Services:Production and animation
Location: Bloemfontein, Free State
Kgosi Ntono is the founder of KN Studios, whose core focus is graphic art, animation, creative post production and special effects, with the objective of becoming a household name in the creative and entertainment industry worldwide, as well as growing and harvesting the best talent locally and global whilst creating profitable opportunities within the film and TV industry.KN Studios – which has been operational since 2016 had challenges with access to finance and markets. Seda was able to assist the company with marketing material, exposure to new platforms through exhibitions; as well as more importantly facilitating registrations of copyrights for the brand and the related work the company produces, which is crucial when it comes to the protection of intellectual property.
The year 2018 has been a great one for the brand which took the 1st Prize of R70 000 through the Tabalaza Pitching Programme – an incentive scheme that identifies youth business ideas that can be supported by potential investors and relevant stakeholders; KN Studios also came in the top 3 winners of the regional Seda Pitch and Perfect Initiative which aims to bridge the gap between investors and small businesses.
Following the interventions, the company's turnover has increased from R10 000 to R25 000 a month, and now employs six permanent staff and two interns.