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Searle Street Post has signed editors Daniel Mitchell and Meredith Aylward.

“We’re now able to offer a true one-stop post production stop for commercials in Cape Town,” says Searle Street Post’s creative director Heino Henning. “By having offline editing alongside our online and VFX facility, we can save our clients both time and money.”

“It’s been amazing to be plugged into Searle Street Post’s integrated HD pipeline,” says Daniel. “Everything I need is all just there and so quick. It’s taken out the distance between offline and online; having the online team right here allows us to speak everything through, create priority lists, and make sure no one has unrealistic expectations about what will be done in each stage.”

In addition to being set up for traditional workflows in Baselight and Flame, Searle Street Post’s offline suites come with Resolve for grading and AFX for motion graphics.

Heino says, “This allows us to offer a true one-room solution for the quick-turnaround, lower-budget jobs. When clients combine all our services – including DIT and on-set data management, offline editing and the final grading and online – we are able to tailor very attractive financial packages.”

Searle Street Post reps Daniel and Meredith in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Both editors are also available for onset editing.

Introducing Daniel Mitchell
Daniel studied film at City Varsity before apprenticing with some of South Africa’s top editors.

He co-founded the award-winning production company Be Phat Motel in Cape Town in 2008, before moving to Johannesburg, where he was repped as an editor from 2010-2012, establishing himself as the city’s rising editor-to-watch.

Highlights include editing the Cannes Lions and Loeries Bronze winner Avril Elizabeth Jumbled, directed by Fringe@Bouffant’s Chloe Coetsee; Medecines Sans Frontiers Ordinary Day, where he worked directly with Ogilvy Joburg to source all the archive footage; and spots for leading South African brands like MTN, Standard Bank, and Top TV.


Daniel also edited Be Phat Motel’s acclaimed short film Sweetheart and music videos for the likes of Stealing Love Jones and Mama Know Nothing.

Watch his reel below:

Introducing Meredith Aylward

Meredith Aylward studied photography and graphic design at The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, then editing and camera work at AFDA, where she was nominated as Best Cinematographer in her final year. The Tupperware Party, which she shot and edited, was shortlisted for a South African Film and Television Award for Best Student Film.

Meredith wrote, shot, edited, produced and co-directed The Meltdown, a music video for the DJ Naaldekoker ft. Goodluck hit which reached number one on MK’s weekly top 10 in 2013.

She also co-directed and edited Taxi Violence Long Way From Home, which was nominated for a MK Award for Best Rock Video.

She brings a strong visual element to her editing, thanks to her background as a photographer, cinematographer and director.

She edited two series of Cooked In Africa’s TV series The Ride, as well as promos for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Puma, Design Indaba and Red Bull.


Since joining Searle Street Post in 2013, she’s edited Unogumbe, Mark Dornford-May’s adaptation of Benjamin Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde, which will form part of the official celebrations for the Benjamin Britten Centenary. She’s also edited commercials for the likes of Hyundai and Saint’s Wines, as well as Chris Chameleon’s Dinki Magubane music video for Fanie Fourie’s Lobola. 

Watch her reel below:

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