Junior Creative Professionals Production Team

Experience Based Education - A Remarkable Internship Programme.

Join the UWN Experience Based Education Programme to become an active part of our Junior Creative Professionals Production Team. The Team was created to provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills and live your passion be being part of powerful multi-facet film projects.


Crew needed for our new film project!

Are you a passionate creative?
Do you need to gain experience in your field?
Do you need to get your foot in the door in the market?
Do you fit into any of the following positions?
Filmmaker, camera operator, photographer, sound engineer, lighting technician, music composer, video editor, photo editor, graphic designer, makeup artist, special effects makeup artist, presenter, writer, researcher, digital marketer, communications person, logistics person, HR person, animator, illustrator, project manager, website designer, journalist, director, set designer, fashion designer, general assistant?

If your answer is "yes" you could apply to be considered as part of the crew for the new #GETPeaceProject film, directed by South African filmmaker, Johnathan Andrews.

The film is a Docu-drama Film set in Johannesburg.

Statelessness Film By Johnathan Andrews About The Film

Imagine being born invisible. You are alive but can't prove you exist. You are sure you are human, but have no human rights. Today, more than 10 million people across the world are told they don't belong anywhere. These people are called stateless. They often aren't allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married. Over a third of the world's stateless are children...

The film was inspired by The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) campaign to end statelessness.

The purpose of the film is to raise the voice of more than 10 million stateless people around the world, and to call many millions more together to stand up and end the inhumanity of statelessness.

Part of the mission is to screen the film, free to the public, in as many cities around the world as possible.

Release is planned for September 2019.

What does the JCP Production Team do?
  • The Junior Creative professionals Production team is a group of creatives who function as crew on film productions and work on related projects.
  • The Team is managed under the direction of Johnathan Andrews.
  • On 13 August 2018 the first phase of the production of the "statelessness film"will start and the Team has various responsibilities as part of the process.
  • Daily and weekly tasks through the various project phases will include:
    • Being part of the main film production.
    • Shooting weekly documentary research features as part of our investigation into statelessness.
    • Promotional features to call for crowdfunding, crew, support and partnership in the project.
    • Creating behind-the-scenes reality-type short videos about the project and how it progresses.
    • Script development.
    • Taking mass online action to gain followers for the project.
    • Actor auditions and casting.
    • Writing articles and creating online features about the project.
Admission Requirements

When you enroll for a position (as you will see displayed on the enrollment form), you declare that you are qualified and adequately skilled to function in that role.

We know that you may be inexperienced and need guidance and coaching (that is what the Experience Based Education is all about) but you would have needed to complete prior training to function in the selected role.

Being part of the Junior Creative Professionals Production Team is also an environment where you "apply the skills you have" and "you learn new skills" - this means that you get to experience the multi-faceted landscape of what a bustling creative team has to offer as we work on our various projects, while the experience offers much room for growth.

Available Positions

The Team tasks are listed below and positions are usually created combining skills sets where possible:

  • Camera Operator - Video
  • Photographer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Photo and Video Editor
  • Writer / Researcher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Presenter / Reporter
  • Make-up Artist
  • Publicist / Social Media Influencer
  • Director
  • Team Leader
  • Lighting Technician
  • Music Composer
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist, presenter
  • Digital Marketer
  • Communications Person
  • Logistics Person
  • Human Resources
  • Animator / Illustrator
  • Project Manager
  • Website Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • General Assistant
What is the time commitment required?
  • You enroll for 3 or 6 months at a time.
  • The team generally keeps the following hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm.
What is the fee to enroll for the Experience Based Education Programme?
  • To register on the Experience Based Education programme:
    • 3 Months ... R15000 in one payment (or R7000 deposit + 2 payments of R5875)
    • 6 Months ... R30000 in one payment (or R10000 deposit + 5 payments of R5500)
  • The amount above excludes your annual UWN Membership Fee of R995.
  • Terms are available to South African citizens only.
What is the value & what does an Intern get?
The value far exceeds the cost:
  • You get to add powerful projects to your portfolio which will make you more attractive as a creative in the market.
  • You will get noticed by potential employers and clients.
  • Interns gain experience in their field of study and expertise, build relationships and are involved in amazing projects.
  • You build relationships that could last throughout your career.
  • After completion of the Internship Programme and Intern receives a certificate as well as a letter of recommendation based on performance.
Employment Opportunities

As a member of the JCP Production Team, you are listed in our talent pool. This means that you get seen by many prospective clients and employers.

We are approached often by companies and individuals with job offers, projects and freelance opportunities, and you are given access to these possibilities to further your career or even just do some freelance work to earn extra money.

Many of our interns have over the years been offered attractive jobs while in the programme.


What does an Intern do?

  • An Intern is a person who is proactively involved in one or more of the activities and projects of the UWN as part of a Team (described above).
  • An Intern is usually assigned with a specific set of duties and responsibilities within one or more of the Team functions described above e.g. camera person, writer, etc.
  • Each Intern application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any application without having to give reasons for such a decision.

What are the required skills, qualifications and experience that an Intern needs to have?

  • The Intern Team activities and projects are versatile (but revolve around the production of video and podcast, social media content generation etc) and we have opportunities for highly qualified and experienced individuals, school leavers, and almost any person in between.
  • If you are accepted as an Intern, you will be engaged in a capacity where you will be able to function successfully within a Team - for those who wish to grow and learn we will endeavor to provide opportunities for capacity and skills development.

How do I apply to be an Intern?

  • Complete the contact form and we will be in touch to assess whether you would be a fit to join the team.

Where do Interns work from?

  • Interns work from the Johannesburg office (in Modderfontein close to Edenvale).
  • Note that Interns cover all their own travel, transport, accommodation, food and other costs of a personal nature.

Does an Intern get paid?

  • Interns receive rewards for successfully completed tasks and projects.
  • A reward is called UWNSterling. These rewards can be spent in the UWN Market. At present the UWN Market is in a first phase of evolution and will initially be spent on UWNAID projects.
For enquiries please email and we will generally get back to you within one business day, alternatively send your enquiry HERE.  

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