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CONTENTS

SA: The World’s Best

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Service Destination Film Financing and Incentives A World in One Country Locations Africa Co-production Treaties Commercial Service Long-Form Service Special and Unit Stills Photography South African Film Television Commercial Directors Music Video Directors Animation Post-Production Gear and Equipment

Crew Specialist Services Studios

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

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Kilimanjaro ©Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion GmbH; ARD Degeto Film; Two Oceans Productions (Pty), Unit Still Photography by Anika Molnár | African Photo Productions

Welcome


WELCOME

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WELCOME TO AFRICA!

succeeding not only with local audiences but is being embraced

With locations as diverse as ours, and production

on the global stage.

personnel as skilled, it is litt le wonder that film, TV, commercial and stills productions call Africa

In these pages you will discover that bringing your production to African shores makes not just business sense, but creati ve sense

home. Take a look at the list of international productions that filmed

too. Allow our production houses, studios, crew, infrastructure,

here to see that our skills are in high demand.

locations, incenti ves and spirit of Ubuntu inspire you.

The global narrati ve is changing, and Africa is embracing the trend. No longer just a service destination, many countries in

- Lance Gibbons,

Africa are emerging as producers of their own content, which is

Publisher

Actor Dexter Darden behind-the-scenes on Maze Runner: The Death Cure © 20 th Century Fox, Out of Africa Entertainment, Unit Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

W

elcome to Africa, the continent of abundance.


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Long Walk to Freedom

THE DEPARTMENT OF

TRADE AND INDUSTRY T

he South African Government recognises the potential

and a number of strategic co-production treaties are set to improve

of the film industry and has prioritised it as one of the

distribution locally and internationally.

sectors under its Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). The growth of the industry has a tremendous impact on

economic development in terms of employment and exports, while stimulating a host of supplier industries. The South African Government takes cognisance of the

The dti extends an invitation to industry players to make use of this facility and to support the South African Government in realising its goals of growth, employment and equity.

Objectives

significant contribution that the film and television industry

To support the local film industry and to contribute towards

potentially has in stimulating the country’s economic growth, job

employment opportunities in South Africa.

creation and its role in facilitating dialogue for national building. To support the growth of the sector, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is offering incentives to increase local content generation and improve location competitiveness for foreign film productions. In addition to incentives, the dti is working with other role players on raising the profile of the sector in general


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SOUTH AFRICA: THE WORLD’S BEST SERVICE DESTINATION RECENT INTERNATIONAL FILMS AND TV SERIES SERVICED IN SOUTH AFRICA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Warrior The Last Post Samson Troy: Fall of a City Maze Runner: The Death Cure Tomb Raider Outlander The Widow Doctor Who The Red Sea Diving Resort The Forgiven The Crown Deep Blue Sea 2 Blood Drive Our Girl Liberty Revolt Action Point I’m a Celebrity!

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outh frica’s track record in the world of film, TV and commercial service speaks for itself. From ads that debut at the Superbowl, to award-winning miniseries and Hollywood blockbusters, the international filmmaking community has

truly found its home on the continent. Our skilled crews and world-class creatives ensure that work can compete on the global stage, thanks to their decades of experience servicing foreign clients. South Africa is probably most well-known for its incomparable locations. 90% of the world can be doubled within a two-hour drive from Cape Town, as is prolifically known. Imposing mountain ranges, barren deserts, modern cityscapes, ghost towns, endless beaches, pristine dunes, and some of the globe’s best roads, are all used to their fullest extent in season. However it is South Africa’s studios that are attracting even more attention. Massive multi-stage studios with enormous backlots and worldclass infrastructure are the marvel of many filmmakers and industry decision makers, and many smaller studios for TV and commercial shoots are springing up all over the country, even in emerging film destinations outside of the country’s main hubs. Further north,

Black Panther


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Above and bottom right: Maze Runner: The Death Cure © 20 th Century Fox, Out of Africa Entertainment, Unit Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia and Morocco

Incentives overview on 10 and 11 for more. Nothing speaks to

are frequently playing host to large international productions, such

Africa’s resilience more than the combined reaction to the ongoing

as Black Panther, The Mummy and Queen of Katwe. Some drone footage

drought in the Western Cape. Citizens, communities, and industries

was shot in Zimbabwe for blockbuster Black Panther.

pulled together and reduced consumption by 50% in only three years;

If skilled crew, creative excellence, experienced facilitators, and

a feat never achieved on such a scale before in the world. The film

sought-after locations aren’t enough to tip the decision in Africa’s

industry, and every other industry, remains open for business.

favour, the production and post-production rebates offered by

But Africa is best experienced in the flesh, so to speak. The invitation

South Africa, Mauritius and others do the trick. Turn to the Financial

is open.

Black Panther © Entertainment Weekly


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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)

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.

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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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FILM FINANCING AND INCENTIVES

Hear No Evil © Arrow Media and Discovery Channel 2017, Motion Picture Still Photography by Anika Molnár | African Photo Productions

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. 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.

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

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

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SUPPORTING THE MEDIA AND MOTION PICTURES VALUE CHAIN • The development of new or alternative distribution systems for content • Post-production facilities Outcomes • To contribute to an economically viable South African media industry • To promote sustainable production of films, series and animation for consumption on multiple platforms • Developing audiences for local films by funding the set up and expansion of viable township cinemas • Developing a competitive animation sector • Developing black industrialists within the general media sector Funding instruments We offer financial support to new or existing companies within the media and motion picture industry of up to R1-billion. Funding is structured through a wide range of instruments that are appropriate to the needs of a business including:

Maijang Mpherwane – Head

• Debt/equity • Quasi-equity

Media and Motion Pictures

• Bridging finance

Our Media and Motion strategic business unit (SBU) is a major player and

• Venture capital

continues to contribute significantly to the growth of the local film and Funding criteria

media industry. Our objective is to develop a sustainable motion picture value chain

Any application must meet the IDC’s minimum requirements.

in the local film industry by funding production of feature films, series

These include:

and animation. We also contribute to the sustainability of the value chain

• Security: the form and nature of which will relate to your specific

through the funding of:

circumstances

• Digital cinemas in townships and rural areas

• Compliance with the international environmental standards

• Infrastructure such as studios

• Shareholders/owners are expected to make some financial

• The creation and acquisition of platforms across TV, radio and digital

Our Media and Motion strategic business unit (SBU) is a major player and continues to contribute significantly to the growth of the local film and media industry. Our objective is to develop a sustainable motion picture value chain in the local film industry by funding production of feature films, series and animation.

contribution:


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From left: Joshua Christmas – Deal Maker, Dipak Chiba – Senior Deal Maker, Bhavanesh Parbhoo – Deal Maker, Kgomotso Dipale – Administrator, Refilwe Cele – Deal Maker and Nikki Wilton – Senior Deal Maker.

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The contribution by historically disadvantaged people under

o

The associated territorial rights

special circumstances may be lowered, in which case the

o

Presale letters or agreements

IDC will be prepared to extend finance in excess of the

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Comparatives used to determine the sales estimates (audience,

owner’s contribution; • The project/business must exhibit economic merit in terms of profitability and sustainability

box office numbers in terms of similar genre films) • Collective agent and terms of agreement (if available) • Project information (location of principal photography, equipment to be used, number of cast and crew and how many days’ involvement,

Applying for funding

post-production facilities). Include the following information:

Application for funding should be in writing, including an executive

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summary and a comprehensive business plan.

Jobs created – in the same format/details provided for the Department of Trade and Industry application

In addition, applicants should submit the following:

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Skills development and skills transfer plan

• Script coverage from an independent reputable source (include

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How much will be spent at pre-production, production

credentials of the source) • Details of the film director, producers, scriptwriters/screenwriters,

and post-production • Production company – experience and previous production

DOP and principal cast. Please include for all of the above:

• Chain of title documentation including script, music and so on

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Previous projects

• Identity of the Completion guarantor and terms and conditions of

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CVs

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Filmography

• Co-production agreements (where applicable)

Please indicate the success/performance of the films they were

• Provisional letter from the Department of Trade and Industry in terms

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involved in and the genre of films • Detailed production budget and top sheet: o

Specify the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure

guarantee

of the amount of the rebate • Disclosure of related party transactions involved in the production process – the value and details

(QSAPE) amount • Finance structure including details of other co-financiers (At least 51% of the total production budget. IDC funds up to a maximum

In addition to the specific requirements of the media and motion pictures SBU, applications must meet the IDC’s minimum requirements.

of 49% of the production budget and these IDC funds must be spent in South Africa) and written confirmation of proposed terms and conditions • Proposed recoupment schedule • Sales agent (terms and conditions of distribution and marketing strategy for the film, track record of the sates agent, a list of films that were distributed and the success/performance of these films) • Detailed sales estimates per territory including:

*Terms and conditions apply


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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.

$ R12.04 R14.84 R17.17 R1.91 R3.28

Waterfalls

EXCHANGE RATE = = = = =

1 1 1 1 1

US Dollar Euro British Pound Chinese Yuan UAE Dirham

Correct as of 13 April 2018

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

THE

WORLD

IN ONE COUNTRY


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Homeland Season 3 © Showtime

SA FILM AND TV

PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

T

he South African Government offers a package of incentives

The South African Film and Television Production Incentive provide

to promote its film and television production industry.

financial assistance to local productions in the form of a rebate of up to

The package consists of the South African Film and

35% of the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE).

Television Production Incentive, which aims to assist local

No cap will apply for this rebate.

film producers in the production of local content; the South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive, which aims to nurture and grow

Benefits

emerging black filmmakers to take up big productions; and the Foreign

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

Film and Television Production Incentive to attract foreign-based film productions. The South African Film and Television Production Incentive is available to qualifying South African productions and official

25% of the QSAPE on amounts above R6-million.

Eligible Enterprises • Special Purpose Corporate Vehicles (SPCV) incorporated in the

treaty co-productions with total production budgets of R2.5-million

Republic of South Africa solely for the purpose of the production

and above.

of the film or television project. The SPCV and parent company(ies)


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must have a majority of South African shareholders of whom at

• Only one film production, television drama or documentary series

least one shareholder must play an active role in the production

per entity is eligible for the incentive. The applicant must comply

and be accredited in that role.

fully with its obligations in terms of The Legal Deposit Act, 1997

• An applicant must be the entity responsible for all activities

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(Act No. 54 of 1997).

involved in making the production in South Africa and must have access to full financial information for the whole production. • Only one film production, television drama or documentary series per entity is eligible for the incentive. • The following formats are eligible: feature films, tele-movies, television drama series, documentaries and animation. • The incentive is available only to qualifying South African productions with a total production budget of R2.5-million and above.

Important Information

3. Compliance with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) • Both the applicant SPCV and holding company(ies) must comply with the requirements for B-BBEE as issued in the Government Gazette of 11 October 2013 in terms of the Codes of Good Practice. • Both the applicant SPCV and holding company (ies) must achieve at least level four B-BBEE status in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. • At application stage, both the applicant SPCV and holding

Approval of applications will be subject to compliance with the

company(ies) must submit a valid B-BBEE certificate issued by an

incentive guidelines, the relevant provisions of the Public Finance

accredited verification agency.

Management Act (PFMA) and, more specifically, the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria 1. Commencement • Principal photography should not commence until an approval letter has been received from the dti. • Applications submitted without relevant supporting documents will not be considered.

4. Shooting schedule requirements • At least 50% of the principal photography schedule must be filmed in South Africa. • A minimum of two weeks of the principal photography must be filmed in South Africa.

Eligible Expenditure All costs, including Total Production Expenditure (TPE), QSAPE and Non-QSAPE, must be presented with each application for purposes of

2. Registered legal entity/special purpose vehicle

clarity.

• An applicant must be a Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle purpose of the production of the film or television project. The SPCV and parent company(ies) must have a majority of South African shareholders, of whom at least one must play an active role in the production and be credited in that role. • An applicant must be the entity responsible for all activities involved in the making of the production in South Africa and must have access to full financial information for the entire production.

Black Sails © Starz Entertainment

The incentive is available only to qualifying South African productions with a total production budget of R2.5-million and above.

Homeland Season 4 © Showtime

(SPCV) incorporated in the Republic of South Africa solely for the


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Black Sails © Starz Entertainment

1. Total Production Expenditure (TPE)

• Consultant fees charged to prepare the application

• A film or television production’s total production expenditure

• Grant funding from any other funding received from national,

is that incurred or reasonably attributable to the making of the film from pre-production to the point at which the

provincial and local government

first copy of the film is ready to be distributed, broadcast or

Other Rebate Disbursement

exhibited to the general public.

• Rebate is disbursed on completion of the production or may be paid after reaching certain milestones.

2. Qualifying Production Expenditure • Qualifying Production Expenditure will include all the

• Applicants wishing to make use of the milestone payment method must acquire a completion bond. As this might be costly

production costs incurred by the applicant on intellectual

for smaller producers, where the cost of a completion bond

property and goods owned or facilities and services provided

could be as much as R300 000, the following will apply:

by South African companies.

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proof of the South African citizenship status of the individual and contractor will be required. • Where the purchase of South African copyright is claimed

70% of the cost of the completion bond will be subsidised for productions between R2.5-million and R6-million

• Where individuals or contractors are paid via an agency, o

50% of the cost of the completion bond will be subsidised for productions between R6-million and R10-million

o Productions over R10-million are required by financiers to

as QSAPE, the relevant legal agreement verifying chain

have a completion bond in place and therefore no additional

of title must be attached to the application form and

subsidy will be granted.

monitoring reports. • All expenditure in South Africa for international services that remain in South Africa will qualify as QSAPE. • Only production costs discharged through the bank account of the SPCV will qualify as QSAPE.

Disbursements according to milestones will be implemented as follows: • 20% payment: Confirmation of completion bond • 20% payment: Start of principal photography

• Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).

• 20%: payment: Completion of principle photography

• Loan funding from any national, provincial and local

• 20% payment: Start of post-production “picture lock”

government and its entities.

• 20% payment: Submission of form D “claim form”

3. Non-Qualifying Expenditure

Contact

• Financing expenditure

Ms Thembakazi Kwinana

• General business overheads

Assistant Director (Film & TV)

• Other associated party fees

Service Based Industries

• Deferments, profit participation and residuals

Invest SA

• Advances

Tel: +27 (0)21 023 0917

• Land and building

Email: TKwinana@thedti.gov.za

• Costs of services embodied in goods • Depreciation • Executive producer • SPCV incorporation costs • Publicity and marketing costs


3..2..1..Action!

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:

Studio Jhb AtlasJoburg Studios Sasani Sky RinkStudios Studios Q Studios Silverline Studios

Q CPT: Studios

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.

Supply Chain Leading lm equipment Leading fifilm equipment rental rentalcompanies companiesand and Transport TransportLogistics Logisticsare are available availableininall allmajor major cities incities South Africa World class catering and World class catering hospitality services services

Atlantic Atlantic Studios Studios Cape Island Studios

Post Production Facilities

It’s a wrap!

South Africa offers offers awardwinning winningpost award

post production production facilities, facilities, which which has numerous has numerous experiences on local experiences on local and international andfeature international films feature films Services delivered: Services delivered: * Front End Services *Front End Services

Recent Projects “TheLast Widow” The Face for ITV & Amazon Queen of Katwe “Troy: Fall of a City” Chappie for BBC & Netflix

* Data Management *Data Management

Of Kings andSeason Prophets “Outlander 3” for Sony & Starz Black Sails “The Looming Tower” Resident The final forEvil: Hulu chapter “ICE Season 2” for eOne Tutankhamun miniseries

* Full Post Production *Full Post Production

“24 Hours To Live” Wallander S4

* Dailies *Dailies * Editorial *Editorial

* Master Deliveries *Master Deliveries

“Warrior” for Dominion HBO / Cinemax

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A country renowned for its diversity, it’s easy to manoeuvre between a pristine white beach to a dry grassland savannah to the top of an imposing mountain peak all in one day. Urban architecture is similarly generous, offering first-world modernity to Victorian, Dutch and French heritage architecture.

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LOCATIONS AFRICA

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Rockwell Blue Sky Films Cape Town Stadium

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure | Location: CTICC 1 © 20 th Century Fox, Out of Africa Entertainment, Unit Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

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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 shoots or accommodation…. Amazing Spaces.

CONTACT DETAILS t: +27 21 761 3445 / +27 82 841 3159

e: info@amazingspaces.co.za

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AQUILA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE & SPA Situated 10kms from the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Southern Karoo, the 10 000-hectare Aquila Private Game Reserve conservancy is home to the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wildlife, which roam freely on the reserve. Aquila is only two hours’ drive from Cape Town, and the Karoo backdrop is world-renowned for its dramatic landscapes, making the reserve a vision of beautiful red and burnt orange hues, hills, pans, rock formations, desert-scapes and Karoo veld. Aquila was recently featured as a host venue in the world-renowned MasterChef UK.

CONTACT DETAILS: R46, Touws River, Western Cape t: +27 21 430 7260

e: corp@aquilasafari.com / marketing@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. Only a 20-minute drive from the airport and located in the revitalised Foreshore precinct of the city, the CTICC offers: two auditoria seating 1 516 and 612 delegates respectively | two terrace rooms for 380 and 450 delegates respectively | two open-air rooftop terraces with breathtaking city views | 47 breakout rooms of varying sizes accommodating 20-370 delegates | 11 399m 2 of dedicated exhibition and trade show space in CTICC 1 | 10 000m 2 of multipurpose conference and exhibition space in CTICC 2 | Versatile banqueting rooms including a grand ballroom of 2 000m2 | 4 000 prime hotel rooms within 10 minutes of the centre.

CONTACT DETAILS: CTICC 1: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Foreshore, Cape Town 8001, South Africa

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First Productions: “The people, the vibe, the surroundings = the Best!”

GS Productions: “Best fun we’ve had in a long time.”

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Film Afrika: “Rockwell indeed does ROCK.”

Moonlighting: “It’s like home.”

Velocity Films: “Great location, setting & offering.”

ROCKWELL Primely located in trendy Greenpoint, Cape Town, the Rockwell All Suite Hotel’s ultra-spacious apartments each comprising their own kitchen, generous lounge area, private patios and free fibre, internet are perfectly catered for the production industry. It offers an enticing atmosphere of work and play. With over eight years’ experience in production hospitality, this privately owned 4-star hotel has created customised production offerings including fantastic catering packages, long and short stay accommodation, venue and collection room hire and intuitively attentive service delivery, ensuring that every crew member experiences the best that Cape Town has to offer, right at their hotel doorstep. Make the Rockwell All Suite Hotel your home away from home. Enquire about our production specials today!

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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

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Framed by Table Mountain and with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Town Stadium is centrally located and is recognised as one of the Mother City’s iconic landmarks. It is an ideal filmmaking and stills shoot venue. The Cape Town Stadium, with its various spaces such as conference and break-away rooms, the business lounge, VIP suites, open double volume area and so much more, is an ideal venue to host a multitude of events. With the diversity of spaces on offer, this iconic stadium is also an ideal venue for filmmaking and stills shoots. Having hosted some of Cape Town’s most prestigious events such as star-studded concerts and major sports matches, the skills and experience gained by stadium staff is available to you, so your shoot is professionally organised and meticulously executed. The Cape Town Stadium and its world-class team looks forward to hosting your next big event in Cape Town. For enquiries or to book, call +27 21 417 0120 or visit CapeTownStadiumBookings.co.za


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ilverline360 provides fully-integrated solutions for

service and finance options including equipment, post production,

content creators in the film and broadcast industries.

professional sales, outside broadcast and studios.

The Group’s strength lies in its world-class affiliates that

Silverline360 also partners with other key players in the sector

provide expertise and passionate professionalism.

to ensure that the film community is well supported in offering

Silverline360’s key mission is to provide the platform and the means for global filmmakers to make South Africa the obvious,

complete solutions to international clients. Each company has been carefully selected for its dedication

most professional and production-secure destination to bring

to global best practises, harnessing talent across the group to

their project to life.

bring you seamless production; from planning and developing, to

Thanks to the powerhouse of talent that Silverline360 has in the affiliate companies, the group can offer extensive creative,

funding and roll-out, built on years of experience and hundreds of productions. Silverline360 brings your production together,


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Contacts offering assurance and experience. With people on the ground in Cape Town and Johannesburg and using these bases to springboard into Africa, the Group has you covered. Not only is the Group’s focus on attracting world-class production work to complete their productions in Africa, but it is also dedicated to giving back to the industry through initiatives that include Film Production Assistance, training and development programmes and community-based upliftment programmes. Silverline360. Realising your production potential

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FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO AFRICA

If skilled crew, creative excellence, experienced facilitators, and sought-after locations aren’t enough to tip the decision in Africa’s favour, the production and postproduction rebates offered by South Africa, Mauritius and others do the trick.

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CO-PRODUCTION TREATIES

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CO-PRODUCTION TREATIES “

The local industry’s high level of skill, world-class gear, and relatively low costs make a compelling case for skills transfer, collaboration and resource sharing. By opening the door to creative, logistical and facilitative input, the final product undoubtedly benefits.


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There are two types of co-productions: • Co-production where the creative control is shared between local and foreign partners, and where there is a mix of local and foreign elements in the creative positions. • Co-production that encompasses a straightforward co-financing arrangement (finance only) in which one partner provides partial funding while another company undertakes the actual production. The effect of these agreements is that a film or television programme, which is approved as an official co-production, is regarded as a national production of each of the co-producing countries, and is therefore eligible to apply for any benefits or programmes of assistance available in either country. A second advantage of international co-productions is that each of the co-producers brings access to his/her domestic market.

Co-Production Treaties • South Africa & Canada • South Africa & Germany • South Africa & Italy • South Africa & United Kingdom • South Africa & France • South Africa & New Zealand • South Africa & Australia • South Africa & Ireland • South Africa & Netherlands The criteria vary from country to country, but certain key criteria are prevalent: • The minimum financial contribution of each co-producer must be 20% of the film’s total cost. • The co-producer’s artistic / technical contribution, as well the co-producer’s rights in the project, should be in proportion to its financial contribution. • No personnel other than nationals from the co-production countries may participate without dispensation from the authorities. • It is permissible to introduce a co-producer from a country that has

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an existing treaty with one of the other co-producers • It is permissible for one of the co-producers to provide a financeouth Africa has continued to capitalise on the opportunities and benefits that co-productions bring. The local industry’s high level of skill, world-class gear, and relatively low costs make a compelling case for skills transfer, collaboration and

only contribution, subject to certain restrictions. • The project must be credited as an official co-production and the individual co-producers should be credited as such. • The impact of official co-production certification is that the project

resource sharing. By opening the door to creative, logistical and

becomes a national film of both countries and is entitled to the

facilitative input, the final product undoubtedly benefits.

fiscal benefits available to such national films in each country.


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COMMERCIAL SERVICE

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outh Africa is still high up on the list of international

growing despite local and global turbulence. The industry is

service destinations, and local companies continue to

constantly diversifying.

foster new and long-standing relationships with clients abroad. Predominant driving factors remain spectacular

“There are so many desirable aspects about shooting in South Africa including the knowledgeable crew, studio facilities, natural

locations and a reasonable foreign exchange rate that keeps costs

beauty, urban spaces, culture and general hospitality. Every year

relatively low. A country renowned for its diversity, it’s easy to

we see the country grow in its capacity to facilitate international

manoeuvre between a pristine white beach to a dry grassland

filmmaking, so there’s no slowing down now”, says Brin Kushner,

savannah to the top of an imposing mountain peak all in one day.

Executive Producer, AFS Productions

Urban architecture is similarly generous, offering first-world modernity to Victorian, Dutch and French heritage architecture. Together with location and cost, South African crews are

There are a lot of newcomers challenging the more established companies. Though experience is not their forte, these newcomers are willing to work for less while they establish

famous for their hard work and hospitality. Clients regularly note

themselves. This increased competition pushes quality and drives

resourcefulness and flexibility as particularly unique to South

innovation across the spectrum, creating the need to offer extra

Africa; and it’s exactly these characteristics that keep the industry

value in order to win jobs and attract clients.


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The bulk of the jungle scenes for the Old Spice commercial were actually shot in residential Cape Town, turning a dog park into a lush jungle, and an arid landscape of sand dunes into a rainforest. Image courtesty of AFS Productions.

Clients regularly note resourcefulness and flexibility as particularly unique to South Africa; and it’s exactly these characteristics that keep the industry growing despite local and global turbulence.

Long-established service companies offer affordability as well

shot in the jungle with animatronic silverback gorillas. The bulk of the

as quality. Companies like Can-Can Films, Bird Film, The Farm,

jungle scenes were actually shot in residential Cape Town, turning a

Ginger Pictures, Hungry Films, Metal Tiger, Lucky Fish, Witch &

dog park into a lush jungle, and an arid landscape of sand dunes into

Wizard Productions, Orange Films, 0307 Films, Happy Cat Films,

a rainforest. The commercial aired at the 2017 Super Bowl.

Film Afrika, Blue Sky Films, and Carbon Films, continue to push the limits when bringing scripts to life.

Backed by the strategic approach of the Commercial Producers Association of South Africa, we’re looking forward to offering yet

Last year AFS Productions shot the new TVC for Old Spice,

another year of first-class service.

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LONG-FORM SERVICE

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outh Africa continues to have success in servicing

of animation service work over the last three to four years,

international productions, with a slew of television series

working with Magic Light Pictures to produce BBC’s annual

and feature films shooting in country during 2017 and

Christmas specials. The most recent, The Highway Rat achieved

2018. Large production companies like Film Afrika, Out

a total audience of six million viewers and 31.2% share for the

of Africa and Moonlighting Films offer high level expertise and

Christmas Day premiere, making it the eighth most-watched

decades of experience, from location sourcing and management

programme of the day. Its predecessor, Revolting Rhymes, has

to providing cast, crew and everything in between throughout

won multiple awards including a coveted Annecy Cristal, a

principal photography.

BAFTA, and was nominated for an Oscar in 2018.

The industry has seen steady growth in the number of

Local stars have also begun to see more and more

television series to come to the country, including Outlander, Our

international success as the industry grows, with actors like

Girl, and Troy: Fall of a City. Cape Town Film Studios is constantly

Greg Kriek nabbing leading roles in the likes of Samson and

booked up, and recently hosted Tomb Raider, and Silverline Studios

The Serengeti Rules, both of which were shot in SA. John Kani,

partly hosted Maze Runner: The Death Cure while it was shot on

Atandwa Kani and Connie Chiume all played roles in Black

location in the Cape.

Panther, Marvel’s second highest grossing film of all time.

Triggerfish Animation Studios have maintained a steady stream

Pearl Thusi (Quantico, The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency) stars in


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the upcoming film The Scorpion King: Book of Souls alongside Zach

German producers and Stage Five Films recently shooting a Danish-

McGowan (Black Sails).

SA co-production called Liberty in the country.

Last but not least, Warrior, CINEMAX’s TV series, has been applauded for its contribution to job creation and foreign

Rebates and Support

investment in the Western Cape. The Bruce Lee-inspired

The Department of Trade and Industry offers financial assistance

production was shooting on location at Cape Town Film Studios

to international productions through its Foreign Film and Television

upon the time of publishing, and according to Wesgro CEO Tim

Production and Post-Production Incentive. This means that

Harris, data from the first episodes show that around 390 local

productions shooting on location in South Africa will receive a rebate

businesses were contracted, as well as investment in sets, which

of up to 20% of Qualifying South African Production Expenditure

is a huge asset for the industry at large. The production employed

(QSAPE), while doing post-production in-country will raise the

over 600 local film crew.

incentive to a cumulative 22.5%. The film rebate is currently under

These productions and many others demonstrate SA’s expertise

review and may change to better suit the industry in 2018. For more

in servicing the film and television sector. And it’s not just English-

information, visit www.thedti.gov.za. Additional support can be found

speaking films that are shot here, but are also exploring other

through the Industrial Development Corporation, as well as through

foreign opportunities, with Two Oceans Productions working with

a number of co-production treaties SA has with other countries.


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SPECIAL AND UNIT STILLS PHOTOGRAPHY

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small group of highly qualified individuals in SA,

no wonder the likes of Coco Van Oppens (The Odyssey, The

known as motion picture still photographers are an

Last Post, The Crown), David Bloomer (District 9, The Giver, Blood

integral part of a production’s marketing strategy.

Drive) and Joe Alblas (Dredd, The Salvation, The Gunman, Maze

With an ever-growing number of international films

Runner: The Death Cure, Origins: The Journey of Humankind) are

and television series shooting on location in the country, it’s

always on the go.

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“The greatest challenge facing anyone working in this environment is not based solely upon any technical ability or the dexterity in which you are able to capture images, but by understanding the director’s vision and being able to use still photography as a fictive medium capable of telling a story that will eventually appear on screen,” Joe says of his craft. “Working as a unit still photographer requires a fair amount of stealth, although your status on-set might be pretty low, the importance of good stills ranks high on all producers’ lists. After all, they need to market the product way ahead of any screening,” he explains. “Being a still photographer demands self-effacement. You are not shooting the movie; you have a very different role – you’re there to add value to the project. You have to be sensitive to scripts, actors and what’s going on. You’ve got to respect actors, keep out of their eye lines, keep quiet and keep a low profile.” Coco Van Oppens has done extensive work for BBC including The Crown and Our Girl, and most recently she’s worked on Action Point with Johnny Knoxville’s production set in a 70s theme park – a shoot she says was “gratifying for a photographer” with incredible stunt performances. Forward planning is important in this line of work, Coco explains, but being able to interact with people is imperative. “The art of a stills photographer very much depends on your personality, your ability to talk to people, your ability to be invisible a lot of the time, and being confident enough to lead an actor and tell them what you want them to do.” Most commercial photographers believe their business is in uncertain times due to international economic instability, while the unit and special stills sector is doing well and has much future potential. “In the next five to ten years, the film and still industries should grow substantially due to demand by an ever-expanding global media base,” says Joe.


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outh African feature film production has seen a growth

traditions. All these films follow in the footsteps of Love the One You

spurt in recent years, with young filmmakers pioneering

Love, Vaya, and Necktie Youth.

a new wave of cinema on the continent – one that values extraordinary story lines, innovative ideals, and

Although statistically it has been difficult to bring South African films to the wider public, the industry has seen some marked

creates dialogue both within the country and further afield.

success in the likes of Keeping Up With the Kadasamys and Happiness

Some of these are Jenna Bass with her social commentary on

Is A Four-Letter Word. These films earned R16-million and R13.2-

the ‘rainbow nation’ High Fantasy, and Sean Drummond and

million in the local box office, a decided victory for local filmmakers

Michael Matthews’ Five Fingers for Marseilles, SA’s first-ever

who often do not see profits on their creations.

western. Both of these productions received international

South African films have continued to receive a raft of awards

acclaim at festivals like TIFF while Urucu Media’s controversial

internationally, with Krotoa scooping nine awards including Best

film Inxeba (The Wound), directed by John Trengove, garnered

Narrative Feature at the Montreal International Black Film Festival.

multiple international awards. The movie pushed boundaries by

Inxeba has hit an impressive award tally to date, including BFI

telling a gay love story against the backdrop of Xhosa initiation

London, Taipei, Valencia, Sydney, Frameline, Saratosa and others.


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Urucu Media’s controversial film Inxeba (The Wound), directed by John Trengove, garnered multiple international awards. The movie pushed boundaries by telling a gay love story against the backdrop of Xhosa initiation traditions. All these films follow in the footsteps of Love the One You Love, Vaya, and Necktie Youth.

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Supporting Local Productions

SA also has a host of film festivals, markets and awards

Local production companies have continued receiving support

championing local productions, such as the SA Film and TV

from government and association bodies in the form of workshops,

Awards (SAFTAs), Durban International Film Festival and

training, and official delegations to international film festivals and

Durban FilmMart, the Cape Town International Animation

markets in an effort to develop the local industry and create more

Festival (CTIAF), Jozi Film Festival, RapidLion, the Cape Town

export-ready film and TV content. Organisations that have been

International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) and Encounters

particularly supportive are film commissions and agencies based

Documentary Film Festival to name a few. The NFVF runs a

in Gauteng (GFC), KwaZulu-Natal (KZNFC) and the Western Cape

number of film initiatives and offers production funding annually,

(Wesgro), as well as the Department of Trade and Industry and the

while events like the Realness Screenwriters Residency also assist

National Film and Video Foundation.

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original series Tali’s Wedding Diary starring Julia Anastasopoulos of Suzelle DIY fame. “On its first day, this show had more than double the number of views of anything else we’ve put on Showmax on its debut, and it proved the point that strong local content can be a key acquisition and retention driver,” says Richard Boorman, Head of Communications. In the local broadcast arena, strides are also being made, with dramas remaining popular with viewers. uZalo is currently the mostwatched show in South Africa and holds the nation captive on a daily basis with its relatable storylines. About 40% of its footage is shot in the Durban township of KwaMashu; the show has also contributed a great deal to job creation and development of KZN’s film industry. Tjovitjo, directed by Vincent Moloi, is also popular with locals thanks to its theme which keeps audiences riveted with its dramatic portrayal of the world of sepantsula dancing. Waterfront, a star-studded family noir set in the dark underbelly of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions, is another local TV series that was added to Showmax’s bursting bouquet of content. Director Jaco Bouwer believes the show is a new direction for South African television, as complex structurally as it is morally, with up to five storylines running at a time, single scenes split across 13 episodes, and both flashbacks and flashforwards. South Africans enjoy all kinds of television, and locals are beginning to explore new ways in which to produce their content, says Dylan Voogt, Producer at Stage 5 Films. “With a renewed focus on Africa post Black Panther, the future is arguably co-productions with other countries, rather than straightforward production services,” he explains. His company co-produced a Danish mini-series called Liberty, which was shot in Johannesburg and Pretoria between June and November last year. Despite being a relatively small sector, animators working in TV continue to push boundaries. Sunrise Productions are not only Trix Vivier stars in Showmax and kykNET’s Waterfront series © davidswart.co.za

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doing well internationally with shows like the award-winning Jungle Beat, but have also distributed their most recent children’s series, Munki and Trunk, worldwide through Aardman Rights. Triggerfish

outh African television has arguably come into its own over

are also working on a new TV series called Mama K’s Super 4,

the last year or so, thanks to a demand for original local

a production that was workshopped through their Story Lab

content, as well as a fresh outlook on the industry from both

initiative a few years ago. An unlikely newcomer to this arena

new and existing players. Although this sector still struggles

is Pixcomm’s Jabu’s Jungle, which recent concluded a sales deal

with finding suitable budgets when compared with international counterparts, the rise of Video-on-Demand, YouTube as a marketing

with Red Apollo Group in China. Big industry players like kykNET, M-Net, Rapid Blue and others

platform, and other creative avenues of distribution are spurring the

continue to bring new formats and productions to the local industry,

broadcast scene onwards and upwards.

with some funding and commissioning filmmakers’ work despite a

Companies like Showmax – South Africa’s very own ‘Netflix’ –

lack of finance for large-scale local TV productions. Overall, the

have done well in curating a balanced bouquet of international and

South African television industry looks healthy and despite some

quality local and African content, and in 2017 launched their first

setbacks, is in a position to grow exponentially in the future.

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COMMERCIAL DIRECTORS

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COMMERCIAL DIRECTORS

Dan Mace’s Vodacom ad (courtesy of Egg Films)

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These are some of the most in-demand directors working today, and they all honed their craft in South Africa, producing multi-award-winning commercials for some of the globes biggest brands.


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rent Harris, Dan Mace, Dani Hynes, Kim Geldenhuys, Kyle Lewis, Lebogang Rasethaba, Slim, Sunu, Gabriel, Karien

LEADING DIRECTOR-BASED PRODUCTION COMPANIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cherry, Peri van Papendorp, Sam Coleman, Tristan Holmes, Wim Steytler, Bruno Bossi, Jason Fialkov and Rob Smith.

These are some of the most in-demand directors working today,

and they all honed their craft in South Africa, producing multi-awardwinning commercials for some of the globes biggest brands. Agencies need look no further than South Africa for the directing talent that will bring their concept to life. With dozens of established director-based companies, the country is consistently at the top of clients’ minds in the pitching phase of the production process. Clients range from car brands, telecom companies, global food franchises, banking, financial services, luxury lifestyle brands and technology behemoths to start-ups looking to gain a foothold in their target market. An expertly directed production can literally make or break a brand, and that’s why local and international brands continuously choose South African directors for this massive task. From scooping up local industry awards such as the Loeries and Creative Circle awards, to winning the most prestigious craft accolades on the planet, such as Cannes Lions and D&AD awards; our directors have collected them all.

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ocal music video directors have begun to make inroads

“Visually, the films move further and further away from the

into the international music industry of late, with

initial renaissance styling, as a visual metaphor for breaking

some winning awards, while the work of others reaches

way from the ideals of the past and becoming true to yourself.

international fame. Some of these fresh faces have also

As surreal as it gets, I tried to keep it as real and visceral as

been picked up by the commercial industry as a result of their success. One such example is Kyle Lewis, who, despite doing well for himself creating edgy TVCs for the likes of VW. Sanlam and Absolut, still continues to make enthralling music videos

possible, which is what I got from Nasty’s music,” says Lewis. Other popular work he’s done recently are Fuseg, War Ready and Mr Madumane. His accolades include SAMAs, Loeries, an SA Hip Hop Award and a Metro FM Award. His counterpart, Zandi Tisani, who is also represented in

with astounding visuals. His work on Bad Hair with Nasty C is

SA by Arcade Content, has also worked in the realm of music

perhaps best known. The 14-minute video topped the Apple

videos, and is best known for directing Zaki Ibrahim’s Widdit

Music Video Charts in SA upon its release, and the video was

music video.

also featured in Apple Music France, Germany, the UK and the

Other music video directors making waves include Rory

US – something that almost never happens to African videos.

Allen and Batandwa Alperstein. Allen is one of the creators of


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Rory Allen is one of the creators of Bob Loves Dylan, a live takeaway show in which he brings an intimate experience to live music. © Rory Allen

an intimate experience to live music. “My top two shows to date are probably Manny Walters and our very first one with Bam Bam Brown. Manny is a great guy, who I feel should get a lot more attention than he does. I had gooseflesh pretty much throughout the entire recording,” he says. Alperstein, a director from the Visual Content Gang, recently worked with Youngsta on Top Ten List. The music video is a graphic ode to Friday the 13 th . “If the song is the soul, then the music video is the physical body,” he says. In 2017, Carl Houston Mc Millan won the Jameson

Alex Fynn is working with Red Bull Music to capture an explosive audiovisual performance called FORMS. “I really like that futuristic atmosphere, and dance has always been something that I’ve loved. That’s really my favourite part. That dance is celebrated 100% in this video.

Bob Loves Dylan, a live takeaway show in which he brings

Music Video Grant, in which he received R200 000 in funding to shoot Impepho for Trap Funk and Alivio (featuring Morena Leraba and ManKind). It is a visual exploration and celebration of Basotho shepherd culture in the highlands of Lesotho. Alex Fynn is riding the ever-increasing trend in collaboration, working with Red Bull Music to capture an explosive audiovisual performance called FORMS. The futuristic visuals bring dance, music and film together, with hip hop artist Rouge and choreographer Rudi Smit joining Fynn in creating a unique piece of art. According to Fynn, the concept was a highlight for him. “I really like that futuristic atmosphere, and dance has always been something that I’ve loved. That’s really my favourite part; that dance is celebrated 100% in this video.”

IN THE ANIMATION REALM South African animators have also pushed boundaries in the music video realm, with Mike Scott working on some fun, new animations for Goldfish’s latest work. Toon53 Productions has been working with Marshmello recently on two official music video animations as well as some tour promos. You & Me reached one million YouTube views in less than 12 hours and is currently on 26 million views, while Love U has reached 10 million views to date.


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outh African animators have consistently pulled rabbits out of hats proverbially speaking – growing their abilities along with their output with each new production. 2018 has been no different, and if anything, sees more promise for

out of their Story Lab initiative: Mama K’s Super 4. On the commercial front things look good, with one of last year’s most successful animated campaigns being Tulips and Chimney’s short Snow for Cerebos salt, which they worked on

industry growth than ever before. One need only look at the likes

with BlackGinger. “The production process was flawless. Building

of Triggerfish’s many award wins with their collaboration with Magic

sets whose bases were sand, herbs and tea was rather meditative.

Light Pictures on Revolting Rhymes – winning a BAFTA and being

The storyline was so sweet and endearing and the reaction of our

nominated for an Oscar – or their successful broadcast of The Highway

audience has been overwhelming,” Producers Ree Treweek and Nina

Rat on BBC1 last Christmas.

Pfeiffer explain.

International distributors are also showing interest in South Africa,

The global animation industry is the fastest-growing area of

with both Sunrise and Pixcomm reporting success in distributing

visual entertainment in the world. Globe Newswire estimates the

their television content internationally. Triggerfish have also found

animation industry to reach US$270-billion by 2020 from US$254-

international distributors for two TV series, one of which was borne

billion in 2017. The growth is attributable to demand for online

Tulips and Chimney’s short Snow for Cerebos salt, which they worked on with BlackGinger.


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The Highway Rat © Magic Light Pictures 2017

streaming content through digital infrastructure and instant mobile access to entertainment. South African animators have resiliently captured international projects and brought to these productions “Mzansi creativity” that has seen the final products being recognised for industry awards. The potential of the South African animation industry is unlimited, with comparative advantages in lower overhead costs, proven talent pool, comparable connectivity and broadband speeds plus growing domestic distribution platforms. The national government has identified developmental initiatives to transform the sector and whilst improving market access for industry role players. The planned supply and demand initiatives include inward investment missions, planned participation at animation festivals and increased collaboration with international animation studios. These initiatives will further augment government’s initiatives such as the rollout of digital terrestrial television (DTT) Terrestrial migration and national connectivity targets that will further improve the sector’s global competitiveness. Global consumers are demonstrating increasing enthusiasm for renewed, engaging and high-quality visual experiences. In response to the increased demand, European animation studios are increasingly forming alliances to produce animation content for Television. An increased number of South African animators are forging international production partnerships to seize the prevalent and future market opportunities.

Co-Productions and Partnerships Partnerships across festivals and events, industry bodies, and in the private sector often prove to be lucrative in creating original content in animation. Many animation studios work together and collaborate in various ways, such as the case of My Child TV, Punch Monkey Studios, Mind’s Eye Creative and Audio Militia partnered with Turner/Cartoon Network. From it came four 100% African-produced shorts for Cartoon Network Imagination Studios’ Pan-African campaign. “This represents the first time that Turner/ Cartoon Network, a global leading animation broadcaster, has worked with African producers,” says Nick Wilson of My Child TV. The four shorts were broadcast across Africa in December 2017. My Child TV and Mind’s Eye Creative also partnered to produce an animated short for Trevor Noah’s upcoming SA comedy tour. Mind’s Eye Creative recently completed pre-production on Mike Scott’s 8-bit creation, Moosebox for Nickelodeon. Another success in partnerships is Sarika The Storykeeper, a preschool series created by Steve Rock and Mumue, and short film written by Zeropoint Studios. In addition to being selected for the Animation du Monde MIFA Pitching competition in June 2018, they also signed a co-production deal with Canadian company Copernicus Studios and have since had investment interest from a gaming studio in Glasgow. They have also secured broadcast interest locally, with funding awarded from the NFVF.


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Five Fingers For Marseilles: Post production by Refinery. Photo by Graham Bartholomew

POST PRODUCTION R

efinery is a full service post production facility, from media management services on set to offline cutting

their Cape Town branch. On-Key Sound Studios has been in audio post production

rooms. They also offer colour grading, online, sound

since 2001. “Our services include dialogue editing, track lay, foley,

editing and visual effects, all the way through to

ADR, additional location recordings, sound design and final mix

delivery masters for the local and international marketplace.

for all genres and platforms including multimedia, radio, television

“Post production is a broad field and is ever-growing with new

and film. Additionally, we collaborate with top music composers

technology. It’s about customising to the specific needs of each

to offer a complete audio post package. All these elements are

production, striving to elevate the production value of any given

combined to create the best sound track for each production,”

show or piece,” says Lauren van Rensburg, general manager of

explains owner Janno Muller.


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Blood Drive 02 – 13-part T V series for NBCUniversal. Refinery did VFX work on select shots. In this shot they’ve added in the metallic rod coming out of the actor’s mouth, including modelling in 3D and tracking to the hand and mouth, light and texturing to match the live action.

Post City offers a full post production environment that includes

Post production is a broad field and is ever-growing with new technology. It’s about customising to the specific needs of each production, striving to elevate the production value of any given show or piece.

for time-saving and increased efficiency, as many simultaneous

media management and archiving, 4K capable viewing theatre, edit

users have collaborative access to high-resolution video footage.

suites, sound design, ADR and music production studios, grading

Editors and compositors connected to the network can seamlessly

theatre, VFX, CGI and animation including VR and a “Barco Auro3D”

access and share in real time from a common pool of media

and “Dolby Atmos” certified immersive sound final mix theatre.

files, regardless of the application, platform or source material,”

Owner Johan van der Colff says, “Through our expert operators

says Eileen.

and co-production members we offer a full-service solution in one

Cal Kingwill, producer and founder of Priest Post Production

central hub to clients and productions that require a large studio

which was established in 2003, says they pride themselves on

infrastructure and contained post-production environment, who

their meticulous management system. “All clients and suppliers are

want to work with specific individual creative talents and customise

treated with care and respect and attention to detail is afforded

their production needs and workflow.”

to every task and project. Michelle Barrow is one of the best VFX

Sasani Studios offers a full technical solution to any television

and online producers and has worked with large teams of animators

production, from parking through to studios, edit suites, final mix

and compositors in commercials and feature films. Jess Cash has

and live TX, including pre-production, production and post services.

procured numerous clients whom she works with creatively on

The primary challenge throughout the entire process is to edit

scripts and concepts and thereafter produces the short films and

footage almost as fast as it rolls off the camera feeds, says CEO

TVCs. The studio offers invaluable experience from SAFTA award

Eileen Sandrock.

winner Matthew Swanepoel in the commercial and feature editing

In exploring a solution, Kim Smith, Sasani Studios’ chief engineer

field. Motion graphics and illustration from Amelia Cohen, 3D on

and his team developed a post workflow solution based on client’s

the Rolls Royce of 3D software Houdini, with artist wizard Nathan

needs and using a shared storage system, along with a production

Anderson, colour grading with Francesca Verveckken on Da Vinci

asset management solution, which includes ingest, browsing and

Resolve and the master of all compositing, Grant ‘The Monk’ Aerts

logging capabilities. “This new integrated workflow is tremendous

on Autodesk Smoke,” she says of her team and their expertise.


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outh Africa has a multitude of companies that specialise in the rental of film equipment. From cameras, lighting, grips and other consumables, production teams will find what they need effortlessly. With South Africa’s

long and established history in the servicing of films, TV series and commercials, rental companies have developed strong bonds with a network of manufacturers worldwide, ensuring a consistent supply of high-end gear to South Africa’s shores. Media Film Service has been supplying the highest-quality equipment, advice and support through a staff of knowledgeable professionals. Their team can help with decisions on the most suitable equipment for the production’s needs and budget. Media Film Service also has spacious test rooms that are supported by a team of dedicated technicians who assist crew in preparing for the start of a shoot. Panavision is more than just a rental house with the best filmmaking technology available. They have an experienced staff of motion picture experts will help production teams make informed choices about professional film camera rentals (in 16mm, 35mm, or 65mm format), digital camera rentals, lens rentals, and other gear and accessories for a specific project. Whether shooting for commercials, television, or cinema, Panavision assists clients to make the right choices, deliver to the client’s location, and provide 24/7 on-set support – anywhere in Africa. Puma Video is another supplier of first-rate digital 6K to HD camera production equipment to the South African film and television production industry. They are based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, which allows easy access to major broadcasters, production facilities, hotels, highways and business centres. Puma Video is a small facility by international standards, but prides itself on the standard of equipment and the high levels of service. The key focus is on supplying camera packages to the industry, but Puma also has excellent lighting, grips equipment, camera accessories and location sound equipment to facilitate a complete location shoot. Some of the world-class cameras available for rental in South Africa are the ARRI ALEXA Mini, ARRI Amira and XT, Sony F55, RED Epic W, RED Epic Dragon, Phantom Flex 4K, Phantom Miro, Phantom Gold and Panaflex Millennium, Millennium XL2, and Genesis, among many more. All manner of additional gear is available from South Africa’s leading rental companies, including anamorphic lenses, filters, matte boxes, head and tripods, macro and speciality lenses, Kino flow, sky panels, daylight heads, dollies, cranes and remote heads.


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CREW S

outh Africa is home to experienced and professional crew

you to select the best cinematographer for the director, the project

members across the entire film career spectrum. They honed

or your visual intention. No matter the format, the focus is always

their skills in the leading film schools, or through learnerships,

the same – to provide you with professional and personal attention.

mentorships and on on-site training. Frequently, our crew is

Also in the crewing industry is Nautilus Film Crew. Founded in

contracted to other countries, such as Dubai, to work on international

1992 Nautilus has an established reputation in the South African

productions – such is their excellent reputation in the industry.

film industry. As a dedicated agency, they supply a 24/7 service to

Exposure is South Africa’s first boutique agency designed to

both crew members and production. Nautilus represents crew that

represent the most talented cinematographers in the country.

are professional, talented, hard-working and well-trained. Many

Exposure’s Daphne Jefferis is waiting to take your call. Highly

of whom are internationally recognised, all are highly capable and

respected by crew and clients alike, having worked on every kind of

have excellent local knowledge.

production from features to commercials, her vast experience in all

CallaCrew is the leading crew agency in SA with the largest

formats gives her the ability to find amazing solutions. After starting

crew listing, and their online portal connects employers with the

out as a simple idea, Exposure is growing into a roster of diverse and

exact skills they require. The website also provides guidelines with

exciting talent ready to bring your next board, film or idea to life.

regard to crew costs, which is invaluable in the budgeting phase of

More than a diary service, when you call Exposure, Daphne will help

pre-production.


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COSTING GUIDELINES FROM CALLACREW DESIGNATION

DAILY RATES

WEEKLY RATES (BASED ON A 6-DAY WEEK)

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Production Designer

R 2,500.00

R 5,500.00

R 15,000.00

R 30,000.00

Art Director

R 2,000.00

R 5,000.00

R 9,000.00

R 35,000.00

Set Dresser

R 1,500.00

R 4,000.00

R 7,500.00

R 18,000.00

D.O.P./Lighting Cameraman

R 4,500.00

R 10,000.00

R 25,000.00

R 55,000.00

Camera Operator

R 2,800.00

R 8,500.00

R 15,000.00

R 45,000.00

Steadicam Operator

R 3,500.00

R 5,000.00

R 17,500.00

R 30,000.00

Data Wrangler

R 1,500.00

R 2,500.00

R 8,000.00

R 15,000.00

Cast Coordinator

R 1,500.00

R 2,200.00

R 7,500.00

R 12,000.00

Extras Coordinator

R 1,200.00

R 1,800.00

R 6,000.00

R 9,000.00

ART DEPARTMENT

CAMERA DEPARTMENT

CASTING DEPARTMENT

COSTUME/WARDROBE DEPARTMENT Costume Designer

R 2,500.00

R 4,500.00

R 12,000.00

R 26,000.00

Wardrobe

R 1,800.00

R 4,000.00

R 9,000.00

R 24,000.00

Wardrobe Assistant

R 1,200.00

R 2,000.00

R 7,000.00

R 10,000.00

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT 1st Assistant Director

R 2,000.00

R 6,500.00

R 10,000.00

R 32,500.00

2nd Assistant Director

R 1,500.00

R 2,500.00

R 7,000.00

R 12,500.00

R 2,000.00

R 3,000.00

R 10,000.00

R 18,000.00

Gaffer

R 1,800.00

R 3,000.00

R 10,000.00

R 18,000.00

Spark

R 1,000.00

R 1,800.00

R 6,000.00

R 9,000.00

R 4,000.00

R 12,000.00

R 24,000.00

R 3,500.00

R 7,500.00

R 21,000.00

GRIP DEPARTMENT Grip

LIGHTING DEPARTMENT

LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT Location Manager

R 2,400.00

MAKE-UP AND HAIR DEPARTMENT Make-Up/Hair

R 1,800.00

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT Line Producer

R 2,000.00

R 4,000.00

R 10,000.00

R 23,000.00

Production Manager

R 1,800.00

R 3,000.00

R 9,000.00

R 18,000.00

Unit Manager

R 1,500.00

R 2,800.00

R 9,000.00

R 16,500.00

Unit Assistant

R 1,000.00

R 1,800.00

R 6,000.00

R 10,500.00

UNIT DEPARTMENT

Important: 1. Please note that the above rates are a guideline only and will be dependent on crew availability. 2. Minimum and maximum rates are based on levels of experience. In order to be able to consider a varied range of candidates we advise that you make provision for more than the minimum rate. 3. Gear is negotiated separately on a job to job basis, and is not accounted for in the above rates.

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he world of specialist services to the film industry is a

will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not

diverse one. What does it mean to offer a specialised

be the financier’s responsibility. In all, Film Finances has guaranteed

service? One must provide a product or service that

nearly 6 000 feature films, television series, documentaries and

is niche, customised, and often unique. From greening

streaming productions.

suppliers, to car detailing, to animal wrangling, to specialty

CC&A Insurance understands that something going wrong in the

accommodation, to film insurance and completion bonding, to décor

making of a feature film, documentary, commercial, music video or

and furniture, and everything in between, South Africa has the right

TV series can result in the loss of millions. Therefore, comprehensive

fit for the job.

Film Producers’ Indemnity Insurance Cover by is one of the first things

Mountain Marina offers a collection of one, two and three-

producers put into place. Project producers shoulder the bulk of the

bedroomed luxury waterfront apartments and penthouses in Cape

responsibility for their project, and if something goes wrong, there can

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be legal, financial and even criminal consequences for the producers

Alfred Waterfront Marina Residential. Cast and crew can revel in the

personally. This is why it’s important to make sure your insurance

heart of Cape Town and its beautiful surrounding areas, and enjoy

company offers Film Producers’ Indemnity, including Nominated Key

the privacy of your their spacious, luxury apartment that not only

Cast & Crew, Damage to Sets & Wardrobes, Faulty Stock or Negatives

guarantees peace and quiet, but also independence.

/ Digital Images, Extra Expense, as well as Public Liability, Employers’

Film Finances SA helps movies get to the big screen. It provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film

Liability, Third Party Property Damage, Damage to Equipment, Hired in Vehicles and Personal Accident Cover, among others.

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Animal wranglers are used in this cheetah scene in Kilimanjaro, shot on location in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. © Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion GmbH; ARD Degeto Film; Two Oceans Productions (Pty) Limited, Unit Still Photography by Anika Molnár | African Photo Productions

Inspire Furniture specialises in furniture rental to the film, events and exhibition industries. The owners and management have over one hundred years of collective experience Within a very short period of time, Inspire Furniture Rentals has

years has lead to the team becoming the marine film unit of choice for the industry. Today, Team Frog squad is made up of a group of internationally recognised marine co-ordinators, dive supervisors, diving instructors,

evolved into being a market leader within their target industries;

commercial divers, skippers, sailors and riggers as well as in-house

and maintain an impressive client listing, which is ever expanding,

underwater camera operators, all of whom are IMDB accredited.

through the creation of lasting relationships with other industry

Screen and Stage Travel offers travel management for sports and entertainment. It is a boutique service which offers specialised

leaders. The group currently employs 40 staff, inclusive of Johannesburg and Cape Town branches. Cellular Dynamics is South Africa’s premier short term technology rental provider. It offers a huge range of cell phones, smartphones, wireless hotspots, wireless routers and internet

and personal support from experienced travel managers that care about every aspect of your travel. Stage and Screen takes a flexible approach to managing your needs, while saving time and cost in organising your travel. The vision of Sets Non Stop is to integrate with other production

solutions on a short-term rental basis. Cellular Dynamics will find an

departments and to maintain a flexible structure in order to

innovative solution to match your budget, and are on hand 24/7.

accommodate the wide range of requirements in the industry. The

The Frog Squad is a team of film production specialists offering

founder has over 30 years’ experience in set construction for film,

marine and diving support to the Southern African film industry.

television, theatre, events and exhibitions. This together with interests

The team’s collective origins can be traced back to the SA Navy

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outh Africa continues to see growth in the studio sphere

and Kgolo Sekati, Production Coordinator. The studios also hosted

with major facilities across the country reporting a healthy

Yusuf Cat Stevens’ full rehearsal of his first ever SA tour.

2018 slate. Some of the major productions to be shot in South Africa’s studios and backlots this year include Maze

Atlantic Studios has also had success in local productions, hosting kykNET’s Suidooster. They have comfortably hosted

Runner: Death Cure and Scorpion King 5 at Silverline Studios, while

international films and large-scale commercial shoots, too. “Now

Pure Flix’s biblical epic Samson wrapped in mid-2017 in Oude Molen,

only two years old, Atlantic Studios consistently reinvests into

Stellenbosch. Cape Town Film Studios saw Starz’ hit show Outlander

infrastructure and the various attributes which our industry would

hosted on its premises, and also acquired two international shoots for

expect to find when considering a studio-located production,” says

2018: Bruce Lee’s Warrior 10-episode series, and The Maze slasher/

Brad Schmitt, Studio Manager.

thriller. The much-anticipated Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia

The newly renovated Gold Island Studios in Midrand are a hit

Vikander was shot partly at Cape Town Film Studios and partly at

with commercial, TV and stills producers, while Cape Island Studios

Atlantic Film Studios.

continue to exceed the expectations of clients through expert service

Locally, content production has been steady, particularly as the demand for more local programming from broadcasters increases.

and unmatched expertise. Atlas Studios’ central Johannesburg location is a major drawcard

Sasani Studios hosted Ochre Media’s sitcom Rented Family, Rapid Blue’s

for TV, film and events, and is frequently utilised for soap operas,

Take Me Out, and a kykNET sitcom among others. They also achieved a

game shows, commercials and industry events. It’s a one-stop-shop

global first by hosting two series of The Voice simultaneously from the

and includes parking, a backup generator, production offices, sound

same studio complex, according to Linda Titus, Production Manager

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Studio 26, Cape Town (www.studio26.co.za). Photograph by Peter Schreiber

When it comes to the commercial realm, the Western Cape is

The sector is not without its challenges, however, with Thabisa

still the prime destination for studios and locations, with companies

Mangisa of Global Access explaining that shrinking budgets

like Studio 26 being used for TVCs and music videos. A shoot that

are affecting the way they do business. “The creative solution

made them proud, says Location Manager Jessica Garvie, was a

for this is to have a mind shift in the way we run our studios by

commercial produced by Egg Films, “directed by the ever-talented

focusing on adding value and really finding ways to collaborate

Sunu Gonera for Hollard Insurance – Enabling Better Futures.”

and help the productions that come into our studios. It is also

Although globally studios are in flux as distribution and audience

continuously looking at new technologies and seeing which

consumption models continue to evolve, South African studios

ones will bring value to our space, our clients and above all else

are blissfully untouched thanks to the current industry structure.

provide cost savings.”

The creative solution for shrinking budgets is to have a mind shift in the way we run our studios by focusing on adding value and really finding ways to collaborate and help the productions that come into our studios.


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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

GARDEN ROUTE FILM STUDIOS We offer modern production facilities in the heart of the diverse and fresh locations of the Garden Route. Facilities Include: • Studio 1 – 210m2, 15.9m (l) x 13.5m (w) x 8.5m (h), sound proofed and acoustically treated, drive-in access • Studio 2 – 210m2 floor space, 8.5m ceilings • Production Offices, Make-up, Wardrobe, Green Rooms and secure Staging area. e: info@gardenroutefilmstudios.com www.gardenroutefilmstudios.com

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0307 Films Blue Sky Films Happy Cat Films Orange Films

Birdfilm Can-Can Films The Farm Film Afrika Ginger Pictures Hungry Films 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, representing Kim Geldenhuys, Kevin Fitzgerald and Paul Ward. 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 12b Jersey Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa Jo Barber (Executive Producer)

m: +27 83 258 6687

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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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HAPPY CAT FILMS Happy Cat Films is one of the top production companies in South Africa. Our collective experience stretches across commercials, stills photography, feature films, documentaries and all types of TV programming. We work with you, as part of your team, always thinking creatively and strategically. We are Cape Town-based but shoot all over Africa, offering a boutique hands-on approach to filming.

CONTACT DETAILS Rachel Young (Executive Producter)

t: +27 21 422 2795

m: +27 82 497 7536

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ORANGE FILMS Local know-how. Rock-steady Production Service in Southern Africa.

CONTACT DETAILS Jon Day (Producer)

m: +27 82 307 7140

Vivian Esterhuyse (Producer) www.orangefilms.co.za

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TRILOGY CREATIVE STUDIOS Trilogy Creative Studios is a Cape Town-based production company focused on international television shows and feature films. Deryck Broom, Anthonie Scholtz and Gareth Ahrens have a ‘hands on’ approach to film production and their ability to manage time, budgets, crew, cast and the craft have ensured many shows return for Season 2, and 3 and 4… Trilogy has built strong relationships with suppliers in the industry from gear houses, to locations and agents; creating a core team that is dependable, creative and a pleasure to work alongside.

CONTACT DETAILS Studio 104, Newlands Quarter, 2 Main Street, Newlands, 7725, Cape Town, South Africa m: +27 82 890 1999

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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.birdfi lm.com

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

THE FARM The Farm is a hands-on production service company that has delivered with enthusiasm, imagination and dedication since 1998. We are committed creative partners, singularly driving each production from the quote through to the recon. Our teams have the strength to deal with any challenge, and our reel is there to prove it. t: +27 21 424 7714 Peter Sherlock (Executi ve Producer) e: peter@farmfilm.tv Skip Margett s (Executi ve Producer) e: skip@farmfilm.tv www.farmfi lm.tv

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PRODUCTION COMPANIES A-Z FILM AFRIKA Film Afrika is resolutely driven to find the best creative solutions that ensure maximum production value specific to each film. We are known in particular for delivering the highest-quality films and television series for the international market, including shows with a US, UK and European setting. We bring together the country’s most experienced and sought-after producers, line producers, legal, business and financial personnel to provide a fully integrated infrastructure and production service. t: +27 21 461 7950 - Cape Town t: +1 424 235 7950 - Los Angeles e: info@filmafrika.com

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GINGER PICTURES When you shoot in over 20 African countries like us, you cannot help but give your projects an adventurous touch. Ginger Pictures does exactly that. With us you can create award-winning commercials, animations, stills, radio spots, digital campaigns and even AR and VR projects – in English, French, Italian or Dutch! 139 Wilson Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg 2195 t: +27 76 030 7284 e: julie@gingerpictures.tv www.gingerpictures.tv

HUNGRY FILMS We are a multidisciplinary team of talented and experienced South African filmmakers crafting commercials for local and international agencies. Our Directors specialise in children’s performance, table-top, fashion and beauty, automotive, lifestyle, comedic performance and branded content. Our production team also offers collaborations and support for internationals filming in South Africa. t: +27 11 888 0764 e: info@hungryfilms.co.za / jackie@hungryfilms.co.za / gaye@hungryfilms.co.za www.hungryfilms.co.za

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LUCKY FISH Lucky Fish Productions is a Cape Townbased production house specialising in servicing and producing local and international productions of all sizes. We believe in long, ongoing relationships based on trust, and loyal clients return year after year creating a strong understanding of what they require and expect. Platon Trakoshis t: +27 21 424 3513 m: +27 83 290 1502 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, Mowbray, 7705 e: liz@metaltigerproducti ons.co.za www.metalti gerproducti ons.co.za

WITCH & WIZARD PRODUCTIONS Witch & Wizard Productions, a company within the WWP Group, is a “never-say-no” one-stop shop. With a premier Production House that does commercials, long-form and AV productions, with its own inhouse edit suites and an audio suite. The Experiential Eventing division is committed to conceptualising, producing and executing events and activations, 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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Working as a unit still photographer requires a fair amount of stealth, although your status on-set might be pretty low, the importance of good stills ranks high on all producers’ lists. After all, they need to market the product way ahead of any screening.

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AFRICAN PHOTO PRODUCTIONS Motion Picture Still Photography This dynamic stills and video production team offers a comprehensive photographic service for unit stills, gallery stills, special stills, EPK, and ‘B’ Roll behind-the-scenes with in-house data wrangling for processing, appending metadata, colour grading and FTP uploads for digital deliverables. Joe Alblas | Casey Crafford | Anika Molnar | Raquel Fernandes | Jan du Toit

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

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Joe Alblas MOTION PICTURE STILL PHOTOGRAPHER

Images are from Maze Runner: The Death Cure which include both unit and special still photography for 20 th Century Fox Entertainment.

JOE ALBLAS Joe Alblas has worked internationally as a photographer for more than 30 years. His communication skill-set allows him to work closely with both directors and producers to achieve the precise imagery required to the brief for the project he is working on. He is able to tackle challenges regardless of limitations, offering creative solutions in as a fast turnaround time as possible — he is decisive, innovative and achieves high production value in the work he does, irrespective of budget.

CONTACT DETAILS m: +27 83 338 7800

t: +27 21 438 2773

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Inspire Furniture Rentals & Sales Mountain Marina Film Finances South Africa Frog Squad Marine Film Services Stage and Screen Travel Services

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CC&A Insurance Brokers

What does it mean to offer a specialised service? One must provide a product or service that is niche, customised, and often unique. From greening suppliers, to car detailing, to animal wrangling, to specialty accommodation, to film insurance and completion bonding, to décor and furniture, and everything in between, South Africa has the right fit for the job.


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CC&A INSURANCE BROKERS Experienced in the Market 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.

CONTACT DETAILS Durban: 1 Old Main Road, Kloof, Durban 3610, South Africa

t: +27 31 716 6000

e: info@ccainsurance.co.za

Gauteng: First Floor, 59 Thembi Place, Calderwood Road, Lonehill, 2619, South Africa CC&A Insurance Brokers is an authorised Financial Services Provider Company

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INSPIRE FURNITURE RENTALS & SALES We supply furniture for Weddings, Exhibitions, Events and Sales. Come visit our showrooms.

CONTACT DETAILS Johannesburg: Unit 3, Freeway Centre, 17 Andries Street (CNR Andries Street / Wynberg Road), Wynberg, Johannesburg, South Africa m: 076 644 0271

o: 087 470 0670

e. jhb@inspirefurniture.co.za

Cape Town: Unit 2A, No 5 Phumelela Park, 1 Chain Avenue, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa m: 073 893 0315

o: 087 470 0670

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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

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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

Flight Centre Business Travel understandings the complex and unique requirements and logistics involved when it comes to booking your travel. When you partner with us, you’ll enjoy benefits like a dedicated account manager to anticipate your needs, free after-hour assistance available 24/7 to help you in any travel emergency and flexible payment options to suit your needs. t: 0877 40 51 60 e: fcbt.contactus@flightcentre.co.za www.fcbt.co.za

FROG SQUAD MARINE FILM SERVICES • Marine and commercial diving services to the South African film industry. • Underwater camera operators, ARRI ALEXA Mini and RED DRAGON in Gates Housings. • Ultimate online picture boat database. • Marine film-making research facility. Jason

t: +27 82 349 6688

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CREATING RESILIENCE

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s Cape Town’s widely reported DayZERO loomed large in

on-site measurement and verification, as well as carbon off-setting.

early 2018, industry members had to move swiftly to counter

Work involves all departments and the entire supply chain in order to

the impact of the severe, 1 in 300-year drought. The crisis was averted, but not before the consequences were felt in

the local – and the wider South African – film market. This extreme event highlighted the need to look beyond the

identify the most suitable solutions. • INNOVATE: The key to lowering your environmental footprint and achieving WrapZERO. • CLIMATE REALITY training.

immediate pressure of water to the bigger issue of true sustainability, proposes WrapZERO, a consultancy focusing on sustainable resource use

In the case of studios, WrapZERO helps facility managers to improve

and operational efficiencies in film, TV, commercials and stills production.

existing processes and practices, based on on-site eco-audits of the

“In other film regions such as the US, Canada, UK and Europe, much

studio’s standard operating procedures and regular supply chain. Working

progress has been made towards responsible production guidelines,

with building and interior design teams from the outset of refurbishments

including voluntary certification.”

or new construction projects allows WrapZERO to support and simplify

The ‘New Normal’ requires a systemic approach to fully unlock the potential positive feedback between profit, people and the environment. We need to examine every business decision – big or small – through

future responsible production practices through collaboration and sourcing appropriate solutions and suppliers from an extensive network. WrapZERO similarly supports production teams through pulling

the lens of sustainability and longer-term impact. It’s about being aware

together innovative, alternative solutions that make implementation

of intended and unintended consequences of our actions. Building

practical across departments. This could include doing on-site audits

relationships with product and service suppliers that can evolve with you

of productions to measure their impact, diverting useful materials into

will be key in this journey.

recycling, repurposing and composting; finding products and services that

WrapZERO delivers sustainable production practices based on sound economic principles that measurably reduce a production’s carbon and

are less harmful or has a smaller carbon footprint.

environmental footprint without sacrificing artistic vision or productivity.

Contacts

It can also bring about efficiencies, and thus savings.

Liesl Hattingh

A basic intervention looks at energy, water and waste to landfill, as

Tel: +27 (0)64 686 2434

they all impact on overall carbon footprint. A full intervention can result

Email: info@wrapzero.co.za / liesl@wrapzero.co.za

in a carbon neutral production or studio, with better results the earlier

Web: www.wrapzero.co.za

WrapZERO gets involved. Our services: • INVESTIGATE, PLAN and EDUCATE: An interactive workshop to unpack challenges and opportunities, or specific requirements. This can be combined with initial planning and establishing a strategic framework. • MEASURE, MANAGE and REPORT: Guidance around effective resource management (energy, waste, water, food, transport, etc),


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GOING, GOING‌ GREEN

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he South African film industry is aligning with best practice in

that carbon neutral film making will become a requirement for future

key global film markets such as the US, Canada, UK and Europe

global competitiveness. It explores practical and innovative ways in

by offering sustainable production processes on home soil for

which to unlock operational efficiencies (which also makes financial

local and international clients.

sense), reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint, as well as

Over the years the local industry has built up a solid reputation for varied

have a positive social impact during the creation of features, TV content,

locations, skilled crew and an affordable fringe. Yet these advantages

commercials and stills.

are being offset by the reality of being a long-haul destination in a world

Launched in 2018, the forum is open to individuals, companies

where all sectors are urged to adopt responsible business practices to

and associations. Early work has focused on appointing a management

limit the potentially disastrous effects of global warming.

committee and collecting data on the resource use and environmental

In the film industry, this means bringing together responsible production processes, services and products within a supportive

impact of local and international productions in order to establish the baseline of business as usual.

environment. It means tapping into, co-ordinating and strengthening existing efforts by individuals or companies that can all help to increase awareness, share experiences and build local skills and knowledge. It

From there on, it will be business as usual, done better.

means getting excited about the competitive edge this will bring to

Contacts

production companies, studios, service providers, product suppliers,

Please visit www.sustainablefilmforum.org.za or email

industry associations and others working to maintain growth.

info@sustainablefilmforum.org.za for more information or to register

The Sustainable Film Forum of South Africa (working title) accepts

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South Africa is probably most well-known for its incomparable locations. 90% of the world can be doubled within a two-hour drive from Cape Town, as is prolifically known. Imposing mountain ranges, barren deserts, modern cityscapes, ghost towns, endless beaches, pristine dunes, and some of the globe’s best roads, are all used to their fullest extent in season.

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WESTERN CAPE: FLOURISHING DESPITE SETBACKS

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he Western Cape is a region that has become synonymous

include Dr Who, Outlander, Troy: Fall of a City, Kilimanjaro and the latest

with film production thanks to its vibrant and diverse

instalment of Scorpion King facilitated by some of the best service

locations, talent pool and crew capabilities, and as a one-

companies in the country: Film Afrika, Moonlighting and Out Of

stop-shop for all things from production expertise and

Africa to name a few. The Western Cape also has a strong animation

key crew to equipment hire and studios. Not only is Cape Town Film

sector, and studios like Triggerfish, which are based here, are the

Studios world-renowned for its abilities and large-budget projects

largest animation producers on the African continent. New additions

like Tomb Raider, but it has been booked solid since opening its doors

to the Western Cape’s many film offerings include the picturesque

to the industry. Other studios of note include Silverline, which

Garden Route, which now has a dedicated studio and location

hosted Maze Runner: The Death Cure last year, and Atlantic Studios,

service, as well as the Cape Overberg.

home to local soap Suidooster.

The region has a vibrant film event industry with two dedicated

Some of the most popular locations in the Western Cape are its

film festivals annually: the Cape Town International Film Market and

capital Cape Town’s central business district with a variety of urban

Festival, and the Cape Town International Animation Festival. It also

looks and various types of architecture, as well as its natural beauty

has a growing animation sector with local companies like Triggerfish

– so diverse that almost any country in the world can be replicated

Studios pioneering training initiatives in the industry and winning

within a 2 hour radius of the city of Cape Town. Some of the most

multiple international awards for their work in recent years.

recent international film and television productions to be shot here

Due to a recent drought in the region, the film industry has had


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IN A NUTSHELL INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

195%

25%

In 2014, film products exported from the Western Cape’s exports increased by 195%.

The Western Cape’s contribution to SA’s film industry GDP is around 25%, according to a 2017 NFVF report.

15 hours

The Cape has an average of 15 hours of daylight in summer, from 5:30am to 8pm.

40%

It is up to 40% cheaper to make films in the Western Cape than it is in Europe and the USA, and up to 20% cheaper than in Australia.

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • • •

Maze Runner: The Death Cure | Location: Parow Stages © 20th Century Fox, Out of Africa Entertainment, Unit Still Photography by Joe Alblas | African Photo Productions

Some of the most popular locations in the Western Cape are its capital Cape Town’s central business district with a variety of urban looks and various types of architecture, as well as its natural beauty – so diverse that almost any country in the world can be replicated within a 2 hour radius of the city of Cape Town.

Artscape Theatre Atlantis dunes Bo-Kaap Cape Karoo and Klein Karoo Cape Overberg

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Cape Town City Centre Cape Town Stadium Cape West Coast Garden Route Winelands

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS Blue flag beaches

Markets and alleys

Cape Dutch mansions and vineyards

Modern architecture and urban looks

Cottages and wildflowers

National parks and game reserves (wildlife)

Deserts and sand dunes

Rugged mountains and dense forests

CLIMATE

to find fast and creative solutions to conserving water on location

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 200 – 300hrs/month

Cape Town International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 20 – 80mm/month

George Airport (Garden Route connections)

and on set in order to ensure the Cape remains open for business. As a result, this has led to a new era of sustainability, where all

FOREIGN PRODUCTIONS SHOT IN THE WESTERN CAPE

practices are being examined and updated to ensure locations and studio-based productions are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible whilst remaining a film friendly region. Some of the organisations spearheading this movement are WrapZERO, the Commercial Producers’ Association, Wesgro, and production

• • •

Dr Who Our Girl Outlander

• • •

Tomb Raider Troy: Fall of a City Warrior

companies and suppliers large and small.

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

PERMITS The City of Cape Town facilitates and grants film location permits through a formalised system. More information can be found at the regularly updated website www.locationmanual.com and through Wesgro.


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CAPE TOWN AND THE

WESTERN CAPE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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he people of Cape Town and the Western Cape are leading

that uses water responsibly. This is the new-normal, that should be a

the way globally in lowering their water footprint. This is

concern for productions globally.

in response to the drought being experienced over the last few years. In doing so, we are building a resilient economy

Indeed, we are not alone. Climate change is a reality for many places around the world, including major film destinations, and

that will be stronger now and into the future. We ask you to join this

practising new, sustainable techniques is an investment for the future.

#watersmart movement and help us create meaningful change.

It requires being conscious of the new-normal, and doing what is

Help us build a sustainable, water-smart production destination Cape Town and the Western Cape needs film businesses to boost economic growth and help create jobs for those who are unemployed.

necessary to help save water, while enjoying our world-class film and media production economy. We are ready to welcome you to our resilient city and province, a truly inspiring destination to create. For more information on the drought being experienced in the

That is why it remains important that productions continue at our

Cape, and how your business could join in our efforts to build a

destination. You can be confident in choosing our region to shoot

sustainable, water-smart destination, please email us at

your production that we will have water available for your needs, but

water@wesgro.co.za. You can also view our dedicated website:

we ask you to be part of our efforts to build a sustainable destination

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WESGRO FILM AND MEDIA PROMOTION UNIT WESGRO, THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY THAT PROMOTES THE ECONOMY OF CAPE TOWN AND THE WESTERN CAPE WANTS TO HELP YOU UNCOVER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FILM AND MEDIA SECTOR Why film in Cape Town and the Western Cape? • Lowest annual operating costs when benchmarked against Toronto, New York, Madrid, Mexico, Paris, Hong Kong and London (fDi Benchmark, 2018) • World-class studio facilities • Diverse landscapes, creating ‘a world in one set’ • Favourable climate and light • A menu of production incentives positions South Africa and the Western Cape as a preferred destination for international Cape Town Film Studios

production teams • Competent, experienced and technically proficient crew and production professionals

The Wesgro Film and Media promotion unit uses its network of

• Specialised services available, including set designers, set

relationships with stakeholders along the entire film and media supply

builders, stunts, special effects and costumes, among others

chain to help local and international film crews create world-class film,

• English widely spoken, and time zone is aligned with Europe

commercials, animation and gaming productions in the Western Cape.

• Excellent transport, banking and ICT infrastructure

This includes working with professional associations who carry a mandate to professionalise and promote their relevant industries nationally and internationally. The Wesgro Film and Media promotion unit provides the following services: • Assisting local and international film companies who want to

• Vast tourism and hospitality options, including accommodation, logistics companies and catering services, among others • Excellent post production facilities • Lengthy day light hours in summer (average of 15 hours: 5:30am to 20:00pm) • High standards of copyright protection

produce content in the Western Cape. • Assisting local and international film companies seeking distribution and co-production opportunities. • Hosting B2B knowledge sharing sessions, Exporter Development Programmes and Masterclasses. • Co-ordinating annual inbound and outbound missions to build the local sector and to promote the Western Cape • Offering guidance on policy and regulatory matters • Communicating with and lobbying regional and national regulatory and professional bodies • Mentoring projects • Providing investment advice • Marketing the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape as a

a great placeproduction to createdestination preferred film and media

Email: film@wesgro.co.za Tel: +27 21 487 8600 www.wesgro.co.za/film #wesgrofilm


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DYNAMIC, THRIVING, RESILIENT

WESTERN CAPE T

he Western Cape comprises six regions: Cape Town, Cape

Cape Winelands

Winelands, Cape West Coast, Cape Karoo, Cape Overberg,

Verdant valleys and palatial wine farms dot the region, which has

and Garden Route and Klein Karoo, and all six are home to

well-developed infrastructure and is easily accessible from the

unique landscapes, architectural styles and opportunities

city. Stellenbosch is a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the CBD, and

for film, TV, commercial and stills production.

Cape Town

the charming town of Franschhoek is only a stone’s throw further. Filmmakers and location scouts have long been captivated by the Cape Winelands and its stunning scenery, which is only heightened by the

This dynamic city is a world-renowned destination that brings millions

fact that the Winelands can double for similar-looking locations around

of business and leisure travellers to its shores. A well-established

the world.

film production and service locale, Cape Town is home to a plethora of service production companies, crew, cast, and every manner of

Cape West Coast

supplier to the film industry. The city is characterised by its beaches,

The beauty of the Cape West Coast is in its contrasts. On one hand,

mountains, cityscapes, townships and adaptable infrastructure.

it is a dramatic and imposing region, characterised by rustic farm

One need only glance at the city’s register of available locations to

cottages, glorious coastlines and infrastructure battered by salty air,

be inspired by the creative possibilities. The ongoing drought has

wind and rain; on the other hand, it is imbued with charm, with pristine

only strengthened the city’s resilience, and by effective community

beaches, fantastic sunsets and magnificent vistas galore. One has to

engagement and a change in daily habits, Cape Town remains

see the Cape West Coast to believe it.

steadfastly open for business. Cape Town is also home to the first world-class, (custom built high-tech) Hollywood style film complex in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cape Overberg A hidden gem comprising rolling hills, mountain ranges, rivers and an


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Cape Overberg

Cape West Coast

Cape Winelands

abundance of flora and fauna, the Cape Overberg is a region on

is still incredibly popular with the leisure crowd, filmmakers are

the rise. From Cape Agulhas to Swellendam, and Theewaterskloof

increasingly travelling to the region for the purposes of production.

to the Overstrand, there are a wealth of options to explore, and

So much so, that a film studio is in development, and the local

there’s no better way to discover the region than an old-fashioned

municipalities are working hard to make the Garden Route and

film recce.

Klein Karoo even more film friendly by formulating a film office.

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Cape Karoo

(www.grkk-filmoffice.co.za).

Cape Karoo If sweeping, arid landscapes dotted with farming towns, and more

Visit www.wesgro.co.za/film to download the Creative Locations

than a sprinkle of quirky attractions pique your interest, then

ebook.

the Cape Karoo is worth a look. The heat can be intense in the

Contact: +27 21 487 8600

summer, and the winters can be icy, but this makes for a landscape

Email: film@wesgro.co.za

that is undeniably unique. Luckily, the elements have been kinder in many parts of the Cape Karoo, where one will find amiable small

CREATIVE LOCATIONS

CREATIVE LOCATIONS

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CAPE WEST COAST

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towns and rustic scenes that are sure to inspire.

In recent years, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo was utilised predominantly by tourists, who flocked to see the breathtaking

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

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 increasingly popular for local and international commercials.

Knysna Heads, the sea-scoured cliffs of Mossel Bay, the lush

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

conflict with the religious and cultural integrity of the area and its people by not allowing: • • •

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

Commercial shoots promoting alcohol, tobacco, nudity or gambling Inaccurate depictions of the area, its culture and its people Inappropriate use of the Mosques and Kramats – as locations or backdrops

times and must abide by the stipulated conditions. •

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

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 and egress from all Mosques is to remain unobstructed.

forests of Wilderness and every town in between. While the area

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GAUTENG: AFRICA’S TELEVISION POWERHOUSE

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nown for its prowess as the business capital of Africa, Gauteng is SA’s smallest province, but packs the most

South African Broadcasting Corporation. In addition to television production, Gauteng is also a sought-after

punch when it comes to creating content for television on

film destination. Productions such as District 9, The Bang Bang Club,

the continent. About 80% of local production companies

Hotel Rwanda, and Dredd have brought the city of Joburg into the

are based in or have satellite offices in Johannesburg and its

limelight, while more recent films like The Journey Is The Destination,

surrounds. Seven of the ten most watched TV programmes in South

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chappie and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter have

Africa are produced in Gauteng, including popular soap operas like

cemented its renown.

Scandal, Rhythm City, Isidingo and 7de Laan. The province also has

The local industry has also come into its own recently, producing

a variety of unique locations and studios to choose from, and the

some quality content and riveting stories. Examples of this are Ayanda

three largest broadcasters in Africa are based here, as well as the

and Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word, both of which did well locally

The local industry has also come into its own recently, producing some quality content and riveting stories. Examples of this are Ayanda and Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word, both of which did well locally and internationally, as well as more artistic endeavours like Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Necktie Youth and Akin Omotoso’s Vaya.


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55%

The GFC provided training opportunities for 417 individuals through 13 training initiatives in 2016/17.

Gauteng’s contribution to SA’s film industry GDP is around 55%, according to a 2017 NFVF report.

80%

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An estimated 80% of production companies in SA are based in Gauteng.

Gauteng is home to over 30 commercial cinemas including two independent cinemas.

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • •

FNB Soccer Stadium (Soccer City) Maboneng Precinct Magaliesberg Mountains Maropeng

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Nan Hua Temple (Bronkhorstspruit) Newtown Precinct Tswaing Crater Turbine Hall

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

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Agricultural farmlands

Gritty streets, townships and alleys

Art Deco, Victorian and Edwardian architecture

Industrial landscapes

Gold mines

Modernist and urban looks

Green suburbs

Nature reserves

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and internationally, as well as more artistic endeavours like Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Necktie Youth and Akin Omotoso’s Vaya. In the television realm, productions like Tjovitjo – the only show to weave a dramatic story around the lives of sepantsula dancers – have held the nation captive.

Contacts Head Office: 56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108 •

General Info: info@gautengfilm.org.za Locations: priscillak@gautengfilm.org.za

OR Tambo International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 30 – 70mm/month

Lanseria Airport for inter-city connections

MAJOR LOCAL PRODUCTIONS FROM GAUTENG

Gauteng Film Commission Tel: +27 (0)11 833 0409

Sunshine Hours: 250 – 300hrs/month

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• • •

Ayanda Necktie Youth Kalushi

Project Support: ktabane@gautengfilm.org.za 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 also offers permit support. Permit applicants should keep in mind that each municipality has its own film regulations.


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GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION SHOWCASING A DIVERSE FILM DESTINATION

T

he Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television production industry in South Africa’s wealthiest province. An agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government, we are tasked with

The Gauteng Film Commission is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International.

Location shooting in Gauteng

positioning the province as a world-class destination for film-making

Gauteng is South Africa’s smallest province, but has a sophisticated

as well as attracting local and international investments in the film and

economy, a developed infrastructure, an established film industry – and

television industry.

incredibly diverse filming locations.

Our core business is to facilitate and enhance the contribution of

These range from the urban and industrial landscapes of

the industry to the economic growth of the province. The GFC markets

Johannesburg, the province’s biggest city and the economic powerhouse

Gauteng, with its world-class industry infrastructure, recognised

of Africa, to gold mines, small towns, nature reserves and botanical

expertise and wide range of locations, as a destination of choice. We

gardens, monuments, historical buildings and the majestic Magaliesberg

also act as a centralised industry intelligence hub and ensure that

mountain range.

people across Gauteng can experience the magic of cinema. We work with industry, government agencies and other key

This is where modern and ancient meet as one of the world’s most dense, high-rise urban centres give way to the Cradle of Humankind

stakeholders, advising on the development and growth of a sustainable

World Heritage Site, with its pristine cave formations, undulating

audiovisual industry. We support the transformation of this sector into

savannah grassland and scenic mountain vistas.

a world-class industry and our vision is to cultivate an environment that allows it to play a meaningful role in the socioeconomic development

Public film permits

of Gauteng.

The GFC does not issue location filming permits, nor does the GFC


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is happening in the Gauteng and help us identify and address bottlenecks.

Contact Tel: +27 (0) 11 833 0409

Wetlands, lakes and waterways Open savannah grassland Dense safari bush

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Scenic and dramatic mountainous Cave systems and geological formations

Precolonial African settlements Victorian and Edwardian mining villages 19th century Dutch settler villages Victorian streetscapes and expansive garden city suburbs Classical Edwardian architecture and streetscapes

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Art Deco architecture and streetscapes, high- and low-rise International, modern and contemporary European and American high-rise architecture African markets and streetscapes American Western ranches Colonial Africana Post-industrial and sci-fi

VISUAL ICONS

or national departments, agencies and authorities. Some government channelled through the GFC. This allows us to keep better track of what

City municipal area The Edwardian-era diamond mining town of Cullinan and gateway to a Big Five game reserve Heidelberg, a scenic 19th century Dutch settler town located in a scenic mountainous area The heavy industrial areas of Vereeniging, which is also home to historic military fortifications, cemeteries and battlefields

STREET- AND TOWNSCAPES

have a film permit unit. Permits are issued by the relevant city, provincial departments and agencies have asked for permit applications to be

NATURAL LOCATIONS •

From the urban and industrial landscapes of Johannesburg, the province’s biggest city and the economic powerhouse of Africa, to gold mines, small towns, nature reserves and botanical gardens, monuments, historical buildings and the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range.

Johannesburg and Soweto Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, centrally located in the greater Tshwane metropolitan municipality Ekurhuleni, encompassing historic mining villages, towns and townships along the East Rand and a prolific gold-producing region The West Rand, including the historic mining town of Krugersdorp in the Mogale

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Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg Johannesburg skyline Union Buildings, Pretoria Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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Headgear and mine dumps Hillbrow and Brixton towers Soweto street-scenes Financial and business district of Sandton

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KWAZULUNATAL: BURGEONING FILM HUB

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waZulu-Natal is an ever-growing film region, with big plans

shoots. KZN is also fast-becoming a local TV hub, with one of SA’s

for becoming the next production hub in South Africa. The

most popular soap opera, uZalo, shot on location in KwaMashu for

province has a strategy in place for building a ‘film city’ in

the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Most recently,

Durban to compete with Johannesburg and Cape Town’s

another local broadcaster, eTV, has also announced that they will be

production centres. The region is also a popular location for beach

filming a new drama in Durban. This bodes well for KZN, which will be

shoots, and was used most recently as a backdrop for the likes of

boasts a variety of different looks ranging from jungle and oceanic to rolling hills – not to mention a wide selection of architectural types including Art Deco and Neo-Gothic. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and the Durban Film Office facilitate films shooting on location in the region, assisting in location permits, funding, and support for local and international

The province has a strategy in place for building a ‘film city’ in Durban to compete with Johannesburg and Cape Town’s production centres.

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Some 6-8 productions are shot on the Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks annually during the sardine run.

128

128 projects were approved for funding since the KZN Film Commission was established in 2010, with 45 already completed.

R16.4-million

R7-billion

The amount Keeping Up With The Kandasamys made in cinemas – making it the highest-grossing local film of 2017.

eThekwini Film City is a R7-billion development and will include studios, a hotel, residential units and retail.

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • •

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Durban Harbour Durban International Convention Centre Howick Falls iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS able to grow its talent pool and ultimately service more international

Art Deco and NeoGothic architecture

Indian architecture and looks

Battlefields, museums and old fortifications

Jungle and forest looks

district film office, which has already had approval from all the local

Blue flag beaches

authorities,” says South Coast Tourism CEO Justin Mackrory. Planning

Lagoons, rivers, lakes, waterfalls

Cape Dutch and French Provincial architecture

National Parks and game reserves (wildlife)

productions in the future. The South Coast has recently opened its doors and is marketing itself as a film-friendly destination. “Our organisation is in the process of completing an operational and business plan for a dedicated

is also underway for a film studio and training facility in Shelly Beach.

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Durban Film Office

AIR ACCESS

Head Office: 11th Floor, Rennies House, 41 Margeret Mncadi Avenue, Durban, 4000 Tel: +27 (0)31 311 4243 Film Coordinator: Gugu Radebe gugu.zungu@durban.gov.za Permits Officer: Musa Ntuli bongumusa.ntuli@durban.gov.za

Sunshine Hours: 170 – 230hrs/month

King Shaka International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 50 – 100mm/month

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport

Web: www.durbanfilmoffice.co.za

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KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Head Office: 115 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban, 4001 Tel: +27 (0)31 325 0200 Email: info@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za Web: www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za South Coast Tourism Head Office: 16 Bisset Street, Port Shepstone, 4240 Tel: +27 (0)39 682 7944 CEO: Justin Mackrory ceo@tourismsouthcoast.co.za GM Marketing and Events: Kay Robertson marketing@tourismsouthcoast.co.za Web: www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za

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Imbewu Keeping Up With The Kandasamys

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Roots Miniseries uZalo

PERMITS Film permits are required for the region and can be applied for online. The Durban Film Office and KZN Film Commission facilitate production in the region.


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FILM IN DURBAN A WORLD-CLASS LOCATION

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n recent years, major international feature films such as Red Sea

of the local film industry. The office is also responsible for facilitating

Diving Resort, and local blockbusters such as Keeping up with the

and coordinating on-location filming in the City of Durban and its

Kandasamys, as well as television, documentary, reality TV and

surrounds.

many other film projects have been produced in the seaside city of

Durban. With it’s diverse location options, skilled crew base and experienced

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

production houses, it is no surprise that clients keep coming back to

product created in the city and where the film sector contributes

Durban.

significantly to the economy and international profile of Durban and its

The Durban Film Office

citizens. The goal is to support the creation of a viable and economically

The Durban Film Office is the film-industry development arm of the

sustainable film and television sector in the City, where Durban

eThekwini Municipality, mandated to position Durban as a world-class

filmmakers are renowned for creating high-quality content, for local and

film production destination and facilitate the development

international audiences and for Durban to be recognised as a preferred


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Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal

destination for feature films and commercial media production.

crew has been rated as one of the most hard working and talented crew base in the world. The Durban crew directory will assist you in finding

The following are offered and easily accessible via the Durban Film Office website:

Services

the best crew for your shoot.

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

Durban offers a wide range of facilitation and support services that

Brazil, Zanzibar and Europe. Our colourful history is reflected in the

are accustomed to servicing anything from television to major motion

profusion of Cape-Dutch, Indian, Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor, French

picture. We do encourage you to work with local services to ensure you

Provincial, Neo-Gothic styles and Art Deco architecture. The landscape

receive the best value for your production spend.

from the coast to the country is a gentle transformation from palm

Online Permit

trees, beach cafÊs, steel and glass city’s, to rolling hills, meandering countryside and dramatic mountain passes. The region presents miles

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

of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, blue water lagoons, and a myriad of

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

rivers, lakes and imposing waterfalls, the most known of these, Howick

you may have and endeavour to add value to the production process.

Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the world.

Our online permit system together with our partnership with the city of Durban means getting a permit to film in Durban has never been easier.

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

Contact Toni Monty, Senior Manager: antoinette.monty@durban.gov.za Gugu Radebe, Film Coordinator: Gugu.zungu@durban.gov.za Musa Ntuli, Permits Officer: Bongumusa.ntuli@durban.gov.za


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MOROCCO: A KINGDOM OF FILM

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orocco is well-known as a developed film and television service production hub. Not only has it hosted over 20 high-profile international projects in 2016 and 2017, but it has a long history steeped in

cinema dating back to 1897. Ouarzazate is the land of film, with the country’s two main studios, Atlas and CLA based in the desert city and an airport with daily connections from Casablanca. The industry has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, with an ecosystem of good crew and services found in the region, not to mention a variety of locations from desert and mountain to oceans. Schools like Ecole Superieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV) Marrakech have also gained renown for training a new generation of African filmmakers. The last two years were very profitable for foreign productions, with MAD 280-million ($30.3-million) invested in Morocco in 2016. Productions like Backstabbing for Beginners, The Night Manager, The Missing, Sherlock, Vikings Season 5, Homeland Season 6, filmed on location. Also of note were the Chinese big-budget production Desert Storm starring Jackie Chan and a Franco-Belgian comic series adaptation of Spirou and Fantasio. In October last year, the Moroccan Cinema Centre confirmed that DC Comics’ new Aquaman film would be shot in the cities of Erfoud, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and Merzouga.

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Morocco has co-production treaties with 16 countries, six of which are in Africa.

Total production permits issued in 2016 – comprising 713 foreign permits and 641 local permits.

2

280-million

There are two major studios operating in country: Atlas Studios, spread over 20 hectares, and CLA Studios.

MAD 280-million ($30.3-million) was invested in Morocco in 2016 by foreign productions.

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS Merzouga, located in the Sahara desert © Rubén Bagüés

Productions like Backstabbing for Beginners, The Night Manager, The Missing, Sherlock, Vikings Season 5, Homeland Season 6, filmed on location.

Atlas Mountains Berber Villages Casablanca Cascades d’Ouzoud Dades Gorges

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Fes tanneries Marrakech Sahara Desert (Ouarzazate) Talassemtane National Park Tangiers

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

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Agricultural (olive, citrus, vineyards, wheat)

Middle Eastern/Arab Mountain ranges and gorges

Ancient villages and Roman ruins Arid, Desert landscapes

Narrow streets and vibrant markets

Coastal towns

Rivers and lakes

Morocco continues to support local and international film with a 20% rebate and other tax credits, and also has reputable

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assistant directors and line producers who speak English, Arabic

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and French. The Marrakech International Film Festival is supported by Martin Scorsese and sees a host of stars in attendance each year. Other notable events on the Moroccan calendar are the Meknes International Animated Film Festival, Tétouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, International Documentary Film

Sunshine Hours: 210 – 330hrs/month

Marrakech Menara Airport

Rainfall in mm: 1 – 40mm/month

Mohammed V International Airport

Festival in Agadir, and the Dakhla International Film Festival. Digital platforms have also seen potential in the region. In February

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2018, Netflix partnered with pay-TV operator OSN to distribute content in North Africa.

Contacts Moroccan National Tourist Office

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The Night Manager Vikings Homeland

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Desert Storm Aquaman

Tel: +212 (0)53 727 8300 Web: www.tourisme.gov.ma / www.visitmorocco.com Moroccan Centre for Cinematography Head Office: Avenue El Majd, BP 421, Rabat Tel: +212 (0)53 728 9200 Email: contact@ccm.ma Web: www.ccm.ma

PERMITS Films shoots require permits obtained through the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre. Crew travelling from Western countries can enter visa-free for up to 90 days. Morocco offers a 20% cash rebate to productions running for 18 working days and spending at least $1-million.


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NAMIBIA: TOP FILM-SERVICE LOCATION

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n often unexplored gem in southern Africa, Namibia

productions. Although there is no tax rebate in place as of yet, the

offers exquisite locations coupled with top-notch

organisation works hard to market the country as an international

services to match. In the last few years it has become

film destination.

a go-to destination for desert looks; with multi-award-

Companies like Crew Hub and Imwe Namibia Holdings (Namib

winning film Mad Max: Fury Road and the latest instalment of The

Films, Magic Light Pictures, Equipment List Rentals and Desert

Mummy shot on location here. Most recently, Namibia played host

Ace) support and service both local and international productions.

to Transformers: The Last Knight. It is also a sought-after destination

According to Guy Nockels, CEO of Imwe Namibia Holdings, the

for wildlife and natural history shoots, with productions like BBC’s

industry is small but growing thanks to its world-class infrastructure

Wonders of the Universe and Discovery Channel’s Vanishing World

just minutes away from jaw-dropping scenery. He adds that local

filmed in the country. The country has also received interest from

content has also seen an increase in quality, with the industry

other production projects such as Redbull TV and China’s Hunan

becoming more competitive now than ever before. “International

TV, which shot a popular reality programme, Divas Hit The Road

budgets have become tight, but with us being able to offer Namibian

on location.

locations and services to visiting producers at very competitive rates

The Namibian Film Commission serves the region, supporting local filmmakers and initiatives, as well as facilitating international

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Namibia is home to approximately 4 350 species of plants, 676 bird species, and 217 mammal species.

Namibia has over 17 national reserves and game parks, with Etosha being the third-largest in Africa.

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The NFC issued 111 film permits to foreign film productions between April 2017 and February 2018.

The NFC has funded 18 production projects and other film-related activities in 2017/18.

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • • •

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Namib Desert Namib Escarpment Okavango and the Zambezi Sossusvlei Spitzkoppe

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS

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International budgets have become tight, but with us being able to offer Namibian locations and services to visiting producers at very competitive rates to film or shoot.

Kalahari Sandveld Kaokoveld Kavango and Caprivi Kolmannskoppe Kuiseb River

Namibia Film Commission

Coastal plains

Remote cultural villages

Dry and green riverbeds

Rocky escarpments and formations

Himba and San groups

Savannahs and woodlands

AIR ACCESS

Sunshine Hours: 280 – 300hrs/month

Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 20 – 50mm/month

Commercial airports (inter-city connections)

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 40715, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek Tel: +264 (0)61 381 900 Email: info@nfc.na

National Parks (for wildlife)

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Web: www.nfc.na

Canyons

Divas Hit the Road Mad Max: Fury Road The Mummy (2017)

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The Prisoner Transformers: The Last Knight

Namibia Tourism Board Head Office: Corner of Haddy and Sam Nujoma Drive, Private Bag 13244, Windhoek Cape Town Office: 25 Floor, Atterbury House,

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9 Riebeeck Street, Cape Town, 8000 Tel: +264 (0)61 290 6000 / +27 (0)21 422 3298 Email: info@namibiatourism.com.na Web: www.namibiatourism.com.na

All productions should contact the Namibian Film Commission at least three weeks before arrival and apply for film permits. All foreign crew members working in country must have a valid temporary work permit.


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Nigeria continues to support African productions, and has also launched several events to encourage further growth and investment. Annual festivals include the African Movie Academy Awards, Lights Camera Africa, the Abuja International Film Festival, and Eko International Film Festival.

N

igeria has the second-largest film production industry in the world, with arts, entertainment and recreation sectors contributing 2.3% to the national GDP in 2016. According to PwC, it is one of the priority sectors identified in the

economic recovery and growth strategy of the Federal Government of Nigeria, with a planned $1-billion in export revenue by 2020. The industry employs well over a million people, and has in recent years, surpassed Hollywood production in terms of quantity. Despite a definite lack in quality productions until recently, the industry has been undergoing an evolution, and over the last two years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in the region. Companies like iROKO, Ebony Life and Africa Magic have been championing high-end productions. Examples of this include Fifty, Desperate Housewives Africa, television

series like Hush and Sons of Caliphate, and critically acclaimed local hit The Wedding Party, which grossed over ₦405-million ($1.2-million)


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IN A NUTSHELL INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

2

Nollywood is the 2nd largest film producer in the world

30 days

Average time it takes to produce a film in Nollywood

₦239-billion

$70 000

The arts, entertainment and recreation sector’s contribution to GDP

The average cost of producing a local film

1926

25

The year the first feature film, Palaver, was made in Nigeria

As of January 2018, 25 Nigerian films were available on Netflix

POPULAR FILM LOCATIONS • • • • •

Calabar and Cross River State Central African Mangroves Cross River National Park Eko Atlantic City Lagos and Lagos Island

• • • • •

Makoko Niger Delta Sahel Trans-Sahara Highway Yankari Wildlife Reserve

TYPE OF LOCATIONS AND LOOKS Beaches in the south

High-rise buildings

Business districts

National parks and game reserves

Deserts and savannahs

Rugged plateaus

Floating shanty town

Tropical rainforests

in two months. International hits have been shot here, too, such as Half of a Yellow Sun, Captain America: Civil War and 93 Days starring Danny Glover. Even Netflix has seen the potential of Nollywood’s star power and as of January 2018, had 25 Nigerian films available on their database. Some of the most recently acclaimed local films include Roti, Slow Country, Picture Perfect, Through Her Eyes, and Hell or

CLIMATE

High Water. These are just a few demonstrations of Nigeria’s growing

AIR ACCESS

capability to produce sought-after content. The country continues to support African productions, with a growing number of delegations present at international film festivals and markets. The country has also launched several events to encourage further growth and investment. Annual festivals include

Sunshine Hours: 150 – 250hrs/month

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Rainfall in mm: 1 – 350mm/month

10 international airports

the African Movie Academy Awards, Lights Camera Africa, the Abuja International Film Festival, and Eko International Film Festival.

HIGHEST GROSSING NOLLYWOOD FILMS 2017

Contacts Nigerian Film Corporation Head Office: 218T, Liberty Dam Road, P.O.Box 693, Jos, Plateau State

• •

The Wedding Party 2 Alakada Reloaded

• •

Isoken Omugwo

Tel: +234 (0) 809 514 0664 Email: contact@nigerianfilms.gov.ng Web: www.nigerianfilms.gov.ng Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Head Office: Old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Garki, Abuja Tel: +234 704 496 0999 Email: hello@tournigeria.gov.ng Web: www.tournigeria.gov.ng

PERMITS All foreign crew require temporary work permits. Applications usually take about 10 days to approve. Film crews should also be accredited through the Nigerian Film Corporation and all shoots require a designated liaison officer. Requests must be submitted 28 days before scheduled shoot dates.


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CONSUMABLES

Specialising in freight, courier and logistics in the film and TV industry in Southern Africa and worldwide. We handle all domestic and international shipments for any requirement.

Johannesburg - t: +27 11 706 0143 Cape Town - t: +27 21 802 3456 m: +27 83 468 0246 e: filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za www.filmfreight.co.za

VIDEO / DIGITAL EQUIPMENT

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Need two-way radios for a commercial, movie, event or short term project? Need two-way radios throughout South Africa? Need them urgently? Working to a budget? Need advice on what to get? Please make contact with us.

39 Berkley Road, Epic Industrial Park, Maitland, 7405, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 21 510 5450 e: info@lazer.co.za www.lazer.co.za

Sourcing, supply and delivery of hard drives, other digital media and technical consumables to the film, stills and TV industry.

Genevieve le Cordeur m: +27 82 335 3973 t: +27 21 447 8857 f: +27 86 697 1082 e: gen@hotsource.tv www.hotsource.tv

Cape Town’s quirkiest digital camera and cinema equipment rental house. Zootee Studios caters to indie filmmakers needing cameras at affordable rates ranging from REDs to GH5s. We also hire out grips, lighting, sound and studio space. Plus we’re friendly, femaleowned, solar powered and smell nice. Come play! Unit 10B Gold Street, Northgate Business Park (in Northgate Estate), Brooklyn, Cape Town, 7405 t: +27 21 510 1928 / +27 21 510 4641 e: info@zooteestudios.com www.zooteestudios.com


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DIRECTORY

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FIXERS: A-Z DIRECTORY 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

info@lemonreel.com www.lemonreel.com

Africa and abroad

Brad Logan

BLM Productions

+27 83 232 1758

brad@blmsa.co.za

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

info@talkingfilmproduction.com dkibisi@talkingfilmproduction.com www.talkingfilmproduction.com

Uganda, Rwanda, East and Central Africa

Desale Mitiku

Grand Holidays Ethiopia Travel and Tours

+251 116 183 163 +251 911 428 006

desale@grandholidaysethiopia.com www.grandholidaysethiopia.com

Ethiopia

Ellnette Pearson & Guy Nockels

Magic Touch Films

+264 64 463 371

info@magictouchfilms.com www.magictouchfilms.com

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

janiceb@africanenvironments.com

Arusha, Tanzania

Jason Merle

Banana Boys

+27 73 747 9311

bananaboyz@mweb.co.za

Mauritius

Jason Merle

Banana Boys

+27 73 747 9311

bananaboyz@mweb.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal

Jean Hartley

Viewfinders EPZ Ltd

+254 716 875 928

info@viewfindersltd.com

Kenya

Jean-Marie Sabin

Wild Side Productions

+254 722 324 176

contact@wildside-productions.com onsafariafrica@gmail.com www.wildside-productions.com

Kenya, East and Central Africa

Jo Higgs

Freelance

+27 21 462 3213

info@gotrolley.com

Western Cape

Karen Brooks

Freelance

+27 83 259 6324

karenvbrooks@gmail.com

Gauteng

Karim El Amri

Moraction

+212 661 588 459

karim@moraction.com info@moraction.com www.moraction.com

Morocco

Khalil Lougmani

Magic Pictures

+212 37 29 67 86

info@magicpictures-morocco.com www.magicpictures-morocco.com

Morocco

Mahacine Mokdad

Freelance

+212 679 286 797

mahacinemokdad@gmail.com www.mahacinemokdad.me

Morocco

Margie McMahon

Freelance

+27 82 557 63 21

margie@margiemcmahon.co.za www.margiemcmahon.co.za

Africa

Mario Zvan

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 336 840

mario@blueskyafrica.com www.blueskyafrica.com

Kenya, East and Central Africa

Mickey Fonseca

Mahla Filmes

+258 827 116 080

friedmozkitos@gmail.com www.mahlafilmes.com

Mozambique


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COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL/WEBSITE

REGION

Mimi Abe Blay Asmah

BlasTours

+233 302 404460 +233 20 8232463

info@blastours.com www.blastours.com

Ghana

Morgeez Production

Morgeez Production

+27 73 371 7802

production@morgeez.com www.morgeez.com

Gauteng

Morten Nielsen

Freelance

+27 72 376 4405

locations4africa@gmail.com www.locations4africa.com

Western Cape

Neil Bowden

Freelance

+27 84 674 5674

neil1@telkomsa.net

Peter Currey

Freelance

+27 82 892 9997

peter@sitewise.co.za www.locationssa.co.za

Extensive experience in Northern Cape

Peter P. Gudo

Nigma Pictures Entertainment

+258 20 031 409 +258 845 448 348

info@nigmamz.com, www.nigmamz.com www.nigmapictures.info

Mozambique

Reda Fakhar

Fixers in Morocco

+212 537 263 346 +212 610 467 009

info@fixer-morocco.com www.fixer-morocco.com

Morocco

Richard Moerdyk

FIXERFILM

+27 83 301 9032

richard@fixerfilm.com www.fixerfilm.com

Western Cape

Rick Matthews

Big Banana Films

+27 82 443 6307

rick@bigbanana.co.za www.bigbanana.co.za

Gauteng

Susan Puren

Freelance

+27 82 416 6193

susan@puren@gmail.com

Gauteng

Tania Jenkins

AfriScreen Films

+27 21 788 5777

production@afriscreen.com

Western Cape

Tamer Abbas

Egypt productions LLC

+20 2 2415 3830

info@egyptproductions.com

Egypt

Vanessa Yelseth

Time Frame

+27 11 782 1152 +27 83 680 3441

vanessa@timeframetv.com

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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A-Z DIRECTORY: ADVERTISERS COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

0307

+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

68

African Photo Productions

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

78

Amazing Spaces

+27 21 761 3445

shoot@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

22, 23

Aquila Safari

+27 21 430 7260

marketing@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

24, 25

Atlantic Studios

+27 21 201 3960

info@atlanticstudios.co.za

www.atlanticstudios.co.za

65

Atlas Studios

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

65

Aubergine Restaurant

+27 21 465 0000

info@aubergine.co.za

www.aubergine.co.za

110

Bird Film

+27 21 448 8771

alan@birdfilm.com

www.birdfilm.com

73

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemel.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

30, 69

Can Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

73

Cannes Lions

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslion.com

OBC

Cape Town Stadium

+27 83 638 8788

john@brandstorm.co.za

www.capetown.gov.za

31

CC&A Insurance

+27 31 716 6000

gillianl@ccainsurance.co.za

www.ccainsurance.co.za

82

Cellucity

+27 21 401 1309

tyrel@cellucity.co.za

www.rentafone.net

45

Cellular Dynamics

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

61

CTICC

+ 27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

DFO

+27 31 311 4243

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

102, 103

DTI

+27 21 480 8050

contactus@thedti.gov.za

www.thedti.gov.za

07, 16-19

Dubai Lynx

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslion.com

111

Film Afrika

+27 214 617 950

info@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

74

Farm Film

+27 82 457 1423

peter@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv

73

Film Finances

+27 11 513 3563

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

85

Film Freight

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

110

Folio Translation Consultants

+27 21 426 2727

pziets@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

39

Frog Squad

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

85

Garden Route Film Studios

+27 44 877 0504

info@gardenroutefilmstudios.com

www.gardenroutefilmstudios.com

65

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

info@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

98, 99

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

74

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

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www.thecallsheet.co.za

COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

110

Hungry Films

+27 72 277 5268

neil@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

74

IDC

+27 860 693 888

callcentre@idc.co.za

www.idc.co.za

12, 13

IMWE Namibia holdings

+27 64 64 46 3371

cobus@tincup.com.na

www.imwe.com.na

59

Inspire Furniture

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

83

Joe Alblas

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

79

Kayos Casting Directors

+ 27 21 462 6353

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

110

KZN Film Comm

+27 31 325 0200

lungiled@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

IFC, 01

Lazer Communications

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazercommunications.co.za

110

Lucky Fish

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

75

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

75

Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

stay@mountainmarina.co.za

www.mountainmarina.co.za

84

Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

vivian@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

71

Panalux

+27 21 529 4200

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

02

Panalux - Island Studios

+27 11 314 5700

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

64

Post City

+27 10 003 1544

production@postcity.tv

www.postcity.tv

06

Pro Events

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

47

Rockwell Hotel

+27 21 421 0015

reservations@rockwellhotel.co.za

www.rockwellhotel.co.za

28, 29

Royale International

+27 86 176 1253

customerservices@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

115, 117

Sasani Studios

+27 11 719 4200

info@sasanistudios.co.za

www.sasani.co.za

63

Screen and Stage Travel

+27 87 740 5181

experts@stageandscreentravel.co.za

www.stageandsctreentravel.co.za

85

Sets Non Stop

+27 11 882 8822

stef@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

41

Silverline 360

+27 11 799 7800

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

32, 33

Trilogy Creative Studios

+27 21 685 9372

info@thetrilogy.co.za

www.thetrilogy.co.za

72

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

ross@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

37

Value Logistics

+27 86 010 0046

traceylr@value.co.za

www.value.co.za

IBC

Wesgro

+27 21 487 8600

film@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

04, 92-95

Witch & Wizard

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

75

Wrap Zero

+27 64 686 2434

deon@wrapzero.co.za

www.wrapzero.co.za

86, 87

Zootee Studios

+27 21 510 1928

info@zooteestudios.com

www.zooteestudios.com

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A-Z DIRECTORY: CATEGORIES COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

Hot Source

+27 21 447 8857

gen@hotsource.tv

www.hotsource.tv

110

Panalux

+27 21 529 4200

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

02

Cannes Lions

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslion.com

OBC

Dubai Lynx

+44 203 033 4012

marianb@canneslions.com

www.canneslion.com

111

charl@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

32, 33

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Equipment and Gear

Film Festivals

Full Service Production Solutions Silverline 360

+27 11 799 7800

Government Agencies and Film Commissions Durban Film Office

+27 31 311 4243

info@durbanfilmmart.com

www.durbanfilmmart.com

102, 103

Department of Trade and Industry

+27 21 480 8050

contactus@thedti.gov.za

www.thedti.gov.za

07, 16-19

Gauteng Film Commission

+27 11 833 0409

info@gautengfilm.org.za

www.gautengfilm.org.za

98, 99

Industrial Development Corporation

+27 860 693 888

callcentre@idc.co.za

www.idc.co.za

12, 13

KZN Film Commission

+27 31 325 0200

lungiled@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

IFC, 01

Wesgro

+27 21 487 8600

film@wesgro.co.za

www.wesgro.co.za

04, 92-95

Amazing Spaces

+27 21 761 3445

shoot@amazingspaces.co.za

www.amazingspaces.co.za

22, 23

Aquila Safari

+27 21 430 7260

marketing@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

24, 25

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemel.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

30, 69

Cape Town Stadium

+27 83 638 8788

john@brandstorm.co.za

www.capetown.gov.za

31

CTICC

+ 27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

26, 27

Rockwell Hotel

+27 21 421 0015

reservations@rockwellhotel.co.za

www.rockwellhotel.co.za

28, 29

+27 82 349 6688

jason@frogsquad.co.za

www.frogsquad.co.za

85

+27 10 003 1544

production@postcity.tv

www.postcity.tv

06

0307

+27 83 258 6687

jo@0307.co

www.0307.co

68

Bird Film

+27 21 448 8771

alan@birdfilm.com

www.birdfilm.com

73

Blue Sky Films

+254 722 205 808

hemel.shah@blueskyafrica.com

www.blueskyafrica.com

30, 69

Can Can Films

+27 83 227 3041

di@can-canfilms.co.za

www.can-canfilms.co.za

73

Film Afrika

+27 214 617 950

info@filmafrika.com

www.filmafrika.com

74

Locations

Marine Film Support Services Frog Squad Post Production Post City Production Companies


A-Z DIRECTORY: CATEGORIES

www.thecallsheet.co.za

COMPANY

TEL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

Farm Film

+27 82 457 1423

peter@farmfilm.tv

www.farmfilm.tv

73

Ginger Pictures

+27 11 431 0240

julie@gingerpictures.tv

www.gingerpictures.tv

74

Happy Cat Films

+27 21 422 2795

rachel@happycatfilms.co.za

www.happycatfilms.co.za

70

Hungry Films

+27 72 277 5268

neil@hungryfilms.co.za

www.hungryfilms.co.za

74

IMWE Namibia holdings

+27 64 64 46 3371

cobus@tincup.com.na

www.imwe.com.na

59

Lucky Fish

+27 21 424 3513

platon@luckyfishproductions.co.za

www.luckyfishproductions.co.za

75

Metal Tiger Productions

+27 21 448 8794

liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za

www.metaltigerproductions.co.za

75

Orange Films

+27 21 465 4188

vivian@orangefilms.co.za

www.orangefilms.co.za

71

Trilogy Creative Studios

+27 21 685 9372

info@thetrilogy.co.za

www.thetrilogy.co.za

72

Witch & Wizard

+27 11 465 6066

kirsten@witchwizard.co.za

www.witchwizard.co.za

75

Aubergine Restaurant

+27 21 465 0000

info@aubergine.co.za

www.aubergine.co.za

110

CC&A Insurance

+27 31 716 6000

gillianl@ccainsurance.co.za

www.ccainsurance.co.za

82

Cellucity

+27 21 401 1309

tyrel@cellucity.co.za

www.rentafone.net

45

Cellular Dynamics

+27 21 829 0565

andrew@cellulardynamics.tv

www.cellulardynamics.tv

61

Film Finances

+27 11 513 3563

jane@filmfinances.co.za

www.filmfinances.com

85

Film Freight

+27 11 706 0143

filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za

www.filmfreight.co.za

110

Folio Translation Consultants

+27 21 426 2727

pziets@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

39

Inspire Furniture

+27 61 497 2945

chad@inspirefurniture.co.za

www.inspirefurniture.co.za

83

Kayos Casting Directors

+ 27 21 462 6353

monique@kayos.co.za

www.kayos.co.za

110

Lazer Communications

+27 21 510 5450

info@lazer.co.za

www.lazercommunications.co.za

110

Mountain Marina

+27 21 421 3070

stay@mountainmarina.co.za

www.mountainmarina.co.za

84

Pro Events

+27 21 425 2170

info@proevents-sa.co.za

www.proevents-sa.co.za

47

Royale International

+27 86 176 1253

customerservices@royaleafrica.com

www.royaleafrica.com

115, 117

Screen and Stage Travel

+27 87 740 5181

experts@stageandscreentravel.co.za

www.stageandsctreentravel.co.za

85

Sets Non Stop

+27 11 882 8822

stef@setsnonstop.co.za

www.setsnonstop.co.za

41

Urbantonic

+27 21 713 4439

ross@urbantonic.co.za

www.urbantonic.co.za

37

Value Logistics

+27 86 010 0046

traceylr@value.co.za

www.value.co.za

IBC

Wrap Zero

+27 64 686 2434

deon@wrapzero.co.za

www.wrapzero.co.za

86, 87

Atlantic Studios

+27 21 201 3960

info@atlanticstudios.co.za

www.atlanticstudios.co.za

65

Atlas Studios

+27 11 482 7111

info@atlasstudios.co.za

www.atlasstudios.co.za

65

Garden Route Film Studios

+27 44 877 0504

info@gardenroutefilmstudios.com

www.gardenroutefilmstudios.com

65

Panalux - Island Studios

+27 11 314 5700

michele.starnaud@panalux.co.za

www.panalux.biz

64

Sasani Studios

+27 11 719 4200

info@sasanistudios.co.za

www.sasani.co.za

63

Silverline Studios

+27 11 799 7800

marius@silverline360.com

www.silverline360.com

32, 33

Zootee Studios

+27 21 510 1928

info@zooteestudios.com

www.zooteestudios.com

110

African Photo Productions

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

78

Joe Alblas

+27 83 338 7800

joe@africanphoto.co.za

www.africanphoto.co.za

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The Filmmakers Guide to Africa (FMG) is an annual African film industry marketing magazine targeted at an international audience. As a marke...

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The Filmmakers Guide to Africa (FMG) is an annual African film industry marketing magazine targeted at an international audience. As a marke...

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