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Simon Swart

Credits: CEO, Nthibah Pictures

SIMON SWART, CEO of Nthibah Pictures, has 30+ years of experience developing, selling, distributing and marketing movies and TV shows. Nthibah Pictures is a US and South African-based independent studio and global media company producing award-winning content with A-list talent for the global market. In his tenure at Warner, Disney and Fox, Swart worked with some of the greatest filmmakers of all time, working on big movie franchises and acclaimed independent films including Star Wars, Avatar, X-Men, Planet of The Apes, Fight Club, Napoleon Dynamite, Black Swan, Slumdog Millionaire and others.
Committed to delight and surprise audiences, he is deeply concerned about the commodization of media – focusing on creatively daring and exciting material, partnering with experienced and established creatives with a strong creative vision while effectively managing schedules and budgets.
Since leaving the Studio he produced 7 projects including the highest grossing indie film of 2018, I Can Only Imagine. He has produced 3 pictures at Nthibah Pictures, including Redeeming Love, released by Universal Pictures, and I Am All Girls, distributed by Netflix Global. I Am All Girls was in the Netflix global top 10 for more than 3 weeks. The film took home the 2022 South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Feature Film. Swart’s latest project is the action-thriller Boy Kills World, starring Bill Skarsgård. produced in partnership with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Evil Dead). Boy Kills World premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released theatrically through Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions