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 also works on cooking videos for Woolworths Taste and environmental wildlife films.
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, with no real plan. 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. This is his life and this is his work.
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Mark Twain