Meet the Team

Meet the people heading up our dynamic, hard-working teams…

Peter Lamberti

Peter Lamberti

Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of both Lion Mountain Media and Aquavision TV Productions, Peter leads his team with skill and enthusiasm in their endless pursuit of new stories, ideas, business opportunities and partnerships. Peter’s vision and creative drive is the foundation on which the success of both companies rests.

Dave Keet

Dave Keet

General Manager

The advent of South African television saw Dave begin his career at the SABC, which has blossomed into a 25-year long involvement in the high-end Post Production industry. Having managed several leading post-production houses across markets, David plays a central role in the everyday management of Lion Mountain and Aquavision – securing their place at the forefront of wildlife television production.

Maria Valente

Maria Valente

Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of experience in finance, Maria is responsible for the finance and administration activities for both Aquavision TV Productions and Lion Mountain Media. Maria manages all the financial aspects of both companies, including payroll administration. Prior to joining the team, Maria was employed by Aster International in South Africa.

Christo Ras

Christo Ras

Head Librarian/Library Manager

Christo’s career in the Library & Information field dates back to 1995. For 7 years he was Senior Reference Librarian at South Africa’s sixth-largest public library, before joining Aquavision in 2008 as the Library Services Manager. Christo’s experience of more than 18 years is invaluable in his performing the responsibilities that his position requires. He is responsible for the daily running of the footage and stills libraries, as well as the management of its staff

Sean O'Neill

Sean O'Neill

Head of Production Management

With his origins as a “runner” in a top South African production house, Sean worked his way up the ranks and discovered a passion for production and camera work. Concentrating now on the key areas of production, he has collaborated with M-Net and the SABC on various projects. Some highlights include: working on magazine shows, 4x Miss South Africa Pageants, a live broadcast from Germany to the globe, a weekly live game show, various annual corporate award shows, various corporate videos, various bilingual music shows and various celebrity based award shows.

He has produced and directed 6 South African music videos, one of which was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2006. Sean has also worked extensively throughout Africa, showcasing widespread political situations. Now entering a new chapter in his career, Sean holds his ‘dream position’ as part of our team, combining his passions for wildlife, Africa and world-class production amongst like-minded peers.

Martin Ferreira

Martin Ferreira

Head of Production

Martin has been an integral part of every production, both technically and creatively, since joining the team early in 2008. He has assisted in the workflow design and implementation of our Stereoscopic 3D department.

As head of Post Production he was responsible for all timely deliveries and the high technical standards we are known for. Martin now leads all aspects of Production, both creatively and technically, as Head of Production.

Craig Gardner

Craig Gardner

Freelance Director

Craig began his career in Los Angeles as an actor/singer. A South African immigrant, he has written and/or directed over 600 television episodes. Craig co-created the multi-award winning sitcoms, “Suburban Bliss” and “Joburg Blues”, as well contributing to “Madam and Eve”, “Scandal” and a number of others. He is constantly expanding his wildlife writing and producing repertoire, which has quickly become a passion. His son, Brett, is a senior veterinarian at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Myron Nash

Myron Nash

Freelance Producer

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Myron is a motion-picture and television expert with over 300 hours of program credits to his name. As versatile as he is passionate, Myron has filled such roles as Associate Producer, Director and Post Supervisor, to name a few, throughout his career that spans 30 years – and counting…

Some of the works in Myron’s considerable portfolio include: “Vanilla Gorilla” (2006-2010) for which he was Executive Producer, as well as Disney ABC Television’s “According to Jim”, which saw him in the role of Associate Producer. More recently Myron’s focus has been in such areas as Marketing, PR, ‘Venture-Philanthropy’ and Communications Strategy. In his own words, Myron’s specialities include: project-pitching, networking, sales presentation creation and the motion picture and television industry in South Africa. He is passionate about projects with a philanthropic element.