Amy Louise Wilson
The Lo-Def Film Factory is a participatory community cinema initiative created by artist Francois Knoetze and performer/writer Amy Louise Wilson. Employing an experimental praxis which emphasizes co-creation and mistake-making, the collective aims to create a space for storytelling through the democratization of filmmaking.The collective was formed in 2019, when it first took the form of a DIY pop-up film studio which was open to the Bloemfontein public. Since then, the collective has run workshops and worked together with various Cape Town communities. The initiative places value on the transmission of ideas/lived experience over high production value.