About

May 26th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Inkless Media was founded by Joe Vaz in 2003 as an independent digital media production company. Initially established for the production of online content (web design, flash animation), the company quickly moved into the realm of film, music and publishing.

In 2004, Inkless Media produced and financed two short films, written and directed by Joe, namely Play By Heart and Blue Valentine (co-written by Vianne Venter) and the creative team began to take shape.

To date, Inkless Media has produced three short films, an album for alternative band ten Athlone, several dozen websites, a quarterly print magazine and audio dramas. We are currently developing a sitcom for television.

Our mission statement is to make tangible the impossible. We love challenges. In 2005 we shot a 5-minute short film across two cities in two continents on a zero-budget micro-indie production. Just to prove we could.
Inkless Media believes in striving for excellence without breaking the bank. Our strength is in our diversity. Whether you need writers/scriptwriters, directors, cinematographers, producers, actors, singers, musicians, layout artists/designers or editors, we have them.

Our passion lies in  story-telling in any medium. This is what drives us.

Company Outline

Inkless Media can take your project from initial concept phase all the way to the final packaged product without breaking the workflow of the project. And we do it within budget.

Most recently, Inkless Media has published nine issues of our quarterly print magazine, Something Wicked, which has subscribers and contributors across the globe including Australia, Japan, Poland, France, the UK, USA and Canada and of course South Africa.

The Something Wicked website receives over 170,000 hits per month and continues to grow. The Something Wicked brand has evolved to include online e-books, downloadable Podcasts and audio dramas adapted from the stories published within the magazine. The entire workflow of the magazine is handled in-house, from the website design to the story choices, editing, layout and packaging. The only thing we don’t do is printing and distribution. Yet.

Play By Heart Trailer

May 22nd, 2009 by Joe Vaz

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Inkless Media

May 10th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Inkless Media Productions is a young independent digital media production company working alongside industry professionals. To date Inkless Media has produced three short films, a print magazine (Something Wicked), podcasts and radio plays.

The Inkless Media ethos has always been to create the best possible product in the most affordable way. That is not to say that Inkless Media is cheap, just that we believe in spending budgets wisely.

Inkless Media was founded by writer/director Joe Vaz in 2003, when he realised that South Africa is a country ripe with possibilities, in a country where there is an abundance of talented actors and crew and where every possible location is ‘just next door’, the sky is literally the limit.

The Films

Like any other artist - writer, singer, sculptor, painter - a film maker has visions in his head that he wants to share with whoever is interested. Until fairly recently, becoming an indie filmmaker required the co-operation of too many people using too much equipment that cost too much.
In exactly the same way that printing, photography and sound recording became commonplace, technology and mass production have made the filmmaker’s tools affordable.

The Micro-Indie movie maker therefore starts from a position of “This is never going to make me rich, so I might as well do my own thing and do it as well as I can.”
At present, the Micro-Indie’s audience is found only within shouting distance of others in the industry. Even so, the screening of every new Micro-Indie short movie seems to lift energy levels and goad another stalled project back to life. The more often Micro-Indie movie makers are able to produce product, the more momentum will be maintained. If we could also generate a kernel audience beyond our own industry, we could be on the way to growing an audience for local product.
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Inkless Media

May 10th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Inkless Media Productions is a young independent digital media production company working alongside industry professionals. To date Inkless Media has produced three short films, a print magazine (Something Wicked), podcasts and radio plays.

Founded by writer/director Joe Vaz, who realised that South Africa is a country ripe with possibilities, in a country where there is an abundance of talented actors and crew and where every possible location is ‘just next door’, the sky is literally the limit.

The Films

Like any other artist - writer, singer, sculptor, painter - a film maker has visions in his head that he wants to share with whoever is interested. Until fairly recently, becoming an indie filmmaker required the co-operation of too many people using too much equipment that cost too much.
In exactly the same way that printing, photography and sound recording became commonplace, technology and mass production have made the filmmaker’s tools affordable.

The Micro-Indie movie maker therefore starts from a position of “This is never going to make me rich, so I might as well do my own thing and do it as well as I can.”
At present, the Micro-Indie’s audience is found only within shouting distance of others in the industry. Even so, the screening of every new Micro-Indie short movie seems to lift energy levels and goad another stalled project back to life. The more often Micro-Indie movie makers are able to produce product, the more momentum will be maintained. If we could also generate a kernel audience beyond our own industry, we could be on the way to growing an audience for local product.
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Inkless Media

May 10th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Inkless Media Productions is a young independent digital media production company working alongside industry professionals. To date Inkless Media has produced three short films, a print magazine (Something Wicked), podcasts and radio plays.

Founded by writer/director Joe Vaz, who realised that South Africa is a country ripe with possibilities, in a country where there is an abundance of talented actors and crew and where every possible location is ‘just next door’, the sky is literally the limit.

The Films

Like any other artist - writer, singer, sculptor, painter - a film maker has visions in his head that he wants to share with whoever is interested. Until fairly recently, becoming an indie filmmaker required the co-operation of too many people using too much equipment that cost too much.
In exactly the same way that printing, photography and sound recording became commonplace, technology and mass production have made the filmmaker’s tools affordable.

The Micro-Indie movie maker therefore starts from a position of “This is never going to make me rich, so I might as well do my own thing and do it as well as I can.”
At present, the Micro-Indie’s audience is found only within shouting distance of others in the industry. Even so, the screening of every new Micro-Indie short movie seems to lift energy levels and goad another stalled project back to life. The more often Micro-Indie movie makers are able to produce product, the more momentum will be maintained. If we could also generate a kernel audience beyond our own industry, we could be on the way to growing an audience for local product.
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Latest News

March 28th, 2009 by Joe Vaz


Latest News

March 28th, 2009 by Joe Vaz


New Site Launch

March 28th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Well I’ve finally got annoyed enough with the old site to complete revamp the Inkless Media website.
We’re still very much under construction for now, but have a wonder around.

I will hopefully be adding a gallery soon as well as the full version of Play By Heart as well as some of the other “in-house” productions we’ve done, mostly for presentations or exercise.

Please enjoy and come back soon

Joe

New Site Launch

March 28th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Well I’ve finally got annoyed enough with the old site to complete revamp the Inkless Media website.
We’re still very much under construction for now, but have a wonder around.

I will hopefully be adding a gallery soon as well as the full version of Play By Heart as well as some of the other “in-house” productions we’ve done, mostly for prese

Watch the movie - Land of Opportunity

March 28th, 2009 by Joe Vaz

Land of Opportunity

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