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Film | Television | Commercial | Music Video | Broadcast | Event | Photographic


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Johannesburg

+27 (0) 11 314 1748 • Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 555 1780


JOHANNESBURG EXPOCENTRE

Home to South Africa’s favourite family and consumer event, the Rand Show, the Johannesburg Expo Centre is South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference and events venue. Situated just south of Johannesburg, the Expo Centre has proven that it can host a diverse range of world-class shows, including the likes of Ultra South Africa, Automechanika, BAUMA Conexpo Africa, Sexpo and Electra Mining. What you can expect: • Multipurpose exhibition halls providing over 50 000m² of indoor space • Over 100 000m² of versatile outdoor exhibition space and over 20 000 parking bays • Upmarket conference rooms encompassing 4 000m² • Multi-purpose arena that can accommodate up to 20 000 people • Five star catering facilities and 24 hour security • Prime location - accessible from all major highways, just 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport • Situated 15 minutes from a range of three, four and five-star hotels • Studio Joburg – the venue is the perfect location for all film needs • Individual gates and entrances for each hall provide ease of access for event build-up and break-down • A registered helicopter landing base, managed by Capital Air • World class facilities, awarded by the PMR Africa Award in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016

Let us meet your demands and exceed your expectations. For more information, visit our website on www.expocentre.co.za Follow us on Facebook: JHB Expo Centre Twitter: @jhbexpocentre


LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is adding film production to its arsenal of services with the launch of Studio Joburg - a fully-fledged film and television content hub. The result of a collaboration between the owners of the Expo Centre and a consortium of leading film practitioners, Studio Joburg will mean that Johannesburg has its very own Universal Studios in its backyard, the venue is the perfect location for all film needs. Eddie Mbalo, who joins Craig Newman (JEC CEO) and his team in this endeavour, is a film and television production expert with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. “South Africa has been a popular destination for the production of filmed content for the US and Europe for many years,” says Mbalo. “Since the creation of the Dti’s Location Film and Television Production Incentive, and the South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production Incentive, South Africa has become a desirable film location as well as a coproduction partner of choice.” The Expo Centre provides the perfect location for this new venture. “In addition to the sheer size of the venue, it’s extremely practical,” says Mbalo. “There is an adequate power supply with access to plug points all over the venue and a sufficient water and ablution supply. There are also halls that are ready to be used so production can begin immediately.” Studio Joburg, the venue is the perfect location for all film needs, will see facilities within the Expo Centre converted into a film-making hub, with additions made to include a film school, post-production facilities and office space. There are also plans in place to create an amusement park with studio tours, park rides and themed precincts. “Our vision is to create a place where families can spend the day together, eating in themed restaurants and seeing films being shot,” explains Mbalo. “The themed precincts will include recreations of London, Paris and New York, with major landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and London’s Tower Bridge.” The studio will also be an important development for the people of Soweto and the surrounding areas in terms of job creation and skills development. “The film value chain consists of several support services that are crucial to the completion and success of each film project,” explains Newman. “These services include set building, painting, catering, wardrobe, design, and lighting to name a few. Each of these support services means several job opportunities for people in the area,” he concluded.

BUSINESS + 27 (0) 11 026 6371 BUSINESS ADDRESS Expo Centre, Cnr Rand Show & Nasrec Roads, Clubhouse Building, Nasrec, Johannesburg Email : info@studiojoburg.co.za


We’re famous for our mountain, and our oceans, and our desert, and our forests, and our city, and our rivers, and our salt pans, and our winelands, and our farms, and our beaches, and our parklands, and our game reserves, and our studios, and any other location you need. Cape Town and the Western Cape has as many locations as you have ideas. Together with state-of-the-art facilities and a budget-loving exchange rate, the journey from script to screen will be seamless. That’s why movies and series such as Resident Evil: The Last Chapter, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Brothers Grimsby, Eye in the Sky, Momentum, District 9, Shepherds and Butchers, Noem My Skollie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Invictus, Safe House, Dredd, Strike Backs S3, Blood Drive, Homeland S4 and Black Sails S1-4 have been filmed here. Other benefits of shooting here are the moderate climate, highly competitive rates, a skilled and established commercial and stills industry, as well as world-class animation, VFX, and post production facilities. Wesgro is mandated by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government to promote the region’s film and media industry. This means we’re a favour waiting to happen. Find out how Wesgro can support you by visiting www.wesgro.co.za and download our new e-book to see some of the inspiring locations we have waiting for you. Cape Town and the Western Cape. An inspiring place to create.

For more information contact: Monica Rorvik, Head: Film and Media Promotion +27 (0) 21 487 8600 | film@wesgro.co.za | www.wesgro.co.za


WELCOME

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WELCOME TO AFRICA!

S

outh Africa’s diverse locations are much lauded for their beauty, but they are gaining popularity for their incredible adaptability too. It is said that 80% of the world can be recreated within a two hour drive from

producers of films, TV content and commercials. The local film industry is also fl ourishing, with many independent films garnering international acclaim. I am pleased to present The Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa , now in its 16th year, which has become the all-important tipping point

international producers and filmmakers clamouring for more.

for decision makers in the film industry. Packed with essential

Coupled with our highly skilled crew; the country is consistently

information, industry insights and in-depth overviews of key sectors,

in demand for film and commercial service.

this publication is the ultimate business case for filming in Africa.

However, South Africa’s biggest drawcard is our att racti ve

Welcome to Africa, we can’t wait to facilitate your next Academy

rebate scheme for both production and post production. It

Award-winning feature, or Cannes Lion-winning commercial.

encourages and stimulates film production on our continent,

- Lance Gibbons,

and has proved to be an excellent incenti ve for international

Publisher

Tess © Boondogle Films

Cape Town. The country’s chameleon-like versatility is keeping


CONTENTS

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CONTENTS

Film Commissions Film Financing and Incentives SA: A Leading Service Destination A World in One Country Events to Diarise Locations Africa Co-Production Film Service Commercial Service Directors Music Videos Stills Animation Post-Production South African Film Television Crew And Artists

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Gear and Suppliers Specialist Services Studios Production Companies Creative Profiles Specialist Services Companies Showcasing Africa Western Cape Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Morocco Namibia Nigeria Fixers Directory Funding Contacts Advertisers Directory (Alphabetical) Advertisers Directory (Categorical) Credits

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Welcome


SILVERLINEEEE


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GAUTENG

FILM COMMISSIONS

KWAZULU-NATAL

IN SOUTH AFRICA

EASTERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE

Wesgro is the official destination, marketing, investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape. Located in Cape Town, it is the first point of contact for foreign buyers, local exporters and investors wishing to take advantage of the unlimited business potential in the region. www.wesgro.co.za

GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television industry in South Africa’s wealthiest province. Their aim is to position Gauteng as a world-class filmmaking destination and attract local and international investments in the sector. www.gautengfilm.org.za

DURBAN FILM OFFICE

EASTERN CAPE DEVELOPMENT

Established in 2003, the Durban Film Office (DFO) is a division of the Department of Economic Development at the eThekwini Municipality. It is responsible for the promotion and development of the film industry in the region. The goal is for Durban to be internationally recognised as a dynamic, creative, innovative and cost-effective production centre. www.durbanfilmoffice.com

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is an economic development agency working with provincial and national ministries, municipalities, chambers, private businesses and communities. Owned by the Eastern Cape Government, it aims to attract new investors, stimulate exports, facilitate development and grow existing businesses. www.ecdc.co.za

KZN FILM COMMISSION Its main function is to develop and grow infrastructure and facilities for film and related industries in the province as well as facilitate policy, legislation and regulations necessary for the promotion of the industry. The commission also aims to attract foreign and local investment and to provide advice, support and funding incentives for filmmakers. www.kznfilmcommission.co.za

ZULU COAST FILM OFFICE The ZCFO aims to reestablish with a positive drive the promotion and development of the film and stills industry within the region. Its objective is to promote and market the northern KwaZulu-Natal districts as prime locations for filmmakers. www.film-zulucoast.co.za

Origins Documentary Drama Series ŠNational Geographic Channels & Asylum Entertainment LLC 2016, Film Afrika, Motion Picture Still Photography by Casey Crafford | African Photo Productions

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FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVES

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FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVES R QSAPE cap:

R50 mil. R QSAPPE of

R1.5 mil. R

SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCTION INCENTIVE 20% OF QSAPE

SOUTH AFRICAN POST PRODUCTION INCENTIVE 22.5% OF QSAPE

SOUTH AFRICAN POST PRODUCTION INCENTIVE 25% OF QSAPE

R

FOREIGN POST PRODUCTION

QSAPPE of

R1.5 mil.

The South African Film and Television Production and CoProduction Incentive is available to qualifying South African productions and official treaty co-productions with total production budgets of R2.5-million and above. 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 PostProduction Expenditure (QSAPPE) of R1.5-million and above. Foreign Film and Television Production and PostProduction Incentive (Foreign Film) 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.

QSAPPE of

R3 mil.

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY (dti) (DTI)

INCENTIVE 22.5% OF QSAPPE

Benefits: • Shooting on location in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated as 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 PostProduction 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%). • 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.

Benefits: The rebate is calculated as 35% of the first R6-million of QSAPE and 25% of the QSAPE on amounts above R6-million. The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive is available to South African black-owned qualifying productions.


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THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION (NFVF) The National Film and Video Foundation is the body mandated to grow the local film industry. They provide development, production funding, and marketing and distribution funding, capped at R1-million. The National Film & Video Foundation provides film and video-related funding in four broad categories: • Development Funding • Education & Training • Production Funding • Marketing & Distribution Development Funding: The NFVF considers development as any work undertaken to put an idea or concept into writing with an intention of creating a script including research undertaken in a documentary, a short or a feature film whether fiction or real life. The NFVF also provides financial support to the development of television concepts that can be formatted, sold globally and licensed for remake rights or for syndication. Education and Training Funding: In order to stimulate and advance skills development, meet the current needs of industry, and to ensure the industry’s future growth and competitiveness, the NFVF provides funding for national bursaries, international bursaries and grants to organisations that offer training and development programmes.

Black Mirror © Netflix, Courtesy of David Dettmann

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Production Funding: One of the NFVF’s strategic objectives is to increase the number of South African films and previously disadvantaged individuals producing them. Production funding is given for feature films, short films and documentaries. In addition, the NFVF has set aside a R1-million grant each year for the purchase of archive material for feature-length and hour-long documentaries.

The IDC is a self-financing, state-owned national development finance institution, which plays a key role in financing South African films, especially co-productions. The IDC generally caps its investments at 49% of the overall budget. The IDC Media and Motion Pictures SBU is the driving force behind a sustainable South African film industry and will continue making a difference by helping South Africa filmmakers to turn their creative visions into a reality

Marketing and Distribution Funding The objective of the grant is to provide financial support to filmmakers and distributors to promote their product at film markets and festivals effectively. Productions with budgets of R2.5-million and above will receive support for Print & Advertising of posters and such small items excluding advertising print for larger posters.

Who should apply for finance? New or existing companies within the media and motion pictures sector that need funding of up to R1-million.

Who can apply? South African independent filmmakers and independent local distributors who have a complete film or TV product

Funding can be structured in the most appropriate manner utilising a wide range of instruments to meet the needs of the business including: • Debt/equity • Quasi-equity • Bridging finance • Venture capital

One of the NFVF’s strategic objectives is to increase the number of South African films and previously disadvantaged individuals producing them.

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SOUTH AFRICA – THE WORLD’S LEADING SERVICE DESTINATION

The Dark Tower © Sony Pictures - Columbia Pictures


SA SUCCESS

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AWARDS Tsotsi won Best Foreign Language Film in 2006 at the Academy Awards. Mad Max: Fury Road, filmed in Namibia and South Africa, was nominated for 10 Oscars, and won six. Noem my Skollie won five Golden Horns at the 2017 SAFTAs. District 9 received four Academy Awards nominations, seven British Academy Film Awards nominations, five Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations, and one Golden Globe nomination.

For decades, international producers and filmmakers have flocked to South Africa’s sunny shores to take advantage of our world-class studios, highly skilled crew, diverse locations and first-rate facilities. Competitive rebates coupled with a weak local currency make South Africa a value-for-money filming destination.

Black Sails has won Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. Stick Man, a Triggerfish and Magic Light Pictures collaboration, won Le Cristal at Annecy 2016.

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INTERNATIONAL TV SERIES SERVICED IN SOUTH AFRICA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The Searchers Fall of a City The Crown The Last Post Tutankhamun Roots Black Sails The Young Pope Wallander Dominion Saints and Strangers Book of Negroes Of Kings and Prophets Homeland (S4) Gettysburg The Young Leonardo Our Girl Hooten and the Lady Black Mirror Mankind: The Story of Us

INTERNATIONAL FILMS SERVICED IN SOUTH AFRICA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Tomb Raider Resident Evil: The Final Chapter The Dark Tower Red Sea Diving Resort Queen of Katwe Mad Max: Fury Road The Last Face A United Kingdom The Gamechangers 24 Hours to Live The Jungle Book The Brothers Grimsby Avengers: Age of Ultron Blood Diamond Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom Eye in the Sky The Empty Man Maze Runner: The Death Cure The Good Lie The Giver The Perfect Wave Chappie The Journey is the Destination Blended Safe House City of Violence The Bang Bang Club Ladygrey District 9 Chronicle The Girl


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SOUTH AFRICA

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CO PRODUCTION USA: 14 HRS

South Africa has co-production treaties with: • South Africa / Canada, 1997 • South Africa / Italy, 2003 • South Africa / Germany, 2004 • South Africa / United Kingdom, 2007 • South Africa / France, 2010 • South Africa / Australia, 2010 • South Africa / New Zealand, 2011 • South Africa / Ireland, 2012 • South Africa / Netherlands 2015

SUNSHINE HOURS October to March are the sunniest months – receiving over 300 hours of sunlight per month. Gauteng has the added advantage of dry and bright winters. The Western Cape’s summers are hot and dry. The coast receives winter rainfall, and the interior often receives summer rainfall.

$ R13.88 R14.79 R17.22 R2 R3.78

Waterfalls

EXCHANGE RATE = = = = =

1 1 1 1 1

US Dollar Euro British Pound Chinese Yuan UAE Dirham

Correct as of 6 April 2017

Rock Formations Acacia Trees

Salt Pans

Sunny Skies in Winter

NORTHERN CAPE CASTING DEMOGRAPHICS Desert In South Africa, many races call the country home, creating a wealth of diversity: African American, Mixed Race, Indian, Mediterranean, Caucasian, European and Asian. Africa is a melting pot of ethnicities, and a casting director can find almost every look.

TIME ZONES South African Standard Time (SAST) is the time zone used by all of South Africa, as well as Swaziland and Lesotho. The zone is two hours ahead of UTC (UTC+2) and is the same as Central Africa Time. Daylight saving time is not observed in either time zone. South Africa is one or two hours ahead of the UK (depending on the time of year), six hours ahead of New York, nine hours ahead of LA, and six hours behind Hong Kong.

Moonscapes

JHB: 2 HRS Rock Formations

White Sandy Beaches

WESTERN CAPE Dunes European feel

2 500km of coastline

Vineyards Art Deco Studios

Wheat fields


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UK: 11 HRS DUBAI: 8 HRS

Baobab Trees

CHINA: 14 HRS

LIMPOPO Wildlife

GAUTENG Studios

Palace

NORTH WEST

African feel

Desert

Savanna

Markets

MPUMALANGA

JHB: 1 HR Savanna

Townships

KWAZULU-NATAL

FREE STATE

Tropical Forest

Wheat fields and apple orchards

Rolling Hills Coastal Skyscrapers

Sunny Skies in Winter

Mountain Range

DURBAN: 2 HRS

Art Deco

Acacia Trees

EASTERN CAPE Wildlife

Forest

Pristine Beaches

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EVENTS TO DIARISE FEBRUARY WGSA MUSE AWARDS

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KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Pretoria, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

MARCH CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa

LOERIES CREATIVE WEEK Durban, South Africa

SEPTEMBER JOZI FILM FESTIVAL Johannesburg, South Africa

RAPIDLION: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DOCKANEMA

Johannesburg, South Africa

Mozambique

LUXOR AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

INDIE KAROO FILM FESTIVAL

Luxor, Egypt

Prince Albert, South Africa

SA ECO FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER

Cape Town, South Africa

APRIL

SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST Cape Town, South Africa C

BOKEH SOUTH AFRICAN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL

CARTHAGE FILM FESTIVAL Carthage, Tunisia

M

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Cape Town, South Africa

MAY

SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL Cape Town, South Africa

DISCOP AFRICA ABIDJAN Abidjan, Ivory Coast

JUNE ENCOUNTERS SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

PHOTO AND FILM EXPO Johannesburg, South Africa

CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

JULY

DISCOP AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg, South Africa

PLETT FOOD FILM FESTIVAL Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Zanzibar City, Tanzania

NOVEMBER AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Tinapa, Nigeria

DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Durban, South Africa

CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

DURBAN FILMMART

Cairo, Egypt

Durban, South Africa

AUGUST

DECEMBER

MZANSI WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE MARRAKECH

Johannesburg, South Africa

Marrakech, Morocco

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lights, cameras, grips and studios

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DTI

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Showtime’s Homeland (Moonlighting) © Showtime

COME SHOOT IN

SOUTH AFRICA S

outh Africa is internationally acclaimed as a land of

Islamabad, Pakistan, with Cape Town Film Studios serving as

outstanding locations that have been used in numerous

the location for the hit TV series Black Sails, a period piece set

international feature films, TV series, commercials and stills

in the Caribbean.

shoots. With its rolling hills, scenic valleys, cosmopolitan cities,

South Africa currently has nine official co-production

amazing weather and first-class film infrastructure, South Africa is able

agreements with leading production countries: Canada, Italy,

to double for over 80% of the world.

Germany, United Kingdom, France, Australia, New Zealand,

South Africa’s scenic backdrops are enhanced by a moderate climate

Ireland and Netherlands. These agreements lead to numerous

where long summer days and mild winters offer extended shooting

co-production opportunities which support joint projects and

hours. Glorious skies lend themselves to unforgettable sunrises and

access to funds from both jurisdictions.

sunsets, with powerful thunderstorms adding dramatic effect. The country combines its natural splendour with world-class

Infrastructure plays an important role in all productions, with the country able to offer various location options, that

crews and first-rate film infrastructure, that is further supported by

are supported by superb and highly efficient production studio

an enabling environment which includes an incentive offering and

facilities such as the Cape Town Film Studios, which have been

facilitation services in providing the ideal location for shooting and

rated as one of the top 10 studios globally.

post production. As a location, South Africa can draw upon experience and

Services offered in post-production facilities include VFX, Animation & Motion Graphics, DIT services, Digital Dailies

capabilities gained from hosting numerous international productions.

and Media Management Solutions, Editing Cutting Rooms,

In Homeland Season Four, Cape Town was successfully used to portray

Online, Colour Grading, Sound Mixing and Editing Studios,


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Black Sails © Keith Bernstein / 2014 Starz Entertainment, LLC

DCP Theatrical Cinema Packaging, Mastering, Versioning & Deliveries. With an established film and TV value chain in place, domestic and international productions are able to source equipment such as sound,

InvestSA is able to fast track, unblock and reduce red tape through interactions with all relevant Government bodies, thereby ensuring a welcoming environment for the film industry.

For further information on South Africa’s film and TV offering, Invest SA is happy to discuss your project and provide guidance to your investment needs.

lighting, grips and cameras locally. With various productions taking place daily in South Africa, the talent pool is broad and locally available.

Please contact the Invest SA team via

This includes actors, directors, producers, costume designers, stunt

Ms Thembakazi Kwinana

tems, DOP’s etc.

Assistant Director (Film & TV)

InvestSA, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry (the

Service Based Industries

dti) provides a one-stop-shop service to investors, both local and

Invest SA

foreign when locating your investment into South Africa. Investment

Tel: +27 (0)21 480 8062

SA is able to fast track, unblock and reduce red tape through

Email: TKwinana@thedti.gov.za

interactions with all relevant Government bodies, thereby ensuring a welcoming environment for the film industry. InvestSA is able to facilitate access to financial support and assist with expediting visa applications for international crews undertaking work in the country. Further, we do this by actively engaging with regional film commissions and film industry bodies to ensure cohesiveness.

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Clients have worked in the country for many years and are well informed about South African production companies for their service work. This requires us to retain top drawer production and research resources and have a deeper understanding of the client’s business so we can add value to our offering. The Western Cape offers an unparalleled set of filmmaking assets that can never be taken away. - Philip Key, CEO Moonlighting Films

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LOCATIONS AFRICA

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Durban Film Office Enigma Mansion KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission The Lion & Safari Park Quiver Tree Self-Catering Apartments Cape Town & Western Cape Film & Media Promotion Blue Sky Films Constitution Hill Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours The V&A Waterfront

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AMAZING SPACES * *Luxury spaces. Traditional spaces. Cozy spaces. Rambling spaces. Contemporary spaces. Sea-facing spaces. Wooden spaces. Quiet spaces. Commercial spaces. Family spaces. Cape Town and Johannesburg spaces. Outdoor spaces. High-rise spaces. Crowded spaces. Rural spaces. Hard-to-find spaces. For shoot, events or accommodation‌. Amazing Spaces.

GET IN TOUCH t: +27 21 761 3445 / +27 11 646 9172

e: info@amazingspaces.co.za

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AQUILA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE & SPA Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the four star Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road. Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5. Game drives in four-wheel-drive vehicles, quadbike and horseback safari are the perfect way to encounter the animals. As a film location, Aquila offers wide vistas, hilltop locations and Karoo scrubland with spectacular sunsets.

CONTACT DETAILS: Head Office: 307 Mount Curtis Building, Main Road, Seapoint, Cape Town, South Africa m: +27 72 208 3433

t: +27 861 SAFARI (73 73 78 3) / +27 21 430 7260

e: corp@aquilasafari.com

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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (CTICC) The CTICC is an award-winning flexible venue hosting a wide variety of events and a popular location for film and commercial productions. We know how important finding the right venue is in creating a memorable experience. Our venues are great “blank canvases” that can be turned into an imaginative scene. The CTICC’s exhibition halls alone offer: 11 200m² of column-free space | Ceiling and floors that can accommodate up to 3 000kg per m 2 | Ceiling height spanning 10-18 metres | Power, water and data connections in service trenches every 4.5 metres | Movable doors providing access to a 5 000m² marshalling yard for efficient set-up and breakdown.

CONTACT DETAILS: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa t: +27 21 410 5000

e: sales@cticc.co.za

twitter:@CTICC_Official

facebook: facebook.com/CTICC

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DURBAN FILM OFFICE The city of Durban has found its shape in traces of India, Indonesia, Brazil, Zanzibar and Europe. Our colourful history is reflected in the profusion of Cape-Dutch, Indian, Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor, French Provincial, Neo-Gothic styles and Art Deco architecture. The landscape from the coast to the country is a gentle transformation from palm trees, beach cafĂŠs, steel and glass cities, to rolling hills, meandering countryside and dramatic mountain passes. The region presents miles of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, blue water lagoons, and a myriad of rivers, lakes and imposing waterfalls, the most known of these, Howick Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world.

CONTACT DETAILS: t: +27 31 311 4243

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ENIGMA MANSION Enigma Mansion is the most luxurious and palatial paradise created along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, in the most prestigious residential zone in the heart of South Africa’s Cote d’Azur. Enigma Mansion occupies 1 600m 2 of living space on 5 000m 2 of land, secluded in the wind-free Glen area, a protected setting between Camps Bay and Clifton. The property is situated just below Lion’s Head amongst the peace of mountain peaks, unspoilt nature and spectacular ocean views. It is the most glamorous and functional location and is available for fashion/beauty photo and film shoots, as well as mainstream movie productions. Enigma Mansion is also available for short stays throughout the year.

CONTACT DETAILS: 11 Blair Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa e: headoffice@enigmamansion.com / theiler@optimumfinanz.ch

www.enigmamansion.com / www.ourglorioushomes.com


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KWAZULU-NATAL FILM COMMISSION Scout no further than KwaZulu-Natal for your next production. With provincial incentives, national rebates, film friendly locations and the most diverse and inspiring backdrops – our kingdom is your stage. See how to be creative and budget sensitive by visiting: www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

CONTACT DETAILS: 10th Floor, Musgrave Towers, 115 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban, 4001, South Africa t: +27 31 325 0200

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THE LION & SAFARI PARK The Lion & Safari Park has been an amazing experience for the last 50 years. Having moved to a brand-new facility in the Cradle of Humankind in July 2016, the Lion and Safari Park offers guests an incredible day out. Immersed in the beautiful natural surroundings of the area, guests can experience guided game drives, safari drives or self-drives. Let the Lion and Safari Park turn your next conference, team building or event into something unique. Great packages are available and for the first time on offer — adventure activities such as River Rafting, Quad Biking and Abseiling.

CONTACT DETAILS: R512 Lanseria Road, Broederstroom, South Africa Contact Catherine George

m: +27 73 083 2358

t: +27 87 1500 100

e: catherine@lionpark.com

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QUIVER TREE SELF-CATERING APARTMENTS Quiver Tree Self-Catering Apartments is the ultimate space not only for location shoots, but a cosy nest for film crews to call their home away from home. For those creating magic at the Cape Town Film Studios or in the beautiful winelands, Quiver Tree Apartments is centrally and conveniently located to ensure you don’t miss a scene. With modern architecture and conversation starters sprouting from corridors and apartments, we constantly strive to create unique and memorable experiences. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our love for hospitality with you.

CONTACT DETAILS: Quiver Tree Self-Catering Apartments, 2 Faure Street, Stellenbosch, 7600 m: +27 72 208 3433

t: +27 21 882 8986 / +27 21 883 3339

e: stay@qtstellenbosch.com

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WESGRO The Western Cape is a sought-after film, TV and commercial location, as 80% of the world can be replicated within a two-hour drive. The province is home to six regions: Cape Town, Cape Karoo, Cape Overberg, Cape West Coast, Cape Winelands and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo, all of which boast diverse architecture, pristine beaches, lush greenery, moonscapes, high-end venues and gritty urban interiors and exteriors. The Western Cape is also home to some of the most advanced and in-demand studios in the world, including the world-class Cape Town Film Studios. Films and TV series shot on location include: Tomb Raider, The Dark Tower, Black Sails and Homeland (S4). Cape Town & Western Cape Film and Media Promotion, a division of Wesgro, assists productions in the Western Cape, including regulation guidance and finding co-production parties.

CONTACT DETAILS: Monica Rorvik (Head: Film & Media Promotion)

t: +27 21 487 8600

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BLUE SKY FILMS Blue Sky Films offers a vast range of locations in the East Africa region. Ranging from metropolitan African cities, great expanses of empty deserts, dry salt lakes, mountains with snow-topped peaks, rich green earth, rolling forest-clad foothills, farmlands reminiscent of Europe, the great savannah renowned for the yearly migration of a million wildebeest, a spectacle of plentiful game, including lions, cheetahs, elephants to name a few, turquoise waters of the Indian ocean, sandy beaches, palm trees, mangroves, coral reefs and hidden coves, coastlines with ancient forts, and winding passage ways of shore streets with beautifully carved wooden doors.

CONTACT DETAILS Blue Sky Films, Jamhuri Showground, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 722 336 840 / +254 722 755 893

e: mario@blueskyafrica.com / jim@blueskyafrica.com

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CONSTITUTION HILL Constitution Hill is a well preserved National Heritage Site and living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. It dates back to 1893, when the doors to the Old Fort first opened as a prison for white men and later, as a military fort. More sections were later also added to the site, including a section for black male prisoners, known as Number Four, a Women’s Jail and an Awaiting Trial Block. After South Africa became a democracy in 1994, a historic decision was taken to locate the nation’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, on the premises. Constitution Hill is a sought after premier film location offering rustic and authentic settings of over 100 year old buildings to capture choice and unique historical moments.

CONTACT DETAILS Constitution Hill Visitor Centre, 11 Kotze Road, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 381 3100

e: info@constitutionhill.org.za

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GRAND HOLIDAYS ETHIOPIA TOURS Ethiopia provides an exciting and rare chance for filmmakers/photographers to document undiluted, exotic, ethnic traditions, colourful festivals, ancient African civilizations, amazing nature and exciting wildlife. Photograph the amazing rock-hewn churches of St. Labella from 1200 AD, which are referred by many as the living wonders of the world. In remote villages of the Omo Valley, you can photograph exotic and diverse tribal culture. Go on a photography expedition and adventure to the bubbling lava lakes of Ertale and show your camera the surreal landscapes of Denakil Depression and much more.

CONTACT DETAILS Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours, Lucky Building, 4 th Floor, Apt #401, Bole Medhani Alem, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P.O. Box 23908, Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

t: :+251 116 183 163

e: filming@grandholidaysethiopia.com / info@grandholidaysethiopia.com

m: +251 911 428 006

skype: desalegrandholidays

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THE V&A WATERFRONT The V&A Waterfront sets the perfect scene for any film or photographic shoot. If you’re scouting for unique, spectacular, cost-effective locations, look no further. The sheer variety of opportunities at the V&A Waterfront will captivate any audience. Make the most of our big skies, panoramic ocean views and majestic mountain backdrops. Discover diverse open, urban, industrial and marine spaces. The position of the property is a huge benefit, due to its close proximity to the airport, the city of Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium, the winelands, West Coast beaches and more. In terms of logistics support, there is the Cape Town cruise terminal available for base camps, as well as ample parking and secure storage.

CONTACT DETAILS t: +27 21 408 7632 (direct line) / +27 21 408 7500 (switchboard)

e: prandall@waterfront.co.za

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We need to make sure the UK remains well-placed to take advantage of the opportunities that come through international co-production. This new agreement enhances our already strong relationship with South Africa and will help television companies in both countries realise the benefits that come with co-production.

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outh African filmmakers continue to attract mutually

Africa in July last year to better include television productions.

beneficial co-production treaties with international

Collaborative projects between the countries enjoy South African

companies, with Germany, France, the US and UK all proving

production rebates of between 20 and 25% while still qualifying

popular partners in 2016. There’s a reason why South

for the UK’s high-end television, animation or children’s television

African projects have been in demand: with the industry’s high skills and lower overheads, collaborations make perfect sense. Opening

tax relief schemes. • The opportunities for Southern African collaborations are looking

avenues for creative input beyond the traditional go-to team often

rosy after the National Film and Video Foundation signed a

feeds inspiration and this year’s top co-productions are certainly a

recent memo of understanding with neighbouring Namibia Film

testament to the old adage that variety is the spice of life.

Commission – a necessary step before any co-production treaty

Industry Movement It’s been a busy 12 months for South African co-production treaties. Whether it be a case of striking up new partnerships or padding existing perks, the ink has set on a range of co-production treaties,

can be considered. It’s no coincidence that this move comes hot on the heels of the successful Mad Max: Fury Road and TV series Hooten and the Lady, which used both countries as extended filming locations. • Germany has been named as Johannesburg DISCOP 2017’s

both long-standing and freshly negotiated, paving the way for

official Guest Country and will partner once again with South

exciting collaborative projects well into the future.

Africa at this year’s European Film Market to highlight the

Whilst the dti industry incentives scheme was up for renewal by April 2017, industry insiders see this as a time of opportunity to negotiate added incentives or streamline processes. As these

countries’ co-production relationship successes, including the signing of a treaty for joint production of film and television work. • The French National Centre for Cinema teamed up with South

deals are negotiated, it will inevitably be business as usual as the

Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation in March to run a

package typically rolls over automatically until such time as it is

co-production workshop in Paris. It aimed to create a platform

formally updated.

for French producers to explore developed projects by talented

• The UK updated its longstanding co-production treaty with South

South African filmmakers.


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Mad Max: Fury Road was shot in Namibia with Moonlighting Films. © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved, Village Roadshow Films (BVI) Limited. Unit Stills Photographer: Jasin Boland

- Francine Weiner, Producer (USA)

The entire Moonlighting experience was truly wonderful. The crew was fantastic and the production was flawless! My only complaint is that this was just a two day shoot and we could not stay longer!!

Featured Co-Production Projects • John Trengrove’s film The Wound is a real co-production success

• South African filmmaker Akin Omotoso’s Waiting for an Angel

story. Shared between SA, Netherlands, Germany and France, the

is a collaboration between Johannesburg’s Rikiki Pictures

film was presold to broadcasters ARTE (France) and ZDF (Germany)

and Toronto-based Triptych Media. Omotoso will be taking

and able to take advantage of funding from the Hubert Bals fund,

the film to the Berlinale Co-Production Market to woo

the ARTE international prize and South Africa’s own Department of

international funding partners, after being selected as one of

Trade and Industry (dti) rebates and NFVF funding.

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he South African government caught onto the trend of the

both accessible and exotic and an experienced and highly skilled

film service industry long ago. As a result of their generous

service industry to smooth every step of the way, the only question

incentives and rebate scheme, the 2015/16 financial year

is why you wouldn’t want to film in South Africa. It’s no wonder the

saw 155 productions making a total saving of R469-million

industry saw tremendous growth in 2016, with new companies

on an investment value of R3.4-billion to the economy. Filming in South Africa is easy on the budget, but it’s the skilled

opening and others expanding.

local professionals who ensure that filming is easy in every other

Destination Cape Town

respect too. With long-form service companies like Moonlighting

It’s no secret that Cape Town is the sought-after hub of the country’s film

and Film Afrika ensuring you’re fully covered in South Africa, and

industry. Cape Town Film Studios is blazing a trail as the first custom-

Blue Sky aiding additional locations coverage across Southern and

built, Hollywood-style complex of its kind on the continent, quickly

Eastern Africa, even the most complex shoot can be seamlessly and

establishing itself as a sought-after high-performance resource for world-

professionally serviced – testified by the recent Resident Evil and

class productions. The city also plays host to a wealth of alternatives,

Tombraider franchises that were successfully filmed in the country.

including Silverline Studios and Roodebloem Studios. Tourism, trade and

South Africa is famed for its location versatility and this proved the

investment promotion agency Wesgro support the industry by producing

draw card for producers on historical romance Outlander, who used

Creative Locations: Cape Town and the Western Cape, a comprehensive

their Cape Town location to serve as the Caribbean as well as ITV

guide to shooting locations and regulations in the region.

studios’ Tutankhamun, where remote rural locations served as doubles for 1920s Egypt. Considering the favourable exchange rate (on average thirteen Rand to the US Dollar and sixteen Rand to the Pound), landscapes

Johannesburg Makes its Move Johannesburg’s position as the country’s vibrantly multicultural hub for direct flights has made it a great urban alternative to Cape Town’s sea-


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swept glitz. Many areas in Joburg offer a “Real Africa” feel, as opposed

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to Cape Town’s more European style. Joburg also has the benefit of

• South Africa’s beautiful Overberg region is putting itself on the

winter sun, making it a year-round shooting destination. Studio Joburg officially opened last year, giving Sasani some healthy competition. “We are building a film city,” announced studio executive Eddie Mbalo

film map with the launch of Overberg Film Studios in Kleinmond by Imagenheart films and features a fully customisable stage. • Another new kid on the block is the Garden Route Production Studio:

and, with Studio Joburg offering a helicopter landing pad, 50 000m2

a one-stop production facility located in George, offering reduced

of indoor multi-purpose space and double that of versatile outdoor

costs and fresh untapped locations. Luckily, experienced crews are

option, he’s not wrong.

within easy travelling distance of these regions.

CONTACT DETAILS Address:

Tel: Mobile: Email: Website:

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outh Africa has long been a go-to destination for the

with skilled top professionals who make your project their priority.

international advertising industry and for good reason: its

With experienced service companies like Orange Films, 0307 Films,

jaw-dropping variety of natural locations add pizazz to every

Happy Cat Films, Film Afrika, Stage 5 Films, Blue Sky Films, Platypus,

campaign. Where else can one choose between filming

Moonlighting Films, Stillking, Filmworks and Carbon Films, your

sunrise against desert scrub, afternoon light shafting through lush forest or panoramic beach sunsets in a single day? Urban architecture

shooting schedule will be in safe hands. In response to increased competition from emerging service

is similarly diverse, with Victorian, Dutch and French vintage design

countries and online facilitation sites, Philip Key of Moonlighting Films

meeting space-age urban modernity in a single city.

says, “While the service ethic remains constant, the budget range has

But a beautiful location is only one of the reasons the commercials

broadened, turnaround times are shorter and talent negotiations more

industry prefers South Africa. The reasonable exchange rate keeps

complex. Territories like eastern Europe are offering improved value

overheads low, the southern hemisphere location means a midyear

and fixer aggregation sites like WorldFixer.com efficiently erode our

summer season, the culturally and linguistically diverse talent is

client base. Our reaction to this is to specialise by being streamlined

world class and, by no means least, the service industry is stocked

in production and having genre-specific service divisions.


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– Colin Howard, Managing Director and Executive Producer, Egg Films

There is a wealth of untapped creativity in Africa. It’s unlike anything else in the world, and people are responding to it both locally and internationally. We’re definitely benefiting from this excitement about our continent, with top international creative work – like Adidas Originals – coming to South Africa to work with directors like Terence Neale, and to shoot here with local crew. Original Is Never Finished wasn’t specifically styled as African but shooting here helped make it feel fresh.


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Tess, a haunting and powerful tale of abuse and addiction that walked off with Best South African Film at the Durban International Film Festival. Image courtesy of DIFF

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reative talent goes deep in South Africa, but there

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are some current industry leaders to keep an eye

• Renowned screenwriter/director John Trengove’s first feature, the

on. While we profile some of the hot shots of

ambitious The Wound, was nominated in the World Dramatic category

the past season, it’s worth bearing in mind that

after premiering to rave reviews at Sundance. It will feature at this

development programmes are constantly working to nurture the next generation of exciting up-and-coming talent,

year’s Berlin International Film Festival. • Award-winning writer-director Meg Rickards (1994: The Bloody

ensuring that South African stories are in safe hands well

Miracle) blew festival audiences away in 2016 with Tess, a haunting

into the future.

and powerful tale of abuse and addiction that walked off with Best

In South Africa, as internationally, the challenge is to

South African Film at the Durban International Film Festival. With

empower more women behind the camera to match those that

PhD in hand, Rickards lectures at the SAE Institute in Cape Town: an

are in front of it. Fortunately, 2016 saw the meteoric rise of

inspiring role model of how to bring social consciousness to the big

several strong women filmmakers – an exciting trend that can

screen for young South African filmmakers. Tess opens nationally this

only grow from strength to strength in the years to come.

year, while Rickards is currently developing her third feature.


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Terence Neale’s work for Adidas Originals Your Future Is Not Mine © Egg Films

I do believe that films can be good at promoting empathy, sometimes even shifting cultural attitudes. Anthony Minghella said films aren’t capable of changing the world, but can sometimes nudge it in better directions. I’d be so grateful if Tess could do a big of nudging. – Meg Rickards on the success of her feature Tess and the importance of telling socially engaged South African stories.

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Industry News

• Terence Neale is the name on everybody’s lips after being

• Egg Films were the most internationally awarded South African

far and away the most internationally awarded South African commercials director in 2016. “Terence has owned 2016,” says Egg Films’ executive producer Colin Howard. Having won a

Production Company in 2016, mostly thanks to the splash they made with their global commercial for adidas Originals. • Locally, Ogilvy & Mather were the big winners in the 2016

Direction Craft Gold award at the Loeries a cool three years in

Loeries rankings, with their Johannesburg office sneaking top

a row, Neale capped off his 2016 with a clutch of prestigious

honours and their Cape Town branch coming in at number three.

awards for his global adidas Originals campaign, including a

Net#work BBDO took second place after their stellar year with a

coveted Cannes Lion. • Director Peter Pohorsky (Net#work BBDO) picked up a Craft

Grand Prix for the Kung Fu commercial for Chicken Licken. • Building on the back of their Loeries success, Net#workBBDO

Gold Loerie for his Kung Fu advert for the popular fast food

teamed up with Visual Effects and animation agency Sinister

brand Chicken Licken.

Studios to push the boundaries of technology in branded content.

• Kyle Lewis is the music video director of the moment, directing

Launching the new Mercedes Benz range of Cabriolets and

videos for five of the ten nominees for Best Music Video in

Roadsters, the Net#work team produced a 360 degree online

the South African hip hop awards. His slick Afrocentric style

video and a fully immersive virtual reality experience. “If this

has translated into commercial acclaim too, with a grab bag of

is the future of advertising, I’m all for it,” said Selvin Govender,

Loeries for VW and Absolut Vodka under his belt.

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outh Africa’s music industry is as diverse as its population

in Paradise – just as local acts have made indelible international

and local skills are often in international demand, as

impressions – think of Die Antwoord’s signature Afro-shock

evidenced by South African DJ and producer Black Coffee’s

aesthetics.

2016 award for Best African International Act at the BET

One thing’s certain: South Africans have no shortage of talent,

Music awards and singer/songwriter Lira’s recent contribution on

either in front of or behind the camera. South African flavour is in

Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go for the film Moana. From hip

global vogue and slick local production talent means that capitalising

hop to pop, classical to kwaito, each genre needs a distinct set of

on it has never been easier.

visuals to market its style and the music video industry has been hard at work creating tailor-made visual solutions for every sound niche. International acts have always favoured South Africa’s scenery – who could forget Coldplay’s iconic video ode to the African bush

Caviar Dreams (Al Bairre and PH FAT)

Name Fame • Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis is one of the hottest music video directors around at the moment, directing an astounding five out


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Exodus; written and Directed by Kyle Lewis © 2016 Makhado Makhado Agency, images courtesy of Arcade Content

the ten nominations for Best Music Video at South Africa’s hip-hop awards. Lewis’ video for Fuseg (Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Anatii) snagged the talented director his third SAMA nomination in three years; Riky Rick’s Exodus won a

• Arcade Content won a Silver Loerie for the music video for Sons of Kemet’s Castle of my Skin and another with Dirty Soul for Riky Rick’s Exodus. • Thread’s Jon Savage picked up two bronze Loeries for his

Silver Loerie and Jump earned a MTV Africa Music Award

music videos for Caviar Dreams (Al Bairre and PHFAT) and

nomination for Best Video.

Army of One (Jack Parow and Freshlyground). For Army of One,

• South African artists represented strongly at the 2016 MTV

Savage teamed up on direction duty with Motif Studios’ Craig

Africa Music Awards, with Cassper Nyovest winning for Best

Parker, who also added cutting-edge animation and VFX,

Live Act, Kyle Deutsch taking out the Best Pop/Alternative

scooping the duo a South African Music Award for Music

category and Emtee winning Best Hip Hop.

Video of the Year.

Caviar Dreams (Al Bairre and PH FAT)

Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis is one of the hottest music video directors around at the moment, directing an astounding five out the ten nominations for Best Music Video at South Africa’s hip-hop awards. Riky Rick’s Exodus won a Silver Loerie and Jump earned a MTV Africa Music Award nomination for Best Video.


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oo often, producers focus on South Africa’s varied

particular has built a global reputation for stills photography.

natural beauty, versatile urban locations and beautiful

Across the country, shoots are well supported by a professional

light quality at the expense of its depth of talent.

service industry and, with the likes of North South Productions’

Certainly, the Mediterranean climate is uniquely suited

processes run smoothly year-round.

to year-round shoots and friendly exchange rate suited to any

Yet it’s the talent behind the lens where South Africa really

budget, but the sheer depth of creative skills the local stills

holds its advantage. From the fabled Apartheid resistance era of

industry offers should not be underestimated.

the Bang Bang Club, top South African photography is respected

Cape Town was once known as the Tavern of the Seas, drawing

for its timeless quality as much as its iconic content. Commercial

travellers from east and west alike, and so it should be no surprise

freelance capacity also goes deep, with commercial content

that this fashion capital draws its local talent from a dizzying

specialists easily straddling local and international brands.

array of cultural backgrounds. Any look you require can be found

Joe Alblas, whose work is featured on the pages of this

at the country’s top agencies, with Boss, Ice and D&A popular

Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa, has a portfolio that attests to his

international choices.

international expertise, with recent work including international

Thanks in no small part to the industry oversight of the South African Association of Stills Producers, glamorous Cape Town in

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outh African animation has undergone something of a boom in the past few years, announcing itself as both a leading

and platforms, all of which have gained international partners and co-production interest.

showcase of national talent and invaluable resource for

• Independent animator Mike Scott developed Moosebox as a short

international production. With favourable international

for Nickelodeon and made a pilot for A Dogshow with Cat with

exchange rates conveniently meeting breadth and depth of talent, South African animation offers world-class production and exciting new content at extremely competitive rates.

Movers and Shakers: • Triggerfish is undoubtedly South Africa’s leading name in animation, with their first two feature films still lying in the

Triggerfish and Disney. He’s currently working on a new Bru and Boegie short. • Last October, Sunrise Productions secured a global distribution deal with Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit) to represent Sunrise’s new series Munki and Trunk, which world premiered at MIP Junior. • Mind’s Eye Creative are servicing the second season of an original

country’s top five largest-grossing films internationally. They

Netflix American animated sitcom, F is for Family, co-created by Bill

recently scooped an Annecy Cristal award and children’s BAFTA

Burr and Michael Price.

nomination for their Magic Light Pictures co-production Stick Man, and their adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes had

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a successful Boxing Day premiere on BBC1, as well as opening

• Naomi van Niekerk’s powder animation ‘n Gewone Blou

the New York International Children’s Festival. In 2017 they’ve

Maandagoggend won the Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for a First Film

got their hands full with another BBC Christmas adaptation, Julia

and independent writer/director Clea Mallinson was awarded a

Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Highway Rat, as well as their

residency at Vendome’s Ciclic Animation on the strength of her

third feature, Seal Team. Big fish indeed! • Original IP specialists in 2D series Zeropoint landed development funding for Squeers: the animated adventures of two gay squirrels. Emmy-nominated writer and director Mike De Seve (Beavis and Butthead) has jumped on board to steer the next phase of

short concept Fairy Wheels. • South Africa’s Bugbox Animation and France’s Folimage announced the first animation co-production between the two countries: a 2D children’s TV series Musi & Cuckoo. • Sea Monster’s Super Animals app scooped a silver award for Best

development. Finalists in two categories at DISCOP, Zeropoint

Use of Innovation at the 2016 International Content Marketing

now has a slate of five IPs across different genres, demographics

Awards, known as the most competitive in the business.


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We intend to more actively drive consultations with government on policy and strategy, building the framework that will enable the animation industry to thrive. – Nick Cloete, Mind’s Eye Creative and chair of Animation South Africa

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A Dogshow with Cat © Mike Scott

Trends

Watch Out For:

• Serious attention is being given to building capacity in the industry,

Animation South Africa chair, Nick Cloete, has his eye

with Flying Circus and the Animation School launching a bursary

on the long game. ASA formally petitioned the national

programme for black women, The Storyteller Pod training aspiring

Department of Trade and Industry to revise their film

scriptwriters, Animate Africa, an initiative to stimulate animated

incentive guidelines with the production needs of

content development on the continent, and Triggerfish using their

the animation industry in mind back in 2015. On the

Story Lab talent incubator.

discussion table for 2017: tailoring an industry-relevant

• With Sea Monster’s Super Animals app winning big at the 2016

animation incentive scheme, a review of current format

International Content Marketing Awards, South African skills in

limitations to enable a full range of content collaboration,

augmented reality are announcing themselves on the international

a reduction of minimum thresholds for servicing

scene. Sector collaboration with gaming experts is also taking off,

opportunities and the end of incentive expiry dating.

with both Triggerfish and Sea Monster notably involved in this

With this in the pipeline, 2017 could be a bumper year for

business niche.

international co-production opportunities.

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POST PRODUCTION

- Jason Human, CEO of Altered States.

Inspired Minority Pictures have been in the headlines for their VFX work on critically acclaimed American miniseries Roots. © A+E Networks, Unit Stills Photography by Casey Crafford | African Photo Productions

South African post production is in a really exciting phase right now with added international buy-in thanks to increased SA production capacity and DTI incentives. We’re seeing a lot of work come in, from the mundane (clean-ups and time-consuming rotoscoping) to the more creative (such as combining live action with computergenerated characters) and our SA teams are being shown to have world class skills.

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Refinery handled all the post work for The Journey is the Destination, a film about renowned photojournalist Dan Eldon.

T

he South African Department of Trade and Industry (dti)

the nomination nod for ‘Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects

incentivises the use of the country’s post-production talent

in a Photoreal Episode’ at the Visual Effects Society of America

with films shot in South Africa being offered an additional

awards. The team produced 345 shots for the A+E Studios’

2.5% rebate if they spend over R1.5-million on South

History Channel series, adding to their list of major international

African post-production in the country, doubling that to 5% for any

clients, including work on the star-studded 2015 movie Eye in

work over R3-million. “The rebate was the tipping point,” says Tracey

the Sky.

Williams, post-production specialists Refinery’s Managing Director,

• Inspired Minority are also in the business of industry

of the boom in South African post-production. “It always comes

development, taking upcoming talent seriously with their paid

down to economics, and when you add the weak Rand, it just makes

in-house training programme. With the option of focussing

financial sense to keep your post-production in South Africa now.”

on 2D or 3D work, the programme targets young graduates

While local VFX is benefiting from the increase in international

with a passion for VFX work. Its aim? To develop fully-trained

productions, it’s the long-term work from the television industry that

independent artists, not merely competent software operators.

has sustained the industry’s growth. With the introduction of world-

• Other companies making a splash in 2016 include CineFX, who

class South African studio facilities, there has been a direct increase

are no stranger to international demands, having been kept

in the number of TV series like Black Sails making the country their

busy in 2016 working on UK series The Last Post, The Forgiven

base. Together with the economically favourable conditions for

and American thriller The Empty Man. Altered States is a 2D and

international companies and the dti incentives scheme, this has had

3D effects company in Cape Town, which handled the VFX

a major impact on the post-production industry and promises to

for South Africa’s official 2016 entry into the Oscar Foreign

continue stimulating sector growth into the future.

Film category, Noem My Skollie, with talented company owner

Industry News

Tutankhamun and Mad Max: Fury Road. Besides Johannesburg-

• Inspired Minority Pictures have been in the headlines for their

based company Refinery’s feature work, they completed the full

Jason Human also racking up high profile credits on Roots,

VFX work on critically acclaimed American miniseries Roots. Their

post for The Journey is the Destination and are currently working

effects made the shortlist for the 68 th Emmys, as well as cracking

on the Madiba TV miniseries.

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Christia Visser, star of Tess

N

ot only has the local film industry proven itself capable of

South African Sizzlers

living up to the Oscar-winning glow of Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi

• All eyes are on Johannesburg writer/director John Trengove’s

by continuing to tell richly diverse, richly awarded stories,

The Wound, which was nominated in the world dramatic

but South Africa in general continues to prove the dream

category after premiering at Sundance. Shot entirely in

location for international projects. Whether shooting on location or

South Africa with an all-male cast, this uncompromising film

with local talent, filmmakers can be assured that they’re tapping into the

takes on the taboo topic of Xhosa initiation rites, weaving a

very best cinematic potential on the continent.

2016 Round Up

powerful and complex story. • Meanwhile romantic comedy Mrs Right Guy has been demonstrating the industry’s pan-African appeal. With the film’s

It was a good year for local films at the Box Office, with the two highest

six nominations in the Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards and

grossing – Happiness is a Four-Letter Word (R13.3-million) and Vir Altyd

successful releases in three African countries, co-producer

(R15.6-million) – breaking industry records as well as beating out significant

Dumi Gumbi noted optimistically that it “proves there is an

Oscar winners like Spotlight, The Danish Girl and Room in ticket sales.

export market for South African film.”


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The Wound; directed by John Trengove © Urucu Media

• South African director/screenwriter Oliver Schmitz’ gritty drama

• Johannesburg-based production team Mvura Ya Afrika (MYA) are

Shepherds and Butchers has been getting rave reviews on the festival

making waves in the industry with back-to-back award winning

circuit, winning the Maverick Award for Best Feature Narrative

documentaries. MYA have had success with Lost Tongue, (Women

and the Hasklell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography at the

Film Critics Circle Award at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in

Woodstock Film Festival, as well as taking third place in the

New York, second place in the feature documentary category in

Panorama Audience Awards at the Berlin Film Festival.

Canada’s ReelHeArt International Film and Screenplay Festival)

• Jarryd Coetsee’s short film adaptation of iconic South African

and eco-documentary What’s the Frack?, which scooped the Award

story The Suit has continued to collect critical international acclaim

of Excellence at the Headline International Film Festival and an

and was part of the official line up at the Toronto Black Film

Honourable Mention, John Muir Crystal Award at the Yosemite

Festival and Vancouver South African Film Festival, having been awarded Best Short Film at the Scotland Africa Film Festival. • Johannesburg-based filmmaker Akin Omotoso’s latest drama,

International Film Festival in the space of a week. • Janette De Villiers from Groundglass received the bronze award at the Ciclope International Festival of Craft for her Numbers

Vaya, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won

documentary, looking at tattooing’s links to gang culture in South

the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Film at the African

Africa’s prisons.

International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria and has been selected for the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Vaya explores

Watch out for:

both the gritty underbelly and the rich cultural heritage of

• Jagveld promises to be a compelling, gritty action-drama, as South

Johannesburg, following the stories of three strangers who have

Africa’s global bestselling crime writer Deon Meyer produces his own script starring award-winning actor Neels van Jaarsveld.

arrived in the city for different reasons. • Local film festivals celebrated South African talent, with Tess scooping best South African Film, Best Editing and Best Actress for lead Christia Visser at the 2016 Durban International Film Festival and Zola Maseko’s adaptation of Zake’s Mda’s critically acclaimed

• Local director Jahmil Qubeka begins shooting supernatural thriller The White Devil on location in Cape Town this year, starring Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan. • The life of iconic anti-apartheid singer and activist Miriam Makeba is

novel The Whale Caller named Best African Film at the inaugural

being turned into a biopic by Suzanne de Passe (Lady Sings the Blues),

Joburg Film Festival. Christiaan Olwagen’s directoral debut, Johnny

with Broadway producer Willete Klausner, music producer David

is Nie Dood Nie, swept the board at Silwerskermfees 2016, locking

Franco and Makeba’s former publicist all onboard. The interest

down eight awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best

in South Africa’s first Grammy award winning singer proves the

Production Design.

international reach of South African stories.

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TELEVISION Game Changer Streaming television content in Africa is now faster and

response, Emmy award-winning production company Hoplite

more viable than ever before. 2016 was the beginning of the

entertainment have made a move into the region by opening a

country’s fibre optic internet revolution and, with rollout rapidly

branch in Johannesburg and signing a co-production deal with

increasing in 2017, more and more homes are accessing home

actress, presenter and producer Khanyi Mbau. Hoplite’s acting

entertainment online. Statista have predicted a global increase

CCO Jonathan Perkins said, “A partnership in South Africa allows

in VOD subscriptions to 200 million by 2020 and Africa offers a

us to bring more great stories to life, as well as significantly reduce

large percentage of the as-yet-untapped market.

the input cost of some of these shows, through South Africa’s

It hasn’t taken VOD providers long to respond to the demand for uninterrupted entertainment: Netflix deployed a new server

favourable exchange rate.”

in Nigeria last October and local provider ShowMax will soon be

SA Success

adding servers in Kenya. With the extra capacity, Netflix joined

Local productions continue to achieve excellence, with famed

newcomer Amazon Prime Video and ShowMax by allowing show

political satirists Puppet Nation ZA being nominated once again for

download functionality late last year. The market is profitable

an International Emmy for Best Comedy Series in 2016, as well

for new smaller players to compete, with Future TV, Google

as achieving local recognition with four SAFTA awards. With the

Play Movies and Vodacom’s Video Play launching VOD

continued success of crossover shows such as The Great South

products in 2016.

African Bake Off, which capitalised on its record ratings to come

For the television industry it’s also challenge accepted, with demand for local and international content surging. In

back for a second season in 2016, there’s also healthy proof that international brands translate well to local markets.


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South Africa was able to stand in for locations as diverse as Russia, Bhutan, the Vatican, the Amazon jungle and the Caribbean in Hooten and The Lady.

Location Location Location

Russia, Bhutan, the Vatican, the Amazon jungle and the Caribbean.

In terms of international shoots, South Africa remains a preferred

Triple Golden Globe winning series The Crown also used parts of the

destination of choice. The versatility of the landscape has enticed

Cape to stand in for Corfu and Kenya.

many a producer: where else, after all, could one film a series that calls for everything from urban jungle to barren desert in one shoot?

Trends to watch

For Red Planet Pictures, production company for SKY1’s Hooten

YouTube celebrities are really cornering the TV market, with Anne

and the Lady, the answer was simple. The series depended on the

Hirsch capitalizing on her fame from The Anne Hirsch Show into

rogue adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) visiting a different exotic

being the host of The Great SA Bake Off and Julia Anastasopoulos

location every episode and, with the help of service company Out of

spinning her Suzelle DIY webseries off into print, radio and TV links

Africa, South Africa was able to stand in for locations as diverse as

with Comedy Central.

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as among the highest skilled and hardest working in the

from the country’s racial, cultural and linguistic diversity. With a wealth of experienced agencies like BR Casting, Traffik,

business. International clients tend to bring their cast leads

Scout’s Honour and The Casting Studio taking the pain out of your

and director, trusting everything else to local talent. The

casting process and Crew Agent, Nautilus, Pulse, Radical, Shoot

crew for Mad Max: Fury Road was almost entirely locally sourced, for

out and Call-a-Crew picking from the best technical and creative,

example and hit TV series Black Sails used local talent in front of as

you’re in safe hands when shooting in South Africa. Crew Pencil, the

well as behind the camera. South African artists benefit from an array

recently-launched online booking service, has streamlined scheduling

of world-class training institutions, while casting departments benefit

processes even further.

It’s no secret that South Africa has an incredibly professional and highly rated technical crew who are in high demand. We’ve built an amazing reputation for being hard workers, efficient and out-the-box thinkers. There’s a huge push for more diverse stories and racially diverse characters in film and TV. I believe the opportunity to step up and show African stories is now. - Sunu Gonera, Director. Represented by Egg Films.

outh African crews have made industry names for themselves

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Terry Pheto’s outstanding performance as Naledi Khama in A United Kingdom earned her a BIFA Nomination © Videovision Entertainment

South African Spotlight • It’s been a great year for South African women in film. Actress Terry Pheto, best known for her leading role in Oscar-winning South African film Tsotsi, continues to put South African talent on the world map. Pheto was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the British Independent Film Awards as well as the National Film Awards UK for her role in successful British biopic A United Kingdom. Pheto also played Winnie Madikazela-Mandela opposite Laurence Fishburne’s Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed BET mini series Madiba, which premiered 1 February. • Christia Visser took the Best Actress award at the Durban International Film festival for her leading role in Meg Rickard’s Tess. Linda Man’s work was also recognised for Tess as she won in the inaugural Best Editing category, while in TV, Pearl Thusi joined the cast of US drama series Quantico. • Local acting stars Atandwa Kani (It’s Complicated) and Altovise Lawrence (Scandal!) were recently in Atlanta filming the romantic comedy Love By Chance, directed by Top Actor SA creator Samad Davis and starring US actress Terry Vaughn. • Atandwa Kani can also be seen in action with his father, Tony Award-winner Sir John Kani, and Phuthi Nakene in The Suit, expected to appear on local screens from July after a tour of the international festival circuit.


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ith some of the largest gear houses on the

smooth provision of well-maintained gear and technicians trained

continent, South Africa’s globally recognised

to the highest international standards. There are a healthy number

companies supply full ranges of high-end

of smaller companies punching well above their weight too –

equipment, advice and support to fit industry

Zootee Studios in Cape Town have a partnership with UK company

demands. The experience of leading companies like Panavision,

ICE films in the wings, expanding their capacity to supply higher

Media Film Service and Photo Hire shows, with high capacity,

end productions with top of the range gear such as the Alexa Mini.


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All images: Hooten and The Lady: Behind the scenes ©ITV Drama Series; SKY & Red Planet Pictures 2015, Special and Unit Still Photographer by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

Media Film Service, a company at the forefront of film equipment rental, supplys the latest gear as well as offers advice and support through a staff of experienced professionals. Panavision in particular have a knack for picking winners:

enough to shoot through a standard doorway) and a generous lens height of 3.4 metres.

Trends

they sponsored South African producer Shukri Toefy with the

According to Neil du Toit, Managing Director at Media Film Service,

gear for his first documentary feature, Unwritten: A Documentary

the bulk of international gear requests for long-form work and

History of Nepal. The film went on to win the Van Gogh award for

commercials are directed to their Cape Town office, however

World Cinema: Documentary Feature at the 2016 Amsterdam

their Johannesburg office services mostly local films with an ever

Film Festival as well as Best Cultural Short Documentary at the

growing TV market, this as well as work destined for KwaZulu-

Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Now

Natal. With regard to gear trends, Neil observes that smaller, lighter

that’s how to gain a lifetime client!

more efficient and mobility is the general trend. “Wide-screen

Watch Out For

cinematography saw a huge increase in popularity [in 2016], with the ARRI 65 as well as the RED 8K camera shooting beautiful high-

The Talos Motion Control rig, soon to be available in South Africa

resolution images. With these larger sensor cameras, not only are

through Reflex Motion Control. More compact than the Milo,

we seeing the manufacture of spherical lenses to accommodate

allowing for more compact shooting conditions, it gives the best of

this, but now anamorphic lenses. Wide-screen sensors with wide-

both worlds: movement speed, dexterity (its track width is narrow

screen sensing!”


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Sam Neill as Lord Carnarvon, Catherine Steadman as Maggie Lewis and Max Irons as Howard Carter in Tutankhamun © ITV; Film Afrika (Pty) Limited, Unit and Special Stills Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Production

We were [shooting] in KwaZulu-Natal, two hours into the jungle from the city of Durban. We were in there for two and a half weeks and our snake wranglers caught 42 snakes, including Black Mambas. – US actor Michael Landes, on the need for specialist services while shooting Hooten and the Lady in remote jungle locations.


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SPECIALIST SERVICES F

or each diverse location and culture South Africa offers

everything from language capacity (Folio Translate) to Landrover

there is an array of skilled experts helping filmmakers to

dune work (Outlandish), stunts (Pyranha Stunts) to set dressing (Sets

navigate it. From translators to scouts, stunt specialists to

Non Stop, Inspire Furniture, Urbantonic), animal wrangling (Union

skilled local artists, the well-honed specialist services side

Pictures) to armourours (Hire Arms), there’s a company that will

of the industry is both expertly in touch with local conditions and sensitively attuned to international requirements. Need central accommodation? Mountain Marina has your crew covered in the coveted heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront. How about a gory prosthetic limb? Try Organic Canvas. In fact, almost anything you can dream of, South African companies can provide with skill and experience, at competitive international exchange rates. For film insurance needs, look no further tha CC&A

smooth your logistics with style. SAE Institute is a leading educator in creative media industries, and with a hub in Cape Town, thousands of up and comers are getting a first-rate education in animation, audio and film. Frog Squad are a group of a group of highly trained underwater filming professionals, ideal for ocean, beach and pool shoots. International productions which made use of local talent in sets, props and art departments while filming in South Africa in 2016

Insurance. Extra capacity for pre- and post-production? World-

include TV series Black Sails, Saints and Strangers, Tutankhamun and

class rentable facilities like Post City have your back. In fact, for

Roots as well as films The Dark Tower and Tomb Raider.

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Cape Island Studios

STUDIOS L

ong known for its phenomenal natural beauty, which makes

Silverline Studios, part of the Silverline 360 Group, is located

for sought-after film, TV, commercial and stills locations,

in the bustling V&A Waterfront, and offers more than 4 500m 2 of

South Africa is now a top contender for studio work. Home

studio and workshop space. Recently, the studio was home to the

to the world-renowned Cape Town Film Studios, which is

production of the latest instalment of the Maze Runner films.

booked solidly for the coming years, this studio has played host

In an innovative step towards market diversification, Sandton

to a wealth of international productions, such as Mad Max: Fury

Convention Centre, normally known for hosting world-class

Road, Black Sails and The Dark Tower. South Africa’s studio sector

association conferences and major trade shows, is opening its doors

is continuing to grow, with a number of new developments and

to film and commercial productions. The venue is truly massive, and

spaces popping up across the country.

can be configured in a seemingly endless array of style.

Several studios have opened, offering more film shoot space,

A number of new studios have opened their doors; the most

and still others growing and expanding to accommodate the

notable of these being Studio Joburg. The venue, also known as the

demand for studios. One of the biggest developments in the sector

Johannesburg Expo Centre, offers a flexible, world-class facility with

is the emergence of new studio players in Gauteng. Q-Studios,

50 000m 2 of indoor multi-purpose space, 100 000m 2 of versatile

who host high-profile soap opera High Rollers, is experiencing

outdoor space, over 20 000 parking bays, a helicopter landing base,

tremendous success with all three studios and office space booked

and is a convenient 30 minutes away from all major airports in the

by Rous House Productions until February 2018.

region. They have already facilitated a number of commercial shoots


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Sandton Convention Centre

Urban Brew Studios

as well as films and series like District 9, Rockville, and Undercover. A new studio in the making is the Garden Route Film Studio,

AFS Productions through their doors in 2016. “We can look after production’s changing needs and address these as they happen

which offers a one-stop production facility that its owners are

whilst the jobs are shooting in Cape Island Studios, offering our

hoping will become the new film hub in the area. Located in

customers a turnkey solution which is both cost efficient and time

George it offers modern facilities at a reduced cost, with a wide

efficient.” says Michele St Arnaud, Operations Director at Panalux

range of fresh locations in close geographical proximity – ideal for

and Panavision, which also has new and improved premises.

international and local commercials, films and television series. Cape Island Studios has added to its fold of studios, bringing

Urban Brew Studios, who has led the African content creation market for decades, has also unveiled a thrilling new studio

its studio space to a total of 2 332m 2. Broken into five studios

development, as it now offers clients three studio spaces.

ranging from 278m 2 to 800m 2 they accommodate most commercial

For local and international productions of any genre, South Africa

shoots, and have had the likes of Gatehouse, Juice Film and

has a studio to meet your needs.

Q-STUDIOS Studio 2: Unit 1: Studio 3: Unit 4:

754m2 / sound-proof / grid 8.2m / air-con / non-equipped control room 500m2 of offices / change rooms / greenroom / wardrobe / catering etc. 700m2 / sound attenuated / grid 7m / air-con / non-equipped control room 400m2 / offices / change rooms / ablutions / catering / secure area / controlled access / plenty of parking

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SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE Sandton Convention Centre has multiple spaces that can be configured in an almost endless array of styles. Exhibition Hall 2 is 5 050m 2 — truly a massive space that fulfils every filmmaker’s needs, as it can easily be adapted for a variety of shoots. The SCC is technologically advanced and discreetly offers full connectivity - including ISDN, analogue and digital telecoms links via pillars and floor hatches. The SCC is air-conditioned and fully equipped with electrical outlets and rigging overhead. A variety of boardrooms and committee rooms are ideally suited for use as production offices, make-up studios and dressing rooms for leading talent.

CONTACT DETAILS: Maude Street, Sandton, 2196, South Africa | PO Box 782553, Sandton, 2146, South Africa t: +27 11 779 0000

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STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS STUDIO NAME

AREA m² / ft

ROOF HEIGHT

LIGHTING GANTRY HEIGHT

HANGING CAPACITY

Stage 1

1142 m / 12 290 ft

2

10 m / 33 ft

6 m / 20 ft

80 kg / m2 = 16.5lb / ft2

Stage 2

840 m / 9 050 ft

2

10 m / 33 ft

6 m / 20 ft

80 kg / m2 = 16.5lb / ft2

Stage 3

398 m2 / 4284 ft2

10 m / 33 ft

6 m / 20 ft

80 kg / m2 = 16.5lb / ft2

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SILVERLINE STUDIOS Silverline Studios are centrally located in the V&A Waterfront, affording access to all of the cities amenities, while offering over 4 500m 2 (48 400 ft2) of Studio and Workshop space, Production Offices and Make up Facilities. They also house on site, South Africa’s leading equipment rental facility and post production hub.

GET IN TOUCH Silverline Studios, 1 Port Road, The V&A Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 21 409 2000

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AREA m² / ft 2

ROOF HEIGHT

LIGHTING GANTRY HEIGHT

HANGING CAPACITY

Stage 1

466 m² / 1528.87 ft

2

8 m / 26.24 ft

6 m / 19.68 ft

100 kg / m2 = 220.5 lb / ft2

Stage 3

800 m² / 2624.67 ft

2

8 m / 26.24 ft

6 m / 19.68 ft

100 kg / m2 = 220.5 lb / ft2

Stage 4

466 m² / 1528.87 ft2

8 m / 26.24 ft

6 m / 19.68 ft

100 kg / m2 = 220.5 lb / ft2

Stage 5

278 m² / 912.07 ft

8 m / 26.24 ft

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CAPE ISLAND STUDIOS Located in the heart of Cape Town, Cape Island Studios offers over 2 500m 2+ of studio space divided up into five newly refurbished stages complete with production offices and workshops. Each stage has been carefully designed to adapt to the varying demands of any production; custom built support areas, easy road access and fast WiFi throughout. With onsite camera, grip, lighting facilities and dedicated studio support staff, Island Studios has the expertise and equipment ready for your next feature, commercial, television or stills shoot.

CONTACT DETAILS Unit D1-D2, Sanlam Business Park, Racecourse Road, Milnerton, 7441 t: +27 21 529 4200

f: +27 21 529 4204

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Urban Brew Studios broadcast centre

Top Chef South Africa was produced by Urban Brew Studios, who have bought the Top Chef format rights in South Africa.

Urban Brew Studios Acting CEO Richard Tsai

STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS STUDIO NAME

AREA m² / ft 2

ROOF HEIGHT

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URBAN BREW STUDIOS Urban Brew Studios, a leading African content creator, has been at the centre of South Africa’s independent television industry for over 20 years. The division of Kagiso Media is this year reinventing itself with an exciting new studio development. The new, state-of the-art facility will boast, among other things, two larger than normal studios. Acting CEO Richard Tsai says, “The move will put us on a par with the world’s best production companies as we continue to make some of the continent’s most loved shows.” Urban Brew Studios’ latest projects include producing Top Chef South Africa and The Search: E! Host South Africa. The recent sale of one of their scripted productions, Gold Diggers, to Canal+ will see it broadcast in French territories across Africa.

CONTACT DETAILS: Richard Tsai (Urban Brew Studios Acting CEO)

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PRODUCTION COMPANIES 0307 Films

Blue Sky Films Carbon Films Film Afrika Filmworks Happy Cat Films Orange Films Moonlighting Film Production Services

Stage 5 Films Stillking Films AfterDark Post Production Birdfilm BlackSilver Post Production Can-Can Films DO Productions The Farm Ginger Pictures Hungry Films Lemon Reel Film Services Lucky Fish Productions Metal Tiger Productions Witch & Wizard Productions

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0307 FILMS 0307 is an award-winning commercials production company based in South Africa. Through collaboration with our creative partners and agencies around the world, our roster of directors has become known for producing beautifully crafted content across multiple visual platforms and storytelling that moves people. Our experienced production team, led by Jo Barber, combines a focus on creative delivery and professional standards for a tailored and memorable shooting experience.

CONTACT DETAILS 36 Llandudno Road, Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa Jo Barber (Executive Producer)

m: +27 83 258 6687

e: jo@0307.co

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BLUE SKY FILMS Blue Sky Films has been facilitating and producing outstanding film and television projects throughout East and Central Africa for over two decades. Our portfolio credits a wide range of productions ranging from TV commercials to reality, documentaries, music videos and photographic shoots through to facilitating the production of major Hollywood films. We provide complete production services and facilities including location scouting, casting, film licenses, production design, props sourcing, set building and decorating, work permits, equipment, customs, transport, catering and accommodation. We formed close working relationships with government institutions and the private sector to alleviate potential problems.

CONTACT DETAILS Mario Zvan (Executive Producer) / Jim Shamoon (Executive Producer) t: +254 722 336 840 / +254 722 755 893 e: mario@blueskyafrica.com / jim@blueskyafrica.com

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CARBON FILMS Started in 2015 by long-term friends and collaborators, director Bruno Bossi and producer Kirsten Clarence; Carbon Films is a production company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Since their establishment, they have produced a number of awarded commercials both locally and internationally. Carbon is a company built on experience, with creativity at its centre, designed to produce great work with good people.

CONTACT DETAILS 5th Floor, 114 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa Kirsten Clarence (Executive Producer)

t: +27 21 300 0423

e: kirsten@carbonfilms.tv

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A F R I K A Left to right: First Man © Photography by Charlie Sperring | Roots © A+E Networks, Unit Stills Photography by Casey Crafford | African Photo Productions | Black Sails | Tutankhamun © ITV; Film Afrika (Pty) Limited, Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

Film Afrika is one of the country’s leading international co-producers and service providers working with WB, Sony, Universal/NBC, Fox, Paramount, Starz, A&E, HBO, Scott Free, ITV, BBC, Gaumont, Weinstein, Showtime as well as the major independent producers in UK and across Europe. Film Afrika is owned and managed by some of South Africa’s most experienced and sought-after line producers supported by in-house accountants plus legal & business affairs staff to ensure a complete service from pre-prep to long after the film has been delivered and screened.

Film Afrika is well known for its high-end award winning indie movies and award winning series for US & UK markets. We have shot over 75 movies and 150 major international TV episodes. The company started as an indie film producer and remain resolutely driven to find the best creative solution that ensures maximum production value for the available budget. Film Afrika is well versed with the rigours of international film production and has considerable experience in creating films in South Africa with US, UK and European setting. We have excellent relationships with financial institutions, completion bonders and insurers, and are particularly skilled in raising soft funds – a 100% success rate on over 40 rebate applications (over $60m) for the South African rebate. (F.I.L.M.) Film Industry Learner Mentorship Programme was created by Film Afrika to mentor and nurture new film managers from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and has grown into the largest privately funded training initiative of its kind, creating over 200 new managers in the film industry. CAPE TOWN | LOS ANGELES

Tel + 27 21 461 7950

123 Hope Street Gardens Cape Town 8001

Tel +1 424 235 7950

830 Norman Lane CA 93108

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FILM AFRIKA

Film Afrika is South Africa’s leading production company for international television series and films, with over 200 primetime TV episodes and 80 premium films to date. The company is owned and managed by some of South Africa’s most sought-after line producers, supported by in-house financial and business-affairs staff. Film Afrika is resolutely driven to finding the best creative solutions that ensure maximum production value for the available budget, making it the preferred service company for the major studios, networks and cable companies across the US and EU. The business is based in Cape Town with an office in Los Angeles.

CONTACT DETAILS Cape Town: 123 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001 e: info@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

t: + 27 21 461 7950

Los Angeles:

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FILMWORKS Filmworks has been a leader in the Middle Eastern film industry since 1998, having invested in the development of the local commercial and feature film industry throughout the UAE. Today the Filmworks Group offers its clients a full turn-key production service from pre-to-post production. Our offices stretch from Dubai Studio City, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Los Angeles and to the tip of Southern Africa in Cape Town. Being located across the globe, we can offer our clients an endless variety of locations and seasons all year round. Jungle to deserts, futuristic cityscapes and skyscrapers to perfect beaches with coastlines that stretch on further than your imagination. The Filmworks Family is made up of over 70 professionals from around the globe.

CONTACT DETAILS Dubai

t: +971 4457 3132

South Africa

e: info@filmworksgroup.com

t: +27 72 387 1022

Beirut

t: +961 156 6038

e: info@filmworkssouthafrica.com

e: info@beirutworks.com

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HAPPY CAT FILMS Happy Cat Films is a hands-on personalised production service company. Our collective experience stretches across commercials, stills photography, feature films,and documentaries. We will go to the ends of the earth to find the right locations and casting, and will present a competitive budget and the best possible team of crew and suppliers and negotiate the best deals for you. We work with you, as a part of your team, always thinking creatively and strategically. With our head Happy Cat Rachel Young overseeing each production from original briefing though to the recon, we offer a fun and professional experience for all of our clients and a guaranteed shooting success. We aim to make the production process easier and it’s the reason our clients come back year after year.

CONTACT DETAILS Rachel Young (Executive Producer)

t: +27 21 422 2795

e: rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

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Tena / Megaforce / Riff Raff

ORANGE FILMS Orange Films is a proudly South African production service company. Based in Cape Town, we have serviced a diverse range of work throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean for the past 17 years. Our business is built on long-term relationships and a solid reputation for finding cost-effective and creative solutions to production challenges.

CONTACT DETAILS Jon Day (Producer)

m: +27 82 307 7140

Vivian Esterhuyse (Producer)

t: +27 21 465 4188

m: +27 83 400 2078

e: jon@orangefilms.co.za

t: +27 21 465 4188

e: vivian@orangefilms.co.za

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MOONLIGHTING FILM PRODUCTION SERVICES Established in 1989, we’re one of Cape Town’s foremost Production Services companies for TV commercials, stills and content for all multi-media platforms. Exec Producer Shayne Brookstein and founder Philip Key are hands-on with every project, working with clients from 37 countries around the world. We share resources and work closely with our sister companies: Moonlighting Films, Grinder Films (tabletop film production for the food, beverage and beauty sector in Cape Town and Warsaw), thread (digital content), Moonsport (sports content) and Casta Diva Pictures South Africa (director-based branded content).

CONTACT DETAILS Shayne Brookstein (Executive Producer): m: +27 82 960 0529 m: +27 82 708 1380

e: beccy@moonlighting.co.za

e: shayne@moonlighting.co.za

Philip Key (CEO): m: +27 82 453 7576

337 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

t: +27 21 447 2209

Beccy Kellond (Marketing Manager): e: philip@moonlighting.co.za

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PLATYPUS Platypus is a production company for a new era, never relying on traditional models, embracing the challenges of today’s quick-turnaround industry with, as one of our clients recently put it “heaps of professionalism, collaborative spirit and an anything-is-possible attitude”. We have in-house directors, we facilitate and offer a full post-production and animation division that you can plug in or out of as you wish. Most famous for our food work and for the servicing and post-production on Vodafone India’s Zoozoo campaign, we’ve won Cannes Gold, an Abby Grand Prix in India, a Loerie Grand Prix in South Africa and have shot in over 20 countries including far-flung places like Vietnam, China, Bangladesh, Denmark, Russia, and Nigeria.

CONTACT DETAILS Ian Chuter (Director): m: +27 82 893 1751 t: +27 21 423 7245

www.platypus.co.za

e: ian@platypus.co.za

Tammi Horstmann (Producer): m: +27 82 658 2505

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STAGE 5 FILMS With 15 years of international industry experience, we are an award-winning film and media production company that specialises in coproductions and production servicing of film and television content for local and worldwide distribution. At Stage 5, we are passionate about nurturing talent, providing a blank canvas for creatives while our infrastructure and hands-on team ensures producers and investors the highest standard of financial security, professionalism and final delivery. Working out of Cape Town, South Africa, Stage 5 Films boasts a world-class portfolio of feature films, documentaries, international television shows, commercial content and expertly delivered production serviced work.

CONTACT DETAILS Dylan Voogt

m: +27 76 639 1914

e: dylan@stage5ďŹ lms.com

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STILLKING FILMS CAPE TOWN Stillking Films Cape Town is an enthusiastic production company — active in the Cape Town commercials marketplace for longer than a decade. Our objective is for you to always return to us. Stillking Films has offices in Prague, Barcelona, Bucharest, Santiago de Chile and, of course, Cape Town.

CONTACT DETAILS Stillking Films Cape Town, 3 rd Floor, Radio House, 92 Loop Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa Rudi Rossouw

m: +27 82 451 0589

t: +27 21 424 6737

capetown.stillking.com / www.stillking.com

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AFTERDARK POST PRODUCTION We are a boutique post house. We offer offline and online editing, DaVinci Resolve Color Grading Suites, Autodesk Flame as well as 3D and 2D Motion Graphics support. Our suites are HD, 2K and 4K HDR ready. With over 17 years’ experience, Matthys Pretorius offers post supervisor support from development through to delivery. Matthys Pretorius (Director | Colorist | Online Editor)

t: +27 82 532 8445

AfterDark Post Production (PTY) LTD, Studio 8, 6 Pepper Street, Cape Town CBD, 8001 e: matthys@afterdarkpost.com www.afterdarkpost.com

BIRDFILM We believe outstanding technical expertise, great logistics, and fostering favourable relationships with suppliers and crew, results in you getting the most bang for your budget. Commercials, stills and long-form: we manage them all.

Unit 305 Salt Circle, 19 Kent Street, Woodstock, 7925 Contact: Alan Lawson m: +27 82 920 6033 t: +27 21 448 8771 e: alan@birdfilm.com www.birdfilm.com

BLACKSILVER POST PRODUCTION BlackSilver Post Production is a boutique facility based in Cape Town for the television, feature film and commercial industries. We specialize in 4K material and beyond, and provide a full-service post facility for dailies, conforming, offline editing, color grading, online and VFX. We thrive off creative ideas and love making engaging content. BlackSilver Post Production, Studio 8, 6 Pepper St, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000 Contact: Dwaine De Faria t: +27 71 896 7363 e: dwaine@blacksilverpost.com www.blacksilverpost.com

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CAN-CAN FILMS Under the dynamic leadership of Di Britz, one of South Africa’s most experienced commercials producers, Can-Can offers local expertise and an innovative approach to facilitating International Commercials in Cape Town, Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Please visit our website for more information on our unique service. Di Britz (Executive Producer) m: +27 83 227 3041 e: di@can-canfilms.co.za www.can-canfilms.co.za

Marlow de Mardt and Brigid Olën no longer trade on professionalism, creativity and passion alone, but also on reputation. With their business acumen and passion for developing, facilitating and creating co-productions and independent feature films; their astuteness and energy is easily captured on screen and more often than not on the red carpet! PO Box 524, Green Point, 8051, Cape Town Marlow

m: +27 82 451 5492

Brigid

m: +27 82 372 2502

e: marlow@doproductions.com e: brigid@doproductions.com www.doproductions.com

THE FARM The Farm is a hands-on production service company, singularly driving each production from the quote through to the recon. It is imperative to convert budgets into production value, and for this reason both Skip and Peter manage their productions directly. Africa is our backyard, having shot in over 20 countries on the continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. 61 Loop Street, Cape Town, South Africa Peter Sherlock (Executive Producer) m: +27 82 457 1423

e: peter@farmfilm.tv

Skip Margetts (Executive Producer) m: +27 82 601 3516 t: +27 21 424 7714

e: skip@farmfilm.tv www.farmfilm.tv

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GINGER PICTURES At Ginger Pictures, we live to craft your idea to screen. With experience in over twenty countries around Africa, our team can manage any size brief and give you the best production value for your commercial, animation, or print campaign. Our most recent accolades include two Bronze Awards at the last African Cristal Festival.

139 Wilson Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa t: +27 76 030 7284 e: julie@gingerpictures.tv www.gingerpictures.tv

HUNGRY FILMS Hungry Films is a leading commercial production company in South Africa. The directors are: Oscar Strauss who specialises in directing children and baby performances; Ian Difford, an expert at shooting food and tabletop; Ian Greyvensteyn, the fashion and beauty guy; and Juniper, who likes cars, and to blow stuff up.

t: +27 11 482 2171 / 2 e: 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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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

WITCH & WIZARD PRODUCTIONS Formed in 2001, Witch & Wizard Productions is a premier experiential marketing and production agency, a “never-say-no” onestop shop committed to conceptualising, producing and executing award-winning events and activations both locally and abroad. TV and AV productions, audio composition and mixing, as well as high-level media strategies across all industry sectors. t: +27 11 465 6066 e: kirsten@witchwizard.co.za / jenny@witchwizard.co.za www.witchwizard.co.za

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Origins © Film Afrika / Asylum Entertainment LLC / National Geographic Channels 2016, Motion Picture Still Photography by African Photo Productions

AFRICAN PHOTO PRODUCTIONS Motion Picture Still Photography This dynamic stills production team offers a comprehensive photographic service for unit and special stills with in-house data wrangling for processing, appending metadata, colour grading and FTP uploads for digital deliverables. Joe Alblas | Casey Crafford | Trevor Adeline | Anika Molnar

CONTACT DETAILS m: +27 83 296 3900 (Katherine)

t: +27 21 438 2773

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Joe Alblas MOTION PICTURE STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

Origins © Film Afrika / Asylum Entertainment LLC / National Geographic Channels 2016, Motion Picture Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

JOE ALBLAS Client List: Apollo Movie Beteiligungs, Ascot Entetainment Group, BBC One, BBC America, Canal Plus, Channel Four Television, Conquering Pictures, Discovery Channel, Disney | ABC Television Group, DNA Films, Elite Filmproduktion AG, Entertainment One, HBO, Hollywood Media Bridge, Hollywood Pictures, History Channel, ITV, Jumping Horse Film, Kudos Film & Television, Left Bank Pictures, Lightworkers Media, Lionsgate, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, National Geographic Channels, NBC, Nordisk Film Egmont, Nostromo Pictures, Nova Film, Nutopia, One Three Media, Open Road Films, PBS, Showtime LLC, Sienna Films, Silver Pictures, SKY HD, Sony Pictures Television USA, Starz Entertainment LLC, Tandem Communications GmbH, Thunder Road Pictures, 20 th Century Fox Entertainment, United Artists, Warner Premier, Working Title Television, Wrekin Hill Entertainment, Zentropa

CONTACT DETAILS m: +27 83 338 7800

t: +27 21 438 2773

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REFINERY Refinery is SA’s most established post-production facility. Our world-class infrastructure supports a team of experienced and dedicated artists, technicians and producers. We customise workflows to your budget and delivery requirements. We boast an impressive track record of both local and international productions. Our services and facilities include: VFX compositing, animation and motion graphics, DIT services, digital dailies and media management solutions, offline edit suites, online, colour grading, sound studios, DCP theatrical cinema packaging, mastering, versioning and deliveries, studios.

CONTACT DETAILS Johannesburg - Tracey Williams Cape Town - Lauren van Rensburg

t: +27 11 799 7800 t: +27 21 469 2820

e: tracey@refinery.co.za e: lauren@refinery.co.za

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AFTERDARK POST PRODUCTION We are a boutique post house. We offer offline and online editing, DaVinci Resolve Color Grading Suites, Autodesk Flame as well as 3D and 2D Motion Graphics support. Our suites are HD, 2K and 4K HDR ready. With over 17 years’ experience, Matthys Pretorius offers post supervisor support from development through to delivery. Matthys Pretorius (Director | Colorist | Online Editor)

t: +27 82 532 8445

AfterDark Post Production (PTY) LTD, Studio 8, 6 Pepper Street, Cape Town CBD, 8001 e: matthys@afterdarkpost.com www.afterdarkpost.com

BLACKSILVER POST PRODUCTION BlackSilver Post Production is a boutique facility based in Cape Town for the television, feature film and commercial industries. We specialize in 4K material and beyond, and provide a full-service post facility for dailies, conforming, offline editing, color grading, online and VFX. We thrive off creative ideas and love making engaging content. BlackSilver Post Production, Studio 8, 6 Pepper St, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000 Contact: Dwaine De Faria t: +27 71 896 7363 e: dwaine@blacksilverpost.com www.blacksilverpost.com

BRUNO BOSSI Carbon Films Director Bruno’s first love was photography, but after 12 years of shooting international campaigns he discovered his true love, filmmaking. He quickly gained recognition for his conceptual strength and a strong aesthetic sensibility. His work has won favour with both viewers and award show judges. In 2015, he co-founded Carbon Films. Contact Kirsten Clarence (Executive Producer, Cape Town) 5th Floor, 114 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 21 300 0423 e: kirsten@carbonfilms.tv carbonfilms.tv

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HUNGRY FILMS Juniper loves action. Shooting it, shouting it and being in the thick of it. And her passion for moving pictures is matched only by her penchant for problem solving. She has brought this combination of art and science to numerous car commercials, as well as comedy and performance pieces. This Jo’burg native is also a deft hand at in-camera effects and stop frame animation, and would like nothing more than to shoot an ad with some really, really big explosions. t: +27 11 482 2171 / 2 e: jackie@hungryfilms.co.za www.hungryfilms.co.za

MANU LAPIERE Ginger Pictures Director/DOP Even though Manu speaks French, English, Italian and Dutch fluently; his favourite language is film. Having shot in more than 25 countries and islands around Africa, he is at ease with extreme production environments. He thrives on the adventure and is driven by a pursuit of fresh visual storytelling techniques. His most recent accolades include two Bronze Awards at the last African Cristal Festival. Contact Julie Ah-Fa (Producer, Johannesburg) t: +27 76 030 7284 e: julie@gingerpictures.tv www.gingerpictures.tv

WITCH & WIZARD PRODUCTIONS Formed in 2001, Witch & Wizard Productions is a premier experiential marketing and production agency, a “never-say-no” onestop shop committed to conceptualising, producing and executing award-winning events and activations both locally and abroad. TV and AV productions, audio composition and mixing, as well as high-level media strategies across all industry sectors. t: +27 11 465 6066 e: kirsten@witchwizard.co.za / jenny@witchwizard.co.za www.witchwizard.co.za

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SPECIALIST SERVICES CC&A Insurance Brokers

Mountain Marina Organic Canvas Post|City SAE Institute Stage and Screen Travel Atlas Studios DISCOP Joburg Film Finances SA Frog Squad Outlandish Sasani Studios Top Level Effects Urbantonic Visual Impact

Origins Documentary Drama Series ©National Geographic Channels & Asylum Entertainment LLC 2016, Film Afrika, Motion Picture Still Photography by Casey Crafford | African Photo Productions

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CC&A INSURANCE BROKERS Film and Entertainment Insurance Packages Tailored to Your Needs We at CC&A Insurance Brokers have more than 30 years’ experience in the film and commercial producers insurance market. With access to both local and international markets, we are able to offer tailored insurance packages for some of the largest film and commercial productions shot in Southern Africa. We offer cover for faulty stock, camera and processing, extra expense, props, set and wardrobe and more. Contact us today to get a quote:

CONTACT DETAILS Gauteng: First Floor, 59 Thembi Place, Calderwood Road, Lonehill 2619, South Africa KwaZulu-Natal: 1 Old Main Road, Kloof, Durban 3610, South Africa

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INSPIRE FURNITURE RENTAL Inspire Furniture Rental is South Africa’s market leader in the events and exhibition industry. Using a combination of technology and decades of industry experience, Inspire works with individuals and companies both big and small who rent, hire or buy exceptional furniture for events that make a lasting impression on all those who attend them.

CONTACT DETAILS Chad Botha (National Manager) t: +27 61 497 2945

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MOUNTAIN MARINA Unrivalled comfort and elegance on the water’s edge, offering a world-class location with Table Mountain as a majestic backdrop. Mountain Marina is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with the penthouses as the premier units. The apartments are fully serviced and equipped to the highest standard. Each apartment comprises modern, air-conditioned, spacious en-suite bedrooms with separate lounge and dining areas. Here in the heart of Cape Town, you can enjoy the luxury of your own spacious residence that not only guarantees peace and quiet, but also complete privacy and independence.

CONTACT DETAILS t: +27 21 421 3070

f: +27 86 613 5208

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ORGANIC CANVAS Chad Waller, founder and principal sculptor and mold maker of prosthetics and fabrication studio Organic Canvas, holds over a decade of experience in the film industry on numerous international feature films (both in production and as HOD), award-winning series and international commercials. His Cape Town-based studio specialises in high-definition organic props, prosthetics and special effects make-up, complex molding and casting, as well as hyper-realistic dummies and creature effects at competitive industry rates. Other areas of expertise include prototyping, shop displays and fat suits.

CONTACT DETAILS m: +27 82 375 0611

e: info@organiccanvas.co.za

instagram: wallerchad

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POST|CITY FILM & TELEVISION POST-PRODUCTION FACILITIES Post|City is the latest production facility to hit the Mother City - offering a collaborative creative environment to the local and international film and television industry. Post|City is uniquely dedicated to providing effective pre- and post-production workflow, maximizing time against budget, by offering a unique state-of-the-art facility interconnecting all the stages from pre-production to post-production through to delivery. The facility comprises various modern, air-conditioned spaces from editing, grading, ADR and music recording suites, to a fully equipped Dolby Atmos and Auro3D theatrically certified dubstage – an elite service only obtainable at Post|City, in the heart of Cape Town.

CONTACT DETAILS Post|City Film & Television Post Production Facilities, Floor 1, Harbour Place Building, 7 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001 t: +27 10 003 1544

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SAE INSTITUTE SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 54 campuses in 28 countries. Our campus offers higher education qualifications and short courses in animation, filmmaking, and sound production, and we enrol students from all across the globe who seek a life changing experience in our spectacular facilities, supported and mentored by experienced and compassionate staff. At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programmes in world-class facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills. Our graduates really do have the competitive edge.

CONTACT DETAILS 3 rd Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, 7295, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 87 351 0828 / +27 86 212 5459

e: capetown@sae.edu

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STAGE AND SCREEN TRAVEL SERVICES Take your seat. While you direct the action on screen, we’ll take care of the action behind the scenes. Tight deadlines, strict budgets, building sets, shooting in multiple locations; filmmaking isn’t for the fainthearted. Our travel management red carpet offering includes: VIP travel | Group travel logistics for large cast and crew | Special rates on long-term accommodation and car hire | Visas and passports including carnet visas | Specially negotiated luggage allowances and rates for production gear | 24/7 dedicated after-hours team. If you’re in the entertainment industry and want your travel managed by a pro who understands your unique travel needs, give us a call!

CONTACT DETAILS Contact Lloyd Barkhuizen (Business Development Manager) m: 0877 40 5181

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ATLAS STUDIOS TV *** Film *** Events This sought-after studio and industrial event space has long been a key independent media hub; for South Africa’s finest soapies, commercials and game shows. Atlas boasts a central location, secure parking, backup generator and includes facilities such as soundstages, production offices, dressing rooms, wardrobe, set storage and a friendly, experienced support staff. Corner Frost Avenue and Owl Street, Milpark, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 482 7111 e: info@atlasstudios.co.za www.atlasstudios.co.za

DISCOP JOBURG DISCOP Johannesburg takes the now popular strategy of matchmaking assistance further. We deliver an average of 30 to 40 meetings by assisting buyers and sellers with meeting planning strategies. An adherence to old-fashioned 24/7-concierge service and intuitive online interfaces deliver meetings to 1 500 companies a year. We should assist yours. 161 Maude St, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa t: +1 323 782 1300 e: discop@basiclead.com www.discopafrica.com

FILM FINANCES SOUTH AFRICA Film Finances SA forms part of the global company, Film Finances Inc., the worldwide leader in the provision of completion guarantees for the film and television industry. FF provides assurance to investors and assistance to producers to ensure their projects are delivered on time and on budget. FFSA provides monitoring services in connection with issued completion guarantees and assists with all aspects of the completion guarantee application process. t: +27 11 513 3563 / +27 82 411 4088 e: jane@filmfinances.co.za w: www.filmfinances.com

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FROG SQUAD Marine and commercial diving services to the South African film industry. Underwater camera operators and 4k cameras. Ultimate online picture boat database. Marine film-making research facility.

Jason t: +27 82 349 6688 Jimmy t: +2782 340 0991 www.frogsquad.co.za

OUTLANDISH Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Outlandish specialises in transport for stills and documentary productions. Our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 crew-cab gets a small crew to almost any location in Southern Africa. With 10 years’ experience in the film industry; there is very little we can’t achieve.

10 Rhodora, 143 Beach Road, Mouille Point, 8005, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 82 850 6717 e: dale@outlandish.co.za www.outlandish.co.za

SASANI STUDIOS Built on strong foundations and expertise Sasani Studios, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is globally recognised for providing world-class broadcast studios, post-production and technical facilities that include: 10 state-of-the-art sound-treated studios with top-of-the-range cameras and control rooms configured for multi-camera productions | Production Offices | Set Storage | Post Production Facilities. t: +27 11 719 4200 f: +27 11 719 4294 e: info@sasanistudios.co.za www.sasanistudios.co.za

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TOP LEVEL EFFECTS Special Effects and Flutter Fetti (confetti) applications - Based in the Western Cape Stockist of the largest range of Flutter Fetti and relevant machines to expel confetti as well as Bubble Machines, Pyrotechnics, Snowmachines, Streamer Cannons, Fireworks, Balloons, Laser Machines, Flame machines and many other products. Contact: Vincent Shantall t: +27 21 511 9676 m: +27 82 553 0438 e: viscreatect@mweb.co.za www.visualc.co.za Facebook: (Top Level Effects Cape Town): www.facebook.com/topleveleffects/

URBANTONIC Urbantonic has the largest inventory of furniture and bar counters available for rental for commercials and film shoots in Cape Town, including antique furniture, modern furniture and cocktail seating.

Estmil Road, Diep River, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 21 713 4439 m: +27 82 412 7514 e: info@urbantonic.co.za www.urbantonic.co.za

VISUAL IMPACT Experts in broadcast sales, rentals, training and Reality TV projects such as: I am a Celebrity, Fear Factor, Big Brother, The Bachelor, You Deserve It and Idols. Our certified engineering workshop offers broadcast repairs, maintenance and unparalleled support. We offer specialist on-set support through qualified engineers and crew. A comprehensive all-round service in the Broadcast Arena: Sales, Rentals, Engineering, Training and Reality TV. Johannesburg: t: +27 11 788 9879 e: teamjhb@visuals.tv Cape Town: t: +27 21 468 6000 e: teamct@visuals.tv www.visuals.tv

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I went to South Korea, I’ve been to Jordan and the Czech Republic and they all want to be involved in this business but I’ve never seen the degree of investment and courage that I’ve seen in South Africa. - Vance Van Petten, Executive Director, Producers Guild of America

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Origins Documentary Drama Series ŠNational Geographic Channels & Asylum Entertainment LLC 2016, Film Afrika, Motion Picture Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

WESTERN CAPE: REPLICATING THE WORLD

A

region well known for its film and television

like The Crown, Black Mirror, Origins, Roots, Saints and Strangers, Tomb

capabilities, the Western Cape is versatile, cost-

Raider, The Dark Tower and Honey 3. In addition, the region also

effective and offers an abundance of locations for

offers a range of key crew, equipment and other auxiliary services

filmmakers. According to a recent report by the

such as transportation and camera tracking to ensure every aspect

City of Cape Town, it can double as 80% of the world, and all

of a production runs smoothly. Animators in Cape Town make up

conveniently within two hours of the city limits. It has a number

the largest number of contributors to the sector on the African

of high-profile film studios, the most prominent of which is Cape

continent. Award winning and internationally acclaimed animation

Town Film Studios, which offers a range of sound stages and

work has been done by Triggerfish Animation Studios, Sunrise

workshops for big-budget productions. The studios recently

Productions and Sea Monster, to name a few.

completed facilitating the fourth season of Starz Entertainment’s Black Sails. The Western Cape has hundreds of production companies

This picturesque province offers pristine beaches, an abundance of plant life, wildlife and natural beauty, a range of architectural and urban looks, and local support to match. The

operating within its borders, with a few major ones like Film Afrika

Cape Town and Western Cape Film and Media Promotion unit,

and Moonlighting servicing large-scale international productions

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10

30 000+

Cape Town Film Studios is among the top 10 studios globally

employed by Western Cape film sector

R187m

5 000

Exports for Western Cape film and TV in 2014

Identified Cape Town film locations

40%

cheaper to make films here than Europe or USA

80%

of the world can be replicated within two hours of Cape Town

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • •

Artscape Theatre and Civic Centre Atlantis dunes Colourful, urban Bo-Kaap Cape Town Stadium

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Garden Route and Klein Karoo Cape Karoo Cape Overberg Cape West Coast Cape Winelands

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

According to a recent report by the City of Cape Town, it can double as 80% of the world, and all conveniently within two hours of the city limits.

at the likes of the Cannes Film Festival, American Film Market, and in local film events such as the Cape Town International Animation

Contacts Wesgro Film and Media Promotion Head Office: 60 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000 Tel: +27 (0)21 487 8600 Email: info@wesgro.co.za Web: www.wesgro.co.za

Pristine, blue flag beaches

Desertscapes

Sand dunes

Urban streetscapes

Rugged mountains

Markets and alleys

Cape Dutch mansions and vineyards

National parks and game reserves (wildlife)

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 190 – 300 hrs/month

Cape Town International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 20 – 90mm/month

George Airport (Garden Route connections)

TOP 5 RECENT PRODUCTIONS IN WESTERN CAPE

Toronto International Film Festival. The organisation is also involved

Festival and the Wavescape Festival.

Cottages and wildflowers

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guidance and also promotes local productions and filmmakers abroad

Festival, Encounters South African International Documentary

Modern architecture

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Tomb Raider Madiba Black Mirror

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The Dark Tower The Crown

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Cape Town International Convention Centre

WESGRO THE OFFICIAL TOURISM, TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCY FOR CAPE TOWN AND THE WESTERN CAPE. LET US HELP YOU DO BUSINESS IN AN INSPIRING PLACE . Cape Town and Western Cape Film and Media Promotion

Leisure Tourism

The Cape is a sought-after film destination. Major

the most desirable destinations for business and leisure tourism.

international and local productions are drawn by the wide

Our scenic beauty, diverse range of activities, world-class selection

range of locations, exemplary services and studios. Wesgro’s

of gourmet and wine experiences and exceptional value for money

Film and Media Promotion unit assists with production in the

and luxury accommodation are just a few of the many reasons that

province, including project mentoring, regulation guidance

make our destination attractive for visitors all year round. As the

and finding co-production parties. Films and TV series

second-most visited province in South Africa, we receive in excess

shot on location include: The Dark Tower, Tomb Raider, The

of 1.4 million tourists on annual basis, contributing an estimated

Giver, Chronicle, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Black Sails and

R14.9 billion in foreign direct spend. It is our primary goal to ensure

Homeland (Season 4).

that Cape Town and the Western Cape remains top of mind to our

Cape Town and Western Cape Film and Media Promotion has commissioned a value chain baseline study on the Cape’s industry. This baseline research will coincide with the recently

Cape Town and the Western Cape is recognised globally as one of

visitors, local and international when selecting their next business or leisure tourism destination.

baseline research commissioned by the National Film and

Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau

Video Foundation (NFVF). This research will provide the

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau promotes

industry insights to its size and opportunities.

the region as the premier business-events destination in Africa.

announced South African Film Industry (SAFI) economic


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Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa © Philippa Dresner

professional conference organisers, incentive houses and corporate

Cape Town and Western Cape Creative Locations

meeting planners. Services by the Bureau include (pre and post) bid

Cape Town and the Western Cape Film and Media Promotion has

assistance, convention planning support and on-site event services.

pioneered the creation of an innovative guide to the province’s

Providing destination expertise and support to associations,

Cape Town Air Access

greatest locations. Available in a print or digital format, this guide provides incredible visuals, key contact details and essential

The goal of the Cape Town Air Access project is to intensify

information about these locations. From state-of-the-art stadia,

and broaden aviation access into the Western Cape from targeted

gritty urban spaces, lush green parks, vibrant informal housing and

African and international markets thereby improving economic

pristine beaches, this guide is the go-to resource for location scouts

competitiveness in the region. We do this through strategic airline

and producers.

negotiations, marketing support and co-ordinated stakeholder

Visit www.wesgro.co.za to download the Creative Locations ebook.

involvement.

Contact: +27 21 487 8600

film@wesgro.co.za

Cape Town Air Access has contributed to eight new routes and CREATIVE LOCATIONS

CREATIVE LOCATIONS

BO KAAP

CAPE WEST COAST

Flickr © SA Tourism

ten route expansions since its inception in July 2015 and this has added more than 600 000 direct two-way seats to the international

In recognition of the efforts of the Cape Town Air Access team,

The distinctive, eye-catching hues of the former Malay Quarter offer a

Cape Town International Airport won the Routes Africa marketing

No filming or film-related activity in the precinct, Fridays 12h00 – 14h00.

vibrant and distinctive backdrop for short-form and long-form work. The

To ensure that the content or subject matter of the film shoot is not in

cobbled streets lend themselves to dreamy filmic escapades, and the area is

conflict with the religious and cultural integrity of the area and its people by

increasingly popular for local and international commercials.

not allowing:

KEY INFORMATION

Commercial shoots promoting alcohol, tobacco, nudity or gambling

Inaccurate depictions of the area, its culture and its people

Film companies must be in possession of a current and valid permit at all

Inappropriate use of the Mosques and Kramats – as locations or

Crew members shall not display signs, posters, or pictures on vehicles

backdrops

times and must abide by the stipulated conditions. Daily Prayers: All filming activity is to cease within five minutes prior to the athaan (call to prayer), whilst the athaan is chanted, and for 10 minutes

Comprising Swartland, Makzikama, Saldanha, Bergrivier, and the Cederberg,

KEY INFORMATION

the Cape West Coast region is an emerging location for filming. Filmmakers

Municipal properties will require a permit available at the local

are spoilt for choice, as the region contains wild flowers, quaint seaside

town council. Rates are dependent on the size of the crew and

towns, wine farms and cellars, culture and heritage attractions, such as the

duration of the shoot. For road closures the traffic department

West Coast National Park and the Fossil Park. The Cederburg and Makzikama

needs to be involved. Filming in nature reserves and on beaches

mountain ranges feature ancient rock paintings, while the windiest sections

requires an ECO guide and environmental impact study with your

of beaches are ideal for shoots that feature adventure sports, such as kite

application. When filming on private property or in an estate,

surfing and paragliding. The vast, unspoilt beaches and charming wine and

you will need landowners’ permission and permission from the

olive routes provide a unique canvas for filmmakers.

governing body.

that members may find offensive

thereafter (a 20-minute break) During this break, pedestrian access to

award in 2016 for best overall performer.

and egress from all Mosques is to remain unobstructed.

Disclaimer: Filming policies do change. Please check with your unit manager, and stay in regular contact with your local production company.

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Disclaimer: Filming policies do change. Please check with your unit manager, and stay in regular contact with your local production company.

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R3-billion to the Western Cape economy in direct tourism spend.

Flickr © Heribert Bechen

CREATIVE LOCATIONS CAPE TOWN AND THE WESTERN CAPE

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Hear Me Move Š Coal Stove Pictures, Photographer: Jurgens Burger

GAUTENG: VIBRANT COSMOPOLITAN FILM HUB

A

n urban hub that needs no introduction, Gauteng

production and distribution support, project support, broadcast

is home to Africa’s commercial powerhouse,

partnerships and talent management and mentorship in the last

Johannesburg, as well as a myriad versatile locations

twelve months.

within the small province, from wildlife escapes

Although the province is better known for blockbusters

and cosmopolitan looks, to old world charm and architecture.

like District 9, Chappie, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Gauteng is

In addition to its location options, Gauteng has a continually

also focused on supporting its local talent, with recent box

growing industry. Commercials are an enormous sub-sector of

office successes seen in Happiness is a Four-Letter Word and

the film and TV industry, worth over R1.4-billion in turnover

Kalushi, and numerous festival and film award wins for the

per annum nationally, of which Gauteng constitutes about 41%.

likes of Necktie Youth, Hear Me Move, and most recently Sink,

The Gauteng Film Commission is involved in a number of

which brought home several South African Film and Television

marketing initiatives that both develop and promote the region

Awards including Best Feature Film and Best Actress for

to local and international producers. It has supported two

Shoki Mokgape. It is a well-established local broadcast and

film award events and four export markets in 2015/16, and

media industry hub with well-developed clusters and strong

spent a total of R3.23-million on film content development,

infrastructure and support.


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332

187

temporary jobs created

film permits issued in 2015/16

67

location marketing initiatives in 2015/16

272

skills development md mentorship programmes

3

11

broadcast partnerships

audience development initiatives

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • •

Newtown Precinct Tswaing Crater Nan Hua Temple in Bronkhorstspruit Maropeng

Magaliesberg mountain range FNB Stadium (Soccer City/The Calabash) Turbine Hall

• •

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS Vibrant Vilakazi Street © SA Tourism

Gauteng is home to Africa’s commercial powerhouse, Johannesburg, as well as a myriad versatile locations within the small province, from wildlife escapes and cosmopolitan looks, to old world charm and architecture.

Gauteng Film Commission

Locations: priscillak@gautengfilm.org.za Project Support: ktabane@gautengfilm.org.za

Industrial landscapes

Edwardian architecture

Agricultural farmland

Art Deco buildings

Pristine green suburbs

Modernist architecture

Nature reserves (wildlife)

International architectural styles

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 250 – 300 hrs/month

OR Tambo International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 50 – 150mm/month

Lanseria Airport (inter-city connections)

TOP 5 RECENT FILMS FROM GAUTENG

Head Office: 56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108 Email: info@gautengfilm.org.za

Victorian architecture

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Contacts Tel: +27 (0)11 833 0409

Gold mines

• •

Ayanda Happiness is a Four-Letter Word

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Kalushi Necktie Youth Sink

Web: www.gautengfilm.org.za National Film and Video Foundation Head Office: 87 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2198 Tel: +27 (0)11 483 0880 Email: info@nfvf.co.za Web: www.nfvf.co.za

PERMITS The Gauteng Film Commission assists in identifying suitable locations and offers permit support, since each municipality has its own regulations.


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GAUTENG: ALL INDICATIONS ARE ON A GROWING FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

A

strong contributor to South Africa’s economy, the

In recent years the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has

province of Gauteng remains the hub of the film and TV

strengthened its support role in the region, championing local

industry and is home to television corporations, world-

productions and placing them in front of audiences both local

class pre-production, production and post-production

and international.

facilities that are able to cater for any production requirement. Gauteng offers sound technical infrastructure and expertise

The Gauteng Film Commission plays a large role in promoting Gauteng as a brand and destination with a bulk of the country’s

with many of the country’s biggest broadcast studios on offer

creative talent congregating in this region. This is in line with

in the province coupled with talented and experienced pool of

South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan 2014/15-2016/17

both crew and talent who specialise in different areas of the film

(IPAP) that has recognised creative industries – including film

and TV industry – from feature films to television, commercials,

and TV - as a priority sector.

documentaries and new media. Equipment rental companies in Gauteng offer the latest in

Development of the sector is a priority for the GFC and this is done through continued funding of film projects and

camera, sound and lighting equipment and cater for both film and

partnerships with relevant stakeholders such as broadcasters

digital camera origination.

and training institutions.


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Quick Facts about Gauteng

Gauteng Film Industry at a Glance

• OR Tambo International airport, situated in the Gauteng

• An esti mated 80% of producti on companies in South Africa are based

province, is the hub of South Africa’s international and domestic air travel, catering for frequent direct and indirect

in Gauteng. • An esti mated two-thirds of nati onal television producti on capacity

flights by major airlines from Europe, USA, North America,

is based in Johannesburg. Home to the South African Broadcasti ng

the East, Africa and Australia.

Corporati on (SABC), M-Net, Dstv, Top TV and e.tv and collecti vely

• The province has a developed road infrastructure with public transport system established in the form of bus services, trains and taxis. The latest addition is the rapid rail system, linking Johannesburg, Pretoria and the airport. • Gauteng offers various types of accommodation to suit every pocket and needs. • Telecommunication infrastructure is cutting edge and connections to countries beyond our borders are easy and efficient. • Information regarding South Africa Visa information can be obtained from www.dha.gov.za or www.dirco.gov.za. • Easy banking and telecommunications, hassle-free border procedures. • Lots of things to do including dining, night life and other forms of entertainment. Visit www.gauteng.net for more details.

accounti ng for over 47 TV channels. • Gauteng is strong in TV and local content. Most of top SA television shows are Gauteng produced and set in Gauteng. • A high percentage of South Africa’s commercials are shot in Gauteng. • Johannesburg is one of the oldest fi lm communiti es in the world, with a nati onal newsreel dati ng from the beginning of the 20 th century. • Gauteng is home to the largest cinema market on the conti nent with state-of-the-art cinemas and year-round, well-att ended festi vals. • As a fi lm centre, Gauteng has a wide range of advanced fi lm equipment and producti on faciliti es. • Johannesburg has a long-standing theatrical traditi on and can off er an impressive array of acti ng talent. • Animati on is considered one of the growing sectors of the industry in Gauteng.


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Roots © A+E Networks, Unit Stills Photography by Casey Crafford | African Photo Productions

KWAZULU-NATAL: EVER-GROWING FILM LOCATION

A

region that’s been experiencing steady growth in film

Awards. The inaugural KZN Film Indaba took place in late

and television, KwaZulu-Natal provides much in the

March 2017, bringing filmmakers, government agencies, the

way of support, locations and production options

media and other voices under one roof to engage on a strategic

to filmmakers. Durban Film Office reports local

level. Its most recent film successes include the shooting of

production activity soaring by 41% over the last three years,

the Roots miniseries in the region, as well as Keeping Up with the

while governing bodies have all identified the film and media

Kandasamys, a local film produced by the late Junaid Ahmed,

industries as strategic growth sectors for the region.

which raked in R4-million in its first few weeks in box office.

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission services the province

Other popular television productions include telenovela uZalo

offering permit, production and rebate support. The region

and Durban Beach Rescue which was greenlit for a second season

has an array of incredible natural and urban locations under its

after airing in 113 countries and 23 languages.

banner, including lush, tropical forests, rural villages, African bush and a diversity of wildlife, beautiful coastal areas with

Contacts

a variety of landscapes, and of course the striking and iconic

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

mountain ranges of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. KZN

Head Office: 115 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban, 4001

is also known for its film festival calendar. It is home to the

Tel: +27 (0)31 325 0200

Durban International Film Festival and its sister trade event

Email: info@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

Durban FilmMart, as well as the Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela

Web: www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za


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IN A NUTSHELL INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

74

projects supported since 2014

220+

R51.8m

Over 220 jobs created through supported projects

13

new businesses supported through incubators

invested in film fund in 2015/16

100

36

people trained

projects funded 2015/16

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS •

Durban harbour

• Durban ICC • Howick Falls • iSimangaliso Wetland Park

• • • •

Moses Mabhida Stadium Suncoast Casino The Zulu Kingdom uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Mountains

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

41 Victoria Embankment, Durban, 4000 Tel: +27 (0)31 311 4243

Blue water lagoons

Neo-Gothic styles

Cape-Dutch architecture

Rivers, lakes, waterfalls

Game reserves (wildlife)

Pristine sandy beaches

Battlefields, museums and old fortifications

French Provincial architecture

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 250 – 300 hrs/month

King Shaka International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 10 – 160mm/month

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport

RECENT PRODUCTIONS FROM KZN

Durban Film Office Head Office: 11th Floor, Rennies House,

Indian architecture

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The region has an array of incredible natural and urban locations under its banner, including lush, tropical forests, rural villages, African bush and a diversity of wildlife, beautiful coastal areas with a variety of landscapes, and of course the striking and iconic mountain ranges of the uKhahlambaDrakensberg Park.

Art Deco architecture

• • •

28’s Durban Beach Rescue EarthBeat

• •

Kalushi Keeping Up With The Kandasamys

Email: valerie.mthembu@durban.gov.za / filmdurban@durban.gov.za Web: www.durbanfilmoffice.co.za

PERMITS Zulu Coast Film Office Tel: +27 (0)35 799 2516 / +27 (0)88 775 4013 Email: contactus@film-zulucoast.co.za / filmdurban@durban.gov.za Web: www.film-zulucoast.jimdo.com / www.film-zulucoast.co.za

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KWAZULU-NATAL: FILM COMMISSION

T

he KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in

44 projects in development, 21 in production and seven in

accordance with a Provincial Act passed in 2010. Since

distribution. 93% of the film fund budget has been spent on

its inception, the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission has

black owned projects. KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission would

developed systems and policies to attract national and

like to congratulate the crew and the cast of Keeping with the

international roleplayers in the film industry. It was given a mandate to, amongst other things, create

Kandasamys on their success at the box office, if anything the success of this film speaks to the appreciation of the consumers

an enabling environment for a growing film industry to strive.

when we tell authentic African stories our way. The KwaZulu-

Systems and programmes were put in place to ensure growth

Natal Film Commission has also created a skills base through

and transformation. To date, we are proud to announce that the

a bursary programme which has to date seen 11 out of 32

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission has funded 72 projects, with

beneficiaries graduate in various disciplines in film.


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KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission would like to congratulate the crew and the cast of Keeping with the Kandasamys on their success at the box office, if anything the success of this film speaks to the appreciation of the consumers when we tell authentic African stories our way.

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KwaZulu-Natal Film Cluster

supports the transformational development of KZN Films and

The KZN Film Cluster is an extension of the existing work of the

media businesses.

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission. Its role is to provide a platform for and focus on sector development, by offering and exploiting

Film Cluster Offerings

the benefits of clustering. The cluster is designed to be a dynamic

Business Park:

workspace for filmmakers.

• Flexible Working Spaces

The cluster provides a range of solutions for existing and

• Hot Desks

aspiring film businesses, from shared workspace to high-speed

• 42 Seater Cinema

IT connectivity. As the umbrella hub of all of the training and

• Sound Studios

developmental activities of the KZN Film Commission, it further

Human Capital Development:

offers filmmakers a range of affordable tools, equipment, education,

• Incubator and SMME Centre

resources, guidance and opportunities in the film and photographic

• 100 seater Training Room

sectors.

• Post-Production and Production Facilities:

The Vision

• Product Equipment Hire • ICT Infrastructure

A clustered KZN film sector that is self-reliant and thriving.

• Post-Production suite facilities

The Mission

Contacts

The mission of the KZN Film Cluster is to provide an umbrella of

10 th Floor, Musgrave Towers, 115 Musgrave Road, Durban

cost-effective services to the film industry in KZN. It provides

Tel: +27 31 325 0200

education, equipment, networks, guidance, resources, work spaces

Email: filmcluster@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

and opportunities for filmmakers. In this way, the Film Cluster

Web: www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za


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DURBAN FILM OFFICE

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Durban beach front Š eThekwini Municipality

DURBAN FILM OFFICE DYNAMIC FILM SUPPORT

E

stablished in 2003, the Durban Film Office (DFO) is

content, for local and international audiences and for Durban to

a Department of eThekwini Municipality’s Economic

be recognised as a preferred destination for feature films and

Development and Investment Promotion Unit,

commercial media production.

responsible for the promotion and development of the

Film and Television Industry in the City of Durban. The overarching vision of the Durban Film Office is for Durban to be internationally recognized as a dynamic, creative, innovative and cost-effective production centre, where residents regularly consume products created in the city and where the film

The mission of the Durban Film Office moving forward is to pro-actively contribute to building and supporting an enabling environment that will deliver on the vision.

Key Services:

sector contributes significantly to the economy and international

Online Permit

profile of Durban and its citizens.

The Durban Film Office was created as a one-stop service centre

The goal is to support the creation of a viable and

for all film permitting in the city. We will gladly assist you with any

economically sustainable film and television sector in the City,

query you may have and endeavour to add value to the production

where Durban filmmakers are renowned for creating high-quality

process. Our online permit system together with our partnership


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Beachwood Mangroves Š eThekwini Municipality

with the city of Durban means getting a permit to film in Durban

Edwardian, Tudor, French Provincial, Neo-Gothic styles

has never been easier.

and Art Deco architecture. The landscape from the coast

Crew

to the country is a gentle transformation from palm trees, beach cafĂŠs, steel and glass cities, to rolling hills, meandering

To get the perfect shot you need a team of professionals. South

countryside and dramatic mountain passes. The region

African crew has been rated as one of the most hard working and

presents miles of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, blue water

talented crew base in the world. The Durban crew directory will

lagoons, and a myriad of rivers, lakes and imposing waterfalls,

assist you in finding the best crew for your shoot.

the most known of these, Howick Falls, the second-highest

Production Servicing

waterfall in the world.

Durban offers a wide range of facilitation and support services

Industry Development Programmes

that are accustomed to servicing anything from television to major

The Durban Film Office Development Programmes seek

motion pictures. We do encourage you to work with local services

to help Durban filmmakers develop skills as creative

to ensure you receive the best value for your production spend.

independent content producers and industry professionals.

Locations

Contact:

The city of Durban has found its shape in traces of India,

Address: 11th Floor, Rennies House,

Indonesia, Brazil, Zanzibar and Europe. Our colourful history

41 Victoria Embankment, Durban, 4000

is reflected in the profusion of Cape-Dutch, Indian, Victorian,

Tel: +27 31 311 4243

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Spectre © Danjaq, MGM, CPII

MOROCCO: AFRICA’S LITTLE HOLLYWOOD

E

ven in its name, the Kingdom of Morocco beckons one to

Nicolas Cage, Spectre, with Daniel Craig as James Bond, War Dogs,

the exotic and unexpected. It has a vibrant and booming

a biographical war comedy-drama, A Hologram for the King starring

film industry with some of the biggest names in film and

Tom Hanks, and the latest instalment of The Mummy franchise

television shooting on location in this fascinating desert

featuring Tom Cruise.

and Mediterranean locale – from Brad Pitt and Brendan Fraser to

Despite its abundance of Middle Eastern looks, local filmmakers are

Eva Green and Leonardo Di Caprio. Added to its gorgeous desert

becoming tired of this single-lens story portrayed by many Western

and coastal regions are a welcoming people and world-class tourist

productions. The state helps fund about 25 Moroccan films each

attractions. Morocco is also renowned for being one of the safest

year, however some still face obstacles in the content of the stories

countries in Africa, and is a peaceful getaway whether you’re on

they tell, particularly when it deals with religious and cultural mores.

set or not. The local industry, too, has seen some growth in recent years,

The Marrakech International Film Festival is an annual event that takes place towards the end of the year and attracts many local and

although the majority of work Morocco receives is from Europe

international stars. The festival is supported by Martin Scorsese,

and the USA, making it one of the foremost service destinations on

who also played a pivotal role in setting up the new Ecole Supérieure

the continent. Some of the most recent productions to film in the

des Arts Visuels (School of Visual Arts) in Marrakech – among the

country are The Yellow Birds, an Iraqi war drama, Army of One featuring

top 15 film schools in the world.


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IN A NUTSHELL INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

1897

Cinema in Morocco dates back to 1897

20

2016

Morocco produces more than 20 films a year

Mimosas won the Grand Prize at Cannes Critics’ Week

20%

29 914.78m2

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Around 50 cinema theatres are currently running

Morocco’s cash rebate for internationals

The size of Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • • •

Ait Benhaddou Asilah Casablanca Cascades d’Ouzoud Chefchaouen

• • • • •

Erfoud Essaouira High Atlas Mountains Marrakech Meknes

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS Essaouira © Lonely Planet

Contacts Ministry of Tourism

Roman ruins

Blue buildings

Whitewashed buildings

Middle Eastern/Arab

Rivers and lakes

Mountain ranges and gorges

Narrow streets and vibrant markets

CLIMATE

It has a vibrant and booming film industry with some of the biggest names in film and television shooting on location in this fascinating desert and Mediterranean locale – from Brad Pitt and Brendan Fraser to Eva Green and Leonardo Di Caprio. Added to its gorgeous desert and coastal regions are a welcoming people and worldclass tourist attractions.

Ancient Berber villages

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 200 – 340 hrs/month

Marrakech Menara Airport

Rainfall in mm: 2 – 39mm/month

Mohammed V International Airport

TOP INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS SHOT IN MOROCCO • • •

13 Hours A Hologram for the King American Sniper

• • •

Army of One The Mummy (2017) Captain Phillips

Tel: +212 537 577 800 Web: www.tourisme.gov.ma / www.visitmorocco.com Moroccan Cinematographic Centre Head Office: Avenue El Majd, BP 421, Rabat Tel: +212 (0)53 728 9200 Email: contact@ccm.ma Web: www.ccm.ma

PERMITS Permits are issued by the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre. Additional location permits may be required. Morocco offers a 20% cash rebate for productions that shoot for at least 18 days and spend US$1-million or more.


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COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | NAMIBIA

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NAMIBIA: AN ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE AND DESERTSCAPES

© Liv Unni Sødem

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IN A NUTSHELL FAST FACTS The Namibian Dollar is on par with the South African Rand

Most rain falls as heavy thunderstorms, filling dry riverbeds, bringing flowers into full bloom

Namibia has well maintained paved roads and groomed rural roads

Ethnic talent pool includes Ovambo, Kavango, Herero (including Himba), Damara, Nama, Caprivian, Bushmen (San), Tswana and White Namibians

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • • •

Wonders of the Universe © BBC, Discovery Channel, The Science Channel

A

nation with exquisite deserts and striking coastal

Kalahari Sandveld Kaokoveld Kavango and Caprivi Kolmannskoppe Kuiseb River

• • • • •

Namib Desert Namib Escarpment Sossusvlei Spitzkoppe Okavango and the Zambezi

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

regions, Namibia is an unforgettable location for any film shoot. The region is popular with the commercials and photographic industries, and in recent years has

Dry and green riverbeds

National Parks (wildlife)

Coastal plains

Savannas and woodlands

Canyons

San and Himba groups

Remote cultural villages

Rocky escarpments and formations

seen growing support from government and local production companies. This, in turn, has resulted in more large-scale productions shooting on location. Filmmakers are enamoured by the dramatic Kalahari, the

Fish River Canyon and the Skeleton Coast, while Sossusvlei sand dunes, Etosha National Park wildlife, and Cape Cross fur seal colonies always attract attention. Also of note is the Kolmanskop ghost town in the middle of the Namib Desert.

CLIMATE

Some of the most recent films to have been shot on location

AIR ACCESS

is the Academy Award-winning Mad Max: Fury Road, and the latest instalment of The Mummy, which was partly filmed in Swakopmund

Sunshine Hours: 250 – 300 hrs/month

and is set for release in 2017. Its incredible landscapes and abundant wildlife bring many television documentaries and

Rainfall in mm: 0 – 100mm/month (December: 400mm)

magazine programmes to Namibia, with BBC’s Wonders of the Universe, and Discovery Channel’s Vanishing World among its many credits.

Contacts Tel: +264 (0)61 381 900 Email: info@nfc.na Web: www.nfc.na Namibia Tourism Board Head Office: Corner of Haddy and Sam Nujoma Drive, Windhoek Cape Town Office: Ground Floor, The Pinnacle, Burg Street, 8001 Tel: +264 (0)61 290 6000 / +27 (0)21 422 3298 Email: info@namibiatourism.com.na Web: www.namibiatourism.com.na

Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport

Commercial airports (inter-city connections)

TOP INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTIONS SHOT IN NAMIBIA

Namibia Film Commission (NFC) Postal Address: P.O. Box 40715, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek

• • •

10 000 BC Flight of the Phoenix Mad Max: Fury Road

• • •

Samsara The Mummy (2017) The Prisoner

PERMITS All productions should contact the NFC three weeks before arrival through an application form to the Commission. All foreign crews working in Namibia must have a valid temporary work permit.


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COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | NIGERIA

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A scene from Captain America: Civil War © Jennifer Brett - Atlanta Journal Constitution

NIGERIA:NOLLYWOOD MAKES MAJOR STRIDES

A

country that continues to surprise the world with

of these and is the world’s largest distributor of Nigerian films

its unconventional filmmaking abilities, Nigeria is a

and music, according to Forbes. It is YouTube’s biggest partner

vibrant and exciting location for any producer. It is

in Africa, and have lucrative content distribution deals with

a prolific creator of local films, with 50 produced

Dailymotion, iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo.

every week on average. Some of the most popular locations for

Although Nigeria has struggled with piracy in the past, 2016

filming include Calabar in the south east, where Half of a Yellow

saw a breakthrough in the cinema-going sector. A handful of

Sun was shot in 2013, and Lagos, where Captain America: Civil

Nollywood films debuted at high-profile international festivals

War was partly filmed. The location was designed to look like

amidst rave reviews, and others shattered local box office

an African market, and included a host of extras adding to the

records. Fifty, chronicling the lives of four 50-year-old women

hustle and bustle.

living in Lagos, was created by renowned TV personality

Nollywood holds much potential for investors, and a number

and entrepreneur Mo Abudu. She is perhaps best known for

of digital content startups have emerged in the Video on

Desperate Housewives Africa, a Nigerian comedy series on Ebony

Demand sector to combat the piracy situation. iROKOtv is one

Life TV in the same format of the American series of that name.


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IN A NUTSHELL INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

2

Nigeria has the 2nd largest film industry in the world

1 million

Nollywood employs over a million people

50

Nollywood produces about 50 films per week

2

The film industry is Nigeria’s 2nd largest employer

$590m

Nigeria has a US$590-million annual film revenue

$70,000

Producing a film costs between US$25,000 and US$70,000

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • •

Calabar and Cross River State Central African Mangroves Niger Delta Cross River National Park

• • • • •

Eko Atlantic City Lagos city and surrounds Lagos Island Rivers Niger and Benue Yankari Wildlife Reserve

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS Business districts

Waterfalls

Hill ranges

Beautiful beaches

Tropical forests

Vibrant marketplaces

Deserts and savannahs

National Parks and game reserves

Lagos, Nigeria Cityscape © Devesh Uba

CLIMATE

Some of the most popular locations for filming include Calabar in the south east, where Half of a Yellow Sun was shot in 2013, and Lagos, where Captain America: Civil War was partly filmed.

Head Office: 218T, Liberty Dam Road, Jos Postal Address: PO Box 693, Jos, Plateau State 930001

Sunshine Hours: 150 – 250 hrs/month

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 1 – 350mm/month

10 international airports

TOP 5 NOLLYWOOD HITS IN 2016

Contacts Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC)

AIR ACCESS

• • •

Fifty The CEO Wedding Party

• •

Wives on Strike A Trip to Jamaica

Tel: +234 (0)73 463 519 Email: contact@nfc.gov.ng Web: www.nfc.gov.ng Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Head Office: Tourism Village, Area 1, P.M.B 167, Garki, Abuja Tel: +234 9 234 2764 Email: touristhelp@tourism.gov.ng Web: www.tourism.gov.ng

PERMITS All foreign crew must be accredited through the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, based on the recommendation of the Nigerian Film Corporation. Although accredited, the film is still subject to approval during actual filming.


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A-Z DIRECTORY: FIXERS

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A-Z DIRECTORY: FIXERS NAME

COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL/WEBSITE

REGION

Antonio Forjaz

Mahla Filmes

+258 843 172 010

pipasforjaz@gmail.com www.mahlafilmes.com

Mozambique

Bernd Curschmann

Lemon Reel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

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Africa and abroad

Brad Logan

BLM Productions

+27 83 232 1758

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Western Cape

Bruce Thackwell

Bruce Thackwell & Ass

+27 82 800 9569

scouts@yebo.co.za

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

Derrick Kibisi

Talking Film Production

+256 790 912 494 +256 755 902 991

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Uganda, Rwanda, East and Central Africa

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Ellnette Pearson & Guy Nockels

Magic Touch Films

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Namibia, Mozambique and Southern Africa

Helen Atty

Two Seas TV

+27 21 801 0986 +27 82 728 9818

helen@twoseas.cc

Western Cape

James H.E. Cutting

Cutting Loose Productions

+44 791 435 2249 +212 699 394 860

cuttinglooseproductions@gmail.com cuttingadash@gmail.com www.cuttinglooseproductions.com

Morocco

Janice Beatty

African Environments

+255 784 506 600

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Arusha, Tanzania

Jason Merle

Banana Boys

+27 73 747 9311

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Mauritius

Jason Merle

Banana Boys

+27 73 747 9311

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KwaZulu-Natal

Jean Hartley

Viewfinders EPZ Ltd

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Jean-Marie Sabin

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Kenya, East and Central Africa

Jo Higgs

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Karen Brooks

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Margie McMahon

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Africa

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NAME

COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL/WEBSITE

REGION

Mickey Fonseca

Mahla Filmes

+258 827 116 080

friedmozkitos@gmail.com www.mahlafilmes.com

Mozambique

Mimi Abe Blay Asmah

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Ghana

Morgeez Production

Morgeez Production

+27 73 371 7802

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Gauteng

Morten Nielsen

Freelance

+27 72 376 4405

locations4africa@gmail.com www.locations4africa.com

Western Cape

Neil Bowden

Freelance

+27 84 674 5674

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Peter Currey

Freelance

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Extensive experience in Northern Cape

Peter P. Gudo

Nigma Pictures Entertainment

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Mozambique

Reda Fakhar

Fixers in Morocco

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Morocco

Richard Moerdyk

FIXERFILM

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Western Cape

Rick Matthews

Big Banana Films

+27 82 443 6307

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Gauteng

Susan Puren

Freelance

+27 82 416 6193

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Gauteng

Tania Jenkins

AfriScreen Films

+27 21 788 5777

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Western Cape

Tamer Abbas

Egypt productions LLC

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Egypt

Vanessa Yelseth

Time Frame

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Gauteng

Yvette Oosthuizen

Freelance

+27 82 829 0896

yvette@wildblue.co.za

Western Cape

FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVE - CONTACTS THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY (dti) Wendy Mphahlele Email: mphahlelew@thedti.gov.za | Tel: +27 (12) 394 1876 Tel: +27 (12) 394 5632 | Website: www.thedti.gov.za

Lehlohonolo Mokhosi

Email: lmokhosi@thedti.gov.za

THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION (NFVF) Tel: +27 11 483 0880 | Fax: +27 11 483 0881 | Email: info@nfvf.co.za | Address: 87 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Tel: +27 11 269 3000 | Fax: +27 11 269 3116 | Address: 19 Fredman Drive, Sandown, Sandton, 2146


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0307 Films (Pty) Ltd

+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

82

African Photo Productions

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

98

EMAIL

AfterDark Post Production

+27 82 532 8445

matthys@afterdarkpost.com

www.afterdarkpost.com

93, 101

Amazing Spaces

+27 21 761 3445

shoot@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

22, 23

Aquila Private Game Reserve

+27 21 430 7260

marketing@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

24, 25

Atlas Studios

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

113

Aubergine Restaurant

+27 21 465 0000

info@aubergine.co.za

www.aubergine.co.za

138

Birdfilm

+27 21 448 8771

alan@birdfilm.com

www.birdfilm.com

93

BlackGinger

+27 21 488 1188

info@blackginger.tv

www.blackginger.tv

138

BlackSilver Post Production

+27 71 896 7363

dwaine@blacksilverpost.com

www.blacksilverpost.com

93, 101

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemal.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

40, 83

Bruno Bossi

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.tv

www.carbonfilms.tv

101

Can-Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

94

Cannes Lions

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslions.com

103

Cape Direct

+27 21 461 4691

dianne@capedirect.com

www.capedirect.com

Cape Film Commission

+27 76 632 5548

info@capefilmcommission.co.za

www.capefilmcommission.co.za

Cape Island Studios

+27 21 529 4200 +27 11 314 5700

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.islandstudios.net

78

Cape Town International Convention Centre

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Carbon Films

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.tv

www.carbonfilms.tv

84

CC&A Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

+27 31 716 6000

gillianl@ccainsurance.co.za

www.ccainsurance.co.za

106

Cellucity

+27 21 401 1309

tyrel@cellucity.co.za

www.rentafone.net

63

Cellular Dynamics

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

65

CineFX

+27 21 552 0732

mickey@cinefx.co.za

www.cinefx.co.za

49

Constitution Hill

+27 11 381 3100

info@constitutionhill.org.za

www.constitutionhill.org.za

41

Discop Joburg

+1 323 782 1300

discop@basiclead.com

www.discopafrica.com

113

DLP Advisory

+27 76 632 5548

DLPAdvisory@gmail.com

www.dlpadvisory.com

Do Productions

+27 82 372 2502

brigid@doproductions.com

www.doproductions.com

94

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

28, 29, 130, 131

Enigma Bantry Bay (Pty) Ltd

+27 21 437 1045

headoffice@enigmamansion.com

www.ourglorioushomes.com

30, 31

ErgoSport Models

+27 72 573 8888

sandy@ergosportmodels.com

www.ergosportmodels.com

138

ERM

+27 21 465 1000

info@ermstars.com

www.ermstars.com

138

Farm Films Productions

+27 82 457 1423

peter@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv

94

Film Afrika

+27 21 461 7950

info@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

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+27 11 513 3563

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www.filmfinances.com

113

Film Freight

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

138

Film Mentorship & Training NPC t/a Film Industry Learner Mentorship (F.I.L.M) Programme

+27 21 461 7950

seton@filmsa.co.za

www.filmsa.co.za

06

Filmworks South Africa

+27 21 201 1260

brett@filmworkssouthafrica.com

www.filmworkssouthafrica.com

86

Folio Translate Consultants

+27 21 426 2727

pziets@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

59

Frog Squad

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

114

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

info@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

124, 125

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

95

Good Work

+27 84 800 3288

kelly@goodworkpictures.com

www.goodworkpictures.com

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours

+251 911 428 006

desale@grandholidaysethiopia.com filming@grandholidaysethiopia.com

www.grandholidaysethiopia.com

42

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

87

Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

138

Hungry Films

+27 72 277 5268

neil@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

95, 102

Imvusa Transport

+27 21 906 0429

info@imvusatransport.co.za

www.imvusatransport.co.za

145

Inspire Furniture

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

107

Invest SA

+27 86 184 3384

investsa@thedti.gov.za

www.investsa.co.za

18, 19, Outside Back Cover

Joe Alblas

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

99

Johannesburg Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

02, 03

Juice Film

+27 21 434 9781

carmen@juicefilm.tv

www.juicefilm.tv

Kayos Casting Directors

+27 21 462 6353

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

139

Kempston Truck Hire

+27 21 511 8501

vanessa.pienaar@kempston.co.za

www.kempston.co.za

51

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

+27 31 325 0200

lungiled@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

32, 33, 128, 129, Inside Back Cover

Lacie

+27 21 552 2654

info@directservices.co.za

www.directservices.co.za

61

Lazer Communications

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazercommunications.co.za

139

Lemonreel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

info@lemonreel.com

www.lemonreel.com

95

Lion and Safari Park

+27 87 150 0100

info@lionpark.com

www.lionandsafaripark.com

34, 35

Lucky Fish Productions

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

96

Manu Lapiere

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

102

Media Film Service

+27 21 511 3300

elias@mediafilmservice.com

www.mediafilmservice.com

17

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

96

Moonlighting Films

+27 21 447 2209

beccy@moonlighting.co.za

www.moonlighting.co.za

89

Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

stay@mountainmarina.co.za

www.mountainmarina.co.za

108


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+27 21 437 0368

carolyn@optimtalent.co.za

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Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

vivian@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

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Organic Canvas

+27 82 375 0611

info@organiccanvas.co.za

www.organiccamvas.co.za

109

Out Of Africa

+27 87 742 2250

info@outofafrica.info

www.outofafrica.info

139

Outlandish

+27 82 850 6717 +27 72 309 6667

dale@outlandish.co.za

www.outlandish.co.za

114

Panalux SA

+27 21 529 4200 +27 11 314 5700

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

01

Pioneer Freight

+27 21 386 5946

info@pioneerfreight.co.za

www.pioneerfreight.co.za

140

Platypus

+27 21 423 7245

ian@platypus.co.za

www.platypus.co.za

90 110

Post City

+27 10 003 1544

production@postcity.tv

www.postcity.tv

Post Production South Africa

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

Pro Events

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

11

Pro Sales

+27 11 462 0000

arne@pro-sales.co.za

www.pro-sales.co.za

142

Puma Video

+27 11 886 1122

henk@pumavideo.co.za

www.pumavideo.co.za

139

Q-Studios

+27 11 882 4311

info@q-studios.co.za

www.q-studios.co.za

73

Quiver Tree Apartments

+27 21 882 8986

stay@qtstellenbosch.com

www.quivertreeapartments.com

36, 37

Refinery

+27 11 799 7800

tracey@refinery.co.za

www.refinery.co.za

100

Royale International

+27 86 176 1253

customerservices@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

143, 145

SAE Institute

+27 87 351 0828

h.nel@sae.edu

www.capetown.sae.edu

111

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com

74, 75

Sasani Studios

+27 11 719 4200

info@sasanistudios.co.za

www.sasani.co.za

114

Sets Non Stop

+27 11 882 8822

stef@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

47

Shoot Concepts

+27 82 824 0007

greg@shootconcepts.co.za

www.shootconcepts.co.za

Silverline360

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

08

Silverline Studios

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

76, 77

Spartan Truck Hire

+27 21 511 2333

anneliese@spartantruckhire.co.za

www.spartantruckhire.co.za

69

Spotted Zebra

+27 31 700 2788

catering@spottedzebra.co.za

www.spottedzebra.co.za

139

Stage 5 Films

+27 76 639 1914

info@stage5films.com

www.stage5films.com

91

Stage and Screen Travel Services

+27 87 740 5181

experts@stageandscreentravel.co.za

www.stageandscreentravel.co.za

112

Stillking Films

+27 21 424 6737

rudi.r@stillking.com

www.stilking.com

92

The Network Productions International

+27 21 448 0335

kim@thenetwork.film

www.thenetwork.film

Top Level Effects Vincent Shantall

+27 21 511 9676

viscreatect@mweb.co.za

www.visualc.co.za

115

Urban Brew Studios

+27 11 285 6000

richard@urbanbrew.co.za

www.urbanbrew.co.za

79

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

ross@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

115

V&A Waterfront

+27 21 408 7500

prandall@waterfront.co.za

www.waterfront.co.za

43 115

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

Wendy's Talent Agency

+27 83 997 0991

wendy@wmta.co.za

www.wendystalentagency.co.za

Wesgro

+27 21 487 8600

film@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

4, 38, 39, 120, 121

Witch & Wizard Productions

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

96, 102

Wizardz Print & Design

+27 21 461 9334

andrew@wizardz.co.za

www.wizardz.co.za

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Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

stay@mountainmarina.co.za

www.mountainmarina.co.za

108

Quiver Tree Apartments

+27 21 882 8986

stay@qtstellenbosch.com

www.quivertreeapartments.com

36, 37

+27 21 488 1188

info@blackginger.tv

www.blackginger.tv

138

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Accommodation

Animation BlackGinger

Audio, Visual and Lighting Equipment Media Film Service

+27 21 511 3300

elias@mediafilmservice.com

www.mediafilmservice.com

17

Pro Sales

+27 11 462 0000

arne@pro-sales.co.za

www.pro-sales.co.za

142

Puma Video

+27 11 886 1122

henk@pumavideo.co.za

www.pumavideo.co.za

139

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

115

+27 21 462 6353

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

139

+27 31 700 2788

catering@spottedzebra.co.za

www.spottedzebra.co.za

139

Broadcast Sales Visual Impact Casting Directors Kayos Casting Directors Catering Spotted Zebra Cellular Provider Cellucity

+27 21 401 1309

tyrel@cellucity.co.za

www.rentafone.net

63

Cellular Dynamics

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

65

+27 11 513 3563

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

113

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

65

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Completion Bonds Film Finances SA

Communication Rental Specialists Cellular Dynamics Conference Venues Cape Town International Convention Centre Johannesburg Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

02

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com

74, 75

+27 11 882 8822

stef@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

47

Construction Sets Non Stop Consumables Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

138

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

115

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Convention Centre Cape Town International Convention Centre Johannesburg Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

02

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com

74, 75

Couriers Film Freight

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

138

Pioneer Freight

+27 21 386 5946

info@pioneerfreight.co.za

www.pioneerfreight.co.za

140

Royale International

+27 86 176 1253

customerservices@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

143, 145


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Inspire Furniture

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

107

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

ross@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

115

+27 21 552 2654

info@directservices.co.za

www.directservices.co.za

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DĂŠcor Hire Furniture

Digital Imaging Technician Lacie Director Bruno Bossi

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.tv

www.carbonfilms.tv

101

Manu Lapiere

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

102

+27 10 003 1544

production@postcity.tv

www.postcity.tv

110

Film Mentorship & Training NPC t/a Film Industry Learner Mentorship (F.I.L.M) Programme

+27 21 461 7950

seton@filmsa.co.za

www.filmsa.co.za

06

SAE Institute

+27 87 351 0828

h.nel@sae.edu

www.capetown.sae.edu

111

Dolby Atmos & Auro3D Certified MixStage Post City Education

Equipment Rental Lazer Communications

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazercommunications.co.za

139

Media Film Service

+27 21 511 3300

elias@mediafilmservice.com

www.mediafilmservice.com

17

Panalux SA

+27 21 529 4200 +27 11 314 5700

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

01

Puma Video

+27 11 886 1122

henk@pumavideo.co.za

www.pumavideo.co.za

139

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

115

Pro Sales

+27 11 462 0000

arne@pro-sales.co.za

www.pro-sales.co.za

142

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

115

Cape Town International Convention Centre

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Johannesburg Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

02

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com

74, 75

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Equipment Sales

Events Venue

Exhibition Venue Cape Town International Convention Centre Johannesburg Expo Centre

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

02

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com

74, 75

Film Commission & Offices Cape Film Commission

+27 76 632 5548

info@capefilmcommission.co.za

www.capefilmcommission.co.za

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

130, 131

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

info@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

124, 125

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

+27 31 325 0200

lungiled@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

32, 33, 128, 129, Inside Back Cover

Film Equipment Media Film Service

+27 21 511 3300

elias@mediafilmservice.com

www.mediafilmservice.com

17

Panalux SA

+27 21 529 4200 +27 11 314 5700

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

01

Puma Video

+27 11 886 1122

henk@pumavideo.co.za

www.pumavideo.co.za

139

Visual Impact

+27 21 468 6000

marius@visuals.tv

www.visuals.tv

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marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslions.com

103

+27 11 513 3563

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

113

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

138

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Film Festivals Cannes Lions Film Finance Film Finances South Africa Film Freight Film Freight Furniture Hire Inspire Furniture

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

107

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

ross@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

115

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

28, 29

Invest SA

+27 86 184 3384

investsa@thedti.gov.za

www.investsa.co.za

18, 19, Outside Back Cover

Government Agencies

Hard Drives Sales Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

138

Lacie

+27 21 552 2654

info@directservices.co.za

www.directservices.co.za

61

+27 31 716 6000 +27 11 463 0085

gillianl@ccainsurance.co.za

www.ccainsurance.co.za

106

+27 21 426 2727

pziets@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

59

Insurance: Film & Entertainment CC&A Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd Language Service Providers Folio Translate Consultants Location Amazing Spaces

+27 21 761 3445

shoot@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

22, 23

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

+27 21 430 7260

marketing@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

24, 25

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemal.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

40

Cape Town International Convention Centre

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Constitution Hill

+27 11 381 3100

info@constitutionhill.org.za

www.constitutionhill.org.za

41

Durban Film Office

+27 31 569 5988

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

28, 29

Enigma Mansion

+27 21 437 1045

headoffice@enigmamansion.com

www.ourglorioushomes.com

30, 31

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Tours

+251 911 428 006

desale@grandholidaysethiopia.com filming@grandholidaysethiopia.com

www.grandholidaysethiopia.com

42

KwaZulu Natal Film Commission

+27 31 325 0200

lungiled@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

32, 33

Lion and Safari Park

+27 87 150 0100

info@lionpark.com

www.lionandsafaripark.com

34, 35

Q-Studios

+27 11 882 4311

info@q-studios.co.za

www.q-studios.co.za

73

Quiver Tree Apartments

+27 21 882 8986

stay@qtstellenbosch.com

www.quivertreeapartments.com

36, 37

Silverline Studios

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

76, 77

Urban Brew Studios

+27 11 285 6000

richard@urbanbrew.co.za

www.urbanbrew.co.za

79

V&A Waterfront

+27 21 408 7500

prandall@waterfront.co.za

www.waterfront.co.za

43

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

114

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

08

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

65

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

99

Marine Diving Services Frog Squad Media Group Silverline360 Mobile Data Provider Cellular Dynamics Photographer Joe Alblas


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COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

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WEBSITE

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Post-Production AfterDark Post Production

+27 82 532 8445

matthys@afterdarkpost.com

www.afterdarkpost.com

93, 101

BlackGinger

+27 21 488 1188

info@blackginger.tv

www.blackginger.tv

138

BlackSilver Post Production

+27 71 896 7363

dwaine@blacksilverpost.com

www.blacksilverpost.com

93, 101

Post City

+27 10 003 1544

production@postcity.tv

www.postcity.tv

110

Post Production South Africa

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

Refinery

+27 11 799 7800

tracey@refinery.co.za

www.refinery.co.za

100

+27 21 461 9334

andrew@wizardz.co.za

www.wizardz.co.za

139

+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

82

Print & Design Wizardz Print & Design Production Company 0307 Films (Pty) Ltd African Photo Productions

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

98

Birdfilm

+27 21 448 8771

alan@birdfilm.com

www.birdfilm.com

93

BlackGinger

+27 21 488 1188

info@blackginger.tv

www.blackginger.tv

138

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemal.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

83 94

Can-Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

Cape Direct

+27 21 461 4691

dianne@capedirect.com

www.capedirect.com

Carbon Films

+27 21 300 0423

kirsten@carbonfilms.tv

www.carbonfilms.tv

84

Do Productions

+27 82 372 2502

brigid@doproductions.com

www.doproductions.com

94

Film Afrika

+27 21 461 7950

info@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

85

Filmworks South Africa

+27 21 201 1260

brett@filmworkssouthafrica.com

www.filmworkssouthafrica.com

86

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

95

Good Work

+27 84 800 3288

kelly@goodworkpictures.com

www.goodworkpictures.com

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

87 95, 102

Hungry Films

+27 72 277 5268

neil@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

Juice Film

+27 21 434 9781

carmen@juicefilm.tv

www.juicefilm.tv

Lemonreel Film Services

+264 81 122 7717

info@lemonreel.com

www.lemonreel.com

95

Lucky Fish Productions

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

96

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

96

Moonlighting films

+27 21 447 2209

beccy@moonlighting.co.za

www.moonlighting.co.za

89

Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

vivian@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

88

Out Of Africa

+27 87 742 2250

info@outofafrica.info

www.outofafrica.info

139

Platypus

+27 21 423 7245

ian@platypus.co.za

www.platypus.co.za

90

Shoot Concepts

+27 82 824 0007

greg@shootconcepts.co.za

www.shootconcepts.co.za

Stage 5 Films

+27 76 639 1914

info@stage5films.com

www.stage5films.com

91

Stillking Films

+27 21 424 6737

rudi.r@stillking.com

www.stilking.com

92

The Farm

+27 82 457 1423

peter@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv

94

The Network Productions International

+27 21 448 0335

kim@thenetwork.film

www.thenetwork.film

Witch & Wizard Productions

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

96, 102

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

107

+27 82 375 0611

info@organiccanvas.co.za

www.organiccamvas.co.za

109

dale@outlandish.co.za

www.outlandish.co.za

114

Prop Hire Inspire Furniture Prosthetics & Organic Props Organic Canvas

Remote Location Shooting Services Outlandish

+27 82 850 6717 +27 72 309 6667


A-Z DIRECTORY: CATEGORIES

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COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

+27 21 465 0000

info@aubergine.co.za

www.aubergine.co.za

138

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

11

+27 11 882 8822

stef@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

47

CineFX

+27 21 552 0732

mickey@cinefx.co.za

www.cinefx.co.za

49

Top Level Effects Vincent Shantall

+27 21 511 9676

viscreatect@mweb.co.za

www.visualc.co.za

115

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Restaurant Aubergine Restaurant Security Services Pro Events Set Design Sets Non Stop Special Effects

Specialist Services Discop Joburg

+1 323 782 1300

discop@basiclead.com

www.discopafrica.com

Cape Film Commission

+27 76 632 5548

info@capefilmcommission.co.za

www.capefilmcommission.co.za

DLP Advisory

+27 76 632 5548

DLPAdvisory@gmail.com

www.dlpadvisory.com

Post Production South Africa

+27 82 826 3030

barry@postproduction.capetown

www.postproduction.capetown

+27 72 573 8888

sandy@ergosportmodels.com

www.ergosportmodels.com

138

Atlas Studios

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

113

Cape Island Studios

+27 21 529 4200 +27 11 314 5700

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.islandstudios.net

78

Sports Talent Management ErgoSport Models Studios

Media Film Service

+27 21 511 3300

elias@mediafilmservice.com

www.mediafilmservice.com

17

Sasani Studios

+27 11 719 4200

info@sasanistudios.co.za

www.sasani.co.za

114

Silverline Studios

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

76, 77

Studio Johannesburg

+27 11 026 6371

info@studiojoburg.co.za

www.studiojoburg.co.za

03

Urban Brew Studios

+27 11 285 6000

richard@urbanbrew.co.za

www.urbanbrew.co.za

79

+27 21 465 1000

info@ermstars.com

www.ermstars.com

138

Talent Agency ERM Optim Talent

+27 21 437 0368

carolyn@optimtalent.co.za

www.optimtalent.com

Wendy's Talent Agency

+27 83 997 0991

wendy@wmta.co.za

www.wendystalentagency.co.za

film@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

Tourism, Trade and Investment Agency Wesgro

+27 21 487 8600

04, 38, 39, 120, 121

Transport Imvusa Transport

+27 21 906 0429

info@imvusatransport.co.za

www.imvusatransport.co.za

Outlandish

+27 82 850 6717 +27 72 309 6667

dale@outlandish.co.za

www.outlandish.co.za

114

+27 21 426 2727

pziets@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

59

+27 87 740 5181

experts@stageandscreentravel.co.za

www.stageandscreentravel.co.za

112

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazercommunications.co.za

139

Kempston Truck Hire

+27 21 511 8501

vanessa.pienaar@kempston.co.za

www.kempston.co.za

51

Outlandish

+27 82 850 6717 +27 72 309 6667

dale@outlandish.co.za

www.outlandish.co.za

114

Spartan Truck Hire

+27 21 511 2333

anneliese@spartantruckhire.co.za

www.spartantruckhire.co.za

69

+27 21 488 1188

info@blackginger.tv

www.blackginger.tv

138

Translation Services Folio Translate Consultants

Travel - Specialist Travel Management Stage and Screen Travel Services Two Way Radios Lazer Communications Vehicle, Van and Truck Hire

Visual Effects BlackGinger


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2017 The Filmmaker's Guide to Africa (fmg) is an annual African film industry marketing publication targeted at an international audience, as well as to the desks of decision makers through Southern Africa. As a marketing resource and information guide, it makes a strong financial and strategic case for shooting in Africa by detailing incentives, rebates and subsidies, exploring regional features, locations, and logistics and creating a thorough overview of the infrastructure and experience that Africa has to offer. fmg is Africa’s premier marketing tool for African film.

CREDITS publisher Lance Gibbons strategic director Kathy English Brower executive editor Katie Reynolds-Da Silva head of design Sheree Steenkamp assistant designer / illustrator Lauren Smith writer Kim Crowie sector overviews Carla Lever business manager Coleen Tapson account executive John Bursey, Nassa Basadien production and traffic manager Natasha O’Connor data capturer Ricky Ortell cover image Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama are played by Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in A United Kingdom © Videovision Entertainment. Image courtesy of UIP South Africa (www.videovision.co.za) Location: Botswana photographic contributions Thank you to all the photographers, governments, organizations and advertisers who contributed, especially Joe Alblas. www.joealblas.com / www.africanphoto.co.za published by Film & Event Media copyright © Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa. The copyright, including the right of reproduction in any form, of all material in the Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa is expressly reserved in terms of section 12 (7) of the South African Copyright Act. isbn number 978-0-620-75610-5 printing tandym print www.tandym.co.za for advertising queries Filmmaker’s Guide to Africa Please contact: +27 21 674 0646

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Why shoot in SA?

SA is an easy double for almost anywhere in the world Offers world class production infrastructure Offers an enabling environment access up to 35% rebate for co-production treaty countries

Film Studios The Cape Town Film Studios have been a flagship project in South Africa which was named by the Hollywood Reporter one of seven “stateof-the-art production facilities giving Hollywood a run for its movie. movies.“ Major film studio in SA include:

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Experienced Crew South SouthAfrica Africaboosts boasts~ numerous A grade crews 10 A grade crews Rated as one of the most hard working and talented crew base in the world.

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Dominion Homeland

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