Tao Farren-Hefer

Tao Farren-Hefer is a Cape-Town based director, cinematographer, photographer and editor.


Whether working on documentary or commercials, he is driven to use thoughtful visuals in combination with a carefully paced editing technique, accentuating the turning points within the narrative structure for maximum emotional connection.

His passion is creating cinematic character-driven films for brands and individuals, uncovering the intimate yet unexpected angles of our collective journey.


Client List:

Airbnb, Jeep, Vans, The Inertia, Renault, Surfer Magazine, Corona, The World Health Organisation, Waves for Change, South African Tourism, Raen, Kurt Geiger, Goosecraft, Avon, The World Heart Federation, Sailor Jerry, Starboard Surf, Fibroniks, Airush Kiteboarding, Glenfiddich, Channel Islands Surfboards & The Southern Guild / The Guild Group.


Sticks & Stones Agency, C-Heads, Stab, Casimir, Zigzag, Between 10 and 5, We-are-awesome, Pylot, 35mm Magazine, I’m Not, Perfect, Fotografia, Marie Claire, Boss Models, Nobody Surf, Stacking Clips, LW Magazine, Analogue Vibes, Mark Lives, Materilicous, Blogarama, Ffffound, The Commission Magazine, A Fashion Friend, Dirty Habits, Wavescape & Locals of the Continent.