Robbie Thorpe

Robbie has worked in film and television, firstly as an editor and later as both a producer and a director for over 28 years. In 2013 after being partners at T.O.M. Pictures for 9 years, Robbie together with Akin Omotoso, formed Rififi pictures. For T.O.M. pictures Robbie produced over two hundred hours of television and six feature films. Television includes the Emmy nominated comedy series Sorted and the award winning drama series A Place Called Home. Feature films Robbie has produced include Gums and Noses, Material,Tell Me Sweet Something and Beyond the River and Vaya both in cinemas 2017.

 Rethabile Mothobi

Rethabile Molatela attained a BA Dramatic Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009, where she also won the Percy Tucker Prize for ‘Best Director’. She went on to study at Big Fish Digital Film School. Rethabile has a passion for generating new works; since graduating she has worked on several original theatre and poetry shows at various theatres throughout the city. In 2013 Rethabile began working at Rififi Pictures. The year exposed her to the world of film and television. 2014 saw her join the company in a official capacity as a partner in the company. Rethabile has just produced her first feature film Vaya. 

Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso studied drama at the University of Cape Town where he won the Fluer du Cap for most promising student. He also won the Standard Bank Artist of the year award in 2007. Television works includes directing on A Place Called home, (for which he won best director at the south african film and television awards) and the number one drama on South African television Soul City. Akin has Produced and Directed four feature films God is African, the award winning Man on Ground (official selection Toronto and Berlin), Tell Me Sweet Something and most recently Vaya.