About Us


Special Effects Media SA is a proudly South African YouTube Multi Channel Network backed by international partners, and is leading the way creators and brands see digital video. We bring creators, brands, content and audiences together.


Special Effects Media International has been founded by Peter Muller, Gergo Szabo and Danilo Acquisto.


Gergo is specialized in digital media and online video. He has over 11 years of international media experience from premier entertainment & content providers including HBO, The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Peter is the owner of Special Effects International and Special Effects Media, an investor and serial entrepreneur who has built and manages successful international businesses.

Danilo Acquisto has been in broadcasting and production for over 8 years, working with some of the biggest broadcasters and agencies. Currently he is a live TV presenter for a show called Afternoon Express and is a radio DJ on Good Hope FM. An entrepreneur through-and-through, Danilo invests everything he has into people and digital.

Shaun Williams has been in the online marketing space for over 6 years, and has spent 4 of those specializing in YouTube and social media. He has built YouTube channels exceeding 1 million subscribers, and is a passionate content creator himself.


Brad Southin started his career as a Digital Asset Manager in London working closely with the BBC. He then moved on to studio management where he created and managed digital videos. Since then he moved back to SA to work as Production Manager for “Expresso” on SABC 3.

“I love YouTube because of the voice it gives to multiple creative characters and the exciting innovation it brings to digital video.”


Special Effects Media is backed by Special Effects International, a 30 years old audio-video and event production company.


We aspire excellence both in production and customer service. Doing our best is the minimum. We believe in quality, punctuality and reliability.