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WELCOME

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WELCOME TO AFRICA!

allure of emerging hubs such as Morocco and Namibia are drawing

service, television, and commercials to gaming and

increasing interest. A plethora of locations are within close range

film tourism, the continent is experiencing a boom.

of South Africa’s major cities, including imposing mountainous

International decision makers, from studio heads

vistas, breath-taking ocean views, white sandy beaches, spectacular

to indie filmmakers, have recognised that Africa’s beauty, skills

architecture and semi-desert areas. Our crews and local producers

and talent are unsurpassed. In South Africa, the revenue from

have extensive knowledge and experience, and can’t wait to make

the film industry is expected to reach USD1.2-billion by 2018.

the southern tip of the continent your next filming destination.

Dozens of world-class feature films, TV series and commercials

- Lance Gibbons,

have been produced in South Africa’s filming hubs, while the

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CONTENTS

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Post-Production

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Film Commissions

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Crew and Artists

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A Legacy of Film Success

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Specialist Services

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South African Co-Production Treaties

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Gear and Suppliers

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Film Financing and Incentives

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Production Companies

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South Africa Overview

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Creative Profiles

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Events to Diarise

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Specialist Services Companies

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Locations South Africa

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Showcasing Africa

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Service and Co-Production

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Gauteng

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Commercial Service

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KwaZulu-Natal

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Stills

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Western Cape

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Television

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Kenya

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South African Film

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Namibia

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Commercial Directors

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Nigeria

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Animation

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Directory

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Music Videos

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Credits

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Of Kings and Prophets Š Disney/ ABC Television Networks 2015, Special Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

Welcome


FILM COMMISSIONS

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GAUTENG

FILM COMMISSIONS

KWAZULU-NATAL

IN SOUTH AFRICA

EASTERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE

KZN Film Commission Wesgro

Still a very young organisation, the KwaZulu-Natal Film

destination, marketing,

Gauteng Film Commission

investment and trade promotion

The Gauteng Film Commission

function is to develop and grow

agency for the Western Cape.

(GFC) develops, promotes

infrastructure and facilities for

Located in Cape Town, it is

and coordinates the film and

film and related industries in

the first point of contact for

television industry in South

the province as well as facilitate

foreign buyers, local exporters

Africa’s wealthiest province.

policy, legislation and regulations

and investors wishing to take

Their aim is to position Gauteng

necessary for the promotion of

advantage of the unlimited

as a world-class filmmaking

the industry. The commission

business potential in the region.

destination and attract local and

also aims to attract foreign and

www.wesgro.co.za

international investments in the

local investment and to provide

sector.

advice, support and funding

www.gautengfilm.org.za

incentives for filmmakers.

Wesgro is the official

Eastern Cape Development

Commission was officially launched in July 2012. Its main

www.durbanfilmoffice.com / www.kznded.gov.za

Durban Film Office

Corporation (ECDC) is an

Established in 2003, the Durban

economic development agency

Film Office (DFO) is a division

working with provincial

of the Department of Economic

Zulu Coast Film Office

and national ministries,

Development at the eThekwini

The ZCFO aims to re-establish

municipalities, chambers,

Municipality. It is responsible for

with a positive drive the

private businesses and

the promotion and development

promotion and development

communities. Owned by the

of the film industry in the region.

of the film and stills industry

Eastern Cape Government, it

The goal is for Durban to be

within the region. Its objective

aims to attract new investors,

internationally recognised as a

is to promote and market

stimulate exports, facilitate

dynamic, creative, innovative

the northern KwaZulu-Natal

development and grow existing

and cost-effective production

districts as prime locations for

businesses.

centre.

filmmakers.

www.ecdc.co.za

www.durbanfilmoffice.com

www.film-zulucoast.co.za

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The Eastern Cape Development


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A LEGACY OF FILM SUCCESS

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A LEGACY OF FILM SUCCESS

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outh Africa is the production hub on the African continent, with a vibrant and globally competitive film industry that has continued to grow year on year. From mountain ranges and urban epicentres to garden

routes and sandy beaches, this unique country has a host of locations just waiting to be discovered. South Africa has numerous state-of-the-art studios that cater to major film productions, TV series, commercials, stills and broadcast and service work. In 2014, executives from the Producer’s Guild of America, Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros visited South Africa on a familiarisation tour, and were astounded by the depth of skills and adaptability of our many locations. Numerous international productions were brought to our shores as a result.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron © Blackmagic / Marvel 2015

Each major city has its own film commission, with some doubling as provincial commissions and economic development agencies. Local and international filmmakers will find various types of incentives and funding available through these organisations. They also offer a wealth of information on the local film and television industry, as well as support, advice, special services and investment opportunities.

International films and TV series shot in South Africa • Of Kings and Prophets

• Prisoner of War

• Dark Tower

• Dias Santana

• Black Sails

• I am a Celebrity Get Me

• Dominion

• Wine (BBC Series)

• BlueStone 42

• Fear Factor (India) –

• Book of Negroes • Our Girl • The Wrong Mans • The Avengers: Age of Ultron • The Brothers Grimsby • Eye in the Sky • Homeland Season 4 • The Last Face • Tremors • The Unexplained Files • Momentum • Shepherds and Butchers • Saints and Strangers • Tiger House • SAF3 Of Kings and Prophets © Disney/ ABC Television Networks 2015, Special Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

out of Here – Denmark

• Unfriend

Endemol • Big Kitchen (UK reality series) - Windfall films • Siba’s Table – Cooking Channel USA – Pacific UK • Dare 2 Dance – India – Gateway Film Services • Extreme Destinations – Travel Channel USA • House Hunters International (Off the Grid) • Memories (Kro-NCRV, TV series) • Face of Africa Germany (Bird Films, TV series)


SOUTH AFRICAN CO-PRODUCTION TREATIES

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The Book of Negroes; a South African / Canadian Co-Production © Conquering Lion Pictures, Out Of Africa Entertainment, Unit Stills and Specials Photography by Casey Crafford, African Photo Productions

SOUTH AFRICAN CO-PRODUCTION TREATIES South African Co-Production Treaties

Additional Cinema Funds

• South Africa / Canada, 1997

• Fonds Images Afrique

• South Africa / Italy, 2003

• Francophone Fund For Audiovisual Production of the South

• South Africa / Germany, 2004

• The Global Film Initiative

• South Africa / United Kingdom, 2007

• The Hubert Bals Fund

• South Africa / France, 2010

• The National Empowerment Fund

• South Africa / Australia, 2010

• SANAD

• South Africa / New Zealand, 2011

• Visions Sud Est

• South Africa / Ireland, 2012

• The World Cinema Fund

• South Africa / Netherlands 2015

• World Cinema Support Fund

• Atelier des Journees Cinematographiques De Carthage


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FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVES

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FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVES The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has extended its Film and TV Production Incentive until March 2017. The South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production Incentive is available to qualifying South African productions and official treaty co-productions with total production budgets of R2.5-million and above.

R QSAPE cap:

R50 mil.

SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCTION INCENTIVE 20% OF QSAPE

A foreign film and television production shooting at a South African location should have Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE) of R12-million and above. The Post-Production incentive is available to foreign-owned qualifying productions with Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure (QSAPPE) of R1.5-million and above. Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive (Foreign Film)

R QSAPPE of

R1.5 mil.

SOUTH AFRICAN POST PRODUCTION INCENTIVE 22.5% OF QSAPE

Objectives: To encourage and attract large-budget films and television productions and post-production work that will contribute towards employment creation, enhancement of international profile, and increase the country’s creative and technical skills base. Benefits: • Shooting on location in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated as

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SOUTH AFRICAN POST PRODUCTION

QSAPPE of

INCENTIVE 25% OF QSAPE

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FOREIGN POST PRODUCTION

R3 mil.

20% of QSAPE. A cap of R50-million will be applicable. • Shooting on location in South Africa and conducting post-production with a Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure (QSAPPE) of R1.5-million in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated at 22,5% of QSAPE and QSAPPE (an additional 2,5%, cumulative 22,5%) • Shooting on location in South Africa and conducting post-production with a QSAPPE of R3-million and above in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated as 25% of QSAPE and QSAPPE (an additional 5%, cumulative 25%).

QSAPPE of

R1.5 mil.

INCENTIVE 22.5% OF QSAPPE

• Foreign post-production with QSAPPE of R1.5-million, the incentive is calculated at 22,5% of QSAPPE. • Foreign post-production with QSAPPE of R3-million and above, the incentive is calculated at 25% of QSAPPE. SA Film & TV Production and Co-production (SA Film) Objectives: To support the local film industry and to contribute towards employment opportunities in South Africa.

R

FOREIGN POST PRODUCTION

QSAPPE of

INCENTIVE 25% OF QSAPPE

R3 mil.


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Benefits:

them. Production funding is given for feature films, short films and

The rebate is calculated as 35% of the first R6-million of QSAPE and 25%

documentaries. In addition, the NFVF has set aside a R1-million grant

of the QSAPE on amounts above R6-million.

each year for the purchase of archive material for feature-length and hourlong documentaries.

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive is available to South African black-owned qualifying productions.

Marketing and Distribution Funding The objective of the grant is to provide financial support to filmmakers

Contacts Details:

and distributors to promote their product at film markets and festivals

Wendy Mphahlele

effectively. Productions with budgets of R2.5-million and above will

Email: mphahlelew@thedti.gov.za

receive support for Print & Advertising of posters and such small items

Tel: +27 (12) 394 1876

excluding advertising print for larger posters.

Lehlohonolo Mokhosi Email: lmokhosi@thedti.gov.za

Who can apply?

Tel: +27 (12) 394 5632

South African independent filmmakers and independent local distributors

Website: www.thedti.gov.za

who have a complete film or TV product

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)

Contact Details:

The National Film and Video Foundation is the body mandated to grow

Tel: +27 11 483 0880

the local film industry. They provide development, production funding, and

Fax: +27 11 483 0881

marketing and distribution funding, capped at R1-million.

Email: info@nfvf.co.za Address: 87 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198

The National Film & Video Foundation provides film and video-related funding in four broad categories:

Industrial Development Corporation

• Development Funding

The IDC is a self-financing, state-owned national development finance

• Education & Training

institution, which plays a key role in financing South African films,

• Production Funding

especially co-productions. The IDC generally caps its investments at 49%

• Marketing & Distribution

of the overall budget. The IDC Media and Motion Pictures SBU is the driving force behind a sustainable South African film industry and will

Development Funding:

continue making a difference by helping South Africa filmmakers to turn

The NFVF considers development as any work undertaken to put an idea

their creative visions into a reality

or concept into writing with an intention of creating a script including research undertaken in a documentary, a short or a feature film whether

Who should apply for finance?

fiction or real life. The NFVF also provides financial support to the

New or existing companies within the media and motion pictures sector

development of television concepts that can be formatted, sold globally

that need funding of up to R1-million.

and licensed for remake rights or for syndication. Funding can be structured in the most appropriate manner utilising a Education and Training Funding:

wide range of instruments to meet the needs of the business including:

In order to stimulate and advance skills development, meet the current

Debt/equity

needs of industry, and to ensure the industry’s future growth and

Quasi-equity

competitiveness, the NFVF provides funding for national bursaries,

Bridging finance

international bursaries and grants to organisations that offer training and

Venture capital

development programmes. Contact Details: Production Funding:

Tel: +27 11 269 3000

One of the NFVF’s strategic objectives is to increase the number of

Fax: +27 11 269 3116

South African films and previously disadvantaged individuals producing

Address: 19 Fredman Drive, Sandown, Sandton, 2146


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SOUTH AFRICA OVERVIEW

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SOUTH AFRICA: PREMIER LOCATION AND CONTENT PRODUCER

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outh Africa has long been known for its world-class capabilities in content production, and is one of the leading producers of local, regional and international content in Africa. 2015 saw a rise in the quality of local productions, with a number

of television series and films receiving acclaim and success in the international arena. Cape Town Film Studios and Film Afrika saw Starz commit to a fourth season of Black Sails last year, while National Geographic also brought Saints and Strangers to the studios. British broadcaster ITV commissioned a four-part drama series called Tutankhamun, which began shooting in South Africa in late 2015. Lung Animation was involved in the visual effects for BBC series Our Girl, while Triggerfish Animation Studios together with Magic Light Productions brought Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man to life for BBC’s festive season. ABC Studios’ first large-budget series filmed on location in Cape Town; Of Kings And Prophets was a monumental production that ploughed millions into training and skills development in the local sector. Moonlighting brought the latest Resident Evil to SA last year, as well as The Dark Tower in 2016. On the local front, 2015 was a relatively strong year for film and television productions, with renowned producer Anant Singh receiving two lifetime awards for his work to date, including Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The First Grader, and most recently, the critically acclaimed Apartheid-era drama Shepherds and Butchers, directed by Oliver Schmitz. Romantic comedies also saw a popular streak in the South African box office, from the likes of Akin Otomoso’s visually stunning production Tell Me Sweet Something to Thabang Moleya’s Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, which earned over R5-million in its first ten days of release. Afrikaans films have also received strong response from local and international audiences, with the likes of Vir Altyd, Die Windpomp and many more capturing the hearts of film-goers everywhere. In television, reality formats have really been taking off. Versions of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! were filmed on location in SA in 2015, while Cooked in Africa’s Ultimate Braai Master went global in

Amy Wren as Evelyn in Tutankhamun © ITV; Film Afrika (Pty) Limited, Unit and Special Stills Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Production

2016 when it was picked up by the Travel Channel. Sasani Studios in Johannesburg plays host to M-Net’s The Voice SA, as well as The Voice

updated visa regulations, and should apply for the required permits

Francophone, both firsts for the continent.

well ahead of shoot schedules. Visas are no longer issued at SA’s

Film Requirements

ports of entry, but should be applied for at South African missions or consulates abroad. Visas are granted for work in the production of a film

South Africa is a fairly easy country to film in, with strong commercial

or show, and a valid passport or travel document, an application form,

service and production capabilities. Location permits can be obtained

a prescribed fee, a statement or documentation confirming the purpose

through regional film commissions or via location scouts or managers.

of your visit, and two colour passport images among other things should

Internationals filming in the country should be aware of recently

be submitted. For more information, visit www.dha.gov.za.


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Getting There By Air

SA Guild of Actors (SAGA)

South Africa is well-connected to the rest of the world with

National Chair: Jack Devnarain

three major international airports and dozens of smaller ones

Tel: +27 (0)11 483 0880

across the country. Most international carriers stop at OR

Email: chairman@saguildofactors.co.za

Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, while Cape Town

General Enquiries: admin@saguildofactors.co.za

International Airport services regions further south, and King

Website: www.saguildofactors.co.za

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Shaka International Airport in Durban is a business hub for the East coast.

Climate

SA Guild of Editors (SAGE) Head Office: 6 Sylvia Pass Road, Observatory Ext., Johannesburg Chairperson: Marina du Toit

South Africa has a temperate, Mediterranean climate overall, with

Tel: +27 (0) 82 255 8077

winter months between June and August and summer months

Email: info@editorsguildsa.org

stretching from November to February.

Website: www.editorsguildsa.org

Useful Contacts

Animation SA

South Africa has a number of associations and organisations

Chairperson: Nick Cloete

furthering and facilitating the motion picture industry.

Email: chair@animationsa.org

Governmental organisations include the National Film and Video

Website: www.animationsa.org

Foundation (NFVF), Wesgro, the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), and the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC).

The Writer’s Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Head Office: 125, 3rd Street, Linden, Johannesburg, Gauteng

National Film and Video Foundation

Chairperson: Theoline Maphutha

Head Office: 87 Central Street, Houghton,

Tel: +27 (0) 11 888 4349

Johannesburg, 2198

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 575 6901

Tel: +27 (0)11 483 0880

Email: admin@writersguildsa.org

Email: info@nfvf.co.za

Website: www.writersguildsa.org

Website: www.nfvf.co.za Association for Transformation of Film and Television (ATFT) South African Screen Federation (SASFED)

Head Office: 503b The Main Change, 5th Floor, 20 Kruger Street,

Chairperson: Harriet Meier

Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

Tel: +27 (0)83 901 2000 [no SMS’s]

Director of International Relations: Mayenzeke Baza

Email: info@sasfed.org

Tel: +27 0860 722 7173

Website: www.sasfed.org

Email: info@filmandtvtransformation.org Website: www.atft.info

South African Association of Stills Producers (SAASP) Postal Address: PO Box 126, Napier, Western Cape

Independent Producer’s Organisation (IPO)

Chairperson: Rudi Riek

Head Office: 5 Concourse Crescent, Lonelhill, Johannesburg

Tel: +27 (0) 28 423 3595

Tel: +27 (0) 11 799 2200

Email: rudi@saasp.co.za; rudiriek@telkomsa.net

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 575 6901

Website: www.saasp.co.za

Email: administrator@ipo.org.za Website: www.ipo.org.za

Commercial Producers Association (CPASA) Postal Address: PO Box 413005, Craighall, Johannesburg

Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA)

Executive Officer: Bobby Amm

Head Office: 125 3rd Street, Linden, Johannesburg, 2195

Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 6809

Chairperson: Nadine Cloete

Mobile: +27 (0)82 683 0575

Tel: +27 (0) 11 888 4349

Email: bobby@cpasa.tv

Email: info@docfilmsa.com

Website: www.cpasa.tv

Website: www.docfilmsa.com

This dynamic stills production team offers hands-on problem solving and intuitive support to each and every project - from unit stills to on set specials using the latest high-sync flash equipment. A complete photographic service with in-house data wrangling for processing, appending metadata, colour grading and FTP uploads for digital deliverables.


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EVENTS TO DIARISE

FEBRUARY 2016 18 - 24: CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa

MARCH 2016 16 - 17: 3RD ACT / UJ ARTS AND CULTURE CONFERENCE Johannesburg, South Africa 12 - 19: RAPIDLION Johannesburg, South Africa 16 - 20: AMAKULA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Kampala, Uganda 17 - 23: LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL Luxor, Egypt 18 & 20: SOUTH AFRICAN AND FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS (SAFTAS) 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa 24 - 27: IREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL Lagos, Nigeria 24 - 30: KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE KUNSTEFEES (KKNK) Oudtshoorn, South Africa 26 - 2 APRIL: TETOUAN INTERNATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL Tetouan, Morocco 31 - 3 APRIL: SOUTH AFRICAN ECO FILM FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa

APRIL 2016 21 - 23: BOKEH FASHION FILM FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa

MAY 2016 31 - 2 June: DISCOP AFRICA ABIDJAN Abidjan, Ivory Coast

JUNE 2016 2 - 12: ENCOUNTERS SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa 16 - 26: DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF) Durban, South Africa 17 - 20: DURBAN FILM MART Durban, South Africa 30 - 10 July: GRAHAMSTOWN NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Grahamstown, South Africa

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JULY 2016 1 - 3: INDIE KAROO FILM FESTIVAL Prince Albert, South Africa 9 - 17: ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Zanzibar City, Tanzania 11 - 13: PLETT FOOD FILM FESTIVAL Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

AUGUST 2016 24 - 27: KYKNET SILWESKERMFEES Cape Town, South Africa 15 - 21: LOERIES CREATIVE WEEK Durban, South Africa 26 - 5 Sept (dates estimated): CAPE TOWN & WINELANDS Cape Town, South Africa

SEPTEMBER 2016 16 - 18: OZI FILM FESTIVAL Johannesburg, South Africa

OCTOBER 2016 5 - 12: MEDITERRANEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF TANGIER Tangier, Morocco 5 - 16: SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa 29 - 7 Nov: SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST Cape Town, South Africa

NOVEMBER 2016 2 - 4: DISCOP AFRICA JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg, South Africa 11 - 20 (estimated dates): CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cairo, Egypt 15 - 17: AFRICACOM Cape Town, South Africa 27 - 30: PHOTO & FILM EXPO 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa

DECEMBER 2016 4 - 12 (estimated dates): MARAKKECH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Marrakech, Morocco

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South Africa is incredibly versatile. We have filmed Cape Town as Pakistan, America, Bermuda, Malta and Australia on two recent jobs. - Robert Bentley–Award-winning location scout

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AMAZING SPACES Amazing Spaces has amazing locations for shoots, events and accommodation with offices in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

GET IN TOUCH

We have everything from beach houses & modern architectural

t: +27 21 761 3445

masterpieces to farms, suburban homes, barns and commercial spaces.

+27 11 646 9172

As we know, location is everything, but we are all about service and

e: info@amazingspaces.co.za

always strive for what gives us the edge.

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AQUILA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

photographers and movie makers, with the recently released Mad Max:

Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop

Fury Road as a prime example.

of dramatic mountains, the four star Aquila Private Game Reserve offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from

CONTACT DETAILS

Cape Town by road.

Head Office: 307 Mount Curtis Building, Main Road, Sea Point,

Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5.

Cape Town, South Africa

Two- to three-hour game drives are a perfect way to see the animals

t: +27 861 SAFARI (723274)

(in four-wheel-drive vehicles, quad bikes or on horseback).

+27 21 430 7260

As a film location, Aquila offers wide vistas, hilltop locations and Karoo

e: corp@aquilasafari.com

scrubland, and has been the location of choice for advertising agencies,

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CTICC

CONTACT DETAILS

The CTICC, located in the heart of the city, provides a flexible meeting

Convention Square,

facility with 11 200m2 of dedicated exhibition space, two raked

1 Lower Long Street,

auditoria seating 1 500 and 620 delegates, a 1 876m 2 ballroom, 33

Cape Town 8001, South Africa

break-out rooms, and an integrated five star hotel. Other than thrilling

t: +27 21 410 5000

audiences with live productions, the CTICC provides the perfect

f: +27 21 410 5001

combination of vast indoor spaces, with state-of-the-art facilities

e: info@cticc.co.za

and technologies to accommodate film shoots of any kind. Supplying

twitter: twitter.com/CTICC_Official

everything from lighting and rigging services, to catering for film crews,

facebook: facebook.com/CTICC

the CTICC can make your film shoot come alive with possibilities.

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JOHANNESBURG EXPO CENTRE

indoor space, more than 100 000m² of versatile outdoor space as well

Situated just south of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Expo Centre

as a multipurpose arena that can accommodate up to 20 000 people.

is South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference and events venue and one of the city’s best-known landmarks. This one-

CONTACT DETAILS

of-a-kind venue is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished

Expo Centre, Cnr Rand Show and Nasrec roads,

consumer event, The Rand Show, as well as other world-class trade

Nasrec, 2000, Johannesburg

shows and events such as Automechanika, Joburg Motor Show and

t: +27 11 494 1920

Electra Mining.

m: +27 82 855 0292 / +27 83 461 0627

A proud leader and ambassador of its industry, the Expo Centre

e: info@expocentre.co.za

offers multipurpose facilities providing more than 50 000m² of

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GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION (GFC) CONTACT DETAILS An agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government tasked with

56 Main Street,

the development and promotion of the audiovisual industries in

Johannesburg, 2108

Gauteng through:

South Africa

• Production and project support

PO Box 61601 Marshalltown 2107

• Distribution and marketing

t: +27 11 833 0409

• Skills development and training

e: info@gautengfilm.org.za

• Permit facilitation and locations

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KURLAND HOTEL

The award-winning Kurland Restaurant is geared for your catering

The 5-star Kurland Hotel is located near the beautiful beach resorts

needs from packed lunches to on-set catering.

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Kurland Hotel, The Crags, N2,

Kurland is an ideal film location due to its vast 700 hectare estate

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Moonlighting: “It’s our home away from home.”

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Endemol: “So much to offer! It’s a gem!”

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The Lake Houses: Any look is possible from Montana to the Caribbean,

(Just 20 minutes from Cape Town!)

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here’s a Tshi proverb from Ghana that says, “If everyone helps

comprehensive structure for creative bilateral co-operation,” said

to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired,”

Doreen Boonekamp, CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund. Zama Mkosi,

and in South Africa that pan-African aphorism is expressed in

CEO of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF),

the country’s Ubuntu moral philosophy, described by Nobel

was equally encouraging: “Filmmakers from both our countries are also

laureate Desmond Tutu simply as, “I am, because you are.” Ubuntu is an inclusive national treasure that promotes co-operation

going to benefit from the DTI incentive scheme, with its aim to encourage and attract big-budget productions and post production. We look forward

and honesty among different peoples towards collective successes: “We

to ‘co-creating’ and enhancing the international profile of both the

think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from

countries through our storytelling.”

one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world.” In South Africa’s film industry, this attitude is visibly active in the

Triggerfish, a Cape Town-based animation studio, was an award-winning ambassador for the country’s collaborative efforts in 2015 through their inaugural Story Lab development initiative

country’s present push towards more co-production treaties and

(held in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and the DTI)

increased international engagement with outside organisations. Prior

and their work on Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man with Magic Light

to 2014, South Africa had eight co-production treaties in place, with

Pictures in London.

Germany, Canada, and the UK contributing the most at a combined

According to PWC’s latest Media Outlook report, South Africa’s

R163.2-million, and in 2015, the country saw further progress made

box office and cinema advertising is expected to rise from R1.5-billion

with the Netherlands, Brazil, Kenya and Nigeria.

(2014) to R1.9-billion by 2019, the same year the electronic home-

“The treaty between the Netherlands and South Africa has been eagerly awaited by professionals in both countries in order to create a

video sector will hit a billion, revenues from foreign films increased by 6%, and a soft Rand, makes the country’s wealth of first-rate crews, its


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Chappie helped put South Africa on the map of international shoot locations. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures © Chappie

Filmmakers from both our countries are also going to benefit from the DTI incentive scheme, with its aim to encourage and attract big-budget productions and post production. We look forward to ‘co-creating’ and enhancing the international profile of both the countries through our storytelling.

versatile locations, rebates, government support, and funding services, an attractive choice for producers and investors. Other companies involved in international co-productions include Two Oceans Productions (Most Beautiful Day, Jana and the Bushpilot), Enigma

Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 (2009)—and, more recently, with Chappie —helped put South Africa on the map of international film-service locations, a list that includes films like The Last Face, Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Eye in the Sky, Blended, The Giver, The Brothers Grimsby, Resident Evil,

Pictures (Kite, Back to School Mom), Moonlighting (Homeland, Tremors v

and TV shows Homeland, Of Kings and Prophets, Black Sails, and Wallander—

Bloodline, Eye in the Sky, Dark Tower), Spier Films (Young Ones, The Salvation),

all of which have been welcomed and supported by top-tier professionals,

Forefront Media (Accident, From a House on Willow Street) and Kalahari

governmental and industry organisations, as well as locals: “When you do

Pictures (Dredd, District 9).

well,” Tutu continues, “it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”

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outh Africa’s commercial-service sector is one of the

year is in excess of R1.4-billion, while each commercial has an average

most acclaimed aspects of South Africa’s film industry.

daily budget of R870 000.

The country’s world-class production and service houses continue to attract the attention of international brands and

When asked what kind of part South Africa has to play on the continent in terms of facilitating interest in our commercial-service

producers by leveraging years of excellence in commercial services

industry, The Shooting Gallery’s Claire Richards says our role is huge.

through sought-after support and technical talents.

“We have the infrastructure and skilled professionals who are already

Tried and tested crews, reliable and top-notch suppliers and

known and trusted to a lot of key players internationally. We are in a

service providers, spectacular locations, attractive exchange

position to take everything we have learned here and extend it to the

rates and government support all add up to one of most vibrant

rest of Africa,” she explains.

and successful sectors in South Africa’s image industry, with

The country’s foremost production and commercial service

Johannesburg, Durban and, in particular, Cape Town acting as the

companies have worked with a host of international commercial

hub of commercial activity. Leaders in the commercial-service and

clients including Giants and Toys (Sweden), Film Factory (Austria),

production space include Egg Films, Velocity, Orange Films, AFS

Native Content (USA), Trigger Happy Production (Germany), Bayerl

Productions, 0307 Films, Can-Can Films and The Shooting Gallery,

& Partners Film (Germany), 15 Badgers (UK), Bacon Stockholm,

as well as Happy Cat Films, Lemon Reel Film Services, Hungry Films,

Friend London, and Pulse Films (UK) – testament to the fact that

Cape Direct, Carbon Films, Ginger Pictures, Lucky Fish Productions,

South Africa’s excellence in commercial services is as desirable as the

Monkey Films and Metal Tiger Productions, which add to Southern

country’s locations.

Africa’s generous offering of expertise and experience. According to

“South African locations are extremely versatile,” says Christall

a recent survey by the Commercial Producer’s Association, the total

Kay, Managing Director at Location Masters. “We are fortunate that in

turnover generated for all commercial productions in the space of a

South Africa we have a wide variety of different types of architecture,


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We have the infrastructure and skilled professionals who are already known and trusted to a lot of key players internationally. We are in a position to take everything we have learned here and extend it to the rest of Africa.

climate regions, and landscapes that can cater for various locations

Location Manager, Jamie Lengyel. And Durban, Bentley summaries,

briefs both locally and internationally. Ranging from world-class game

“has an African city feel while at the same time can be quite colonial.

reserves and expansive deserts to bustling cities and majestic beaches,

Umhlanga is more modern, the South Coast has lush sub-tropical

South Africa is unstoppable in its delivery of locations.”

vegetation and the North Coast has the game parks.”

Renowned location scout Robert Bentley agrees: “SA is incredibly

Whether it’s high-flying stunts, classy car chases, beat-driven

versatile, especially Cape Town. We have filmed Cape Town as

inserts, gorgeous natural scenery, wonderful wildlife, or iconic cities

Pakistan, America, Bermuda, Malta and Australia on two recent jobs.”

and seasides you’re after, South Africa has the teams, means, locations

Durban and Johannesburg are also not to be missed: “Johannesburg

and services to bring high-quality connections together for persuasive

is a melting pot of African culture and is very interesting visually,” says

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hotography is the art of observation,” says award-winning photojournalist Neo Ntsoma, “It’s not just how you hold a camera and snap a picture but a way to see life in an extraordinary way.”

Shooting in South Africa—observing its sublime natural landscapes, picturing its precious and protected fauna and flora, capturing culture, documenting socio-political struggles past and present, or snapping up the scenes of its creative industries—is a rewarding and attractive prospect at a time when, worldwide, images are hard at work shaping our times and crossing spaces. South Africa’s stills industry is booming, says Studio 26’s Location Manager Jessica Garvie, and the latest statistics from South African Association of Stills Producers (SAASP) show SA’s image industry contributed R860-million to SA’s GDP in 2013/14 and hosted over 4 000 international guests across 4 818 shoot days—a hearty hub of creativity that’s mostly centred around the picturesque port city of Cape Town: “Making Progress Possible. Together.” The Rainbow Nation boasts a diverse and active community of dedicated and award-winning photographers like Sipho Mpongo (Magnum Foundation Fellowship award), Zanele Muholi (shortlisted for 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize), Peter Magubane (Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity), Jaco Marx (South African National Award from the World Photography Organisation), Mikhael Subotzky (shared the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize with British artist Patrick Waterhouse), and Juan van der Heever (Wildlife Photographer of the Year) who are creating within a maturing network of professional photographers, world-class studios, and other sponsored and community organisations set up to support and serve the country’s striving stills industry. Organisations such as Wild Shots (South Africa’s premier wildlife photography conference), Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA; a non-profit organisation founded in 1954), and SAASP support and showcase the country’s top talents, while other production services and rental companies ensure that local and international projects are expertly managed and equipped—e.g. Africa Photographic Services, Media Film Service, Panavision, Photo Hire, Cameraland, Glow, Sunshine, Lens Rental, Outdoor Photo, and CallaCrew. There are also a wide variety of top-class production companies and studios such as SunshineCo, Studio Zoo, Pixel Foundry, Topvendor, Steel Productions,

Evelyn (Amy Wren) in Tutankhamun © ITV; Film Afrika (Pty) Limited, Unit and Special Stills Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Production

Gavin Schneider Productions, Flash, and Roodebloem Studios who together offer the full range of professional skills and services required

in facilitating the promotion and growth of the film industry in the

to thrive locally and compete internationally.

Western Cape and South Africa,” said Monica Rorvik, Head of Film and

“The value for money that foreign clients are able to achieve combined with the location diversity and world-class expertise makes

Media Promotion at Wesgro. South Africa’s stills sector is constantly adapting to new and

Cape Town difficult to beat as a shoot destination,” says Rudi Riek,

evolving technologies brought about by increased competition and the

Chairperson of South African Association of Stills Producers, and in the

shifting New Media; challenging photographers, industry organisations

past year new visa regulations were introduced to further fuel foreign

and related image-orientated services to experiment, innovate, and—

interest: “The new agreement is positive for us and goes a long way

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outh Africa has established itself as a versatile and desirable destination for international series to shoot and screen their productions. In recent years, acclaimed international series like Black Sails from Starz and Syfy’s Dominion (Film Afrika),

Showtime’s Homeland (Moonlighting), and the BCC’s Wallander and

Bluestone 42 (Out of Africa) have found success and support under South African skies. “Locally we know that we are in a position to present Cape Town and many other areas in SA as locations doubling for elsewhere in the world,” said Deon du Preez, Locations Managers Guild of America Award nominee, “it’s just great to know that the word is now ‘out there’, hopefully resulting in convincing more big productions and studios to come out this way.” In addition to hosting a successful string of international productions, the country continued to increase its support for local The Ultimate Braai Master © Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa

content creation as new technologies and changing consumer habits are opening up massive, previously untapped, markets thirsty for quality local and international content on demand. According to a recent PWC report, South Africa is experiencing rapid growth of mobile subscription services and internet access, while the electronic home video sector is expected to continue to grow sharply: “There’s an almighty gold rush to try and put in fibre and that’s bringing in streaming services,” notes the trend analyst Dion Chang of Flux Trends. South Africa, indeed Africa, has seen a variety of competing VOD services launched over the last year. In addition to VIDI (Times Media), Front Row (MTN), and Node (Altech), new service offerings from outside and within (e.g. OnTapTV, SAVuka TV, Buni.tv, ShowMax, and Netflix) targeted South Africa’s emerging digital markets in the wake of new and extensive broadband installations, as well as in anticipation of the digital migration.

Showtime’s Homeland (Moonlighting) © Showtime

“We know connectivity is coming to South Africa,” said Napster spokesman, Richard Boorman, whose company launched both Showmax and OnTapTV in 2015: “The thinking from our end is to make sure we are investing now to take advantage of the boom in connectivity.” South Africa’s local content was recognised at the country’s leading industry awards, the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), which featured a variety of the country’s top productions. There were engaging wildlife programmes (Game of Lions, Hippos VS Croc and Elephant Gangs); popular comedy shows (ZAnews: Puppet Nation, Check Coast and Lastborn Does The Loeries); quality Afrikaans productions (Donkerland, Binnerlanders, Swartwater, 90 Plein Street); progressive African dramas (Isibaya, Rhythm City, Isidingo, and Muvhango); and reality shows like Kabelo Boot Camp, Ultimate Braai Master and MasterChef SA confirmed the country’s love of the genre: “South Africa is fast-becoming a reality TV hub,” said Visual Impact’s director, Marius van Straaten.

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Syfy’s Dominion (Film Afrika)

One of the most visible signs of South Africa’s television talent Comedy Central’s The Daily Show from the award-winning political commentator and comedian, Jon Stewart. His success overseas has

is set to start in 2016. • According to Dataxis, the number of TV households in South Africa will grow by 10% at the end of 2018 (approximately

once again put South Africa and its image industries and talents

13.3 million).

in the minds of international audiences and producers, while also

• Magic Light Pictures’ Stick Man (based on Julia Donaldson’s

inspiring local industry talents and professionals to think bigger in

storybook) was animated by Cape Town-based studio

the process.

Triggerfish for a BBC Christmas Special.

As South Africa’s television industry continues to increase its global screen time, the quality demands of international productions

• South Africa’s revenue from motion picture, film, video and TV production is expected to grow by 3.3% from $977-million to

are naturally reflecting back onto local content as production

$1.2-billion in 2018. (NFVF, 2015)

companies and storytelling professionals push to capitalise on emerging and present markets with competitive world-class content

• Cape Town ranks fourth out of 16 global cities for both quality and cost. It is the single cheapest destination in

and programming.

terms of production, set, site, utilities and labour costs. (FDI

South Africa’s television sector is an innovative and exciting

Intelligence, 2015)

hotbed that’s vigorously pursuing new technologies, expanding

• Four television shows were selected for Triggerfish’s Story Lab

its digital capacity and mobile operations, attracting international productions and talents, improving its local programming and content

that was held in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and the DTI.

to better position itself as a both a popular destination for shoots and co-productions, as well as a thriving provider of original content for Africa’s emerging markets.

Facts: • South Africa’s first superhero show, Jongo, from Motion Story,

came from comedian Trevor Noah who took over as the host for

• MasterChef South Africa and Puppet Nation ZA were nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards.

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outh Africa’s film history can trace its roots back to early

improved hugely. It is a tough business to compete at our local box

documentaries in the late 1900s. Its first feature film came in

office, but films are finding their audiences.”

1910 with the Springbok Film Company’s The Great Kimberley Diamond Robbery, but now, twenty-one years into the world’s

Some of the highlights included Sara Blecher’s highly-anticipated second film Ayanda which earned positive international attention and

most diverse democracy, South Africa’s image industry is searching

praise, Donovan Marsh’s stylish action flick iNumber Number received

outside and within for new voices, relationships and opportunities for

multiple AMAA nominations and won three awards at the 2015’s South

growth and development.

Africa Film and Television Awards, Ian Gabriel’s hard-hitting and gritty

The challenges presented by socio-political forces such as

gangster flick Four Corners scored four SAFTAs; Ernest Nkosi’s Zulu

globalisation and multiculturalism are, worldwide, sizeable and

drama Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us was South Africa’s official submission

important, and motion pictures and ideas have become a valuable

to the 88th Academy Awards and won the Pan African Film Festival’s

cultural currency in the twenty-first century. In South Africa, towards

Audience Award, Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s framing of restless millenials in

meeting these challenges, more studios are embracing 4K, HD and

Necktie Youth enjoyed its premiere in Berlin International Film Festival,

other exciting emerging technologies; co-production treaties are being

Jenna Cato Bass’ Love The One You Love won Best Feature Film at the

sought and signed to open up new markets and means; international

Jozi Film Festival, Oliver Hermanus’ The Endless River screened at the

representation and engagements are on the rise; the festival circuit

Venice International Film Festival and won the Tanit d’ Argent award in

is charged with purpose-driven diversity and showcase the country’s

Carthage, and Catherine Stewart’s While You Weren’t Looking received

best alongside a host of international features; film commissions and

the Pink Apple Audience Award in Zurich: “I think the industry is healthy

governmental organisations increase their support for professionals

and finding new ways to deal with the demands of the new media…

and international clients, creating jobs and further opportunities for

as long as people are open and daring, some interesting things could

innovation to arise; and young filmmaker’s hard-hitting stories are

happen,” said Akin Omotoso, director of Tell Me Sweet Something.

heard as the creative industry pushes its passion for pictures and technology forward. The National Film and Video Foundation revealed that the industry

There are, however, still serious economic and technological challenges towards developing and promoting a competitive, diverse and sustainable film industry. But the unstoppable rise of animation,

contributed R5.64-billion to economic activity in 2014, creating

more support and initiatives from industry and governmental

thousands of jobs and new opportunities in the process, and the

organisations, the growing success and influence of women across all

production industry itself is expected to grow by 3.3% from US$977-

areas of industry, the emergence of creative young storytelling talents

million to US$1.2-billion by 2018. According to Tracey Williams,

and independent filmmakers, as well as increased festival and market

Managing Director at Refinery, one of the country’s leading post-

exposure, are all positive signs from a dedicated creative industry bent

production facilities, “the quality and storytelling of our SA films has

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Director Akin Omotoso’s Tell Me Sweet Something. All images courtesy of UIP

Facts: • Since 2008, 450 films have been shot in South Africa with an average of 64 films a year. (DTI, EPIC Q1 2015 Report) • In the 1st quarter of 2015, Wesgro facilitated a R30-million expansion project in the film industry, creating 30 jobs. (Wesgro, EPIC Q1 2015 Report) • South Africa’s revenue from motion picture, film, video and TV

• According to PWC’s Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2015-2019, South Africa’s image industries generated revenue of R3-billion in 2014, and will hit R3.9-billion in 2019. • South Africa has a growing number of festivals including the Durban International Film Festival, Jozi Film Festival, the Cape Winelands Festival, Encounters South African International Documentary

production is expected to grow by 3.3% from US$977-million to

Festival, as well as smaller celebrations of cinema like the shnit

US$1.2-billion in 2018. (NFVF, 2015)

International Shortfilmfestival, Cape Town International Animation

• Cape Town Film Studios is the first custom-built Hollywood-style studio of its kind in Africa. (Wesgro, EPIC Q1 2015 Report) • Cape Town ranks fourth out of 16 global cities for both quality and

Festival, and the recently established Eden Independent Film Festival in George. • Foreign films that did well in South Africa in 2015 include: Furious 7,

cost. It is the single cheapest destination in terms of production,

Minions, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Fifty Shades of Grey and

set, site, utilities and labour costs. (FDI Intelligence, 2015)

the latest James Bond film, Spectre.


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ade of Black was the powerful slogan for AMV BBDO’s award-winning campaign that won Gold at Cannes Lion 2015, but that moving message from Guinness Africa was also part of a bigger celebration of pan-Africanism,

both in style and content. Graham Lang, Chief Creative Officer of Y&R, praised the creative storytelling power of African voices, but also recognised the challenge when designing content for home and away: “We’ve become really good at producing locally relevant stories and locally relevant film,” Lang said, mentioning Nando’s comedic campaigns as an example, but that “as a nation, we should never start tailoring our ideas and stories to each international award show requirement.” The desire for authentic African narratives is strong, and 2015’s top directors encapsulated that spirit with inspired campaigns for Africa.

Joe Public’s The Notebook, directed by Velocity Film’s Grey Gray for Dial Direct.

Joe Public’s The Notebook, directed by Velocity Film’s Grey Gray for Dial Direct, was another Cannes winner that tugged on universal heartstrings in a local light. “I’ve been saving you time, so you can come to my play” was the line that sold it after a young boy runs around ticking off errands in his notebook to help his overworked mother save time: her hero. In addition to winning a Bronze at Cannes, The Notebook was awarded Silver at the 37th Annual Loerie Awards while Arcade Content’s Rob Smith earned a Bronze Lion for One Rand Man: another original campaign from one of South Africa’s leading agencies, The King James Group. In One Rand Man, the agency stylishly showcased Sanlam’s Social Experiment For National Savings Month, helping Sanlam’s brand rise to the top of Loeries’ official rankings for 2015. South Africa’s commercial creativity also shone at the 37th Annual Loerie Awards with golds going to One-of-a-Kind (The King James

Loerie Awards golds went to One-of-a-Kind (The King James Group).

Group) and again to Made of Black for its authentic audacity. Overall, Sam Brown (Rogue Films), Kim Geldenhuys (Academy Films), Terence Neale (Egg Films), Rob Smith (Arcade Content), and Maged Nassar (Impact BBDO Dubai) were named as the top five television, film and video directors by Loeries, with The King James Group, Ogilvy & Mather, Johannesburg, and Y&R SA recognised as the country’s top agencies.

Made of Black was the powerful slogan for AMV BBDO’s award-winning campaign.

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Arcade Content’s Rob Smith earned a Bronze Lion for One Rand Man: another original campaign from The King James Group.

notes, the rest of the continent is still underrepresented at major award ceremonies by comparison: “We simply need to look inwards to our own African insights. Let’s get African brands to reflect the stories behind them. Tell the story authentically and let’s open the world’s eyes to the African truth.” South Africa continues to lead by example, but the creative challenge is on as commercial directors and agencies continue to search for new and innovative ways to tap into the continent’s creativity and create innovative and authentic campaigns that matter, at home and away.

We simply need to look inwards to our own African insights. Let’s get African brands to reflect the stories behind them. Tell the story authentically and let’s open the world’s eyes to the African truth.

South African campaigns are performing fairly well internationally, but as Graham Cruikshank, director of African Operations for TBWA

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ANIMATION television program, described “the plausible impossible” as one of the central tenets of animation—across all its variants, animation can, quite literally in the twenty-first century, render

ideas in dream for business or pleasure. Such is the magic and wonder of animation, and it’s a creative aspiration South Africa has set its sights on: to share its own storytelling and technical talents through one of the modern world’s most beloved and dynamic genres. Animation is visibly on the rise in Africa; it’s one of the most exciting and active industries on the continent. In South Africa, this zealous zeitgeist is being spearheaded by one Cape Townbased studio that’s quickly become one of most successful and

We are reaching critical mass as producers of original I.P and content. We’ve outgrown our beginnings as a commercials-driven service industry and we’re showing the world that we’re ready to tell our own stories.

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n 1959, Walt Disney, in an episode of the Disneyland

inspired studios on the continent. Founded in 1996, Triggerfish Studios (Africa’s answer to Pixar) embraced the real challenge of animation in Africa and has, most notably, produced two world-class feature films (Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba); animated Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man for the award-winning, London-based production house Magic Light Pictures (with Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes soon on the way); and in 2015, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Triggerfish launched its inaugural initiative ‘Story Lab’ designed to find, foster, and fund storytelling talents from around the continent. While Triggerfish is proudly paving the way, it’s gritty success was part of a broader flourishing of competitive studios and production houses offering the full spectrum of technical and creative services. There was also an increase in support and interest from government, further creative collaborations with international studios and artists, and other necessary industry structures like Animation South Africa (an industry non-profit) and The Animation School (a leading local specialist in animation training) continued to develop and promote the industry from within for this generation and the next. Sea Monster, Sunrise Productions, Sparks Flew, Strika Entertainment, The Flying Circus, Bug Box, Animate, Zeropoint, Mind’s Eye Creative, Luma, KeyFrame, Wicked Pixels, Lung, Blue Forest Collective, Pixelsmith, Sphere and others are busy creating world-class content for films, businesses and developers, and innovating in new media as part of a greater pan-African push towards excellence in animation services and storytelling. “We are reaching critical mass as producers of original I.P and content. We’ve outgrown our beginnings as a commercials-driven service industry and we’re showing the world that we’re ready to tell our own stories,” said Animation SA’s new CEO, Nick Cloete, and Walt would’ve approved: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

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Facts: • Triggerfish’s inaugural Story Lab received 1,378 entries from 30 countries around Africa, after which 23 features and 12 TV series were shortlisted to pitch their ideas to their panel of industry experts. • Triggerfish is currently working on Roald Dahl’s 1982 series of poems, Revolting Rhymes, for Christmas 2016. • Story Lab’s panel of international experts/judges included: Peter

attention this year and is currently being developed by Sparks Flew. • Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba won the Best Animation award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2013 and 2014 respectively. • In March this year, Animation SA (a section-21 non-profit organisation) appointed Nick Cloete as its CEO for the next three years to help promote and support the industry.

Lord, Pilar Alessandra, Jonathan Roberts, Karl Iglesias as well as

• The portmanteau Afrimation (Africa + Animation) was coined by Dr.

representatives from The Walt Disney Company; while the local

Joseph Izang Azi (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) who believes the

experts included: David Kau, Gcina Mhlophe, Paul Ian Johnson,

continent’s “rich cultural heritage is a potential resource for its local

Raffaella Delle Donne, and Wayne Thornley. • Animation SA, in conjunction with the DTI, GFC, Wesgro, and the NFVF, sent a 40-strong delegation to the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2015. • Julia Smuts Louw’s The Crash received positive international

content development industry towards transformation and growth.“ • Stick Man is a 26-minute film directed by London-based Jeroen Jaspaert and co-directed by South African Daniel Snaddon. • The Animation School and Learn 3D are among the top specialised education institutions in the country.


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here’s an African proverb that says: “When the music

Lewis (Arcade Content) are producing award-winning music videos

changes, so does the dance”, and while the face of the music

that showcase the country’s long history and love for sound and

industry in the twenty-first century is changing faster than

storytelling. “I like to incorporate local stories into international

most artists and production houses would like, South Africa

concepts. I feel like there are so many talented filmmakers in this

is fast adapting to new digital demands and challenging consumer

country who just stick to what sells easily in the local market,” said

trends. “This isn’t only a South African problem, it’s a global one,”

Ryan Kruger, whose excellent work in 2015 was recognised at both

said artist and businessman, Oscar Mdlongwa, “Artists need to find

the South Africa Music Awards (SAMA) and the inaugural Short &

innovative ways of marketing themselves.”

Sweet Music Video Awards (S&SMVA).

While music sales worldwide are being affected by new online

Egg Films’ Terence Neale was among the country’s top directors

music services and downloads, South African directors like Ryan

in 2015 who, in addition to being the most awarded director at this

Kruger (Enigma Films), Adriaan Louw, Terence Neale (Egg), and Kyle

year’s Loeries, was recognised for his work on Skrillex’s Ragga Bomb


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video at the S&SMVA; Adriaan Louw won Video of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards held in KwaZulu-Natal for Riky Rick’s Nafukwa; Ryan Kruger claimed two awards at S&SMVA (Best EDM and Best Rock Music Video), as well as his first SAMA for Music Video of the Year for the South African rock band Prime Circle. Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis (who won the SAMA for Best Music Video in 2014) continues to produce excellent work; local rapper and producer Riky Rick, having already won at the MTV Africa Music Awards, described his new video FUSEG by Lewis as “the best music video of my career.” And director Louis Minnaar won Best New Director for his work on a number of quality productions, involving Sofa sufi (Believe in You), Van Coke Kartel (Voor Ons Stof Word), and Her Narnian Horse Analogy (Jacob Israel). South Africa as a destination has also attracted international stars with its beautiful vistas and convenient conditions: Robbie Williams captured the African sun for Sin Sin Sin, Coldplay found the right conditions for Paradise, and Lily Allen saw it all from above in her Air Balloon—Africa’s majesty was made for music. Bruce Patterson of Pilot Films—whose work includes KO and Kid X’s Caracara, Donald’s Unpredictable, DJ Kent and the Arrows’s Spin My World and DJ Clock and Beatenberg’s Pluto (Remember You)—recognises the need for increased exposure and fresh creativity in order to raise the profile of artists and increase the budgets of South African videos: “Budget is everything and unfortunately in South Africa we don’t have a lot…[but] the gap between local and international is closing.” The government has also pledged further support for South Africa’s music industry, and at the 12th annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, Mandla Maseko, Deputy Chairperson of the Moshito board, detailed their mission “to build a music and exhibition show that is relevant in Africa and other music markets. Our perspective is a continental issue focusing on business ideologies for the music markets, in creating and growing the creative economy.”

Egg Films’ Terence Neale was recognised for his work on Skrillex’s Ragga Bomb.

Skrillex’s Ragga Bomb.

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ne of the curious challenges for modern audiences

technological sensibilities have sharpened our critical and

is persisting in our suspension of disbelief: the

emotional responses to digital images. In a world that’s becoming

psychological commitment we make with pictures

increasingly visually literate and technologically savvy, post-

for pleasure—we want to believe, but our evolving

production wizardry is becoming more and more pervasive as


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image industries compete to cast invisible digital magic of the highest order. South Africa has an impressive history in this regard and offers world-class post-production services at affordable rates for feature films, commercials, television and other rising forms of new media like animation, game design, apps, and the exciting new world of augmented reality: “South Africa is finally coming into its own as a destination packed to the brim with exceptional animation and VFX talent,” says Conduit’s Executive Director and MD, Marc Ziman. “These factors, coupled with the production values SA promises, poise to entrench SA as a go-to supplier for animation and VFX worldwide.” Triggerfish Studios animated Stick Man for a BBC Christmas special, and company’s like Sea Monster, Digital Narrative, Pollen, Lung Animation, and Fuzzy Logic (winner of the 2013 Best AR Developer Award at the European AR Summit) are animating markets home and away with the latest technical expertise and award-winning animation services for films, television, games and apps. Priest Post Production, a leading full-service post-production company has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and specialises in content production, editing and finishing. Refinery, another award-winning post-production house based in Johannesburg, contributed to the success of Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi and Donovan Marsh’s iNumber Number (awarded Best Achievement in Editing at the 2015 SAFTAs), and has an impressive international clientele that includes HBO, Universal Studios, NBC, BBC, 20th Century Fox and many others. Tracey Williams, Refinery’s Managing Director, predicts going forward that: “The requirement for content will continue to grow. The high-end market will be eroded by more cost effective ways of execution. The technical specs will become more stringent as broadcasters and cinema require higher resolutions and better sound. There will be more collaboration on a global scale.”

South Africa is finally coming into its own as a destination packed to the brim with exceptional Animation and VFX talent, These factors coupled with the production values SA promises, poise to entrench SA as a go-to supplier for animation and VFX worldwide.

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CREW AND ARTISTS CallaCrew is part of a much larger, pulsing network of crew agencies and production services that also includes Hot Shots, Tank Crew Management, Colt Talent, Kayos, Crew Pencil, Central Castings, Wendy’s Talent Agency, and Thespians, as well as more specialist services like Voicebank (voice directory) and the location agency Permits. “I am convinced that South Africa has the best crews in the world,” says Oscar-winning director Gavin Hood, who shot his latest feature, Eye in The Sky, in South Africa: “They are hard working, professional and ahead of their game. This is not new. They always have been and it’s a real pleasure being able to work with top-class people and equipment.” Versatile locations, locations, locations are one of South Africa’s most alluring features as more and more productions are recognising just how diverse and adaptable the country’s conditions can be. Deon Du Preez and Robert Bentley, for example, were nominated in 2015 for Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series by the Location Managers Guild of America for their excellent work on Homeland, and in 2014, Doug Hardy won an Emmy for his work on Black Sails. “Ranging from world-class game reserves and expansive Of Kings and Prophets © Disney/ ABC Television Networks 2015, Unit Stills Photography by Trevor Adeline | African Photo Productions

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deserts to bustling cities and majestic beaches, South Africa is unstoppable in its delivery of locations,” says Christall Kay, Managing Director at Locations Masters.

he art of filmmaking is a deeply collective activity that

South Africa, as one of the most diverse countries in the world, not

requires the skills and talents of a host of individuals in

surpassingly, also contains an equally diverse array of actors and models.

order to make the magic that it does. Art direction, music

Talents like Fana Mokoena (World War Z, The Book of Negroes), Brandon

composition, visual and special effects, costume design,

Auret (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), Carl Beukes (Dominion) and many

cinematography, hair and makeup, location management, leading

others are recent testaments to the country’s professional pool of actors

talent, extras—film credits are often extensive, but no matter your

and actresses making their mark on screens big and small.

personnel requirements, South Africa is ready and able to find top quality at competitive rates for the high-stakes global market. The country’s welcoming weather, vast number of stunning and

Organisations such as the Official South African Casting Association (OSCASA), The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA), The National Association of Model Agencies (NAMA), The Personal Manager’s

flexible locations, top-notch expertise and established crew agencies

Association (PMA), and The South Africa Screen Federation (SASFED)

are but some of the reasons many are choosing South Africa: “The

work to ensure the countries best are accessible and professionally

big attraction being the fact that the Rand is progressively on the

managed to the benefit of all parties.

down trend, and that our crew and locations are world-class,” says

There is a telling African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast,

Jan Bowden, CEO and Part Owner of CallaCrew, one of the country’s

go alone. If you want to go far, go together” and in South Africa that

largest listings of freelance crew that’s been operating for over 30

attitude is revealed through the country’s growing wealth of technical

years now.

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reat storytellers and advances in technology have pushed digital dreaming forward, but between the tale in mind

place to make their magic stick. South Africa’s stunt industry, in particular, is, according to Paul

and the camera’s capturing lies the real-world of light and

Hampshire, one of 2015 Board Members of the South African

things — on-the-ground support, knowledge, and flexibility

Stunts and Stunts Rigging Association, “going from strength

is required by dedicated practitioners to meet a production’s collision

to strength and even with the increasing usage of CGI, it will

with reality.

never reduce the amount of stunt work out there. Producers

The demands of filmmaking can be sizeable, involving complex logistics, props, medical expertise, marine-support services,

and directors will always want live action.” Paul Hampshire has been involved in a number of successful large-scale productions

mechanical effects, weapons, animal handling, security, stunts… all

like Edge of Tomorrow, World War Z, Blended, and, more recently,

of which greatly benefit from homegrown experts, organisations and

Chappie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Brothers Grimsby, Black Sails

individuals with impressive track records to meet a variety of demands.

and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. “In the next two to five years

South African fixers have extensive knowledge about local conditions

the industry will just keep growing. With the pool of new and

(locations, permits, languages, culture, equipment, transport, crews,

talented stunt performers increasing and the international market

etc.) to ensure smooth and safe shooting under African skies. Big

wanting to shoot here more and more, we feel there are busy

Banana Films, as one of the leaders in this sector, has worked with

times ahead for the stunt industry.”

major international companies like Google, National Geographic,

Digital Therapy is one of South Africa’s leading companies that

Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and the BBC, and in 2015,

provide DIT services, and services local and international clients

they worked on eighteen productions with industry professionals

through on-site data management, computer workflows and image

from Canada, Germany, UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Big

quality control. The advent of filming using drones has seen a

productions like Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dredd,

new demand for experts, a gap that Drone Crew has quickly filled.

District 9, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and TV shows like Black Sails,

Fully licenced since October 2015, Drone Crew offers a full-

Dominion, Homeland and more have all found South Africa an excellent

service drone filming operation. For hands-on practical effects,


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prosthetics, props and much more. Leaders in the equipment and infrastructure rental industries include Pro Sales, The Frog Squad, Top Level Effects, Urban Tonic and Inspire Furniture. Every production will have its own set of challenges and real-world requirements, important practical demands that require creative, flexible and knowledgeable professionals to help move dreams to screens with ease and efficiency. And South Africa’s fantastic specialist service suppliers have the special skills and contacts to ensure unique visions come true in spectacular conditions.

With the pool of new and talented stunt performers increasing and the international market wanting to shoot here more and more, we feel there are busy times ahead for the stunt industry.

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outh Africa has some of largest and leading suppliers and

trust.” The move to HD from celluloid across the country, for

gear houses on the continent. This established sector offers

example, according to Tony Eddy, Managing Director at Panavision

the latest technologies and popular brands at competitive

South Africa, has been “breath-takingly swift and dramatic.”

rates, with many of the country’s top outlets operating as

Cine Photo Tools, the sister company of Photo Hire, became

part of respected international chains. Panavision, for example, which

an authorised dealer for RED Digital Cameras this year, adding

boasts the continent’s largest film equipment inventory, has four

to its growing inventory of world-class equipment: “With new

of its 68 offices split between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and

technology opening up so many creative avenues for local

Europe’s leading supplier of broadcast equipment, Visual Impact,

filmmakers, as a continent we will truly be able to compete at an

has one of its 10 offices in Johannesburg, the only one outside

international level,” says Roxanne Marnewick, whose company also

of Europe.

added Kino Flo Celeb LEDs, the Broncolour FT System, SmallHD

Other top suppliers include Cine Photo Tools, Photo Hire and Media Film Service, all of which are committed to offering the latest production means and professional services to meet any and

502, Eizo ColourEdge CG318-4K and CG248-4K monitors to their inventory in 2015. Pro Sales is a reputable and reliable supplier of new equipment

all creative ends: “People think it’s glamorous, working in the film

that is on the cutting edge, reflecting the latest design and

industry, but it’s not,” says Pieter Badenhorst, Co-founder of Photo

development in the television and associated industry. Over

Hire, ”You need the latest gear, reliable staff, and people you can

the years, the company has evolved and offers new and used


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With new technology opening up so many creative avenues for local filmmakers, as a continent we will truly be able to compete at an international level.

equipment and much more, as well as service, repair, design and

it with professional services to meet the demands of this dynamic

installation of ENG, OB and Studio applications.

sector. No matter what brand of equipment you prefer, or how

These and a number of smaller gear houses are the unsung

cutting-edge your technical demands are, South Africa’s gear houses

heroes of South Africa’s growing image industry, the backbone

have the resources, connections and experience to ensure productions

supplying the industry with the latest equipment and supporting

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Our crews (in SA) have an enthusiasm to do great work. They have tremendous pride in their work. And it’s wonderful to come home and be with people who treat others with respect. - Gavin Hood, director of Eye in the Sky


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0307

CONTACT DETAILS

The collective experience of directors Kim Geldenhuys and Kevin

Jo Barber

Fitzgerald spans 40 years and is now housed in the recently founded

(Executive Producer)

0307 Films. Established in 2014, 0307 is based in Cape Town, South

36 Llandudno Road, Llandudno,

Africa and prides itself on finding collaborative solutions for conceptual

Cape Town, South Africa

projects across all visual mediums.

m: +27 83 258 6687

With an emphasis on high production value and a hands-on professional

e: jo@0307.co

service, production is led by Executive Producer Jo Barber.

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AFS PRODUCTIONS

Genres of Film: Service production, commercial production, feature

AFS is a family run company and we pride ourselves on

films, TV, documentary and stills | Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

organization with meticulous detail, dedication, and the highest level of professionalism.

CONTACT DETAILS

We provide a world-class production infrastructure and logistical

Metal Lane, 4 Kloof Street, Cape Town, 8001

support in a fun and friendly environment.

Dale Kushner / Brin Kushner

We look for cost-effective solutions that don’t compromise your

t: +27 21 424 9999

creativity. We handle all pre-production, production and post-

f: +27 21 424 9998

production concerns, and ensure that your shoot runs smoothly

e: info@afsproductions.com

from start to finish, with a personal AFS family touch.

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BLUE SKY FILMS Blue Sky Films has been facilitating and producing outstanding film

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permits, equipment, customs, transport, catering and accommodation.

and television projects throughout East and Central Africa for over

CONTACT DETAILS

two decades. Our portfolio credits a wide range of productions

Blue Sky Films, Jamhuri Showground, Nairobi, Kenya

ranging from TV commercials to reality, documentaries, music videos,

Mario Zvan (Executive Producer)

photographic shoots through to facilitating the production of major

e: mario@blueskyafrica.com

Hollywood films such as The Constant Gardener, Tomb Raider 2, The First

Jim Shamoon (Executive Producer)

Grader, The Fifth Estate etc. We provide complete production services

e: bluesky@africaonline.co.ke

and facilities which include; location scouting, casting, film licenses,

t: +254 722 336840 / +254 722 755 893

production design, props sourcing, set building and decorating, work

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CAN-CAN FILMS

CONTACT DETAILS

Under the dynamic leadership of Di Britz, one of South Africa’s most

Di Britz

experienced commercials producers, Can-Can offers local expertise

(Executive Producer)

and an innovative approach to facilitating International Commercials

m: +27 83 227 3041

in Cape Town, Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

e: di@can-canfilms.co.za

Please visit our website for more information on our unique service.

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EGG FILM SERVICE

seasonally relevant locations, all year round. With offices in Cape Town

Egg Film Service is a division of the award-winning, director-based Egg

and Johannesburg, we are able to operate anywhere and our film

Films. Our philosophy of producing highly creative work is extended

service extends to commercials, stills, documentaries and music videos.

to visiting international producers. We offer our clients cost-effective solutions that strategically align with their creative treatments. We

CONTACT DETAILS

have highly-experienced production teams and long-standing industry

Contact Sean Beukes

relationships with crew and support facilities throughout Southern

(Executive Producer: Film Service)

Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

t: +27 21 426 0728

This assures clients of the highest level of service available in Southern Africa. We offer fast, efficient bidding and weather/

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CONTACT DETAILS Jon Day (Producer & Partner) m: +27 82 307 7140

ORANGE FILMS

t: +27 21 465 4188 e: jon@orangefilms.co.za

Orange Films is a proudly South African production service company.

Vivian Esterhuyse (Producer & Partner)

Based in Cape Town, we have serviced a diverse range of work

m: +27 83 400 2078

throughout southern Africa and the Indian Ocean for the past 16 years.

t: +27 21 465 4188

Our business is built on long-term relationships and a solid reputation

e: vivian@orangefilms.co.za

for finding cost-effective and creative solutions to production challenges.

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THE SHOOTING GALLERY

wonderful working group of producers, directors, technical and creative

The Shooting Gallery provides a nurturing environment for international

crew. Together, we put our everything into everything we do, because

filmmakers. More than 16 years and over 300 international commercials

we want you to do your best work right here in our beautiful country.

later, our unwavering support and determination to stretch your budget have made us a leading service production company in South Africa.

CONTACT DETAILS

Claire founded The Shooting Gallery in 1998, offering production houses

Claire Richards (Executive Producer)

from around the globe all she had learned from over a decade of living,

m: +27 82 466 6400

breathing and producing commercials for South African Directors. She

t: +27 21 461 7600

is the heart of the company, our fearless leader and your main contact.

e: claire@theshootinggallery.co.za

We treasure our many trusted friendships and associations with a

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CONTACT DETAILS TWO OCEANS PRODUCTION

Giselher Venzke: Company Director/Producer Marco le Roux: Producer

Two Oceans Production is a Cape Town-based production company

2 Milner Street, Paarden Eiland, 7405, Cape Town, South Africa

specialising in international - South African co-productions, financing

PO Box 369, Paarden Eiland, 7420, Cape Town, South Africa

and large-scale production-facilitation services. TOP has done over

t: +27 21 506 3300

75 international productions ranging from large-format cinema

f: +27 21 506 3316

to television series and made-for-TV feature films. We specialise

e: top@topproductions.co.za

throughout South Africa and Mauritius, with offices in both countries.

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CAPE DIRECT Cape Direct was established in 1992 and was one of the first production film service companies to operate in Cape Town. Dianne Bramhill is still at the helm of this well-established and highly-esteemed company. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of our international clients, working together as a team to provide costeffective solutions and great commercials. We offer all services necessary for setting up and executing a successful shoot. m: +27 82 550 6911 t: +27 21 461 4691 e: production@capedirect.com www.capedirect.com

CARBON FILMS Carbon Films is a creatively focused production house based in Cape Town, South Africa. Started by long term collaborators, director Bruno Bossi and producer Kirsten Clarence, our focus is to work on great ideas with good people. We produce commercials and content across most platforms.

Contact: Kirsten Clarence t: +27 21 300 0423 e: kirsten@carbonfilms.co.za www.carbonfilms.co.za

GINGER PICTURES Ginger Pictures is a creative production and facilitating company based in Johannesburg. We exist to give life to your ideas. At Ginger Pictures, we shoot top-end commercials, no matter the budget, because we are passionate about filmmaking. We shoot in Africa and South Africa. Our last awards are an Emerald Award (Bronze) at the African Cristal Festival 2014 and in 2015 a FCB Silver award for the best commercial in Africa. m: +27 76 030 7284 e: julie@gingerpictures.tv www.gingerpictures.tv

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HAPPY CAT FILMS Happy Cat Films is one of the top production companies in South Africa. Our collective experience stretches across commercials, stills photography, feature films, documentaries and all types of TV programming. We work with you, as a part of your team, always thinking creatively and strategically. We are Cape Town-based but shoot all over Africa, offering a boutique hands-on approach to filming. t: +27 21 422 2795 m: +27 82 497 7536 e: rachel@happycatfilms.co.za www.happycatfilms.co.za

HUNGRY FILMS With two experienced resident directors — Oscar Strauss and Ian Difford — Hungry Films has established itself as a leading commercial production company in South Africa. Oscar specialises in directing performance, especially children’s performance, while Ian, with his background in art and commercial photography, has a master’s touch for creating beautiful pictures, whatever the subject. t: +27 11 482 2171 / 2 e: info@hungryfilms.co.za jackie@hungryfilms.co.za www.hungryfilms.co.za

LEMON REEL FILM SERVICES Lemon Reel Film Services was created to offer affordable solutions to productions shooting in southern Africa. With experience gathered on every continent, we offer fixing services and equipment in Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea. Equipment includes specialised vehicles for documentaries, lighting, grip, unit, camping gear and rental phones. Lemon Reel Film Services cc P.O.Box 4405, Walvis Bay, Namibia t: +264 81 122 7717 f: +264 88 653 1001 e: info@lemonreel.com www.lemonreel.com

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PRODUCTION COMPANIES A-Z LUCKY FISH PRODUCTIONS Lucky Fish Productions is a boutique production house in Cape Town, specialising in servicing and producing local and international commercials, feature films and documentaries. Lucky Fish believes in long on-going relationships based on trust and has loyal clients that return year after year, creating a strong understanding of what their clients require and expect. Contact: Platon Trakoshis t: +27 21 424 3513 m: +27 83 2901502 e: platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

METAL TIGER PRODUCTIONS Metal Tiger Productions is a streamlined production company offering huge experience without the expensive frills. The core team, with veteran Liz O’Shaughnessy at the helm, does all the preliminary research to avoid unnecessary extra costs. Genres of film production include Commercial service, Stills, Music video, Features and Documentary. Liz O’Shaughnessy m: +27 82 45 44 100 t: +27 21 448 8794 PO Box 13693, Mobray, 7705 e: liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

MONKEY FILMS • Television Commercials • Music Videos • Fine Art Film Installations • Documentaries • Feature Films You name it.

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GLOBAL ACCESS The Creative Agency within Global Access is a rag-tag bunch of people with oodles of experience in being professionally crazy. We don’t think

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outside the box because we feel defining the space as a box to begin

Amelia Thiart

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make creative leaps in their mass communication productions. Since

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EGG FILMS

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The most awarded South African production company at the 2015

Contact Kerry Hosford (Executive Producer, Cape Town)

Loerie Awards, Egg Films represents directors Brent Harris, Dani

t: +27 21 426 0728

Hynes, Jason Fialkov, Lebogang Rasethaba, Slim, Sunu and Terence

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Neale. We do TV ads, music videos, short films and other things too.

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Joe Alblas MOTION PICTURE STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

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JOE ALBLAS

All the images above are from the series Tutankhamun which afforded Joe to

Joe Alblas has worked as a photographer for more than 30 years. His

shoot many specials. The image of Howard Carter removing the pitch from

communication skill set allows him to work closely with not only the

the sarcophagus is an exact replication of the original Harry Burton black

director and producers to achieve imagery tailored to suit the marketing

and white image which was recently colourised and exhibited in New York.

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SEARLE STREET POST

Front end services include: Graded dailies/Media Management &

Searle Street is Cape Town’s premier post-production facility, servicing

Backups/DIT services/High speed uploads. Finishing post services

both local and international clients. We offer a full range of services

include: Offline editing/Full DI/Visual Effects/Visual Effects set

from off-line edit through to full DI, cinema encoding, mastering, QC

supervision/Cinema Encoding/Mastering/QC/Broadcast materials.

and broadcast deliveries. The work of our talented, passionate and highly experienced team has

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resulted in Searle Street being the most prominent and award-winning

Lauren van Rensburg (General Manager)

post facility in Cape Town. Amongst many others, we have serviced

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clients like HBO, Sony Pictures, the Weinstein Company, Kindle

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VELOCITY

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Velocity has a reputation for consistently producing high-quality work.

38 Wessel Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg

Representing a roster of internationally acclaimed directors and a highly

30 Keerom Street, Cape Town

experienced production-support structure, we are well equipped with

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the creative skills and infrastructure to produce award-winning work

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BRUCE MACDONALD Director / DOP Performance and telling stories are what Bruce does best. Having directed The

Perfect Wave and worked with actors Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd and Diana Vickers, Bruce’s pedigree shines through his multiple awards. His ability to achieve strong performances is evident in his commercials and features reel. Bruce is

Scott Eastwood, Bruce Macdonald, Trevor Brown and Andy Faber

Bruce Macdonald and Rachel Hendrix

represented by The Fabulous Boomtown Boys in South Africa. m: + 27 83 309 0392 e: bruce@boomtownfilms.co.za www.brucemacfilms.co.za

DANI HYNES Egg Films Director Nando’s - Athletes Contact Nicci Cox (Executive Producer, Johannesburg)

Dani found her way into film up the shadowy and hilarious halls of advertising. She eventually won

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some awards and started cheating on advertising by focusing on just one medium – TV. As her career

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path segued into directing, she realized how much she loves ideas of all shapes and sizes, playing

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with narrative exposition and having a legitimate outlet for her somewhat left-field observations.

IAN GREYVENSTEYN Hungry Films Director Having started his career in fashion design, Ian’s talent lies in beauty and fashion direction and cinematography. His keen eye for artistry and intrinsic sense of style make him the ideal candidate for your glamour campaign. Ian also enjoys storytelling and has a subtle sense of humour evident in his short films.  

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JASON FIALKOV Egg Films Director Western Cape Government -First Kiss Contact Kerry Hosford (Executive Producer, Cape Town)

Jason’s passion for beautiful imagery started at the tender age of 16 as a ‘gofer’ for a video-

t: +27 21 426 0728

production company. He moved into directing commercials in 2001, building his reputation as

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a director of good performance work and visually captivating executions. His accolades include

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two Golds and a Silver Loerie and the prestigious D&AD In Book Award.

LEBOGANG RASETHABA Egg Films Director Castle Lite - Castle Lite Lagered Contact Nicci Cox (Executive Producer, Johannesburg)

Lebogang spent five years in China completing his Master’s in film studies, and returned to his

t: +27 11 447 2111

mother continent with a remarkable skill set and a handy fluency in Mandarin. “There is this

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intensely creative, unapologetically young and curious energy in South Africa that I sense and

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subscribe to; it’s really infectious and I point my camera in that direction.”

SLIM Egg Films Director 1Life - One Contact Nicci Cox (Executive Producer, Johannesburg)

With a graphic design degree and a decorated career in advertising under his belt, Slim started

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directing with a firm belief that the concept should always dictate the style of the commercial. This

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SUNU Egg Films Director Vodacom - Phone Whisperer Contact Kerry Hosford (Executive Producer, Cape Town)

Hailing from the townships of Zimbabwe during the turmoil of the Civil War, Sunu’s career path reads

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more like a movie than real life. Sunu returned to South Africa in 2013 after a seven-year stint in Los

e: kerry@eggfilms.tv

Angeles, where he directed Pride for Lionsgate, starring Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard. He’s filmed

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award-winning commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike and Coca Cola.

TERENCE NEALE Egg Films Director Chicken Licken - The Great Escape Contact Kerry Hosford (Executive Producer, Cape Town)

Terence developed an appreciation of street culture by watching skate videos on VHS tapes and

t: +27 21 426 0728

loitering in city parks – an aesthetic prevalent in his work today. Terence’s ads and music videos for

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the likes of Adidas Originals, Skrillex and Die Antwoord have over 150 million views on YouTube. Not

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one to choose sides, Terence’s talent is to employ both visual and narrative storytelling in his work.

VATIC Vatic is a creative studio co-founded by photographer Brett Rubin and art director and stylist Nicole Van Heerden. Since their launch in 2011, Vatic has developed a unique perspective on contemporary South Africa through their collaborations, on photographic, film and styling briefs, with many of the country’s leading and emerging fashion designers, artists, performers, luxury brands, advertising agencies and publications.   t: +27 82 515 1386 e: nicole@vatic.co / brett@vatic.co www.vatic.co


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BIG BANANA FILMS

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Big Banana Films prides itself on its diverse repertoire of fixing and

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location-scouting services provided for documentaries, corporate videos

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The Creature Shop was established in 1992, specialising in Animatronics, Prosthetics, SFX Makeup and occasionally Animal Makeup. We have

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some of the best internationally and locally trained sculptors, artists and

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prosthetic makeup artists in the country.

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The Creature Shop endeavours to stay on par with the best eects

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Lyall takes seriously his responsibility to the region’s magnificent urban

Lyall Gardiner is a location manager, scout, photographer and founder of

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FStop. Ali (2001) was his first film shot in Mozambique. Since then he has

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SAE INSTITUTE

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The cornerstone of SAE’s approach is to produce graduates that

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Aon South Africa Sport, Recreation & Entertainment Insurance Aon specialises in insurance cover for the film and advertising industries. Innovative, custom-made insurance solutions to cater to the unique risks associated with feature films and TV commercials. We can arrange Film Producers’ Package Policy, Weatherday, Personal Accident for Crew and Cast, as well as Film Errors and Omissions. Aon is an Authorised Financial Services Provider. t: +27 11 944 7290 e: info@aon.co.za www.aon.co.za

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CIVAIR CIVAIR has extensive experience in filming for both commercials and full-length features. Our pilots are experienced. We carry all the required licenses and permits. Our helicopters are equipped with camera mounting points and other equipment as required. We also offer larger fixed-wing aeroplanes for passengers and equipment transport. We can offer the full logistic package for filming productions. t: +27 21 934 4488 t (after hours): +27 82 3216000 e: info@civair.co.za www.civair.co.za

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DIGITAL THERAPY Digital Therapy is a Sales, Service and Support Company that represents an expanding roster of experienced DITs and VT Operators. Our expert onset workflow supervision and quality equipment makes us the best choice for commercials and features production. Onset Support, Playback, Camera Settings, Quality Checking Footage, Syncing Sound, Onset Looks, Transcoding of Dailies & Offline Files, Dailies Creation, FTP Transfers, LTO Archiving 202 Breecastle Building, Bree Street, Cape Town, 8000 m: +27 74 317 0894 e: wez@digitaltherapy.co.za www.digitaltherapy.co.za

DRONE CREW Experienced, Licensed, Insured A world-class drone filming service based in South Africa. We specialise in TVC and features, flying our RED Dragon cameras on our octocopters. Solid reputation for “getting the shot” and an excellent safety record. Fully licensed since October 2015. Full package includes: RED camera, lenses, two man crew, octocopter and gimbal, live wireless HD picture for VT (hd-sdi), SUV, etc. m: +27 72 667 7478 e: John@dronecrew.co.za www.dronecrew.co.za

FILM FINANCES SOUTH AFRICA Film Finances South Africa (FFSA) is a representative of Film Finances Inc. (FFI) based in Los Angeles, California. FFI is the world-wide market leader in the provision of completion guarantees for the film and television industry, thereby providing assurance to investors and assistance to program makers to ensure their projects are completed and delivered on time and on budget. FFSA provides monitoring services in connection with issued completion guarantees. t: +27 11 513 3563 / +27 82 411 4088 e: jane@filmfinances.co.za / thandeka@filmfinances.co.za

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Tell Me Sweet Something showcases the city’s up and coming areas like Maboneng Precinct. Image courtesy of UIP

GAUTENG: STEADY GROWTH TRAJECTORY IN FILM

A

strong contributor to South Africa’s economy, the province

South Africa recognised the creative industries – including film

of Gauteng is home to a number of powerhouses in the

and TV – as a priority sector in the Industrial Policy Action Plan

film industry. From television corporations to production

2014/15-2016/17 (IPAP). As a result, the Commission plays a large

giants and post-production moguls, this pulsing urban

role in promoting Gauteng as a brand and destination with a bulk of

environment is an ever-moving picture of health and innovation.

the country’s creative talent congregating in this region. Large-scale

In recent years the Gauteng Film Commission has strengthened its

production and post-production companies like Velocity and Refinery,

support role in the region, championing local productions and placing

and many of the country’s biggest broadcast studios – Sasani, Atlas,

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The GFC has facilitated 157 productions between 2014 and 2015, formed two broadcast partnerships, created 1 575 temporary jobs through project support, ad facilitated 157 productions. A total of R4.28-million was spent on industry support and development, from film content production and distribution to partnerships, management and mentorship.

Filming Requirements Gauteng has a host of diverse locations within its borders - from the gold mines that dot the industrial landscape of Johannesburg to the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range, the province offers a naturally rugged landscape interspersed with agricultural farmland. With some of the most pristine and green suburbs in the world, Gauteng flaunts urban streetscapes with a wealth of Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Modernist and International architectural styles. Numerous nature reserves holding all manner of wildlife (including the ‘Big Five’) are within convenient reach in the province. These are

10 Recent Films from Gauteng

issued by local authorities and each application is treated individually and each local municipality applies its own rules and regulations.

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Happiness Is a Four Letter Word

The GFC assists in identifying suitable locations, as well as with

2.

Tell Me Sweet Something

permit support.

3.

Ayanda

4.

Necktie Youth

Getting There By Air

5.

Hear Me Move

Gauteng is a hub of connectivity for both locals and internationals

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Kalushi: The Story of Solomo0n Mahlangu

travelling through the country and the continent. Its largest airport

7.

Safe Bet

is OR Tambo International Airport, while Lanseria and a number

8.

Sink

of other smaller airports provide inter-city connections. Most

9.

Taking Earth

international carriers have stopovers in Johannesburg.

10.

Cuckhold

Climate Gauteng is said to offer one of the world’s best climates with warm summer days and crisp, clear winters. The province has mild weather conditions that are neither too humid nor too hot, with flexible seasons spilling over into each other.

The region shows real potential and development, with some truly

Useful Contacts

captivating films coming out of it in 2015.

Gauteng Film Commission

Award-winning and critically acclaimed films like Ayanda and

Head Office: 56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108

Necktie Youth were all filmed or produced in Gauteng and the

Tel: +27 (0)11 833 0409

surrounds, ushering in a new wave of youthful creatives who

Email: info@gautengfilm.org.za

want to tell distinctly South African stories. The latter productions

Website: www.gautengfilm.co.za

portrayed two very different sides of Johannesburg to audiences, while Tell Me Sweet Something showcases the city’s up and coming

National Film and Video Foundation

areas like Maboneng Precinct with ease. Locals have been involved

Head Office: 87 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2198

with international blockbusters such as Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tel: +27 (0)11 483 0880

among others –placing the City of Gold in front of millions of

Email: info@nfvf.co.za

eyeballs internationally.

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Durban Harbour and surrounds offers up a myriad of film locations. © Diriye Amey

KWAZULU-NATAL: BREATH-TAKING LOCATIONS

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waZulu-Natal (KZN) is renowned for its incredible, eye-catching

fascinating cultural history. KZN is uniquely placed as a destination

locations and its ability to attract almost anyone to its borders.

according to the KZNFC’s Annual Report for 2015, and ranks third as

This is evident even in tourism, with locals and internationals

a film location after Gauteng and the Western Cape. Although the two

alike flocking to Durban’s Golden Mile over the holiday season.

already have defined niche markets, KwaZulu-Natal is still refining its

The festival circuit seems to love this laid-back city, too, with Durban

approach and as such will continue to develop the local film sector. A

International Film Festival and the Durban FilmMart taking place each

triumph for the region was the production of Hard To Get, a Romeo-and-

year along the warm, sunny beach during South Africa’s winter months.

Juliette-esque tale set against a gritty backdrop, produced by Helena

In 2015, KZN announced a strategic plan to attract more visitors to the destination by further facilitating the film industry – an endeavour

Spring and Junaid Ahmed, and directed by Zee Ntuli. KZNFC attended 14 local and international markets last year

that has been proven across the world to draw millions of audience

and took part in six co-production forums, while a total of 38 film

members to their favourite movie spots. As such, the region has

projects were approved for development and production funding, and

three major film industry bodies to support the sector: the Durban

R1.3-million was disbursed for 25 film-related bursaries. There are

Film Office, the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) and the

approximately 175 KwaZulu-Natal firms involved in film and television

Zulu Coast Film Office.

production. Survey results from Baseline Research for the KZNFC in July

The overall indications are that the South African film industry is set on an upward trajectory, boosted by its incredible locations and

2015 show that 57.4% of these businesses provide training, including internships, on-set training, and specific skills training.


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Climate 4 Stunning Locations in KZN 1. uKhahlamb a-Drakensberg Mountains: KZN’s cultural heritage includes the San Bushmen with tens of thousands of San rock paintings in the uKhahlambaDrakensberg region. 2. Durban Harbour and Surrounds: Not only does the

KwaZulu-Natal is the land of sunshine, with the city of Durban averaging an easy 320 days of sunlight a year. Although light rains fall throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 16 degrees Celsius in winter to 33 degrees Celsius in summer months.

Useful Contacts Durban Film Office

harbour offer up myriad places to film, but its vibrant

Head Office: 11th Floor, Rennies House, 41 Victoria Embankment,

beauty is renowned, too. For those in search of unique

Durban, 4000

architectural features, the Durban ICC, Moses Mabhida

Tel: +27 (0)31 311 4243

Stadium and the Suncoast Casino are ideal.

Email: valerie.mthembu@durban.gov.za

3. Battlefields: With 82 battlefields, museums, old

Website: www.durbanfilmoffice.co.za

fortifications and game reserves in close proximity, filmmakers will be spoilt for choice. 4. The Zulu Kingdom: Zululand is located to the north

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Head Office: 115 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban, 4001

of KZN along with the greater St Lucia Wetland Park,

Tel: +27 (0)31 325 0200

and several game reserves on the Elephant Coast. Zulu

Chief Executive Officer: Carol Coetzee

cultural villages abound, while the Valley of a Thousand

Email: carol@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

Hills is a stunning location in the region.

Website: www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za Zulu Coast Film Office Tel: +27 (0)35 799 2533 Email: filmdurban@durban.gov.za Website: www.film-zulucoast.co.za

Filming Requirements Film permits are required for most international and local productions shooting in public spaces or on nature reserves or National Parks in KZN, as with much of the country. Durban Film Office offers the option of applying for permits online, while more information and required documentation is available on all other film commission sites.

Getting There By Air King Shaka International Airport is the main entry portal to the province, and is located approximately 35km north of Durban CBD. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport in Ulundi is conveniently situated near a number of National Parks and historic Zulu attractions. Flights can be booked through www.federalair.com. King Shaka serves a number of international carriers, and is a hub for the following airlines: • Kulula • SA Express • British Airways (Comair) • Airlink

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International productions like Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom were facilitated in the Western Cape. © Keith Bernstein

WESTERN CAPE: WORLD-CLASS FILM PRODUCTION HUB

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rom pristine natural locations to top-notch commercial

Freedom and Saints and Strangers were facilitated. The studio has

service companies, production houses, and post and

recently exponded to accommodate more work. Other notable

animation studios, the Western Cape is known across

studios with space for hire include Waterfront Film Studios who

the world for its full bouquet of film offerings. On its

worked on The Giver, Atlantic Studios, currently home to kykNET’s

southernmost tip lies Cape Town, a vibrant city filled with creatives

newest soap opera Suidooster, and Okuhle Media who facilitate a

from all walks of life. Some of the most innovative ideas have

number of broadcast programmes including SABC’s Hectic Nine-9.

come from this region, with international productions like Dredd

The region is a commercial service hub, with both

3D, Black Sails, SAF3 and many more shooting on location in Cape

international, local and regional agencies shooting their film and

Town and its surrounds in recent years. Local films from this region

television formats, advertisements and branded content in the

have also been having success, with Triggerfish Animation Studios’

Cape. According to Wesgro Film and Media Promotion, over 2 500

Khumba, Stick Man and Adventures in Zambezia garnering international

direct service providers offer skills across facilitation, production,

attention, and Jenna Bass receiving critical acclaim for Love The One

technical services and the creative arena. It is also a melting pot

You Love, for instance.

of talent, with all sorts of ethnicities and faces available for

The Western Cape has a number of high-profile studios currently

shoots. Some of the productions to film in the region recently

in operation, with the largest being Cape Town Film Studios where

include Homeland Season 4, Of Kings And Prophets, Dominion,

international productions like Black Sails, Mandela: Long Walk to

Momentum, and Eye in the Sky.


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Facts and Stats • 51% of the commercials shot in SA are filmed in the Western Cape. Over 800 commercials were produced in SA in 2015, with an average daily budget of R870 000, creati ng a turnover of over R1.4-billion • The Film Industry Fund allows the film sector to contribute to communiti es in which they film, and reached out across the city including District Six, Bo-Kaap, Brooklyn and Higgovale. • Strengths and opportuniti es in the Western Cape’s creati ve industries lie in creati ve clustering with a strong organisati on of agencies, shared services across the sector and physical hubs, new media and new technology, government and private sector support, and diverse global target markets. • The Western Cape has lengthy daylight hours in summer with an average of 15 hours from 5:30am to 8pm.

Of Kings and Prophets © Disney/ ABC Television Networks 2015, Unit Still Photography by David Bloomer

Film Requirements

Airways, Turkish Air and others offer daily and weekly flights to and

Cape Town is considered one of the top ten film production centres in

from the airport, with direct flights to several destinations in Africa,

the world, with the lowest annual operating costs including property,

Asia and Europe. It also has direct flights to South Africa’s other two

labour, and utilities in the film and TV industry when benchmarked

main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to

against other film cities like Johannesburg, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro,

smaller centres in South Africa. Smaller carriers like Mango, Kulula and

London, New York and Paris (fDi Benchmark). As such, it isn’t difficult

SA Express connect the city to outlying regions, while George Airport

to obtain film permits in the City of Cape Town – although these do

services the Garden Route along the eastern coast.

take time to process and should be applied for as early as possible. The City of Cape Town has the only formalised system for location

Climate

permits in the province, therefore it is advisable to inquire with various

The Western Cape enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with warm,

commissions, governing bodies or location scouts outside of the city.

dry summers and a low rainfall which alternates with relatively mild,

Due to recent changes in visa requirements, passport holders both from non-exempt and visa-exempt countries must apply for short-term work visas. These must be done from the country of origin rather than

wet winters. Temperatures near the coast range from lows of 7 degrees in Winter to highs of 32 degrees in Summer.

at a Port of Entry, so it’s once again advisable to start preparing travel

Useful Contacts

documents as early as possible.

Wesgro Film and Media Promotion

Getting There by Air

Head Office: 60 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

About 20km from the CBD is Cape Town International Airport, which

Tel: +27 (0)21 487 8600

services the region. A number of international carriers including

Email: info@wesgro.co.za

Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Qatar, British Airways, South African

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COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | KENYA

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Academy Award winner for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o is the country’s most famous A-list actress. © Jaap Buitendijk

KENYA: SPECTACULAR VISTAS

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his Equatorial location is a sublime magnet for filmmakers

sightings. A filmmaker is also privy to the magnificent migration of

who can capture their magic moment with spectacular

wildebeest into the Tanzanian Serengeti plains. Other awe-inspiring

Kenyan backdrops. It offers excellent safari game reserves

sights include the second-highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya and

and award-winning lodges; Kenya has, after all, built its

the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria.

reputation as a fantastic safari destination. The 1985 movie Out of Africa introduced the international audience to the splendour of

Film History

Kenya’s locations and opened the eyes of filmmakers.

The first Kenyan movie made was in 1910, and Hollywood made

This year-round sunny locale boasts unspoiled beaches and an

movies there in the 1930s, including Gregory Peck’s The Snows of

abundance of wildlife; a spectacle to behold is the million or so lesser

Kilomanjaro and Mogambo featuring Clark Gable. Other notable recent

flamingos of Lake Nakuru or the wondrous Amboseli National Park,

productions include The Constant Gardener, Tomb Raider, and a season

located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro which is famous for elephant

of Survivor.


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Facts Capital: Nairobi Population: 45,925,301 (World Factbook) Official Languages: English, Kiswahili Major Airports: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airlines: Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Arabia, Air India, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

Olarro Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya © Ninara

Academy Award winner for 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o

Exchange Rate

is the country’s most famous A-list actress. Her success though,

The currency is the Kenyan Shilling and the exchange rate against major

does not mirror that of the industry. Kenya has a film hub called

currencies on 15 March 2016 is as follows:

Riverwood Studios, the moniker alludes to Hollywood and is also derived from River Road, where it is situated and is enjoying dynamic development. Riverwood-made movies are low-budget, shot in days and then quickly edited. Its marketing is done on posters and distribution is straight to DVD. The content and actors are local; and audiences are enthralled because of their identification with their seemingly authentic storylines. Where once it was the number one African destination for

Major Currencies

Kenyan shilling

1 ZAR (Rand)

6.36

1 US dollar

101.45

1 GBP

143.77

1 Euro

112.71

Useful Contacts Kenya Tourism Board – Head Office

foreign films, it has struggled in recent years with 2015 being

Tel: +254 20 2711 262

especially grim. South Africa’s tax incentive system has been

Email: info@ktb.go.ke

so successful, that even a Kenyan story as raw the attack on its

Website: ktb.go.ke/

Westgate Mall in 2013 will be shot there. To stem the tide, the government has given initial approval for a tax rebate that more than

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competes with South Africa’s.

Jean Hartley

Climate

Viewfinders EPZ Ltd Tel: +254 716 875 928

Situated on the Equator; the coast has a tropical climate with an arid

Email: info@viewfindersltd.com

interior. The climate though is also modified by high altitude.

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BLUE SKY FILMS

customs, transport, catering and accommodation. We formed close

Blue Sky Films has been facilitating and producing outstanding film

working relationships with government institutions as well as the private

and television projects throughout East and Central Africa for over two

sector, so that previous potential problems encountered in areas such

decades. Our portfolio credits a wide range of productions ranging from

as customs, transportation, permissions, etc. have been alleviated.

TV commercials to reality, documentaries, music videos and photographic shoots through to facilitating the production of major Hollywood films,

CONTACT DETAILS

such as The Constant Gardener, Tomb Raider 2, The First Grader, The Fifth

Blue Sky Films, Jamhuri Showground, Nairobi, Kenya

Estate etc. We provide complete production services and facilities which

t: +254 722 336840 / +254 722 755 893

include; location scouting, casting, film licenses, production design,

e: mario@blueskyafrica.com

props sourcing, set building and decorating, work permits, equipment,

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COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | NAMIBIA

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Namibia–Mad Max: Fury Road’s entralling film location. © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited, Photographer: Jasin Boland

NAMIBIA: DRAMATIC AND MESMERISING


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six Academy Awards – it was nominated for ten. Other prestigious accolades include the four awards it garnered at the British Academy

Facts

Film Awards. Striking Namibian locales captured the imaginations of the

Capital: Windhoek

mesmerised audience and bodes well to attract more filmmakers to its

Population: 2 212 307 (World Factbook)

shores.

Official Languages: Oshiwambo languages 48.9%, Nama/

Swakopmund is a popular base for film crews, and television shows

Damara 11.3%, Afrikaans 10.4%

have been filmed there because of the city’s colonial history and

Major Airports: Hosea Kulako International Airport

buildings. Other notable productions include Flight of the Phoenix and

Airlines: South African Airways, British Airways, Air Namibia,

10,000 B.C. Bizarrely, the most famous Namibian star is Shiloh John

Kulula Air, Condor, and Lufthansa.

Jolie Pitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie Pitt who had shot Beyond Borders there in 2003. Namibia’s first home-grown feature film, Katutura, premiered in 2015 and will be screened at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles later this year. Visiting productions must apply for a film permit from the Namibia Film Commission, whose mandate it is to promote and support film in the country. There are no film studios, nor tax incentives for foreign films and commercials, but plans to attract foreign filmmakers are in the offing. Film festivals held before include the Wild Cinema Windhoek International Film Festival, as well as the biennial Namibian Theatre and Film Awards last held in 2014.

Interesting Facts: • There are Namibian animal trainers available to provide sets with trained domestic and wild animals. • Namibia has experts to undertake environmental impact assessments and rehabilitation of film locations. This is to ensure that crews do not harm the environment.

Climate It is mostly desert and therefore exhibits archetypal weather for such a clime. Rainfall is sparse; with the north-eastern areas of Namibia getting the most rain.

Exchange Rate The currency is Namibian dollar. Conversion rates against other major currencies on 15 March 2016 are as follows: Major Currencies

Namibian dollar (N$)

1 Rand

N

1.00

1 US dollar

16.08

1 Euro

17.83

1 GBP

22.70

Useful Contacts Namibia Tourism Board amibia is a country of compelling beauty, abundant

Tel: +264 61 2906000

sunshine, and a feeling of unconfined space; its population

Email: info@namibiatourism.com.na

density is 2.6 per km 2. This magnificent locale offers

Website: www.namibiatourism.com.na/

stunning sand dunes and the opportunity to descend into

Africa’s largest canyon, the Fish River Canyon. It is also home to two of

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the World’s Heritage Sites. The Namib Sand Sea is covered by shifting

Lemon Reel Film Services

sand dunes and Twyfelfontein has the largest concentration of rock

Tel: +264 81 122 7717

engravings in Africa.

Email: bernd@lemonrel.com

Film History

Website: www.lemonreel.com

With 300 days of sunshine on average annually, it is an ideal setting

Desert Rain Films

to shoot films. Namibia has hosted productions such as 2010’s The

Tel: +264 81 659 5405

Cell and most recently and famously Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie

Email: colette@naankuse.com

has achieved unprecedented and widespread acclaim. Recently it won

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WOLWEDANS

CONTACT DETAILS

Wolwedans is a collection of camps nestled in the dunes of the Namib

Stephan Bruckner (Group Managing Director)

Desert and is set against a backdrop of diverse and breathtaking scenery,

NamibRand Safaris (Pty) Ltd., No 36, Bismarck Street,

located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Namibia.

Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia

Our portfolio of timeless and elegant safari camps provides the perfect

Postal Address: P.O. Box 5048,

base from which to set up lodging for your shoot and can accommodate

Windhoek, Namibia

up to 40 team members at any given time. The Wolwedans team is able

t: +264 61 230 616

to provide assistance with all logistics, and provision and transport of

f: +264 61 220 102

technical equipment and film crews via road or air transport for each

e: info@wolwedans.com

shoot, from Windhoek to Wolwedans.

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View of Abuja, Nigeria from the National Cathedral, after a thunderstorm © PJD-DigiPic

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his West African country, Nigeria, is the most populous nation

and films are available on satellite and cable television channels as

in Africa and the seventh worldwide. Abuja is Nigeria’s capital

well as on iRokoTV. Netflix has also launched in Nigeria. Most of the

city and Lagos is its largest city. The latter is the predominant

films are in English, but some are in indigenous Nigerian languages too.

hub of its prolific film industry, which has been dubbed

The challenges of the industry are piracy, lack of distribution

Nollywood. It is the second-biggest film industry based on volume in

through cinematic channels and actual cinema infrastructure. However,

the world, trailing only India’s Bollywood. It churns out about 2 500

that has not deterred the industry or diminished the power and clout

movies annually, with budgets of up to $25,000 each, which require a

it wields. During the region’s Ebola outbreak in 2014, actors were

few weeks to produce. The movies are not known for technical prowess,

roped in to the national Ebola awareness campaigns and it is generally

whereas the better known Hollywood and Bollywood have expensive

believed that this staved off the epidemic in Nigeria. In fact, a movie

sets and equipment, Nollywood comparably operates on a shoe-string.

about it starring Danny Glover was made called 93 days. Other notable

The industry is so popular because it is successfully tells the African

Nigerian productions include Fifty, Diary of a Lagos Girl, Blood Sisters and

story to its audience which is African or from its diaspora. In this way,

The Encounter. The 2010 Anchor Baby, was the first Nollywood film sold

they have been able to export more than just a narrative, but a culture

on iTunes.

and lifestyle as well; successfully melding its traditions and values with modernity.

Film History

The Nigerian-UK production Half of a Yellow Sun is said to have had a budget of about US$9-million and the most expensive Nigerian film ever made. Nigerian investment comprised 80% of the budget. It was shot in Calabar, which also hosts the fully equipped, revamped Tinapa

It was established during the digital revolution of the early 1990s when

film studio now called Hi-TV’s Paradise Studios – other new studio

35-millimetre film cameras were phased out and were replaced by

additions include Rapid Blue’s Within the Box and MNet Nigeria’s

camcorders. The industry is now also Nigeria’s second-largest employer

production facility.


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Facts Capital: Abuja Population: 181,562,056 (World Factbook) Official Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), and Fulani. Major Airports: Murtala Muhammed Airport (Lagos) and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (Abuja). Airlines: British Airways, KLM royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Ethiopian Airlines.

Anchor Baby was the first Nollywood film sold on iTunes. Š Alpha Galore films / Talking Drum Entertainment. Stills Photographer: Kelly Kruschel

Climate

Useful Contacts

Located in the tropics, it has a tropical hot climate and experiences

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)

copious rainfall, while exhibiting climatic variations across the

Tel: +234 9 234 2764

different regions.

Email: touristhelp@tourism.gov.ng Website: www.tourism.gov.ng

Exchange rate The currency is the Nigerian Naira and the exchange rate against

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major currencies on 15 March 2016 is as follows:

BK Productions Nigeria Tel: +234 70 4383 4289

Major Currencies

Nigerian Naira

1 ZAR (Rand)

12.55

1 US dollar

199.13

Victor Okhai

1 GBP

282.49

Tel: +23 48 023 015 604

1 Euro

221.20

Email: victorokhai@gmail.com or victorokhai@msn.com

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TALENT AGENCY

The newly renovated NH The Lord Charles is conveniently situated in the glorious Cape Winelands, only 10 minutes from the Cape

• Cleared artworks

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Town Film Studio and 25 minutes from Cape

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Town International Airport. Our key service

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COUNTRY

BK Productions Nigeria

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Nigeria

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Ghana

Brad Logan

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South Africa

Derrick Kibisi

+25 6792 902 991

dkibisi@talkingfilmproduction.com

Uganda

Desert Rain Films

+264 81 659 5405

colette@naankuse.com

Namibia

Egypt Productions LLC

+20 2 2415 3830

info@egyptproductions.com

Egypt

Encounter Africa Uganda Film Crew Fixers

+256 41 469 0356

info@filmcrewfixersugnada.com

Uganda

Helen Atty

+27 21 801 0986

helen@twoseas.cc

South Africa

Janice Beatty

+255 78 450 6600

janiceb@africanenvironments.com

Tanzania

Jason Merle

+27 73 747 9311

bananaboyz@mweb.co.za

South Africa

Jean Hartley

+254 716 875 928

info@viewfindersltd.com

Kenya

Jo Higgs

+27 21 462 3213

info@gotrolley.com

South Africa

Karen Brooks

+27 83 259 6324

karenvbrooks@gmail.com

South Africa

Khadafi luyindula

+233 505 534 394

khadafi.l@arkanciagroup.com

Cote d'Ivoire

Lemon Reel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

bernd@lemonrel.com

Namibia

Magic Pictures

+212 37 296 786

info@magicpictures-morocco.com

Morocco

Margie McMahon

+27 82 557 6321

mcmahon@icon.co.za

South Africa

Morgeez Production

+27 73 371 7802

production@morgeez.com

South Africa

Morten Nielsen

+27 72 376 4405

locations4africa@gmail.com

South Africa

Neil Bowden

+27 84 674 5674

neil1@telkomsa.net

South Africa

Peter Currey

+27 82 892 9997

peter@sitewise.co.za

South Africa

Richard Moerdyk

+27 83 301 9032

richard@fixerfilm.com

South Africa

Rick Matthews

+27 82 443 6307

rick@bigbanana.co.za

South Africa

Susan Puren

+27 82 416 6193

susan@puren@gmail.com

South Africa

Talking Film Productions

+256 79 290 2991

info@talkingfilmproduction.com

Rwanda

Tanganyika Film and Safari Outfitters

+255 27 250 2713

jones@habari.co.tz

Tanzania

Tania Jenkins

+27 21 788 5777

production@afriscreen.com

South Africa

Vanessa Yelseth

+27 11 782 1152

vanessa@timeframetv.com

South Africa

Yvette Oosthuizen

+27 82 829 0896

yvette@wildblue.co.za

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+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

1BigDoor Entertainment Group t/a ShootAway Production

+27 82 475 1212

info@shootawayproduction.com

www.shootawayproduction.com

AdMakers International

+27 21 448 7074

amy@admakers.com

www.younggunfilms.co.za

African Photo Productions - Joe Alblas

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za / joe@joealblas.com

www.africanphoto.co.za / www.joealblas.com

15, 80

AFS

+27 21 424 9999

info@afsproductions.com

www.afsproductions.com

65

Amazing Spaces

+27 21 761 3445

julia@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

20, 21

Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

+27 11 944 7290

dani.ettridge@aon.co.za

www.aon.co.za

96

Aquila Game Reserve

+27 21 430 7260

res@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

22, 23

Atlas Studios

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

96

Aubergine Restaurant

+27 21 465 0000

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www.aubergine.co.za

122

AVIS Rent-A-Car

+27 21 424 1661

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125

Axis International

+27 21 713 1424

noel@axisinternational.co.za

www.axisinternational.co.za

Bidvest Van & Truck Rental

+27 11 398 0123

reservations@bidvestcarrental.co.za

www.bidvestcarrental.co.za

103 88

Big Banana Films

+27 11 880 6686

bigbanana@mweb.co.za

www.bigbanana.co.za

Birds of Eden

+27 82 979 5683

info@saasa.org.za

www.birdsofeden.co.za

Black Light Productions

+27 11 816 1257

contact@blpcorporate.com

www.blpcorporate.com

Blue Sky Productions

+254 722 205808

hemal.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

66, 114

Can Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

67

Cannes Lion

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslions.com

102 72

Cape Direct

+27 21 424 4495

dianne@capedirect.com

www.capedirect.com

Cape Weatherwise International cc

+27 83 232 5843

cwi2@weatherwise.co.za

www.weatherwise.co.za

Carbon Films

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.co.za

www.carbonfilms.co.za

72

Cellucity

828 580 000

rentals@cellucity.co.za

www.cellucity.co.za

47

Cellular Dynamics

+27 837 777 720

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

101

CineFX

+27 21 552 0732

mickey@cinefx.co.za

www.cinefx.co.za

39

CIVAIR Helicopters & Aeroplanes (Pty) ltd

+27 21 934 4488

info@civair.co.za

www.civair.co.za

96

Classi Candles

+27 21 593 0753 / 57

info@rentacandle.co.za

www.rentacandle.co.za

Colona Castle

+27 21 788 8235

colona@link.co.za

www.colonacastle.co.za

Community Media Trust

+27 21 788 9163

linelle@cmt.org.za

www.cmt.org.za

CREACHA

+27 11 037 0600

erica@creacha.co.za

www.creacha.co.za

Creature Shop

+27 82 379 3937

creatureshop@iburst.co.za

www.thecreatureshop.co.za

89 24, 25

CTICC

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

Des Kleineibst Photography

+27 82 449 1699

des@deskleineibst.com

www.deskleineibst.com

Digital Therapy

+27 84 606 4418

werner@digitaltherapy.co.za

www.digitaltherapy.co.za

Diverso Technology CC

+27 21 851 0533

accounts@diverso.co.za

www.diverso.co.za

Drone Crew

+27 72 667 7478

John@dronecrew.co.za

www.dronecrew.co.za

43

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+27 83 772 2804

gregcopeland2004@yahoo.co.uk

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122

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

9

Durban International Film Festival

+27 31 260 2506

diff@ukzn.ac.za

www.durbanfilmfest.co.za

Egg Films

+27 21 426 0728

info@eggfilms.tv

www.eggfilms.tv

68, 79, 83, 84, 85

Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

26, 27

F Stop

+971 52 799 8826 (U.A.E)

lyall@fstoplocations.com

www.fstoplocations.com

90

F.I.L.M

+27 21 461 7950

seton@filmsa.co.za

www.filmsa.co.za

06

Film Afrika

+27 21 4617950

carmen@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

Film Finances SA

+27 82 411 4088

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

97

Film Freight cc

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

122

Folio Translation Consulatants

+27 21 426 2727

info@foliotranslations.com

www.folio-online.co.za

51

Frog Squad

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

98

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

puisano@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

05, 28, 29, 107

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 888 8240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

72

Global Access

+27 11 350 6111

amelia@globalaccess.co.za

www.globalaccess.co.za

78

Go Big Productions

+27 74 192 6854

sasha@gobigproductions.net

www.gobigproductions.net

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

Hollywood Costumes

+27 11 660 4250

hollywood@telkomsa.net

www.hollywoodsa.co.za

73

Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

122

Hungry Films

+27 11 482 2171

info@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

73

Ian Greyvenstein

+27 11 482 2172

ian@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

83 91

Inspire Furniture

+27 76 644 0271

info@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

Kaap Film Productions

+27 21 461 8210

jeroen@kaapfilm.com

www.kaapfilm.com

Kathy English Brower Consulting

+27 82 453 6055

kathy@kathyeb.co.za

www.kathyenglishbrowerconsulting.co.za

98

Kayos

+27 84 457 1341

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

122

Kurland Hotel

+27 44 534 8082

info@kurland.co.za

www.kurland.co.za

30, 31

Lazer Communications

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazer.co.za

122

Lemonreel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

info@lemonreel.com

www.lemonreel.com

73, 119

Lucky Fish Productions

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

74

Marnox Media

+27 11 789 6614

mark@marnox.co.za

www.marnox.co.za

Outside Back Cover

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

74

Millstock Cars

+27 21 448 7877

bernie@millstockcars.co.za

www.millstockcars.co.za

124

Monkey Films

+27 21 461 2909

clare@monkeyfilms.co.za

www.monkeyfilms.co.za

74 49

Monkeyland

+27 82 979 5683

info@saasa.org.za

www.monkeyland.co.za

Moonlighting Film Production Services

+27 21 447 2209

beccy@moonlighting.co.za

www.moonlighting.co.za

Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

info@mountainmarina.com

www.mountainmarina.co.za

92

NH The Lord Charles Hotel

+27 21 855 1040

info@nh-hotels.co.za

www.nh-hotels.co.za

123

Off the Ground Media

+27 21 788 9163

linelle@offtheground.co.za

www.offtheground.co.za

On Cue Accessories CC

+27 21 701 1275

rentals@blackball.co.za

www.blackball.co.za

On Set Images

+27 21 790 2227

rudolf@onsetproductions.co.za

www.onsetimages.com

Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

info@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

69

Organic Canvas

+27 82 375 0611

info@organiccanvas.co.za

www.organiccanvas.co.za

93

Panalux

+27 21 529 4200

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

Inside Front Cover

Panavision SA

+27 21 555 1780

nicholas.doble@panavision.za.com

www.panavision.za.com

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Pioneer Freight

+27 21 386 5946

info@pioneerfreight.co.za

www.pioneerfreight.co.za

Post Production SA

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

Priest

+27 87 742 2250

cal@priest.co.za

www.priest.co.za

55

Pro Events

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

13

Pro Sales

+27 11 462 0000

info@pro-sales.co.za

www.pro-sales.co.za

98 123

Prop Art Rentals

+27 21 447 8882

info@propartrentals.co.za

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Protea Hotel Balalaika

+27 11 322 5000

reservations@balalaika.co.za

proteahotels.com/balalaika

Refinery

+27 11 799 7800

info@refinery.co.za

www.refinery.co.za

45

Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments

+27 21 421 0015

reservations@rockwellhotel.co.za

www.rockwellhotel.co.za

32

Royale International

+27 861 769 253

info@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

59, 61

SAE Institute

+27 21 469 3600

capetown@sae.edu

www.capetown.sae.edu

94

Searle Street Post

+27 21 469 2820

lauren@sspp.co.za

www.sspp.co.za

81

Sets Non Stop

+27 11 882 8822

action@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

11

Sound and Motion Studios

+27 21 424 7714

info@soundandmotion.co.za

www.soundandmotion.co.za/content/ home

Sound-Trax (Pty) Ltd.

+27 21 785 5487 +27 82 441 3011

soundtrax@icon.co.za

57

South Coast Tourism

+27 39 682 7944

marketing@tourismsouthcoast.co.za

www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za

35

Studio 26

+27 83 368 6216

mail@studio26.co.za

www.studio26.co.za

34

Stylus Post

+27 21 823 8841

stuart@styluspost.tv

www.styluspost.tv

99

Tempest

+27 21 935 8757 +27 11 663 4000

film@tempestcarhire.co.za

www.tempestcarhire.co.za

Inside Front Cover

The Fabulous Boomtown Boys

+27 21 788 3929

bruce@boomtownfilms.co.za

www.boomtownfilms.co.za

83

The Farm Film Production (Pty) Ltd.

+27 21 424 7714

brigitte@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv www.theloerieawards.co.za

115

70

The Loeries

+27 11 326 0304

info@theloerieawards.co.za

The Pound t/a Farm Film

+27 21 556 4948

mary@thepound.co.za

The Shooting Gallery

+27 21 461 7600

info@theshootinggallery.co.za

www.theshootinggallery.co.za

The Wardrobe Studio Johannesburg

+27 82 413 8346

nerinepienaar@gmail.com

www.wardrobehire.co.za

Top Level Effects Vincent Shantall

+27 21 511 9676

viscreatect@mweb.co.za

www.visualc.co.za

99 95

Trailers 4 Shoots

+27 82 458 7673

tony@trailers4shoots.co.za

www.trailers4shoots.co.za

Trossachs t/a Lord's Guest Lodge

+27 23 625 1881

info@lordsguestlodge.co.za

www.lordsguestlodge.co.za

Two Oceans Productions

+27 21 506 3300

top@topproductions.co.za

www.topproduction.de

71

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

info@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

99

Value Logistics

+27 86 010 0046

traceylr@value.co.za

www.value.co.za

100

Vatic

+27 82 515 1386

brett@vatic.co

www.vatic.co

85

Velocity Afrika

+27 11 807 0883

monareng@velocityafrika.co.za

www.velocityafrika.co.za

Velocity Films

+27 11 807 0100

helena@velocityfilms.com

www.velocityfilms.com

82

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

04

Wendy’s Talent Agency

+27 11 824 3750

wendy@wmta.co.za

www.wmta.co.za

123

Wesgro

+27 21 487 4868

monica@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

08, 111

Wild Dog Productions (Pty)

+27 16 366 1610

wilddogs@icon.co.za

www.wilddogs.co.za

Witch & Wizard Productions

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

123

Wizardz Print & Design

+27 21 461 9334

sales@wizardz.co.za

www.wizardz.co.za

123

Wolwedans

+264 61 230 616

info@wolwedans.com

www.wolwedans.com

118

Zootee Studios

+27 21 510 1928

info@zooteestudios.com

www.zooteestudios.com

123

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colona@link.co.za

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Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

info@mountainmarina.com

www.mountainmarina.co.za

92

NH The Lord Charles Hotel

+27 21 855 1040

info@nh-hotels.co.za

www.nh-hotels.co.za

123

Protea Hotel Balalaika

+27 11 322 5000

marketing@balalaika.co.za

www.proteahotels.com/hotels/Pages/ protea-hotel-balalaika.aspx

Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments

+27 21 421 0015

reservations@rockwellhotel.co.za

www.rockwellhotel.co.za

Trossachs t/a Lord's Guest Lodge

+27 23 625 1881

info@lordsguestlodge.co.za

www.lordsguestlodge.co.za

+27 11 824 3750

wendy@wmta.co.za

www.wmta.co.za

123

+27 11 789 6614

mark@marnox.co.za

www.marnox.co.za

Outside Back Cover

+27 72 66 77478

John@dronecrew.co.za

www.dronecrew.co.za

97

+27 82 379 3937

creatureshop@iburst.co.za

www.thecreatureshop.co.za

89

+27 21 510 1928

info@zooteestudios.com

www.zooteestudios.com

123

Tempest

+27 21 935 8757

film@tempestcarhire.co.za

www.tempestcarhire.co.za

Inside Back Cover

Tempest

+27 11 663 4000

film@tempestcarhire.co.za

www.tempestcarhire.co.za

Inside Back Cover

+27 84 457 1341

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

122

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

101

+27 76 453 6497

film@cellucity.co.za

www.cellucity.co.za

47

+27 82 449 1699

des@deskleineibst.com

www.deskleineibst.com

+27 21 934 4488

info@civair.co.za

www.civair.co.za

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kathy@kathyeb.co.za

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98

+27 83 2325843

cwi2@weatherwise.co.za

www.weatherwise.co.za

+27 82 413 8346

nerinepienaar@gmail.com

www.wardrobehire.co.za

+27 82 413 8346

nerinepienaar@gmail.com

www.wardrobehire.co.za

Film Freight cc

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

122

Pioneer Freight

+27 21 386 5946

info@pioneerfreight.co.za

www.pioneerfreight.co.za

75

Royale International

+27 86 176 9253

info@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

59, 61

F.I.L.M

+27 21 461 7950

seton@filmsa.co.za

www.filmsa.co.za

06

SAE Institute

+27 21 469 3600

capetown@sae.edu

www.capetown.sae.edu

94

+27 82 515 1386

brett@vatic.co

www.vatic.co

85

+27 11 350 6111

amelia@globalaccess.co.za

www.globalaccess.co.za

78

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Creative Media Institute

Creative Studio Vatic Creatives Agency Global Access Crew Agent Go Big Productions

+27 74 192 6854

sasha@gobigproductions.net

www.gobigproductions.net

Post Production SA

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

+27 21 461 9334

sales@wizardz.co.za

www.wizardz.co.za

123

Egg Films

+27 21 426 0728

info@eggfilms.tv

www.eggfilms.tv

68, 79, 83, 84, 85

Ian Greyvensteyn

+27 11 482 2172

ian@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

83

+27 84 606 4418

werner@digitaltherapy.co.za

www.digitaltherapy.co.za

41, 97

+27 83 772 2804

gregcopeland2004@yahoo.co.uk

www.droneeye.co.za

122

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

Digital Printing & Callsheets Wizardz Print & Design Director

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+27 21 593 0753 / 57

Diverso Technology CC

+27 21 851 0533

accounts@diverso.co.za

www.diverso.co.za

Panavision SA

+27 21 555 1780

nicholas.doble@panavision.za.com

www.panavision.za.com

01

Pro Sales

+27 11 462 0000

info@pro-sales.co.za

www.pro-sales.co.za

98

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

info@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

99

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

04

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazer.co.za

122

+27 21 7011275

rentals@blackball.co.za

www.blackball.co.za

+27 21 529 4200

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

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+27 11 824 3750

wendy@wmta.co.za

www.joburgextras.co.za

123

Equipment Rental - Two Way Radios Lazer Communications Equipment Rental & Props On Cue Accessories CC Equipment & Studio Rental Panalux Extra's Agency Wendy’s Talent Agency

Filming Primates & Filming Birds Birds of Eden

+27 82 979 5683

info@saasa.org.za

www.birdsofeden.co.za

Monkeyland

+27 82 979 5683

info@saasa.org.za

www.monkeyland.co.za

49

Cannes Lion

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslions.com

102

Durban International Film Festival

+27 31 260 2506

diff@ukzn.ac.za

www.durbanfilmfest.co.za

The Loeries

+27 11 326 0304

info@theloerieawards.co.za

www.theloerieawards.co.za

115

+27 11 944 7290

dani.ettridge@aon.co.za

www.aon.co.za

96

+27 82 411 4088

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

97

+27 839 970 991

wendy@filmproductplacement.co.za

www.filmproductplacement.co.za

123

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

96

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

02, 109

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

puisano@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

05, 28, 29, 107

South Coast Tourism

+27 39 682 7944

marketing@tourismsouthcoast.co.za

www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za

35

Wesgro

+27 21 487 4868

monica@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

08, 111

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

122

Film Festivals

Film Insurance Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd Film Finance Film Finances SA Film Product Placement Film Product Placement Film Studios Atlas Studios Government Agencies

Hard Drives & Consumables Hot Source Location Aquila Game Reserve

+27 21 430 7260

res@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

22, 23

CTICC

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

24, 25

Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

26, 27


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+27 44 534 8082

info@kurland.co.za

www.kurland.co.za

30, 31

133

Location Kurland Hotel Studio 26

+27 83 368 6216

mail@studio26.co.za

www.studio26.co.za

34

Wolwedans

+264 61 230 616

info@wolwedans.com

www.wolwedans.com

118

+27 21 761 3445

julia@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

20, 21

Big Banana Films

+27 11 880 6686

bigbanana@mweb.co.za

www.bigbanana.co.za

88

F Stop

+971 52 799 8826 (U.A.E)

lyall@fstoplocations.com

www.fstoplocations.com

90

Go Big Productions

+27 741 926854

sasha@gobigproductions.net

www.gobigproductions.net

+27 21 785 5487 +27 82 441 3011

soundtrax@icon.co.za

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

98

+27 82 458 7673

tony@trailers4shoots.co.za

www.trailers4shoots.co.za

95

+27 82 449 1699

des@deskleineibst.com

www.deskleineibst.com

Locations Agency Amazing Spaces Location Scout

Location Sound Sound-Trax (Pty) Ltd.

57

Marine Film Company Frog Squad Mobile Location Facilities Trailers 4 Shoots Photographer Des Kleineibst Photography Post Production CREACHA

+27 11 037 0600

erica@creacha.co.za

www.creacha.co.za

Post Production SA

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

Refinery

+27 11 799 7800

info@refinery.co.za

www.refinery.co.za

45 55

Priest

+27 87 742 2250

cal@priest.co.za

www.priest.co.za

Sound and Motion Studios

+27 21 424 7714

info@soundandmotion.co.za

www.soundandmotion.co.za/content/ home

Searle Street Post

+27 21 469 2820

lauren@sspp.co.za

www.sspp.co.za

81

Stylus Post

+27 21 823 8841

stuart@styluspost.tv

www.styluspost.tv

99

Post Production Facilities

Production House 0307

+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

64

AFS

+27 21 424 9999

info@afsproductions.com

www.afsproductions.com

65

Axis International

+27 21 713 1424

noel@axisinternational.co.za

www.axisinternational.co.za

Black Light Productions

+27 11 8161257

contact@blpcorporate.com

www.blpcorporate.com

Can Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

67

Cape Direct

+27 21 424 4495

dianne@capedirect.com

www.capedirect.com

72

Carbon Films

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.co.za

www.carbonfilms.co.za

72

Community Media Trust

+27 21 788 9163

linelle@cmt.org.za

www.cmt.org.za

Egg Films

+27 21 426 0728

info@eggfilms.tv

www.eggfilms.tv

68, 79, 83, 84, 85

Film Afrika

+27 21 461 7950

carmen@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 888 8240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

72

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

73 73

Hungry Films

+27 11 482 2171

info@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

Kaap Film Productions

+27 21 461 8210

jeroen@kaapfilm.com

www.kaapfilm.com


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Lemonreel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

info@lemonreel.com

www.lemonreel.com

73, 119

Lucky Fish Productions

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

74

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

74

Monkey Films

+27 21 461 2909

clare@monkeyfilms.co.za

www.monkeyfilms.co.za

74

Moonlighting Film Production Services

+27 21 447 2209

beccy@moonlighting.co.za

www.moonlighting.co.za

Off the Ground Media

+27 21 788 9163

linelle@offtheground.co.za

www.offtheground.co.za

On Set Images

+27 21 790 2227

rudolf@onsetproductions.co.za

www.onsetimages.com

Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

info@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

69

The Fabulous Boomtown Boys

+27 21 788 3929

bruce@boomtownfilms.co.za

www.boomtownfilms.co.za

83

The Farm Film Production (Pty) Ltd.

+27 21 424 7714

brigitte@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv

The Shooting Gallery

+27 21 461 7600

info@theshootinggallery.co.za

www.theshootinggallery.co.za

70

Two Oceans Productions

+27 21 506 3300

top@topproductions.co.za

www.topproduction.de

71

Velocity Afrika

+27 11 807 0883

monareng@velocityafrika.co.za

www.velocityafrika.co.za

Velocity Films

+27 11 807 0100

helena@velocityfilms.com

www.velocityfilms.com

Wild Dog Productions (Pty)

+27 163 661610

wilddogs@icon.co.za

www.wilddogs.co.za

Witch & Wizard Productions

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

+27 82 475 1212

info@shootawayproduction.com

www.shootawayproduction.com

+27 21 4617950

carmen@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

Production House

82

123

Production House - Commercial Service 1BigDoor Entertainment Group t/a ShootAway Production Production House - Film Film Afrika

Production House - Film & Television 1BigDoor Entertainment Group t/a ShootAway Production

+27 82 475 1212

info@shootawayproduction.com

www.shootawayproduction.com

AdMakers International

+27 21 448 7074

amy@admakers.com

www.younggunfilms.co.za

Go Big Productions

+27 74 192 6854

sasha@gobigproductions.net

Hungry Films

+27 11 482 2171

neil@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

+27 21 461 7950

carmen@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

+254 722 336 840

hemal.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

66, 114

+27 76 644 0271

info@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

91

73

Production House - Television Film Afrika Production House - Kenya Blue Sky Productions Prop Hire Inspire Furniture


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+27 21 447 8882

info@propartrentals.co.za

www.propartrentals.co.za

123

+27 82 375 0611

info@organiccanvas.co.za

www.organiccanvas.co.za

93

+27 21 465 0000

info@aubergine.co.za

www.aubergine.co.za

122

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

13

+27 11 882 8822

action@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

11

+27 21 785 5487 +27 82 441 3011

soundtrax@icon.co.za

CineFX

+27 21 552 0732

mickey@cinefx.co.za

www.cinefx.co.za

39

Top Level Effects Vincent Shantall

+27 21 511 9676

viscreatect@mweb.co.za

www.visualc.co.za

99

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za / joe@joealblas.com

www.africanphoto.co.za / www.joealblas.com

15, 80

+27 74 192 6854

sasha@gobigproductions.net

www.gobigproductions.net

+27 21 426 2727

info@foliotranslations.com

www.folio-online.co.za

51

AVIS Rent-A-Car

+27 21 424 1661

avisfilm@avis.co.za

www.avis.com

125

Millstock Cars

+27 21 448 7877

bernie@millstockcars.co.za

www.millstockcars.co.za

124

The Pound t/a Farm Film

+27 21 556 4948

mary@thepound.co.za

Value Logistics

+27 86 010 0046

traceylr@value.co.za

www.value.co.za

100

+27 11 398 0123

reservations@bidvestcarrental.co.za

www.bidvestcarrental.co.za

103

+27 82 413 8346

nerinepienaar@gmail.com

www.wardrobehire.co.za

+27 11 660 4250

hollywood@telkomsa.net

www.hollywoodsa.co.za

Props & Artworks Prop Art Rentals Prosthetics & Organic Props Organic Canvas Restaurant Aubergine Restaurant Security Services Pro Events Set Design & Construction Sets Non Stop Sound Recording Sound-Trax (Pty) Ltd.

57

Special Effects

Stills Photography African Photo Productions - Joe Alblas Talent Management & Castings Go Big Productions Translation Services Folio Translation Consultants Vehicle Hire

Vehicle, Van & Truck Hire Bidvest Van & Truck Rental Wardrobe The Wardrobe Studio Johannesburg Wardrobe & Costume Rental Hollywood Costumes

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