Abyss South

We nurture ideas, shape themjourney with them, until they come to life.

With years experience in live action and animation, we have graced many story-rooms and have developed new content for  numerous channels & platforms.                                 


What some of my collaborators say:

“Where do I begin? I shadowed her on my first TV script years ago and she has never let go of my hand. One of the few people I call when my head starts cooking ideas. She’s always honest even when I don’t want her to be. Editor. Writer. And a finisher. The creativity she brought on this show is unmatched.”

Bongkile Ndaba, Head Writer, Erased.

“Few people have the opportunity to work with a colleague who is also a mentor — but I have with Dorette. I’ve had the pleasure of working with her for eight years now on Generations, where she expertly filled the role of story editor. I’ve come to know her as a truly valuable asset to absolutely any team: she is dependable, incredibly hard-working and has the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines – ridiculously efficient are the words that come to mind. As a team member or a leader, Dorette earns my highest recommendation.”

Antonia Reible, Deputy Head Writer, Generations: The Legacy.

“Dorette is a talented, committed writer and editor whose involvement with her work is absolute. She is always prepared to go the extra mile in her pursuit of excellence and is a wonderful example and source of inspiration to others on the team.”
Mark Graham, Head Writer

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Dorette Nel is the creative force behind Abyss South Africa. She has won many awards for the animated film she produced.