Kearan Pennells


With 9 years’ experience in various formats of production, Kearan Pennells, worked his way up the ranks from Production Assistant to Production Managing several facilitated commercials, short and feature length films across South Africa, North America Europe & Asia with Focus Features & Venkatesh Films. Kearan’s mantra is his devotion to the africanization of western culture through story telling. A dream of a westernized South African society being educated through African stories, culture and way of life can most visibly be noted in the 2016 short film The Hangman in which he was the Exec-Producer on.

Between 2012-2013 With MTV Networks and Comedy Central, Kearan would go on to produce three seasons of Comedy Central Africa’s premiere Local content show “Live at Parkers” for Mannequin Pictures. Having come from a directing back round at AFDA, Kearan’s strongest asset is deep understanding and knowledge of the creative process within any project and an witty self awareness of human intuition. This has helped mould Kearan into an efficient producer that regards a high standard as an extreme priority not only in terms of production but also the art and creative process.

In 2013 Kearan joined Tribal Media House as a Co-Owner Exec-Producer/Director and has a key focus on new business acquisitions in the Film, Television, and Digital/Online Social Media with Ogivly & Mather, DDB, Savanna & Whacked Ent. Specialists, The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival and Goliath & Goliath. In September 2016, Kearan Executive Produced the 30 minute short film The Hangman which is currently on a international festival run for 2017 along with a local Kasi community based cinema showcase around the country with the aim of taking cinema/ film to the masses! “The key to business success is how much you care about others.” “It’s not IQ it’s EQ.”