Who we are
Flying Pigs is owned and run by two award winning and multi nominated professional performers - Jürgen Hellberg and Shireen Hollier. Both Graduated from The Pretoria Technikon School of Performing Arts in 1984 with a National Diploma in Drama. Together they have over 60 years joint experience in professional Film, Theatre & TV.
In May 2000 - whilst still pursuing their solo careers - they formed Hellberg / Hollier Productions and went into business, focusing on theatre as a brand communications tool. A few months later they changed their name to Flying Pigs; because it's a cool and fun name, and because they're always out to achieve the impossible. Since then they have built up an impressive resumè, working with many high powered clients.
Shireen is not only a well known TV Presenter, but has also worked as an actress, singer and director. She has performed at more than 750 corporate functions and directed more than 50 professional productions. And for 13 years she wowed audiences all over South Africa and Europe as a member of the female a' Capella group, Cutt Glas. As a voice artist and coach she has reached great heights too and is currently the voice for one of South Africa's major Banks.
Jürgen Hellberg, a keen mountaineer and an erstwhile member of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, Jürgen – aka the late Kitte Müller from the MNET daily series Binnelanders - has written over 100 scripts for the corporate market, including video presentations for the President's office and South Africa's presentations at world summits, and United States Parastatals. He has also written for various television programmes – including Scandal, Egoli and Jozi Streets. He has acted and/or sung in no less than 150 professional productions. Many thought he would become a Chartered Accountant because of his sound understanding of financial and economic matters, but he opted for the Arts instead.