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Stepping Stone Programme Staff

The specialised training provided as part of Stepping Stone Video Training course requires specialised skills. The following seasoned staff are behind the programme ‘s success;

Dr Liani Maasdorp

 (Academic Director (UCT TV Studio) & Senior Lecturer in Screen Production (CFMS)

Liani serves as creative director and editing trainer of Stepping Stone. (For Liani‘s full profile see UCT TV Staff Profile page).


Lisa Drennan

(Head Trainer)

Lisa Drennan teaches non-fiction storytelling and narrative structure, as well as advising on concept selection and basic principles of production for non-fiction and/or talk show content.  

 She has just completed her MA in Documentary Arts at the University of Cape Town whilst working at UCT TV as the content producer. She has been involved in the Stepping Stone programme from the onset in various roles.

 Lisa is also an aspiring filmmaker and has just completed a short documentary about missing children entitled Somebody that I used to know. She and a colleague Mia Cillliers produced a web-series 2 years ago called The White Folks that CNN Africa described at the time as “one of the 8 must see web-series to watch in Africa”. She and three up-and-coming filmmakers form part of Reel Epics Productions and have many exciting future film projects in the pipeline.

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Alan Johannes

(Chief Technical Officer (UCT TV)

 Alan provides camera and studio training. (For Alan's full profile see UCT TV Staff Profile page).


Lebohang Ntoele

(Stepping Stone Co-ordinator)

Lebohang is an Honours student at the University of Cape Town. She is a UCT graduate and an NRF grant recipient with research interests in political economy of the film and media industries in South Africa, representational theory, and critical race and gender politics. As an aspiring professional writer and researcher, Lebohang has written and published work with online publications such as LiveMag and capetownmagazine.comas well as worked as a social media manager.

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Amy Rinquest

(Stepping Stone Co-ordinator)

Amy has a Bachelor's degree in Film and Media production from UCT and is currently completing her Honours in Film and Media Production, specializing in Documentary filmmaking. She is an NRF grant recipient  and is conducting research on How social media is used by disadvantaged youths to negotiate racial identity in the South African context? Amy has extensive experience as a production assistant as well as a producer and an editor. She has recently started working as a production designer. 

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