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LONG ISLAND MOVING PICTURES is a BEE level 2 post-production focused media company headed up by talented online editor and colourist, Rowan Cloete and film and television industry content specialist, Carmen Cloete.

LONG ISLAND has successfully delivered on a diverse range of content including scripted features and series, documentary features and docuseries, reality shows, music videos and commercials, delivering in roles spanning online editing, compositing, motion design, VFX and colour grading.

Long Island LONG ISLAND also produces agency work from brand strategy to content delivery for several large corporates and NGO's.

LONG ISLAND in 2024 is vertically integrating further with the development of a cinematic universe for Birdlife South Africa, with its flagship collateral being an eight part documentary series.

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Rowan is an awarded post-production specialist, ​who over the last decade has become one of South Africa's leading online editors and colourists.  He has worked across all phases of production in a career spanning more than two decades. His experience as an actor, director and producer has given him a wide technical and artistic vocabulary. 

Rowan is a member of the South African Guild of Editors and has been awarded the right to use the SAGE acronym in honour of his contribution to the industry. He was the first colourist in South Africa to be awarded the acronym.




Carmen is a media specialist and co-owner of Long Island Moving Pictures. She started her career in broadcasting assisting legendary director Bobby Heany, and from the field moved into corporate where she held down roles at KykNet and Showmax before moving to DSTV as a Programme Acceptance Specialist and Coordinator for 6 years. 


During her time at DSTV she was (amongst others) responsible for coordinating the content classification of 14 movie channels and managing a team of classifiers. As a result of much TV watching, Carmen developed a strong sense for trends in the broadcast industry, and the screening of foreign content to advise on feasibility and purchase decisions was included in her responsibilities. 




Lauren began her career as a video and photojournalist, establishing multimedia news departments for News24 and the Mail & Guardian. She spent a decade breaking new ground in online mixed media content production, before finding her home in documentary filmmaking. She has since worked on award-winning independent and commissioned documentary features, docuseries and shorts with various production houses, and as an independent producer.


Her roles have spanned the filmmaking value chain, from production management to line producing, roles as series producer, producer and executive producer. Clients have ranged from government to international NGOs, broadcasters such as CGTN and streaming giants like Netflix.


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