Collective Works is a new creative visual design practice launched by three experienced live event production industry professionals – Christopher Bolton, Joshua Cutts and Bradley Hilton. All are well known for their work in South Africa and across the African continent.
Bringing all the energy and vibrancy of the region to an international marketplace, the trio specialise in the disciplines of lighting, video and set / scenic design and digital content production.
“There is a great chemistry and fluidity of ideas and thoughts between all of us,” says Chris, explaining that while Collective Works is a really natural synergy between the three of them, their totally different personality attributes and characters add yet more to the dynamics of the team.
Immediate work confirmed in the months ahead includes Afrikaans is Groot and Starlight Classics, both in Cape Town and the 2017 series of The Voice.
Chris Bolton founded Keystone Productions in Johannesburg in 2003 with Warren Liss and Jonathan Le Roux. They have worked for a variety of elaborate corporate events and brand activations which have been challenging, stimulating and a great forum for Chris’s sense of drama and creative ideas.
Keystone Productions is also a partner in Bradley Hilton’s company Pixel Native which specialises in video and projection systems design, direction and content production.
After eight years working hard as a lighting designer and technician in theatre, Joshua Cutts left that sector on a mission to broaden his knowledge and experience of lighting in other sectors. In 2002 he landed the job of designing lighting for a large music talent TV show called Project Fame catapulting him into the world of television and broadcast. His reputation in TV lighting grew rapidly and he went on to design some of the highest profile TV shows in South Africa including Idols, The Voice and the 2012 SAMA Awards.
Bradley Hilton cut his teeth as a video designer, editor, programmer and operator of large playback and mapping systems coupled with his penchant for content creation and management.
As Pixel Native, formed three years ago with Chris Bolton, Bradley has had the chance to work on some ambitious projects in SA and internationally.