Thembisa CochraneDevelopment Executive, Spier Films
Thembisa works in association with Caspian Films and Spier Films for whom she produced the international co-production The Harvesters (2018) in selection Cannes 2018. Previously, she worked as an executive for Spier Films UK on films like An Act of Defiance (2017); Young Ones (2014) starring Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning; and The Salvation (2014) starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green.
Thembisa is looking for entertaining stories with quality performance-driven drama at their heart and supported by genre elements strong enough to give them international commercial appeal.
Thembisa develops internal and international theatrical productions and co-productions. At Spier Films, she is the main point of contact for directors, writers and producers who are interested in working with the company… MORE
Career and Credits:
- The Salvation – assistant to producer
- Young Ones – assistant to producer
- Of Good Report – development executive
- The Salvation – 2014
- Young Ones – 2014
- Khumba – 2013
- Layla Fourie – 2013
- Black Butterflies – 2011
- Master Harold & The Boys – 2010
Q: What piece of advice can you give writers who are pitching to you or trying to break into the industry?
A: Be friendly and inspire others with your passion, pursue consistent networking with professionals, never be afraid to ask for what you want, and rather craft a few beautiful, personal prize-winning screenplays than a stack of weekend drafts.