Aryan Kaganof is a South African independent filmmaker whose work typically explores taboo and politically controversial subject matter.
Born as Ian Kirkhof — and several of his early films are produced under that name — he changed his name to Kaganof in 1999. He also studied filmmaking at the Netherlands Film & Television Academy in Amsterdam between 1990-94.
In 2008, he directed SMS Sugar Man, the first feature film to be shot entirely on a cell phone, the Sony Ericsson W900i. He is also a novelist, poet and performance artist and his film Civilization and Other Chimeras Observed During the Making of an Exceptionally Artistic Feature Film was named the Underground Film Journal's Movie of the Year of 2009.
You can learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.