Producer of Cuss Group's film Fully Automated Luxury Influencer
American Allison Swank graduated from The University of Cape Town with a Masters in African Studies. In her research, she questioned the continent’s representation in Hollywood films like The Last King of Scotland and Blood Diamond. After writing for ‘Africa is a Country’ and working in post production at CBS, she became the founding content manager at Okayafrica, launched by The Roots’ Questlove. Later, as the Head of Film at Okayafrica and its sister channel Okayplayer, she filmed with professionals that include Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, and Flying Lotus. She later produced the Fela Flex series, in partnership with NOWNESS. Now based in Johannesburg where she ranks amongst the top 10 producers in South Africa (Loeries 2016), she makes documentaries, music videos and brand films with SA's most talented young directors.
Photographer | Stella Olivier