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Periphery Development Media has produced media in Africa, Europe and Asia. Our client list includes the BBC, FOX, Al Jazeera, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, South African Broadcasting Corporation, World Vision, The Open Society, The African Centre for Cities, London Business School, Nivea, The University of Cape Town.

Our passion is to get real stories distributed efficiently and effectively be it in the form of a book, a film or a blog.



Our services include

Animation production

Documentary film production

TV commercial production

Creation of video blogs and content for online platforms


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Gordon the Garden Pea - A picture book going places

Even though Gordon is a small, round and very green garden pea, not nearly as elegant or smart as the other vegetables and animals in the garden, he loves and accepts himself just as he is. 

Gordon the Garden Pea is a locally produced children's picture book with a message of gratitude and self-acceptance written and illustrated by Marilize Ackermann

Periphery Development Media markets and distributes the story internationally. 

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A documentary film following the rise of a small Eastern Cape rugby club called Progress. 


A feature documentary film licensed by the BBC, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and South African Airlines inflight entertainment.

Screened at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival and the Cape Town International Film Festival.


“The on-field footage is much more like the real thing than we ever see in commercial television.”

JM Coetzee – Nobel Prize Winner

“This film will radically affect the way rugby is understood in South Africa.”

Rugby World Magazine




A documentary film produced in Cape Town, South Africa, Normal is a short documentary film exploring themes around mental health and recovery through the relationship between a psychiatrist and his patient. 

The film was screened at the Cape Town Recovery Film Festival in 2015

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City Desired


City Desired is a series of ten short films commenting on food security, health and the environment in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

The series was commissioned by the African Centre for Cities and exhibited at the Cape Town City Hall.


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