Basiami Segola

Sound Designer

Basiami began her career in 2004 as sound mixer and designer on the critically acclaimed television series, Homecoming. She has worked on several dramas for the SABC including Gaz’lam, Hillside and One Way, Soul City Season 12, and Skeem Saam Seasons 1-3. Basiami was also sound designer on the SABC miniseries Society.

Basiami worked as sound mixer and sound designer on several documentaries, which included Giant Steps, Angels in the Dust, A Pair of Boots and a Bicycle, The Manuscripts of Timbuktu, Dawn of a New Day, The Shore Break and *Bag on my Back: Return to Zimbabwe.*

She was the sound designer and final mixer on several feature films, namely Ouma se Slim Kind, Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom, Superhelde, Bakgat! & Bakgat! 2, Telegraph to the Sky (short film), Night Drive, the critically acclaimed Roepman, Wolwedans in die Skemer (based on a popular radio drama series in the 1970s), Klein Karoo, Lien se Lankstaan Skoene, Pad Na Jou Hart and Agent 2000, Ballade

Basiami began her career in 2004 as sound mixer and designer on the critically acclaimed television series, Homecoming. She has worked on several dramas for the SABC including Gaz’lam, Hillside and One Way, Soul City Season 12, and Skeem Saam Seasons 1-3. Basiami was also sound designer on the SABC miniseries Society.

Basiami worked as sound mixer and sound designer on several documentaries, which included Giant Steps, Angels in the Dust, A Pair of Boots and a Bicycle, The Manuscripts of Timbuktu, Dawn of a New Day, The Shore Break and *Bag on my Back: Return to Zimbabwe. *

She was the sound designer and final mixer on several feature films, namely Ouma se Slim Kind, Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom, Superhelde, Bakgat! & Bakgat! 2, Telegraph to the Sky (short film), Night Drive, the critically acclaimed Roepman, Wolwedans in die Skemer (based on a popular radio drama series in the 1970s), Klein Karoo, Lien se Lankstaan Skoene, Pad Na Jou Hart and Agent 2000, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling, Noem My Skollie and Hear Me Move, for which she won a SAFTA for Best Sound Design.

Basiami also worked as sound recorder for the documentary unit on District 9. Her latest feature film credits include the horror film Alone, as well as Table Manners and Baby Mamas.

She was also sound recorder, sound designer and final mixer on Child, which competed in the 48 Hour Film Project. It was chosen as the Johannesburg winner and was an official selection at Taos Shortz Film Fest 2012 in New Mexico, USA. It was then shortlisted as one of the official selections to screen at the Cannes Court Metrage in 2012 in Cannes, France.

Other projects that Basiami has worked on include a 13-part biographical-art documentary series called A Fine Line as sound designer and final mixer, as well as a series of radio and television commercials for Standard Bank and TVCs for MTN Zambia, Nando’s, Cell C and KFC.