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Siobhan Hodgson created Intombi Pictures with the aim to provide storytelling platforms that capture the essence of humanity and when necessary, are a catalyst for innovative change.

Siobhan honed her craft at the University of Cape Town, the New York Film Academy and The Darkroom in Florence, Italy. She has worked around the globe in rural and urban parts of Africa, South America and India as well as Rome, Istanbul, Moscow and New York. Siobhan is a tenacious advocate for mindful compassion, innovative education, joy and adventure

Intombi Pictures spans all genres for a range of media platforms and often showcases content related to social and environmental activism.



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Siobhan’s skill set is comprehensive allowing her to fulfill various production roles: producer, scriptwriter, director, photographer, shooter and editor.

For large scale projects, Siobhan collaborates with an all star (and mostly) female team of highly skilled professionals.


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“Siobhan is a multi-talented person: a unique fusion of sparkling creativity, poised charm, fierce, relentless stamina, tenacity and detail-driven smartness. Siobhan has many skill-sets and talents that she can apply to every stage of the film supply chain. Siobhan understands all the intricacies of pre-production, the unforgiving discipline of production, the details of post-production from graphics and software, to edit workflows and translations. She is also gracious and affable with clients and crew. Siobhan communicates clearly and responsibly with clients informing them of every step and flagging challenges in a diplomatic way. Siobhan can think in abstraction, conceive, imagine and design and she is also practical. She is direct yet sensitive, forceful yet always respectful, flexible and giving, tender and tireless. Moreover, of course not to mention fearless. She ploughs through nights – her fiery and unrelenting spirit of commitment and dedication driving her on. Her bright can-do attitude and spirit allow her to juggle many roles with agility and do the impossible to ensure the smooth working of the shoot. We worked on a short art-house documentary that garnered acclaim in many festivals, an NGO training film and a challenging TVC in 2017. The TVC was an unpredictable hurricane that spun at us. Siobhan remained intrepid and smart to the final upload. She loyally stood beside me, weathering production pyrotechnics and solving crazy conundrums offering support, solutions and a voice of reason throughout the entire process. The outcome? The TVC was a success, and the client informed us it went beyond the company’s expectations. Siobhan is a great talent, a lovely person and reliable. 

– Sofia Defay , Director

“I approached Siobhan with a particularly complex production challenge for a client, where I needed high end recording of a complex economic development program, but one that needed to be viewed as warm and friendly. Furthermore it needed to be recorded in the local vernacular, with appropriate edits.

Thus pre-production, understanding of the strategic intent, applying the creative thread and ultimately ensuring the crew and cast of characters were both excited and accurate in their delivery, were of paramount importance.

Siobhan and her team were on-board from day one with discipline, energy and flair, and the production was a great success for all, and resulted in a happy clients and a product that continues to this day to inspire communities in economically disadvantaged areas. 

I would recommend Siobhan and please contact me should you wish any further details.”

– Bobby Duffus, CEO of Culture Corporation.

“It is an absolute pleasure to work with someone who has such a knowledgeable, and thorough understanding of both sides of the camera.  Siobhan is both incredibly hard-working and passionate with every scene she directs, and it absolutely shows in the final product.  Always looking forward to upcoming collaborations with her!”

-Saskia Rjike, Professional Actress

“Working with Siobhan has been a pleasure, She is a true professional and both talented and committed to her craft, and a great editor. I have worked with her on a number of projects shooting videos for my coaching business, together with Anusha of Truly Nushi Design and the value she brings together with quality of production has been excellent.”

-Rose Murdock, Former Business Director of Oglivy and Mather and Founder of PerformHER Academy.