Herman Binge Death: South African Award-winning filmmaker and producer is dead

Herman Binge death – passed away: Herman Binge, a longtime film and television program director and producer of Cape Town, Western Cape, passed away. He was a prolific and award-winning filmmaker and a talented producer. The cause of his death was made public at the time of this publication. Leila Benelli shared the news of his demise on her Facebook account expressing how he will be missed.

From the first time I met you to the last time I saw you, the warmth and kindness always shined through. You trusted in my ideas and supported me and for that I will forever be grateful. I will truly miss your warm hugs and welcome smile. Our industry have lost a creative giant. Your legend will forever live on in our hearts and in the amazing work you created.
RIP dearest Herman Binge! Will miss you very much!

He is a native and resident of Cape Town, Western Cape. He went to High School Jan van Riebeeck from 1968 to 1971, and in 1973, he proceeded to study Law at the University of stellenbosch. He has been a Television Program Producer and director since 1981. Currently and for the past 22 years, Executive Director of Lion’s Head Productions in Cape Town. According to his Facebook Profile.

In a Tribute written by Jan Ellis on Facebook on Thursday, December 16, 2021, he made a statement that says:

Today I share the grief of countless colleagues, friends, and fans who may not even know who they were a fan of, one of our Titans, Herman Binge. For me and for so many he was a mentor, employer, and provider of opportunities. That’s not even mentioning what a superb Producer of drama, comedy, documentary, variety, and film he was. Under his business acumen lay a shrewd creativity; a real knack for spotting talent and nurturing it to fruition. At a time when it was almost impossible to consistently produce local content, whether in Afrikaans or English out of Cape Town, he managed to stick it out with a few select others and made it happen, somehow. 

Herman Binge’s obituary and funeral service will be organized and announced by the family.

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