Francois Knoetze & Amy Louise Wilson (Lo-Def Film Factory)ZA
Francois Knoetze & Amy Louise Wilson (Lo-Def Film Factory)
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Formed in South Africa in 2019 by artist Francois Knoetze and performer/writer Amy Louise Wilson, the Lo-Def Film Factory is a participatory community cinema initiative that employs an experimental praxis that emphasizes co-creation and mistake-making. The collective aims to create a space for storytelling through the democratization of filmmaking via video by and for underrepresented communities across Southern Africa. Initially the Lo-Def Film Factory took the form of a DIY pop-up film studio that was open to the Bloemfontein public. Since then, the collective has run workshops and worked with various Cape Town communities, placing value on the transmission of ideas and lived experience over high production values.
The Lo-Def Film Factory is a South African participatory community cinema initiative created by artist Francois Knoetze and performer/writer Amy Louise Wilson.
As an actress, Amy Louise Wilson has made appearances in numerous film, television and theatre productions, while Francois Knoetze is partially known for his work with sculptural suits.