Petrus van Staden

Petrus van Staden is a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2019 he co-founded Vanishing Elephant with Tebogo Malebogo driven by a desire to find a way to tell meaningful stories. Through the company he produced and edited Mthunzi (2019; Locarno, SXSW, Special Jury Mention at AFI Fest) and Heaven Reaches Down to Earth (2020; New Directors New films, Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs ShortFest). He is passionate about diversity, collaboration and finding ways to tell and uplift marginalized stories.