Welela Studios (Pty) Ltd is a film and television production company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We work closely with investors, public broadcasters and film bodies both locally and internationally on a variety of feature films.
Founded by Diony Kempen in 2005, Welela has built up a formidable body of work in both television and film in its ten years of operations thus far. Making use of his experience in producing for both local and international television, Kempen anchored Welela’s business with a number of long-running shows, such as Talk SA, Whip the Chef and Mind the Gap, for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). From there, Welela went on to produce a variety of big-screen projects, including the acclaimed minimalist drama Meisie, Kempen’s directorial debut ‘n Saak van Geloof (2011) and the World War II drama Angel of the Skies (2013).