Kirstein, Hyman

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(b. London, **/**/1913 - d. **/**/1981). Producer, director, editor, cameraman. A long-time employee of African Film Productions, Hyman Kirstein started in the mid-1930s as a cameraman and then turned to editing, usually working with Joseph Albrecht, notably on many war-time propaganda shorts. In the early 1950s he directed three features - Zonk! (1950), Hier's Ons Weer! (1950) and Alles Sal Regkom! (1951) - but became best known as producer or executive producer, frequently working with David Millin. He also worked on a number of films for overseas directors as the South African production associate. By 1963 he was General Manager of Killarney Film Studios and in 1978 he received an honorary medal for film from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.

Filmography

1936 - On tour in South Africa: land of sunshine and romance (Camera with G.F. Noble) (Director: Joseph Albrecht), 1936 - Tight lines / The song of the reel (Camera with G.F. Noble) (Director: Joseph Albrecht), 1938 - Die bou van 'n nasie / They built a nation (Editor) (Directors: Joseph Albrecht & Andries A. Pienaar), 1940 - Sinews of war / Oorlogspiere (Editor) (Director: Joseph Albrecht), 1940 - Ayihlome (Editor with Emil Nofal), 194* - Reported missing / Vermis (Editor) (Director: Joseph Albrecht), 194* - Wheels of life / Wiele van die lewe (Director), 194* - Manne van die see (Editor with G.H. Ehrlich), 194* - Over to you (Editor), 1944 - In diens van die mensdom (Editor), 1945 - Back to the land (Editor), 1946 - Deep victory (Editor), 1946 - Na sestig jaar (Editor) (Director: Joseph Albrecht), 1947 - H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth (Compiler & Producer), 1949 - Kom saam vanaand! (Producer) (Director: Pierre de Wet), 1950 - Zonk! (Director), 1950 - Hier's ons weer! (Director & Editor), 1951 - Alles sal regkom! (Director), 195- - Zebediela: monument to a pioneer / Zebediela: monument vir 'n baanbreker (Director), 1964 - Seven against the sun (Producer) (Director: David Millin), 1965 - Ride the high wind / African gold (Producer) (Director: David Millin), 1966 - The second sin (Producer) (Director: David Millin), 1967 - The Cape Town affair / Escape route Cape Town (Executive Producer) (Director: Robert D. Webb), 1967 - The jackals (Executive Producer) (Director: Robert D. Webb), 1968 - Majuba: heuwel van duiwe / Majuba: hill of doves (Executive Producer) (Director: David Millin), 1969 - Stadig oor die klippe (Executive Producer) (Director: Richard Daneel), 1969 - Satan's harvest (Executive Producer) (Director: Douglas K. Stone), 1970 - Taxi! (Executive Producer) (Director: Joe Stewardson), 1970 - Pressure burst (Executive Producer) (Director: George Canes), 1971 - The men from the ministry (Executive Producer) (Director: Tom Meehan), 1974 - Gold (Production Associate: South Africa) (Director: Peter Hunt), 1976 - One away (Production Coordinator) (Director: Sidney Hayers), 1976 - The diamond mercenaries (Production Supervisor) (Director: Val Guest).

Sources

Le Roux, André I. & Fourie, Lilla – Filmverlede: geskiedenis van die Suid-Afrikaanse speelfilm

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0457013/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1

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