I was born in the city of Pretoria, South Africa, to a loving family, the first child of Rudy and Simona Mes. My mother was a Pilates instructor, but now is in real estate, and my father is a commercial pilot for British Airways Comair. I matriculated with university entrance in 2009 from Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria. My father was first a South African Airforce pilot before he joined the airline industry, and having grown up in that environment, I naturally wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Straight after my school education, I made my way to 43 Air School in Port Alfred situated in the Eastern Cape to follow my dreams. However, when I was there I realised that this was not my true passion. I always had a hobby of film and film making and decided to make that my career. After acquiring my Private Pilots Licence, I returned to Gauteng and did a Bachelor of Arts in visual communication, majoring in Film Arts at The Open Window. This was in 2011, and by 2015 graduated from the art school to join this new world of film and video. I was lucky enough to find a job before I actually graduated and started as a junior editor and cameraman at a small, but successful production company. Here I gained my experience in filming wedding videos and occasionally, corporate videos. Whilst working there, I gained a strong interest in drones and drone flying. As this in a way, combined my two passions of aviation and film. In 2017, I acquired my Remote Pilot Licence and now own my very own drone.
I resigned from the company after 3 and half years and decided to further my endeavours in the industry. I have gone in partnership with Michael Tree, a professional wedding photographer, and naming myself Synergy Films, videoing his weddings. One goal of mine is to start this company and hopefully make it grow, employ more people, video around the country, and make it into the most successful production company in South Africa. Making feature length films however, is my ultimate dream. My aim is to provide good quality content for clients who trust me in making outstanding video material.