Rick Joaquim, SASC Cinematographer

Rick Joaquim (SASCis an award-winning Director of Photography who is constantly in demand - from short films and music videos for South Africa's leading artists to Commercials and Narrative projects for clients including Netflix, the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO , ONE.org (Bono from U2's Non-Profit Organisation), and  Virgin United shooting alongside Sir Richard Branson.

When you see Rick’s work, it takes a minute for you to put your finger on why you simply can’t look away. Soon you get it. There’s a kind of magic holding your gaze in every frame. For sure all the technical genius is present, but it’s his empathy with the subject matter that keeps you riveted. His love and respect for narrative is what drove him to film in the first place, but his dedication to each story - is what makes each picture a joy to watch. “If the composition and lighting don’t bring the audience closer in, I’ve missed the point.” Says Rick. “Telling every part of a story beautifully is why I am here.” Rick is generous, determined and focused on bringing the heart of the piece into the light. He is also one of the best humans you’ll ever meet. Which is probably why he finds the kind of moments ordinary people overlook.

Rick's work was also recently included in the ARRI Camera Showreel 2019 .

He is free to travel and work Internationally, holds both an EU and South African Passport, and has extensive shoot experience locally and abroad.


Rick Joaquim, SASC - Cinematographer

Recent Awards and Achievements include: