Team Stanley

The Team

Eddie & Charlene Stanley stand at the centre of Storytown Productions.

Together they have over 40 years’ experience in audio-visual production – cutting their teeth in news and current affairs (SABC & e.tv), then moving on to documentaries (Sabido Productions – e.tv’s prestige international doccie unit), and brand films.

They were crowned national winners in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition on three occasions, and also won 10 regional awards in the competition. Their doccies have been shown at the Sondrio Film Festival in Italy, the Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Durban International Film Festival. They’ve also won a Golden Panda Award in the Sichuan Film Festival.

EDDIE: DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Well-respected, experienced cameraman/filmmaker/trainer Eddie Stanley has been telling stories through poignant visuals for over two decades. He believes in the powerful art of the close-up; and that moving images should move those who view them.

CHARLENE: PRODUCER

Award winning journalist Charlene Stanley brings 20 years of experience in television broadcast,  news, current affairs and documentary storytelling  to Storytown Productions. She believes in telling the stories in one’s own backyard, first. That true stories have the power to inspire. And that they can change the world. If beautifully told.

RIAN: CAMERAMAN

Seasoned photo-journalist Rian Horn has always been fascinated by subcultures and has spent most of his life documenting it. He believes in a certain magical thing that can happen during every shoot. So he prepares himself for it and goes looking for that magic. Always expecting to find it.