The Aleit Academy will be closed from 17 Dec 2018 – 14 Jan 2019.

Mikayla Ellam

Class of 2016

Ebert Steyn Films

What I’m doing now: I’m currently working alongside my significant other (Ebert) running a film production company. We’re involved in many different facet’s of the film industry wedding videography is our main focus.

More about me: Despite being an introvert ( or a granny as friends say ) I’m about people and building relationships – I love being able to connect with our clients and create beautiful films.

Keys to Success:

// Challenge yourself frequently and push yourself outside your comfort zone often.// Don’t be afraid to fail or try something new – you’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else

// Don’t follow the crowd. Cliche, I know, but your qualities and values are what makes you different from every other person on earth – learn your strengths and use that to your advance.// Be determined. Don’t be too hard on yourself and don’t sweat the small things.

What I Love: In all honesty, there are very things in life that beat a good cup of tea. Except maybe an eggs Benedict with that good cup of tea? I always appreciate beautiful packaging and Ebert is pretty great.
And dogs, obviously.

What Makes Me Happy: Balmy summer evenings, a glass of wine and good conversation. Add pizza to that equation and we have a winner. Oh, and anybody who knows me would tell you that I have a (major) weakness for chocolate brownies and ice cream.