Bathoni Robinson’s contribution to the film industry began as camera assistant at the African Cup of Nations in Burkino Faso in 1998.
However, it’s 20 years later and during this time she worked in the advertising industry as a stylist and art director as well as travelling to Singapore, the Middle East and Australia assisting with the layout and design of restaurants – as well as in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
Her focus has been on the film industry for the past five years and with her work experience in ten countries in Africa the advertising world created an excellent platform and the ideal preparation for the development of an eye for the interpretation of texture and the finer details in the creative process of the storyline and characters’ development. Bathoni’s big passion is period work and telling unusual and challenging stories.
Her talented approach to her job is clearly seen in Bloedbroers, a television series of thirteen episodes, the film Blood and Glory (Modder and Bloed) – both are set in the 1900s – as well as the more recent Vir die Voëls, ’n Ander Mens as well as Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies. She also worked on the popular series, Fluiters, and received SAFTAs for her contribution to Pretville and Bloedbroers.
“The biggest challenge will always be to take the viewer on a journey, to create a creative world in which the character’s narrative development and the storyline exist between the tangible and the emotional world.”