematics - HG - B
Science - HG - B
Biology - HG - A
History - HG - B
Geography - HG - C
Institution:St Pauls College
Location:Windhoek, Namibia
Audiovisual Filmmaking
Year completed:2004
Education level:Diploma
Final year subjects:- Film and television genres
- Storytelling in film and television: From classical narrative to art cinema
- Film and television institutions
- Watching film and television: Gender, sexuality and spectatorship
- Alternatives in film and television
- Asian cinema and television
- Documentary and realism in film and television
Institution:Monash University
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa


Natalie Geyser
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