Adam Thal

Adam Thal

Executive Producer at The Star Film Company
Johannesburg, South Africa

About me

Having graduated from Film School in 2003, Adam wasted no time in setting up his production company with his late business partner, Ryan Poole.

The Star Film Company was born while in his honours year at AFDA and today is considered one of the most influential production companies within South Africa with a multimillion rand turnover.

Along with co-owners, Tristan Holmes and Tebza Malope, Adam focuses on the production of short form content for the advertising industry. In his tenure his work has managed to pick up numerous trophies and awards from festivals around the world.

Besides for these accolades, Adam has produced work across the globe. From Los Angeles to Accra, Cairo to Cape Town, Moscow to Nairobi, and many more. The excitement for Adam is the lack of the mundane office cubicle and that each day brings a new experience.

Adam’s expertise lie in the business side of film making and knowing when to spend and when to cut deals. Putting the money in front of the camera and making sure scheduling and logistics is always on point. Over his time in the industry, Adam has made a great name for himself as Executive Producer and is a well respected individual.

With over 18 years of business management and production under his belt, Adam has now ventured into the long form world to apply his expertise in this field. He already has 2 feature films in post-production as well as an 8 part series in development and 3 other production packs ready to shop around.

  • English - Native


Executive Producer
Johannesburg, South Africa
January 2003 - Present (18 years 4 months)
Founder & Executive Producer of a Bad-Ass production house, specializing in all things short format and amazing

Other professional activities

Commercial Producers Association South Africa, Johannesburg

Executive Committee
January 2019 - December 2020 (1 year 11 months)
The Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (CPA) is a professional trade association of film companies specializing in the production of television commercials and offering a number of key benefits and services to members.

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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