Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller.
I’m Rudi, the owner and lead filmmaker behind my brand, Pie in the Sky Wedding Films. I started creating cinematic wedding films in 2008 when I filmed my friends wedding. This was the same year in which I started filmmaking professionally, so I'm super grateful he took a chance on me! From there I fell in love with falling in love. I've handcrafted countless wedding films, and the feedback I get from my couples is always overwhelming and humbling.
I’m by your side from the time you book until after you’ve received your wedding film. I want the experience of working with me to be just as amazing as the film itself. I value diversity, my brand is an ally to the diversity of religion and LGBTQ community, and I am an animal rights activist.
I'm a native South African and have lived in Cape Town most of my life. I know the area like the back of my hand. Some of my favorite things are spending time with my significant other, playing with my kids, exploring nature and outdoor adventures & activities.
I resonate well with engaged couples who are open minded, value life experiences, and love epic vegan food! If you resonate with any of that I am excited to hear from you and learn more about your special day! If you live in the Cape Town area, let's meet up for coffee. If not, let's chat over FaceTime or Whatsapp!
I filmed my first wedding in 2008 with one Sony FX1 camcorder, a set of wireless mics, and a bunch of DIY support gear my roommate at the time helped me build. It’s incredible how far technology has come since then. Not only has wedding videography equipment gotten more advanced, like drones and electronic gimbals, for example, it’s gotten smaller and cheaper. The barrier to entry for wedding videography is much lower than it used to be.
When I shoot weddings my prime objective is to tell a compelling story through the use of highly cinematic visuals. My wedding videography equipment is lightweight with quick setup so I can focus on the important things happening throughout the day. The last thing you want is to fight with your wedding gear. It should essentially stay out of your way.
Top Vendor Award 2017
Awarded South Africa's Number 1 Top Wedding Vendor as Wedding Videographer
Destination Weddings Award 2018
Awarded South Africa's best destination wedding videographer
Top Vendor Award 2018
Nominated as one of South Africa's Top Wedding Vendor as Wedding Videographer