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Zeleman Communications, Advertising and Production

Zeleman Communications, Advertising and Production


Position: Film Director
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


  • Communicate and align with the production manager and the creative directors to understand their requirements and receive a formal production brief for the project
  • Leads a team of Production Designers, Costume Designers, Location and Cast Managers, Cinematographer, and other camera crews
  • Holds meetings with key departments during the planning stages and throughout the filming
  • Confirms the budget and schedule of the film with the production manager; works within budgetary constraints;
  • Ensures and follow up that all individuals involved in the film production are working towards an identical vision for the completed film
  • Keeps the artistic vision alive and checks in with every team to translate the creative vision to the screen
  • Creates the director's treatment for the film and communicates it to the crew: Establish a visual language to translate a screenplay into a fully formed film
  • Discuss the director's treatment with each key crew member before it is presented to the clients, checking the feasibility
  • Casting/ auditioning and making casting choices together with the cast coordinator;
  • Identifies set locations and takes recce with the set designer for blocking
  • Prepare shooting lists and call sheets and share them with the production crew
  • Guide/Direct the actors on set through scenes and motivate actors to produce their best dramatic performance
  • Communicate with every crew and ensure every team is performing their tasks
  • Review the editor’s cuts, break down the footage, and find the shots, angles, and takes that add the most meaning
  • Check with post-production teams to ensure every post-production decision is in line with the overall vision until the final version is delivered to the client;
  • Determines when the project is finished and gives final signoff


  • University Graduate
  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in directing short films
  • Ability to maintain and share knowledge of industry trends and available acting talent
  • Sound experience in managing budgets and good financial skills
  • Team leadership skills
  • Effective negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain high accuracy and thoroughness when executing tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills capable of maintaining strong relationships
  • Strong organizational multi-tasking and time management skills