Barend Kruger graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2001 with an honours degree in Accounting. He then went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2005 and worked for the top auditing firm Deloitte from 2003 to 2006.
From 2007, after moving first to Boston and then to London, he enjoyed a rewarding career in London’s investment banking sector. Between 2007 and 2014 he worked at Barclays Capital Investment Bank in London, where he was promoted to Assistant Vice President in the Private Equity Finance team.
In 2014, Barend decided to focus his attention solely on film production and creative ventures when he joined Dark Matter Studios to help build a pioneering and lucrative business in the global entertainment industry.
Barend was an associate producer for Scramble Production’s Discreet in 2008, executive producer for Dark Matter Studios’ Leading Lady in 2013 and an executive producer for Blood And Glory. Along with Pretorius and Greeff, Barend is busy with pre-production for their next international feature film.