© Copyright 2019  Louis Neethling

'My strength as a director is translating stories from a visual perspective into films that inform and entertain. I’m a natural communicator who likes to motivate and challenge people to deliver their best work. I believe in life-long learning and enjoy collaborating with fellow directors, producers, actors and writers.'

 

Louis Neethling has been working in film and television for over 20 years and specialises in making films in Sign Language.

Louis regularly works abroad: producing, directing, teaching film and acting for camera workshops. 

Drama Series
1997 to Present

Small World - Sitcom - Director/Producer - Multi Camera - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV - 5 Episodes (Series 1)

Inte Varre an Andra - Comedy - Director - SVT - 10 Episodes

Switch - Continuing Drama - Director  - BBC - 5 Series

Deafinitions - Continuing Short Drama - Director - The New Production Company - SABC - 12 Episodes 

Young and Speechless  - Continuing Drama - Director - The New Production Company - SABC - 100 Episodes

 

 

Film

 

Signs of an Affair - Short - Director/Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Festival is for Everyone - Short - Director/Editor - Clin d' Oeil Festival, France

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool - Film - Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Tree Fairy - Film - Director - Flashing Lights - BSLBT - Digital TV 

You’re Invited - Short - Director/Editor - Clin d 'Oeil Festival, France 

Still Here - Film - Director/Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Fairytale of London Town - Film - Director/Producer -  Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Coming Home - Film - Director/Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Departure Lounge - Film - Director/Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Horatio - Short - Director/Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures 

Coming Out - Short - Director - Mutt & Jeff Pictures

Grandad - Short - Director - BBC

The Morning After - Experimental - Director - BBC

Dis?ABLE - Short - Director - NFTS (National Film & Television School) 

Deaf but not Dumb - Director - The New Production Company - Advertisement in South Africa

Storytime - Children's Programme - Director - SABC - 25 Episodes

2001 to Present

Documentary

 

Up For It? - Producer/Director/Editor - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

The Battle for BSL - Director - AC2 Productions - BSLBT - Digital TV

Shakespeare: Found in Translation - Producer - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

Who Cares? - Producer/Camera - Mutt & Jeff Pictures - BSLBT - Digital TV

My Life - Director - Flashing Lights - CBBC 

History of Deaf Education - Director - Flashing Lights - BSLBT - Digital TV

Ways of Talking: Persuading, Explaining, Instructing - Director - Gamelab - CBBC

Strong Deaf Women - Director/Writer - Point du Jour - France 5 TV

My Friendly Enemy - Director/Writer/Presenter - Point du Jour - France 5 TV

The Hub - Director - Flashing Lights - BSLBT - Digital TV 

Sign Up - Director - Mind the Gap Films - NTL 802

Wicked - Director - Flashing Lights - BSLBT - Digital TV 

Hands On - Director - Mind the Gap Films - RTE

Holiday - AP/Director - BBC 1

Crimewatch UK - AP/Director - BBC 1

See Hear - AP/Director - BBC 2

History of British Sign Language - Director - See Hear - BBC 2

Signed Music/Pop Videos - Director - See Hear - BBC 2

Debates, Chat Show - Multi-camera Director  - See Hear – BBC 2

DTV - Children and Teen's Magazine Programme- Director/Presenter - The New Production Company - SABC

1996 to Present

Presenter

 

Big D Stories - Storytelling the children book - D-live 

My Friendly Enemy - Documentary - Director Louis Neethling - Pont du Jour - France 5 TV  

Sign Here - Magazine Programme - SABC  

Shakies  - Children's Programme - Director Jan Engelen - SABC

DTV - Children & Teen's Magazine Programme - Director Jan Engelen - The New Production Company - SABC

 

1993 to Present

Corporate - Director

 

British Airways – A training film for BA staff about Deaf Awareness, Access & Communication issues.

Deaf Health Project – Sign Health

Thinkuknow – COI for CEOP

Cause for Concern – Deaf Children, Young People and Family Services (NHS) & SignHealth 

In the Middle – Deaf Children, Young People and Family Services (NHS)

Communication Breakdown – Deaf Children, Young People and Family Sevices (NHS)

My Perfect Day – COI for Department of Education 

Both Sides of the Story – COI for Department of Education

History of British Deaf Tennis - Lottery funded project

Sign of Our Times – AC2.com for British Deaf Association (BDA) in Northern Ireland

Open-I – Red Bee Media for COI

Liberty Festival - Film Festival and CCTV Booth