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Barry de Villiers is an independent filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specializes in writing, directing, camerawork and editing. In 2012 he established Roundabout Films, focusing on music videos and live performance videos. He has worked on over 100 videos for bands ranging from South Africa, USA, England, Germany, Italy, Brazil and more. He currently also works on cooking videos.


Having dedicated their lives to nature conservation, his parents raised him with a love and appreciation for wild open spaces. In 2020 he travelled alone for a month through Namibia. He slept in his car, snapped 35mm film along the way and kept a journal. He is working on a book about this adventure, inspired by the writing of Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac. He also dabbles in short story writing and if brave enough, will share some of these stories here.


His passion lies in film, music, photography, food, classic novels, wildlife and travelling. He also wrote all this rubbish about himself and is now feeling self-conscious, so goodbye for now and enjoy my website. Here is a selfie of me taken on my film camera in the desert, hot and trying to look cool.

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