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DISCOVER ALL SOUTH AFRICA HAS TO OFFER As the world responded to the global financial crisis, the local film industry continued to grow, and the film economy continued to be a major contributor to the South African economy as a whole. The Department of Trade and Industry is proud of the supporting role it has played in making SA a top international film destination. The contribution film can make goes well beyond the revenue created by individual projects and this year we will be looking closely at how film can contribute to the SA economy through its supporting industries. Manufacturing industries related to film are just one aspect of this. The overall result in supporting these industries is positive, because as the supporting services and infrastructure around film grows and becomes more established, so more films will come to South Africa. It is our hope that last year’s decision to lift the cap on the film rebate will encourage international productions to bring their projects to South Africa. The rebate, which used to be restricted to R20 million, allows international productions to claim back 15% on their total spend in South Africa. 2011 saw several major movies being shot in South Africa, but the highlights had to be Dredd, Chronicle and Safe House, large productions which will continue to place South Africa on the international film map. With the changes to the rebate, and our continued support for every aspect of this industry, including support industries, it is our hope that large international productions will continue to film in South Africa, bringing not only revenue, but also skills and cachet to this country.

Dr. Rob Davies, MP Minister of Trade and Industry


CONTENTS SA: Hollywood’s hottest backlot government support and funding amazing crew and 5-star service a chameleon-like country reasons to shoot in SA international endorsements locations Jameson first shot the dti incentive film and publication board longform reaches critical mass commercials: positive direction local animation going global stills life a creative country production company profiles creative company profiles creative individual profiles creative directors blown away by SA stunts, sets & FX wrangling animals post-production ready to break out post-production profiles specialist services tourism in south africa 12 things to do diarise blocks directory (alphabetical) directory (categorical)

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SOUTH AFRICA: HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST BACK LOT


EDITORIAL | 09 © Mark Lanning

2011 was a breakthrough year for the South African film industry. Time Magazine called the country “Hollywood’s hottest back lot.” The Hollywood Reporter named Cape Town Film Studios one of seven “state-of-the-art production facilities giving Hollywood a run for its movie” and announced “South Africa has arrived.” The Location Guide hailed South Africa as an “ever-reliable production hub.” And Variety said the country “is currently the most cost-competitive it’s been in years.” South Africa is earning a reputation for making films that look twice their budget. Chronicle, a teen superhero flick shot in South Africa for just $12m, earned rave reviews

internationally and topped the American box office on its release in February 2012, as did Safe House, a CIA-themed thriller which was shot and set in Cape Town. Dredd producer Andrew Macdonald told Time that filming in South Africa allowed him to make a graphic novel adaptation “that will look like $100 million” for less than half that figure. American producer Peter Safran similarly told Variety that Paul Walker’s upcoming Johannesburgset thriller Vehicle 19 “would have been twice as expensive to shoot in the US.” South Africa has one of the oldest film industries in the world, dating back to the late 1800s, so the country offers a great value location without the risk often associated with

emerging locations. You’re in safe hands here: since democracy, South Africa has hosted a wide variety of film and television shoots, including Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winners and nominees like Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, Ed Zwick’s Blood Diamond, Terry George’s Hotel Rwanda, HBO’s Generation Kill, Fox’s 24: Redemption and The History Channel’s America: The Story of Us and Gettysburgh. In addition, South Africa has hosted shoots for some of the most awarded commercials in the world, like Traktor’s Fox Sports adverts, which won the Cannes Lions Grand Prix.


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Samurai Š Kristina Stojiljkovic / Bird on a Wire


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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT & FUNDING Not only is South Africa value for money, it offers a variety of funding possibilities, something that sets it apart from regional competitors like Kenya, Namibia or Mauritius. In 2011, The Department of Trade & Industry (dti) removed the R20 million ($2.5 million) cap on its incentives, which have been roundly praised for their ease of use. The Foreign Film and Television Production Incentive offers a 15% rebate on qualifying South African spend, while the South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production Incentive offers 35% on the first R6 million and 25% for the remainder. To qualify, foreign films, documentaries, animation and television projects

must shoot for at least four weeks and complete half their principal photography in South Africa, spending a minimum of R12 million. Co-productions must shoot for at least two weeks and complete half their principal photography in South Africa, spending a minimum of R2.5 million. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a self-financing, state-owned national development finance institution, has also plays a key role in financing films, especially co-productions. The IDC caps its investment at 49% of the overall budget. The National Film and Video Foundation, the body mandated to grow the local film industry, is another source of funding for both development and production,

although its investment is capped at a maximum of R1m. All of South Africa’s main service companies are experienced co-producers who can help you tap into the dti incentive and the other funding options outlined above, as well as international funds they have relationships with. There are a number of European funds that African cinema can apply for, like The World Cinema Fund, The Hubert Bals Fund, The Jan Vrijman Fund and Fonds Images Afrique. South Africa has co-production treaties with The United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, as well as memoranda of understanding with India, Sweden and Algeria.

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AFS Productions

AMAZING CREW & FIVE STAR SERVICE


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AFS Productions

Alex Garland, the writer and producer of Dredd, isn’t alone in calling the local South African crew “first-rate.” Iconic directors like Clint Eastwood and Anthony Minghella (RIP) have been saying similar things for years, while Safe House costars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds both described South African crews as “amazing.” There’s no need to import heads of department and other crew when filming here: if anything South Africa is starting to export them internationally, like Mickey Kirsten heading up the special effects on Liam Neeson’s box office hit thriller Unknown in Germany or Moira Meyer working as the costume supervisor on Oscar-winning war drama The Hurt Locker in Jordan.

The quality of our crew can be seen in a slew of recent Emmy nominations for the likes of art director Sylvain Gingas and set decorator Emma Eunson (Gettysburg, 2011), costume designer Jo Katsaras (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, 2009), set dresser Emelia Weavind and casting director Christa Schamberger (Generation Kill, 2009), and sound mixer Colin McFarlane (24: Redemption, 2009), as well as Emmy wins by special effects supervisor Max Pullman and costume supervisor Abigail Metcalfe (Gettysburg, 2011), DOPs Richard Matthews (Great Migrations, 2011) and Lee Doig (Survivor, 2010), special effects coordinator Anthony Stone (Generation Kill, 2009), and underwater cinematographer Charles Maxwell (Blue Planet, 2001).

Most South African crew have trained in multiple areas, so they have a unique understanding of other departments. Their high productivity allows for shorter shooting schedules and more value on the screen. They all speak English and aren’t unionised. They’re so efficient it can feel almost military. As Safe House director Daniel Espinosa told Cape Argus journalist Theresa Smith, “In Sweden it’s like you are the director, but nobody gives you any coffee. It’s more like: ‘Why don’t you help me drag this lamp over?’ Here it’s, ‘Yes, boss,’ and stuff like that. So I’m trying to tell them to call me Daniel, but they refuse.”


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TOP: © Union Pictures/Luke Cornell BELOW: Mankind © Nutopia/ Joe Alblas RIGHT: (1)© Luke Cornell (2) Treasure Guards © Tandem Communications / Joe Alblas (3) Outcasts © Joe Alblas (4) The Borrowers. ©Arrietty Productions Ltd 2011. Photograph by Joe Alblas. Shot in Cape Town with Moonlighting Films.


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A CHAMELEONLIKE COUNTRY Without knowing it, you’ve probably seen South Africa doubling as just about every country in the world. In recent shoots the country’s rare mix of first and third world locations have stood in for modern-day Seattle (Chronicle), 19th century America (Gettysburg), Sudan (Machine Gun Preacher), Britain (Great British Story), and most of the planet in History of the World and Mankind, as well as Pakistan and India (Strike Back). Before that, South Africa served as Iraq (Generation Kill), the Urals (10 000 BC), and 57 different countries in Lord of War alone, from the Middle East to Bolivia to West Africa. As Time’s Alex Perry wrote, “Versatility and convenience of location are keys to South Africa’s moviemaking appeal,” as you can find the entire world within a few hours’ drive. To make your life easier, there are film commissions in Gauteng and Cape Town, the main production hubs, as well as film offices in Durban, Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay and Zululand. South Africa’s most talked about new location is Cape Town Film Studios, a 17 000m² complex of four soundstages which opened late in 2010. Jim Dodson from 20th Century Fox, the executive producer on Chronicle, called the studios “a world-class, state-ofthe-art facility.” Stephen Fry, while on the set of the latest adaptation of Mary Norton’s classic, The Borrowers, tweeted that he was “deeply impressed” with the studios, which he said “make Pinewood, etc, look very shabby.” The studios are helping South Africa attract more highprofile projects than ever before, from US box office hits Safe House and Chronicle to graphic novel adaptations like Dredd to major TV series like the adaptation of Kate Mosse’s Labryinth, an archeological mystery that was Britain’s second-bestselling book in 2006 behind The Da Vinci Code.


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REASONS TO SHOOT IN SOUTH AFRICA

• Co-financing options, like the recently uncapped Department of Trade and Industry Rebate scheme • Geography - mountains, coastline, deserts and forests… we have it all. South Africa has doubled as destinations from all over the world. • Talented crew - South African crew are fluent in English and non-unionised • Favourable exchange rate - the Rand is CLS (Continuous Linked Settlement currency) • Climate - South Africa has 14 hours of sunlight during the Northern Hemisphere winter, when parts of Europe are 14-below • South Africa is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and one hour ahead of Central European Time, so it has compatible timezones with Europe. • Cape Town has amazing light and one of the bluest skies in the world. • International quality equipment - local gearhouses have access to the latest cameras and lights • Talent - models and actors from South Africa came from diverse ethnic backgrounds, while top international models work here every season • Accommodation - luxury accommodation can be found anywhere in South Africa • Studio facilities - Cape Town Film Studios is by no means the only studio complex in South Africa. From tabletop to infinity curves, clients will find a studio to suit their needs in all major cities. • Ease of entry - there are no visas required for European and USA passport holders

Mankind © Nutopia/ Joe Alblas


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LEFT AND TOP RIGHT: AFS Productions BELOW: Ryan Reynolds in Safe House Released by UIP. Shot in Cape Town with Moonlighting Films ©Universal Pictures: RIGHT MIDDLE: Fabulous Boomtown Boys RIGHT BOTTOM Lion Girl © DO Productions


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INTERNATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

“It’s my favourite city I’ve shot in….” Safe House star Ryan Reynolds speaking about filming in Cape Town to Argus journalist Theresa Smith “You can’t help but be in a good mood when you’re in Cape Town. I am sure after this more people will go there and make movies now, especially movies that show Cape Town for Cape Town.” Safe House star Ryan Reynolds to journalist Nadia Neophytou “That’s one of the beautiful things about Cape Town: it’s so diverse, from downtown and the townships to the ocean and the mountains.” Safe House star Denzel Washington to journalist Nadia Neophytou “In the end I thought Africa was more interesting because it’s a new landscape. It has a different kind of socio-economic problem which you can have in the background of the movie… So it’s not like a non-space where most of the American action films take place now, where they just use the background as a nice set. I wanted to have something more.” Safe House director Daniel Espinosa “There are only a few places in the world that can handle this kind of movie. South Africa is comparable to any of them.” Dredd producer Andrew MacDonald to Time’s Alex Perry “The whole experience was extremely positive and we would readily do it again.” Alex Garland, Dredd’s writer and producer “I hope to bring another feature back real soon.” 20th Century Fox’s Jim Dodson, the executive producer on Chronicle, about Cape Town Film Studios “I have absolutely loved shooting here. There are tremendous crews and the locations are limitless. Desert, beach, urban, jungle … whatever you want to shoot, it exists in South Africa. There are active and supportive funds, like the IDC, which is increasingly rare internationally. And it’s a much less expensive place to shoot, but you don’t sacrifice anything for that reduction in cost.” Peter Safran, producer of Vehicle 19, in Variety


22 | LOCATIONS

CONTACT DETAILS mobile: +27 82 828 5580 tel: +27 21 447 1902 fax: +27 21 448 6422 email: info@amazingspaces.co.za www.amazingspaces.co.za


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24 | LOCATIONS

Rockpool, Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve

Wolfberg Arch, Cederberg Wilderness Area © Dawid De Bruin

Kogelberg Nature Reserve © Liesel Kershoff

Assegaaibosch Homestead, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Trout Dam, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 448 3776 email: locations@permitz.co.za www.permitz.co.za Peter Lategan tel: +27 21 483 0078 email: plategan@capenature.co.za www.capenature.co.za Rockview Road, Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Theewaterskloof Dam, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Š Liesel Kershoff

CapeNature invites you to experience our breath-taking landscapes, including mountains, dams, waterfalls, rivers and in some cases tarred roads leading up magnificent passes.

Anysberg Nature Reserve


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 843 2400 email: info@capetownfilmstudios.co.za www.capetownfilmstudios.co.za Film City Boulevard Corner of N2 highway and Baden Powell Drive


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© Natalia Novotný - www.novalightroom.co.uk

© Natalia Novotný - www.novalightroom.co.uk

© Jess Novotná


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© Peter Curry

© Natalia Novotný - www.novalightroom.co.uk

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 483 9070 fax: +27 21 483 9071 email: information@ capefilmcommission.co.za www.capefilmcommission.co.za Permits to many government owned locations and highly competitive public liability cover now available through the CFC.

CFC 7th Floor, Waldorf Arcade St, Georges Mall, Cape Town


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 410 5000 fax: +27 21 410 5001 email: info@ctconvention.co.za gps: 33° 54’ 56” S by 18° 25’ 36” E www.capetownconvention.com

Cape Town International Convention Centre


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Germiston Civic Centre

Germiston Civic Centre

Commissioner Street, Johannesburg

Diagonal Street, Johannesburg

John Nash Farm

Diagonal Street, Johannesburg

Montecasino, Johannesburg


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 11 085 2200 email: info@gautengfilm.org.za www.gautengfilm.org.za Fourth Floor, 124 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2001

Nan Hua Buddhist Temple, Bronkhorstspruit

Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg

Glen Afric, Tshwane

Church Square, Tshwane


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CONTACT DETAILS mobile: +27 83 456 9262 tel: +27 35 799 2582 fax: +27 86 694 3174 email: contactus@film-zulucoast.com www.film-zulucoast.com


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CONTACT DETAILS Jacky mobile: +27 72 765 7201 tel: +27 11 884 8923/4 fax: +27 18 596 2044 email: lindbergh@iafrica.com www.lindberghlocations.co.za www.lindberghlodge.co.za


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Apartment-style living. Your home away from home.


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 421 0015 fax: +27 21 421 0017 email: reservations@rockwellhotel.co.za www.rockwellhotel.co.za


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Southern Sun Cape Sun, Cape Town

Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town

Garden Court Eastern Boulevard, Cape Town

Garden Court De Waal, Cape Town


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CONTACT DETAILS Moira Sinclair mobile: +27 82 347 5851 tel: +27 21 447 2901 fax: +27 21 683 6317 email: moiras@southernsun.com www.southernsun.com

Southern Sun The Cullinan, Cape Town

Southern Sun Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg

Southern Sun Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg

Southern Sun North Beach, Durban

Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Durban


44 | JAMESON

Jameson Irish Whiskey joined Kevin Spacey and TriggerStreet Productions to launch a new international short film competition The winner of Jameson First Shot will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to direct Kevin Spacey and work with his award winning production company. Jameson Irish Whiskey, in collaboration with highly acclaimed actor, Kevin Spacey, and his company, Trigger Street Productions launched the First Shot competition in 2011. The competition was designed to discover talented screenwriters and directors from Russia, South Africa and the USA. Jameson First Shot comes with an incredible prize where one winner from each country will have their script made into a short film by Trigger Street Productions, starring Kevin Spacey. Kevin Spacey commented: “I want to give talented people out there a shot at reaching their goals for the first time. Jack Lemmon once said to me – ‘If you’re doing well, send the elevator back down’. I’ve done incredibly well and it’s because the material I found early in my career was from first-time writers, first-time directors, first-time playwrights. If it weren’t for that talent I wouldn’t have a career. So if one person gets a break then the competition has been successful.” Talented film-makers looking for their big break were invited to submit a script up to seven pages long onto www. jamesonfirstshot.com. Inspired by the theme of a legendary, humorous or very tall tale, the shortlist will be judged by an expert team including Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions (‘The Social Network and ‘21’). The nominees will then go through to the next round, where they will show their directing

skills by shooting a scene supplied by Trigger Street. One winner from each country will then enjoy a prize like no other as they fly to LA to shoot their script and direct Kevin Spacey, all with the backing of his award winning production company. The final three films will be voted on by the public to decide the overall winner of the Jameson First Shot competition. The competition is set to run for the next three years. Howard Southern, International Marketing Director, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard added: “We are delighted to be working with Kevin Spacey and Trigger Street Productions on such a unique film project. Jameson First Shot perfectly embodies our attitude towards film; whereas public perception is of a closed and exclusive world, we want to open it up and give emerging talent the opportunity to be mentored by some of Hollywood’s biggest names. It’s a truly exciting proposition and we look forward to seeing three fantastic films.” KEVIN SPACEY Kevin Spacey is one of the most acclaimed actors of our time. He has won two Academy Awards and a Tony, plus two National Board of Review Awards, a Critics Circle, Evening Standard, Olivier and a BAFTA. His two SAG Awards reflect his standing among his peers. Kevin has been nominated for six Golden Globes, two Emmys and a Grammy. He has produced and directed for both the stage and screen. He has also pioneered new content and distribution models with the creation of TriggerStreet.com as an online community for unrepresented screenwriters and short film directors.

The site immediately took off with thousands of online users uploading their work, reviewing work created by their peers, and participating in online competitions and short film festivals. Trigger Street has recently announced a mega-deal with Netflix for House of Cards, a new 26-episode political thriller starring Kevin Spacey. Kevin is also the Artistic Director of the Old Vic, London, where he had a full schedule of plays planned for the 2010 – 2011 season. DANA BRUNETTI Feature film and TV producer, Dana Brunetti is Kevin Spacey’s long time business partner and President of Trigger Street Productions. His film credits include 21, Fanboys, Bernard and Doris and Casino Jack. Recently, Dana produced The Social Network, which received numerous awards including eight Academy Award nominations. Dana was nominated twice and won a Golden Globe for The Social Network, as well as many others including the National Board of Review and The Critics Choice Award. Dana also produced the multi-Emmy nominated film Bernard and Doris. Architect of several groundbreaking deals, Dana set up the eight year Anheuser Busch sponsorship of TriggerStreet.com, AB’s longest sponsor outside of sports. Dana’s latest success is a megadeal with Netflix for new TV political thriller House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, which continues the collaboration of Kevin Spacey and Social Network director, David Fincher. Dana also oversees Trigger Street’s web based initiatives. TRIGGER STREET PRODUCTIONS Trigger Street Productions is an entertainment production company


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formed by Kevin Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti in 1997. Trigger Street’s credits include Golden-Globe winning The Social Network and the Emmy-nominated Bernard and Doris, as well as numerous other film productions including 21, Shrink, Fanboys and The Big Kahuna, as well as stage productions of The Iceman Cometh and Cobb. TriggerStreet.com was launched in 2002 as an online community for unrepresented writers and filmmakers. It proved immensely popular in its first few years, with thousands of online users uploading their work, reviewing work by their peers and participating in online competitions and short film festivals. The name “Trigger Street” is a reference to an actual street in Spacey’s boyhood home of Chatsworth, California where a friend of his lived on the ranch of infamous American cowboy actor, Roy Rogers. Having built the ranch before the property boom, Roy got to name the streets in the neighborhood – one

of which he named after his horse, Trigger. Having spent much of his childhood there, Spacey decided Trigger Street would be a name befitting his production company because (in his words) “it was a street that just went on and felt endless to me, so ultimately that was why I chose the name for the company”. Today, Trigger Street Labs provides a platform for exposure and discovery. No matter if you’re an aspiring filmmaker or writer, established professional already in the business, or just an enthusiast with an interest in film and story-telling, there will be something here for you. JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY Jameson Irish Whiskey is the world’s No 1 selling Irish whiskey and is amongst the elite of the fastest growing international spirit brands in the world. The success of the Irish brand is down to its great quality and smooth taste, coupled with a fantastic heritage, established in 1780 by the legendary John Jameson. It has all the quality

credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed. The interactive website included details on how to enter plus exclusive videos and tips from Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti,. Through the Jameson first shot website, entrants were given advice on their scripts. They were urged: “Write with good structure – try and write a script with a beginning, middle and end; Come up with a good story that you will be able to make into a short film; Make sure your short film has good shots and good sound; Enter your script by the deadline – this business is all about making deadlines; Create something that makes you stand out.” Contacts: Clair van der Mescht Pernod Ricard South Africa (Jamesons) 021 405 8800 082 679 1669 clair.vandermescht@pernod-ricardsouthafrica.com


46 | THE DTI

FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION INCENTIVE Zambezia © Triggerfish

In October 2011 the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) scrapped the cap of R20 million, making the country an attractive destination for bigger budget films. The decision to do so was led by the discussion with various stakeholders and the industry. The South African Government recognises the film industry’s potential and has prioritised it as one of the sectors under Industrial Policy Action Plan 2 (IPAP2). The growth of the film industry could have a tremendous impact on economic development in terms of employment and exports, while stimulating a host of supplier industries. The South African Government offers a package of incentives to promote its film production industry. The incentives are Foreign and South African Production and Co-Production. The Foreign Film and Television Production Incentive is used to attract foreign-based film productions to shoot on location in South Africa. This incentive is only available to foreign-owned qualifying productions with a Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE) of R12 million and above. The objective of the incentive is to encourage and attract large budget films and television productions that will contribute towards South Africa’s economic development and international profile and increase foreign direct investment. In order to qualify for this rebate, the THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

following requirements must be met: production companies must apply before commencement of principal photography; applicant must be a Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV) incorporated in the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of the production; applicant must be responsible for all activities involved in making the production in South Africa and must have access to full financial information for the whole production and only one entity per film production. At least 50% of the principal photography must be filmed in South Africa, a minimum of four weeks of the principal photography must be filmed in South Africa and, if 100% of the production is filmed in South Africa, the requirement for the minimum number of weeks will be waived. Both applicant SPCV and holding company(ies) must comply with the requirements for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. The South African Film and Television Production Incentive is only available to qualifying South African productions and official treaty co-productions with a total production budget of R2,5 million and above. In order to qualify for this rebate, the following requirements must be met: production companies must apply before commencement of principal photography; applicant must be a Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV) incorporated in South Africa for the purpose of CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRE INTERNATIONAL tel: +27 12 394 9500

the production; the SPCV and parent company(ies) must have a majority of South African shareholders of whom at least one shareholder must play an active role in the production and be credited in that role; applicant be responsible for all activities involved in making the production in South Africa and must have access to full financial information for the whole production and only one entity per film production; both applicant SPCV and holding company(ies) must comply with the requirements for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment; at least 50% of the principal photography schedule must be in South Africa; and a minimum of two weeks of the principal photography must be filmed in SA. The following formats are eligible: • Feature film; • Tele-movies; • Television drama series and mini-series; • Documentary, documentary series and documentary feature and • Animation. From February 2008 to December 2011 the dti approved 123 South African productions, 54 co-productions and 39 foreign productions with a combined QSAPE of over R5 billion. the dti has overseen rebates to the value of over R1 billion. FILM INCENTIVE SECRETARIAT Tel: + 27 12 394 1425 CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRE LOCAL tel: 0861 843 384 / www.thedti.gov.za


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THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN THE FILM SECTOR Skoonheid © Equation / Moonlighting Films

THE FILM & TELEVISION SECTOR DESK tel: +27 12 394 1143

FILM INCENTIVE SECRETARIAT tel: +27 12 394 1261


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FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION INCENTIVE Machine Gun Preacher © Moonlighting Films

Skoonheid © Equation / Moonlighting Films

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRE INTERNATIONAL tel: +27 12 394 9500

CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTRE LOCAL tel: 0861 843 384 / www.thedti.gov.za


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THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN THE FILM SECTOR

FUNDED PROJECTS Local Mr Bones 2 My Secret Sky Hond se Dinge Tank Mandela Free at last Finding Lenny White Wedding Everyman’s Taxi Rainbow Skellums Shirley Adams Foreign Devil Mouse in the House Song for Three Women (Long Street) Shark Night Master Harold and the Boys Hopeville Healthy You A Small Town Called Descent Kwanda Shucks Tshabalala Caught in the Act Swimming Scared South African Story with Archbishop Desmond Tutu Retribution Paradise Stop Jakhalsdans Violence Careful Interventions Spud Liefling die Movie Jock Zambezia Susanna van Biljon PS Ek Lief Jou Eterntity (Nocturna) ‘n Saak van Geloof What’s going on in Naties Garage Zama Zama Skeem ‘n Saak van Geloof Around the World in 80 Meals

THE FILM & TELEVISION SECTOR DESK tel: +27 12 394 1143

Footpaths to Careers Bakgat 2 Semi-Soet Khumba Inside Story How to Steal 2 Million Roepman Copposites Vehicle 19 Otelo Burning Hoofmeisie Sleeper’s Wake Lucky Who is Robert Mugabe Zion ZA News (series 4) Blitz Patrollie Boetie and the Beast Stealing Time Superhelde

Co-Production Surviving Evil Sniper Reloaded Skoonheid Life Above All (Chanda’s Secrets) The Three Investigators – The Secret of Terror Castle Winnie The Runaway Wild at Heart Productions 6 Mr Bob Women in Love (aka The Sisters) The Dinosaur Project Atlantis Outcasts Judge Dredd Treasure Guards Blue Crush 2 Hominid Gettysburg Caillou 5 Beaver Falls

FILM INCENTIVE SECRETARIAT tel: +27 12 394 1261

Labyrinth Mission Crane Death Race 3 The Borrowers The Italian Consul

Foreign Lost City Raiders White Light SW Bones Last House on the Left Crusoe End Game Wild at Heart 4 Devils Whore Natalee Holloway Philanthropist District 9 Wild at Heart 5 Strike Back History of America Congo Janjaweed Kennedy’s Brain Invictus Glamour and Gloria The Prisoner Kidnap and Ransom The Sinking of the Laconia My Secret Sky Natale Machine Gun Preacher The Adventure of Young Leonardo Stike Back 2


52 | THE FPB

WHAT IS THE FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD (FPB)?

What is the FPB?

Established by the Films and Publications Act of 1996, The Film and Publication Board (FPB) exists to classify films, videos, DVDs, computer games and certain publications for their suitable age viewership. The FPB’s mission is “We regulate the media environment through the classification of content” by: 1. Maintaining relevance to the values and norms of South African society through scientific research; and 2. Balancing the right to freedom of expression with an obligation to protect children from exposure to potentially disturbing, harmful and inappropriate materials; and 3. Protect children from sexual exploitation in media content, in order to educate the broader South African society to make informed choices.”

Classification of Films, Games and Publications

In terms of the Films and Publication Act,

the Board is required to publish guidelines used to determine what is disturbing, harmful and threatening to children and to advise the viewing public about such images and scenes. The FPB CEO constitutes the classification committee whose members are required to view every film to be distributed in South Africa to ensure that the classification decision is based on the law and accepted community standards of tolerance in terms of religious a nd cultural diversity; gender; ethnicity; etc. The classification of films and interactive game products remain the main activity of the board, both in terms of workload and income earned from industry tariffs. All members of the public who write to the Board to complain about film classification decisions or who give the Board general feedback on the guidelines use for classification receive replies to their correspondence. Only pornographic publications need to be passed by the FPB before they are released on the market. The Board does, however, deal

with complaints received from the public regarding specific publications.

Compliance Monitoring

FPB monitors visit distributors and exhibitors of films; DVD and games in order to ensure that outlets are properly registered with the board and that compliance with Act is adhered to in terms of sections 27 and 28 which prohibit the possession or distribution of child pornography to children. Exception in terms of section 24 is granted for the distribution or viewing of X18 pornographic materials where the holder of the licence complies with provisions of the Act to conduct his/her business in adults’ only premises. Distributors are therefore required to ensure that the age restriction, consumer information and any other condition imposed by the Board are clearly displayed in all advertisements and on the cover or packaging of every film.

State of Violence © Dv8 Films/Indigenous Film

THE FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD

Head Office tel: +27 (0) 11 483 0971

Cape Town Office: tel: +27 (0) 21 461 8171


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FPB: WE INFORM, YOU CHOOSE

Bang Bang Club © Out of Africa Entertainment/Indigenous Film How to Steal 2 Million © Dv8 Films

Otelo Burning © Indigenous Films

“Our purpose is to ensure efficient and effective consumer protection, through regulation of media content, while empowering the public, especially children, through robust information sharing.”

Durban Office tel: +27 (0) 31 261 7139

E-mail: information@fpb.gov.za

www.fpb.gov.za


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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT: (1) © M-J Botha/ M-j’s Alchemy; (2) Lion Girl © DO Productions; (3) Mankind © Joe Albas/Nutopia (4) Christopher Eccleston, Sharon Horgan, Aisling Loftus and Robert Sheehan in The Borrowers. ©Arrietty Productions Ltd 2011. Photograph by Joe Alblas. Shot in Cape Town with Moonlighting Films.


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LONG FORM REACHES CRITICAL MASS While service has traditionally formed the backbone of the South African film industry, the country has been making roughly 20 films a year for the last three years, kickstarted by The Department of Trade and Industry rebate: of the record 24 local releases in 2010, 17 were rebated films. These are largely for the local market, which has shown positive growth recently. Leon Schuster’s Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to 2010 set a new box office record for a South African film in 2010, raking in over R37m, while for the first time non-Schuster films like Spud, Liefling and Jock are breaking through the R10m barrier. At the time of writing, Platteland was still on circuit and had already made

R8m, while four of the top five films had shot in South Africa: Safe House, SemiSoet, Material and Chronicle. This critical mass of local content is allowing directors to mature. For example, Craig Freimond has just released his third film, the critically acclaimed Material, while Gray Hofmeyr will release his 13th later this year with the Leon Schuster/Kenneth Nkosi blockbuster Mad Buddies, the first feature from Disney South Africa. Increasingly, South African content and directing talent is making waves internationally. Darrell Roodt’s Yesterday was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 and an Emmy in 2006, the year Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi won the Best Foreign Film Oscar. Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 was a smash

hit in 2009 and quadruple Oscar nominee in 2010, while Oliver Schmitz’s Life, Above All made the Oscar Foreign Film shortlist in 2011 and earned local teenager Khomotso Manyaka a place in Time’s list of the 10 Best Movie Performances of the Year. 2012 started with the news that White Wedding and Paradise Stop director Jann Turner had signed on to direct two episodes of The Big C, which earned Laura Linney a Golden Globe in 2011. Jann’s following a long line of South African directors who’ve carved successful careers overseas, including Roger Michell (Morning Glory), Wayne Kramer (The Cooler), and Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans). Great British Story © Joe Albas/Nutopia


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Drive Dry Love to Meet You © FoxP2/Sacha Waldman


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POSITIVE DIRECTION

The commercials sector grew to R1.26m turnover in 2010/2011. There were more local commercials (54%) than service jobs (42%), but service commercials generated more shoot days and turnover. Traditionally, most of South Africa’s service work comes from Europe and America, but in 2011 an increasing amount came from the emerging economies of the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Nigeria is also emerging as a key client. At Cannes Lions, South Africa won two Silvers for public service announcements from Frieze Films’ Jonty Fine (POWA – Waking Up The Neighbourhood) and Giant’s Robin Goode (Brandhouse Love to Meet You, which was also included in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Awards and won another Silver at D&AD.) South African also won Bronzes for Bouffant’s Chloe Coetsee (Avril Elizabeth Home – Jumbled) and Jump’s Michael Middleton (Exclusive Books – Chain Mail). Velocity’s Adrian de sa Garces’ was shortlisted for Chicken Licken - Hotwings Craving, while in the craft category, Velocity’s Greg Gray was shortlisted for his direction and the sound design on Lunchbar – Voice Over. It was a disappointing showing after 2010’s success, when Topsy Selinah by Egg Films’ Kim Geldenhuys won Gold and South Africa had over 30 ads shortlisted. Velocity Films’ Keith Rose, who won a Bronze at Cannes Lions in 2010 for Allan Gray – Legend, was the jury president in the Film Craft category in 2011. Rowan Cloete from Long Island Media was shortlisted in the Non-European Branded Films category for Converse – Jacky and Sipho. AFDA’s Garon Campbell and Danielle Erasmus were shortlisted in the Non-European Film School category for The World Bullies You When You Can’t See. At the local Loerie Awards, Love to Meet You and Alan Irvin from Picture Tree’s McDonalds campaign won the only Television Golds, with Velocity topping the production company rankings overall. The most talked about advert in South Africa in 2011 came out too late in the year for any of the awards. Directed by Bouffant’s Dean Blumberg, Nando’s - Last Dictator Standing tapped into the Arab Spring zeitgeist by showing Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe reminiscing about happier days playing with other dictators. The early favourite going into the 2012 awards season, Last Dictator Standing already has over a million views on YouTube and has been featured in Time, Huffington Post and BoingBoing, among others.

“Lynne and her fabulous crew go the extra mile every time, no matter the logistics or location. It’s always an efficient, tasty and innovative experience.” - Film Afrika “Lynne has managed to create the expectation of a five star meal every day” - Two Oceans Production “Working with Lynne and her teams is always such a pleasure, they are amazing, always go the extra mile and an integral part of a successful production.” - Marisa Sonemann Lynne mobile: +27 82 800 4309 Roz mobile: +27 82 881 0715 Email: Lynmatt@mweb.co.za


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LOCAL ANIMATION GOING GLOBAL TOP LEFT: Clover © Shy the Sun; BOTTOM LEFT: Zambezia © Triggerfish


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In 2011, Duncan MacNeillie’s Jock became South Africa’s first 3D animated movie released at the local box office, where it earned over R12 million, while Deryck Broom’s Lion of Judah became South Africa’s first animated feature released in America. A third South African 3D animated feature, Wayne Thornley’s Zambezia, is scheduled for release this year, with international stars Samuel L. Jackson, Abigail Breslin and Jeff Goldblum providing the voices. Triggerfish, the animation company behind Zambezia, is already in production on its follow-up, Anthony Silverston’s Khumba. The local audience appetite for animated content is promising: Super Strikas, an animated, soccerthemed television series, averages over a milion views an episode in South Africa, with a growing presence in Malaysia and The Philippines. South African animation talent is increasingly working internationally, from Brad Stilwell on The Pirates! and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole to Alfie Oliver on Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The skills transfer into the local industry has also been helped by recent workshops by Aardman Animations’ co-founder Dave Sproxton; former Pixar technical director Jessica Abroms; Howl’s Moving Castle casting director Ned Lott; and Kevin Geiger, who helped design Disney’s production pipeline. While South Africa is only beginning to produce animated features, it’s an old master when it comes to animated commercials and short films, as seen in a string of international accolades in 2011. Clover – Way Better, animated by BlackGinger and co-directed by Shy the Sun and Cab Films, won Best Animated Commercial at the EME Awards and Best Visual Effects at The Mobius Awards; Ian van Heerden and his team of ex-Animation School students won The Short Animation Film category at The New York Festival’s International Television and Film Awards for In Sickness; and Sunrise Productions won two Platinum Awards at the Pixie Awards for Jungle Beat – Elephant and Firefly. On a sadder note, 2011 marked the closure of Clockwork Zoo, the company which pioneered service animation in South Africa, working on the likes of Florrie’s Dragons for Disney UK and Caillou for Cookie Jar Entertainment. Thankfully, the principals have founded a new company, Sea Monster.


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Cape Town Productions © Mats Cordt

Kitchen Confidential - Dodgy Chef © Jason Robinson / Bird on a Wire


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STILLS LIFE With over 11 000 shoot days a year, the South African stills industry contributes at least R650 million a year to the South African economy. It’s one of the most advanced stills industries in the world, with studios, labs, crew, diverse talent and the latest equipment. BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Marks & Spencer and Canon were just some of the brands to shoot here in 2011. Members of the South African Association of Stills Producers are increasingly expanding internationally, with nearly half of them now working elsewhere over the South African winter. Locations like Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Thailand are particularly popular with South African companies, who are also increasingly acting as a gate-

way to the rest of Africa. South Africa is not just a service destination for stills shoots though: our photographers compete with the best in the world. Harry de Zitter is third on Lurzer’s Archive’s all time ranking, while Clive Stewart is 7th and Des Ellis 20th for the last three years. Brent Stirton won The World Press Photo: Nature and Contemporary Issues categories in 2012, after Jodi Bieber won Photo of the Year in 2011. David Goldblatt won The Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography at The 2011 Sony World Photography Awards for TJ Johannesburg Photographs, which comes packaged with novelist Ivan Vladislavic’s

Double Negative. Mikhael Subotzky won the Discovery Award at Recontres d’Arles for Ponte City, his collaboration with British artist Patrick Waterhouse. Mikhael is also one of the current Standard Bank Young Artists of the Year. Pieter Hugo won The Seydou Keita Award at Recontres de Bamako in Mali and is currently shortlisted for the 2012 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize for his book, Permanent Error. Seagram Pearce was a semi-finalist at The Hasselblad Masters in the up and coming category in 2011, as was Keith Bernstein in editorial and Antti Viitala in fashion / beauty, architectural and portrait.

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A CREATIVE COUNTRY South Africa’s creativity spreads across all aspects of the film industry. The country has a rich history of documentary filmmakers, like Oscar-winning director Jon Blair and producer Don Edkins, Oscarnominated Justine Shapiro, and Emmy-winner Francois Verster. This year it was epitomised by producer Xoliswa Sithole, whose documentary, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children, won a Peabody and a BAFTA, where it competed against another of her documentaries, Lost Girls of South Africa (Dispatches). On the local front, Khalid Shamis’ Imam & I was the most popular local film and overall audience winner at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, ahead of 2012 Oscar nominee If a Tree Falls and 2011 winner Inside Job. Dear Mandela won Best Documentary at Durban International Film Festival Despite continued disappointments with The South African Broadcasting Corporation, the local television industry also regularly produces award-winning work, like Curious Pictures’ Hopeville, winner of the Rose d’Or for Best Drama and Miniseries in 2010. Curious Pictures was the most awarded production company at the 2011 South African Film and Television Awards, with ten SAFTAs spread between Hopeville, Rhythm City, 4Play, One Love and A Country Imagined. But South Africa’s most popular export at the moment is the fabulously freaky music videos for Die Antwoord, which deliver anywhere from a couple of million views to nearly nine. The latest, I Find U Freeky, a collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen, might be their weirdest yet. Cape Town and Johannesburg’s massive, two-year-old World Cup stadiums are regularly filled with visiting international bands, so, with the country having serviced or created music videos for the likes of Coldplay, Westlife and Tokio Hotel in recent years, this could be the industry’s next growth area. At Cannes Lions, Pieter Hugo and Michael Cleary won the Non-European Music Video category at the CFP-e/Shots Young Director Awards for Spoek Mathambo – Control. Animator Mike Scott also had a hit last year with We Come Together, his pixel-inspired music video for Goldfish, which has had over 1.5 million YouTube hits so far.

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CONTACT DETAILS Dale Kushner Brin Kushner tel: +27 21 424 9999 fax: +27 21 424 9998 email: info@afsproductions.com www.afsproductions.com

BE PART OF OUR FAMILY!

AFS is a hip, family run company and we pride ourselves on organization with meticulous detail, dedication, and the highest level of professionalism. We provide a world-class production infrastructure and logistical support in a fun and friendly environment. We look for cost-effective solutions that don’t compromise your creativity. We handle all pre-production, production and post- production concerns, and ensure that your shoot runs smoothly from start to finish, with a personal AFS family touch.

Metal Lane, 4 Kloof Street, Cape Town, 8001

GENRES OF FILM • Service production, commercial production, feature films, TV, documentary and stills

LANGUAGES SPOKEN English, Afrikaans


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Friskies: Loerie Winner

The Trade: Mnet Tag Awards Overall Winner

Home base Africa - Mindspace Global

Veet: Cindy Nell Beauty Campaign

CONTACT DETAILS Glen Bosman mobile: +27 83 272 7777 email: glen@catapult.tv John Vrey mobile: +27 82 880 2608 email: john@catapult.tv tel: +27 11 325 5535 www.catapult.tv Chevy Spark: Voted Best Car Commercial

This was 2011 - Bring on 2012


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Film Afrika is a leading South African international co-producer and production service provider with partners such as Warner Bros, Sony, Universal/NBC, HBO, Fox, Disney, Tandem, ScottFree, BBC, Gaumont, Weinstein and Showtime. The company is staffed by the country’s most experienced and sought after line-producers supported by in-house accountants plus legal & business affairs staff to ensure a complete service from pre-prep to long after the film has been delivered. Our production activities range from financing, line-producing and location facilitation to producing our own films. We are unique amongst South African production companies in our ability to raise funds locally as well as internationally. Film Afrika is highly skilled in the use of co-production treaties and have developed unique structures that maximise benefits and incentives with US, EU and Canadian partners. We are well versed with the rigours of making films for the international market and have considerable experience shooting films with a US and European setting in South Africa. We have excellent relations with financial institutions, completion bonders and insurers and are particularly skilled in raising soft funds. Film Afrika is consistently rated as the company that the top SA crew prefer to work with. Our filmography consists of close to 50 films with celebrated filmmakers such as Anthony Minghella, Billé August, John Boorman, Wes Craven, Arthur Penn, Robert Charthoff, and actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Bean, William Hurt, Juliette Binoche, Diane Kruger, Michael Caine, John Hurt, Dennis Hopper, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bindi Irwin, Beau Bridges, Johnny Lee Miller, Joseph Fiennes, Sidney Poitier, Peter Fonda, Vinnie Jones, and many more.

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 461-7950 fax: +27 21 461-7951 email: info@filmafrika.com www.filmafrika.com 2nd Floor, Avalon 2, 123 Hope Street,Gardens 8001, Cape Town

CONTACT • David Wicht: Executive Producer • Vlokkie Gordon: Head Of Production • Rudi Van As: Financial & Bus. Affairs • Meryl Schutte: Line Producer • Nina Heyns: Line Producer • Wendy Knill: Line Producer • Theuns De Wet: Line Producer • Valerie Legrain-Doussau: Legal Affairs • Belinda Johnson: Creative Producer

FILM AFRIKA is driven by service excellence with hands-on management and clear, transparent, rigorous financial control. AFFILIATIONS • Camanol Film Productions • Fiction Film & Television


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CONTACT DETAILS Liz O’Shaughnessy tel: +27 21 448 8794 fax: +27 21 447 6732 email: liz@metaltigerproductions.co.za www.metaltigerproductions.co.za Unit G16, Old Castle Brewery, 6 Beach Road, Woodstock, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

GENRES OF FILM • Commercial service production • Stills production • Music video production • Documentary production 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, with Liz doing all the budgeting herself. Metal Tiger has wonderful relationships with the top freelance crews and suppliers, bringing the right people on board for each job. The company also uses stringent accounting practices to ensure fast, efficient and transparent reconciling of all jobs. And, of course, as Noel Coward said, “Work is more fun than fun!”

LANGUAGES SPOKEN English, French, Afrikaans

RECENT CV France • BBD Production • Magali Films • N. Europa • Quad Productions • Wanda Productions Germany • Neue Sentimental Film Hamburg GmbH • Tempomedia Filmproduction GmbH • R Force Film GmbH Poland • Dynamo SP z.o.o. United States • GrandLarge Inc


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Moonlighting are focused on Production Services. We began in South Africa in 1989 and maintain our leading position as line producers supporting filmmakers from across the globe. Our offices in Cape Town, Santiago Chile and Bucharest are staffed with amazing research and producer teams focused on providing local knowledge and great production. Their expertise spans the worlds of advertising and long form and we are increasingly providing services to new digital media platforms. Our reputation is built on using the best people in the right location.

RECENT CV

On location South Africa On location Chile

On location Romania

2am Alto Verbano Argyle Bros B-Reel blm Film Deluxe Filmworks Film Republic Gap Films Hobby Factory It’s Showtime Lankford Films Laterna Magica Lee Films National Geographic Neu Sentimental Films Outsider Papaya Radke Sandwick Media Shining Pictures Short Films Sons & Daughters Supply & Demand Tango Films Tempesta The Mob Wild Plum Wonderboys

CONTACT DETAILS Chile Nicci Perrow nicci@moonlighting.cl Sylvie Dube sylvie@moonlighting.cl tel: +562 242 1181 South Africa Philip Key philip@moonlighting.co.za Shayne Brookstein shayne@moonlighting.co.za tel: +27 21 447 2209 Romania Mihai Cociasu mihai@dominopro.ro tel: +40 31 825 7520 www.moonlighting.co.za


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Navigator Films ranks firmly among the top facilitation companies in South Africa. We are well established and have strong and steady client relations. Our reputation is of absolute professionalism, respect and integrity. We operate all year around, throughout the African continent and the Indian Ocean Islands. We believe that every job is distinct and we are accordingly flexible and creative in our strategic planning. We recognise the importance of cost-efficiency and with our expertise and passion for the job, we strive to maximize production value at all times. Our turnaround with bidding is fast and our staff long-term, hard-working and extremely dedicated to making each project a rewarding experience. We are the bravest of them all - King of the Jungle!

RECENT CV Bakery Films, Germany Bij Brand, Netherlands Bistro Films, Czech Republic Bonkers, Netherlands Bubbles, Germany Caviar, Netherlands Cellusion Film, Netherlands Czar, Belgium, Germany & Netherlands Director’s Film Company, Netherlands Dr Film, Belgium E+P Commercial, Germany Element-e, Germany Fat Fred Film, Netherlands Five-Three Double Ninety, Germany Hazazah Film & Photography, Netherlands Hyperactive NY, USA Markenfilm, Germany Ministry of Film, Netherlands Neue Sentimental Film, Germany Pink Rabbit, Netherlands Salt Berlin, Germany Sandwick, USA Silbersee, Germany Sterntag, Germany Soup Film, Germany Suikerdepot, Netherlands Telemaz, Germany Tuna Productions, Switzerland Who’s McQueen, Germany & Switzerland

LANGUAGES SPOKEN English, German

CONTACT DETAILS Meike Laesch-Schoeman Executive Producer tel: +27 82 658 3031 email: meike@navigatorfilms.co.za Tina Talbot Executive Producer tel: +27 82 491 7581 email: tina@navigatorfilms.co.za Nadia Boshoff Producer tel: +27 83 278 5077 email: nadia@navigatorfilms.co.za 5 Roodehek Street, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa tel: +27 21 464 6620 email: mail@navigatorfilms.co.za www.navigatorfilms.co.za


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Spoek Mathambo / Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary / One Louder

Every film has a unique set of needs and at Orange Films we have the experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to tailor solutions for every situation thrown our way. As a result we have an extensive network of production partnerships around the globe and a great reputation for delivering cost-effective, quality production service.

Central / Moritz Laube / Embassy of Dreams

Libero / Anders Skog / Anders Skog Films

AMF / Filip Engstrom / Camp David Film

HP / Daniel Barber / Knucklehead

CONTACT DETAILS Mandy Ritchie tel: +27 21 465 4188 fax: +27 21 461 3645 email: mandy@orangefilms.co.za www.orangefilms.co.za The Armoury 4th Floor, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa


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The Fort is a full service production offering with four specialized divisions. Fort Films is a service and director based production house founded by director/producer duo Amr Singh and Shukri Toefy, whilst Fort Media is a multimedia digital agency and post-production facility. Our productions are supported by, Fort Stock, HD video and image library, and digital cinema equipment house Fort Rentals.

CONTACT DETAILS Shukri Toefy tel: +27 21 461 6630 fax: +27 86 616 9580 email: shukri@thefort.co.za email: info@thefort.co.za www.thefort.co.za 104 Dunkley House, 32 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town 26 Oxford Mews, 63 Oxford Road, Saxonwold, Johannesburg


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CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 506 3300 fax: +27 21 506 3316 email: top@topproductions.co.za www.topproduction.de 2 Milner Road, Paarden Eiland, 7405 Cape Town, South Africa PO Box 369, Paarden Eiland, 7420 Cape Town, South Africa

The Ambassador

BAFTA Nominated The Sinking of the Laconia

Two Oceans Production is one of South Africa’s leading co-production and service companies; with the most cost competitive long form track record in the country. Having reliably completed over 60 international productions since it’s establishment in 1996, TOP guarantees a cost effective, solutions driven experience. TOP believes in building up unique and personalised relationships with it’s clients; giving hands on, expert attention to each production - from start to finish. Having recently co-produced the BAFTA nominated series The Sinking of the Laconia for BBC and ARD, TOP has proven its success in taking on large-scale international productions.

CONTACTS Giselher Venzke, Company Director/ Producer Bertha Spieker, Company Director/ Producer Marco le Roux, Line Producer

TOP strives to create a balance between the creative vision and financial target; the company catch phrase: ‘Impossible? Not possible!’ Filmography & further info: www.topproduction.de

BAFTA Nominated The Sinking of the Laconia

SERVICES OFFERED Tailor made, hands on, cost effective long form co-production, co-financing & service facilitation.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN English, German Albert Schweitzer


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Allan Gray Time Flies directed by Keith Rose

DIRECTORS • • • • • • • • • •

Greg Gray Keith Rose Adrian De Sa Garces Anton Visser Leigh Ogilvie Petar Spiljevic Gregg Bailey Steve Tanchel Gordon Clark Daniel Levi

IT’S ABOUT THE WORK

AWARDS • Gunn Report Top Production Companies Worldwide and Gunn Report Top 50 Ads Worldwide • Seven Gold Cannes lions • Six Silver Cannes Lions • Eight Bronze Cannes Lions • Cannes Palme D’or listing two years in a row • Boards Top 20 Production Companies two years running • Clios TV Hall of fame - Keith Rose • Keith Rose - Shots 100 Advertising People of All Time • Virgin “Love Story” Shots 100 Ads of All Time

Everlast Bigger directed by Keith Rose

CONTACT DETAILS Barry Munchick, Nicola Valentine, Peter Carr tel: +27 11 807 0100 fax: +27 11 807 1208 email: info@velocityfilms.com www.velocityfilms.com

Chicken Licken Bobbejaansfontein directed by Adrian de sa Garces


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AKWAABA means “welcome home” and that’s why people from various countries shoot with us again and again, as not only do we deliver excellence but long lasting friendships are created through the magic of film. Recent jobs: Nestle – Milo for Africa / QATAR BANK – worldwide on CNN / LIDLL – Poland / RECONCILIATION documentary (facilitated) which won best doccie at CANNES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL tel: +27 21 788 3929 | fax: +27 21 788 3928 | email: cj@boomtownfilms.co.za | 165 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945 www.boomtownfilms.co.za

This was 2011 - Bring on 2012 Friskies: Loerie winner

The Trade: M-Net tag awards overall winner

www.catapult.tv • We deliver quality without fuss • If we take it on, we take it all the way Chevy Spark: Voted best car commercial

Veet: Cindy Nell beauty campaign

• If you give it to us, we give it everything.

Glen Bosman | mobile: +27 83 272 7777 | email: glen@catapult.tv | John Vrey | mobile: +27 82 880 2608 | email: john@catapult.tv

Cape Direct was formed 20 years ago and was one of the first production service companies to operate in Cape Town. Co-founder Dianne Bramhill, who has 28 years experience in commercial production, is still at the helm of this well-established and highly-esteemed company. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of our clients, working together as a team to provide cost-effective solutions and great commercials. We offer all services necessary for setting up and executing a successful, cost-effective shoot, from bidding right through to post-production.

Dianne Bramhill | tel: +27 21 424 4495 | mobile: +27 82 550 6911 | email: production@capedirect.com | www.capedirect.com


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Š Union Pictures/ Luke Cornell

AFCI APPOINTS SOUTH AFRICAN LEADERSHIP

ŠJuice Films

Cape Town-based film sector specialist Martin Cuff has been appointed the Executive Director of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). The AFCI is the global body representing more than 340 Film Commissions in over forty countries. The mission of the AFCI is to be essential to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the global production of media on location, in an ethical and professional manner, and members are Film Commissions from around the world that have typically been set up by cities, counties, states, provinces or national governments to promote local economic development through the harnessing of the international film business. Martin ran his own Film Commission consultancy for six years, completing projects in Serbia, Republic of Georgia, Bosnia, Turkey and Romania, as well as throughout South Africa. Prior to that, Martin was the first foreigner hired to run a US Film Commission when he joined the Colorado Film Commission from 2005-2006, and he also ran the Cape Film Commission in Cape Town South Africa from 2002-2005. From 2003-2004, Martin was also responsible for the Cape Town Film Permit Office, the agency tasked with permitting thousands of productions annually. He was also a Director of the Independent Producers Organization of South Africa, and the Chairperson of the South African Association of Stills Producers, the organization representing commercial photographic production in Cape Town. He began his film sector service as Chief Operations Officer of Sithengi, the Southern African International Film and Television Market, an event designed to reintegrate post-boycott, post-apartheid South Africa into the global film business, and to create affordable, effective ways of connecting African and other broadcasters with film and television product.


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Blackginger is the most awarded post production facility in South Africa. We collaborate on award winning projects with a strong emphasis on visual effects and animation for the advertising, film and TV industries.

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 488 1188 fax: +27 21 488 1190 email: info@blackginger.tv twitter: @blackgingertv www.blackginger.tv 60 New Church Street Cape Town, South Africa, 8001


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Cape Town’s only dedicated tabletop studio: specialists in food, liquid and product filmmaking and is home to international director/ DP Rob Payton who is equally at home shooting both product and performance. The custom designed studio (with South Africa’s only glass filming oven) handles all tabletop requirements - whether script to screen productions or dry-hire.

CONTACT DETAILS David Rowley, executive producer david@grinderfilms.com Rob Payton, director/DOP rob@grinderfilms.com tel: +27 21 486 8610 fax: +27 86 651 3577 www.grinderfilms.com


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Named for the joy first rains bring to parched lands, Let It Rain Films is a vibrant partnership between Lee Doig, Sam Kelly and Justine Solomon. Their collective passion, talent and integrity ensure that every project inspires and succeeds, and makes for fruitful, long-term relationships with suppliers and clients.

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 709 0666 fax: +27 865 724 130 email: info@letitrainfilms.com www.letitrainfilms.com Shop 4, 33 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, 7945 Cape Town, South Africa


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Ego-free. Creative. Logistical solutions. Love making ads loved by the public and that deliver for clients. Awards are nice yes, but Picture Tree focus on beautifully executed campaigns that create successful communication that keep clients coming back for more. Collaboration. Reputation. Integrity. Picture Tree are ultimately a bunch of ad people who bring creative filmmaking solutions to scripts.

DIRECTORS PROFILES Oscar Strauss – He’s good. He’s classical. He elicits performances that become folklore. If you are shooting with children – he is your director. Gersh Kgamedi – He directs with empathy, a real understanding and feel for his environment. He can tap into the masses and make the client heard. Mukunda – He does features in between shooting commercials. Yes we love that statement. Intense dialogue? Action packed stunts? Watch the man deliver. Ian Difford – He captures moments. He’s meticulous. Whether it’s food or people – he has the ability to find that fleeting piece of visual perfection. Alan Irvin – Amazing with solutions. Takes relentless stabs at real people and often makes us smile and sometimes laugh. He sees and experiences life and puts that realness on camera. Fausto – Our projects guy. He is all about virals, content and some commercials. Funky, young outlook and can-do, just-did attitude.

CONTACT DETAILS Gary King Executive producer tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za 2 Athole Avenue, Craighall, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


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Refinery, is a comprehensive post-production facility that services the moving picture industry. We offer the best creative talent, quality solutions, individualised service, and a financial solution to ensure your vision. Facilities include: VFX • Animation • S3D post • Film and Digital Dailies • Digital Intermediates • Truelight color management Baselight suites • Dolby Accredited Sound Studios • Film Recording • Mastering and Deliveries

RECENT CV Young Leonardo • Kindle Entertainment/BBC/Out of Africa (UK/SA) • VFX for a TV series Spud • Roguestar Films/BLM Productions (SA) - Complete post Machine Gun Preacher • Moonlighting Films MGP (SA/ USA) - Dailies transfers Winnie • Ironwood (SA/ Canada) - Dailies transfers Otelo Burning • Otelo Films (SA) - Complete post

CONTACT DETAILS contact: Tracey Williams tel: +27 11 799 7800 fax: +27 11 706 0300 email: tracey@refinery.co.za www.refinery.co.za


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A Joburg-based production house that produces and directs local and international commercials. We understand that each production is part of a greater business relationship. Underpinning Riverstone’s creative passion, excellence in service delivery and industry expertise, is a solutions-based approach to delivering a stress-free experience for agency and client. Love every pixel.

CONTACT DETAILS Saffron Doran - Executive Producer tel: +27 11 447 3609 fax: +27 86 691 7402 mobile: +27 82 554 5958 email: saffron@riverstonefilms.co.za www.riverstonefilms.co.za Unit 12, The Rosebank Firestation, Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg


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Founded in 2007, Shy the Sun has since created awardwinning commercials for both local and international clients. Their passion drives their non-conventional and expansive concepts, which in turn triggers the exploration of groundbreaking techniques. The team specializes in developing a script into a rich concept and then facilitates the production to its final stage.

CONTACT DETAILS Cape Town tel: +27 21 468 6030 mobile: +27 82 546 2038 email: nina@shythesun.tv www.shythesun.tv Mediahive Unit 4B 1 Glynnville Terrace Gardens, Cape Town 8001


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Mankind © Nutopia/Joe Alblas


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ALEX MAY FEATURES AND COMMERCIAL COLORIST Alex has an intuitive ability to take what a D.O.P. has shot, craft it to the next level to enhance the story telling narrative.

RECENT CV Lucky, Otelo Burning, Spud, How to Steal 2 Million, White Lion, 31 Million Reasons, White Wedding, Paradise Stop

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 11 799 7800 fax: +27 11 706 0300 email: alex@refinery.co.za www.refinery.co.za


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Battle of Megiddo 1457 BC, Courtesy The History Channel

JOE ALBLAS MOTION PICTURE STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER Making a film is collaboration... a mindful, emotional engagement of all the cast and crew working together to each make their valuable contribution to what eventually appears on the screen. Motion picture stills, as the foundation of the publicity and marketing campaign, have to communicate, at a glance, all values of the project - its essential DNA - from story to headline actors, genre to production quality, and beyond. Capturing these elements in a range of distinctive images - this is the challenge peculiar to the art of the motion picture stills photographer.

CONTACT DETAILS mobile: +27 83 338 7800 email: joe@joealblas.com www.joealblas.com


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SHY THE SUN DIRECTION PRODUCTION CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT DESIGN ILLUSTRATION NARRATIVE CONTENT As animation and art directors respectively, Jannes and Ree expand on briefs supplied by agencies, develop concepts into tangible worlds and create vibrant characters whom exist in rich colourful worlds. Linsey and Stanley then go on to develop these ideas, bringing them to fruition through illustration and 3D animation. The company is spearheaded by producer Nina.

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 468 6030 mobile: +27 82 546 2038 email: nina@shythesun.tv www.shythesun.tv


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STEFAN NELL HEAD OF DIGITAL IMAGING Stefan has 18 years experience in high end digital imaging and has been working as a Digital Imaging technician for over 15 years. He is a very experienced phantom operator with over 150 commercials under his belt and has worked locally and internationally on commercials and features. Stefan has been involved in rentals for 18 years and started digital imaging in SA with Panacam Africa by introducing the market to Digital acquisition with Phantoms and Genesis cameras. He is an established stereographer and has worked on music videos, commercials as well as being the DOP and head stereographer on the first live 3D rock opera broadcast globally.

CONTACT DETAILS tel: +27 21 468 6000 email: stefan@visuals.tv www.visuals.tv 1 Glynville Terrace, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001


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DI BRITZ executive producer We are strategically positioned to offer creative and inspired solutions to the most complex or simplest of boards, regardless of budget. With limitless enthusiasm and absolute transparency, we pride ourselves on delivering production excellence and true Film Afrikan hospitality! mobile: +27 83 227 3041 email: di@can-canfilms.co.za www.can-canfilms.co.za

BRUCE MAC director If you’re after magical performances from children, look no further than Bruce Mac: he has the unique ability to capture performances that endear viewers across the globe. Bruce is currently in pre-production on a feature film, The Perfect Wave, which he is directing. He’s represented in SA by The Fabulous Boomtown Boys. mobile: +27 83 309 0392 email: bruce@boomtownfilms.co.za www.boomtownfilms.co.za

JAN VERBOOM photographer Simone Laudehr, German midfielder in the winning 2007 Fifa Women’s World Cup Team

www.janverboom.com


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LEE DOIG director & director of photography Born into a family of filmmakers, Lee’s passion for storytelling is evident in his award-winning work. Having honed his cinematographic eye across several genres in over 100 countries with the likes of BBC, Fox, Disney and Discovery, Lee’s focus has turned to standout commercials direction for various household name brands.

email: lee@letitrainfilms.com www.letitrainfilms.com

NERINE PIENAAR costume designer Nerine has a natural flair for style and a fashion design background, as well as 10 years of local and international experience in the film, advertising and entertainment industry. She set up a wardrobe hiring company the “ Wardrobe Studio” in Johannesburg and received the 2010 SAFTA for Best Feature Film Costume Design. mobile: +27 82 413 8346 email: nerinepienaar@gmail.com www.wardrobestudio.net

SCHALK VAN DER MERWE vfx artist London trained, Schalk is the talented on-line editor behind Splash FX whose fast work flow, all-in-one solution gives you time to create and explore.

contact: Paulene Abrey tel: +27 11 463 4969 / 4931 / 4934 email: paulene@splashfx.co.za www.splashfx.co.za


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ALAN IRVIN director Amazing with solutions. Takes relentless stabs at real people and often makes us smile and sometimes laugh. He sees and experiences life and puts that realness on camera.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za

FAUSTO director (projects) Our projects guy. He is all about virals, content and some commercials. Funky, young outlook and can-do, just-did attitude.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za

GERSH KGAMEDI director He directs with empathy, a real understanding and feel for his environment. He can tap into the masses and make the client heard.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za


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IAN DIFFORD director He captures moments. He’s meticulous. Whether it’s food or people – he has the ability to find that fleeting piece of visual perfection.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za

MUKUNDA director He does features in between shooting commercials. Yes we love that statement. Intense dialogue? Action packed stunts? Watch the man deliver.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za

OSCAR STRAUSS director He’s good. He’s classical. He elicits performances that become folklore. If you are shooting with children – he is your director.

tel: +27 11 787 7446 fax: +27 11 787 8367 email: gary@picturetree.co.za www.picturetree.co.za


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JEREMY HOLDEN director A film-maker with a respected animation background, Jeremy combines his postproduction mastery, a collaborative essence, and a passion for performance to his story-telling. His work constantly achieves firsts, molding innovative experiences in film.

email: saffron@riverstonefilms.co.za www.riverstonefilms.co.za

MICHAEL DORAN director Renowned fashion photographer, Michael brings passion and a meticulous eye to his beauty work. His passion for lens, light, and camera, crafting each frame into a work of art. Fashion. Cars. Tabletop. Beauty.

email: saffron@riverstonefilms.co.za www.riverstonefilms.co.za

SAFFRON DORAN executive director A distinguished local producer, having 25 years experience within both the Agency and Production House environments. She brings an in-depth knowledge of the industry, sound production values, passion for creative, and a considerable understanding of client needs.

email: saffron@riverstonefilms.co.za www.riverstonefilms.co.za


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ANTON BURGGRAAF Executive Producer - Entertainment Formats Give Anton a burning desire and he’ll turn it into an brilliant idea. From concept to execution, entertainment formats are his thing, whether that’s big international game shows, original reality series’ or long-running magazine shows. Bring it on!

tel: +27 11 594 8700 email: anton@ochre.co.za www.ochre.tv

REBECCA FULLER development executive Rebecca loves a big idea: from conceptualisation to delivery, Rebecca gives life to scripted and non-scripted programming for both local and international markets.

tel: +27 11 594 8700 email: rebecca@ochre.co.za www.ochre.tv

STAN JOSEPH CEO Stan has built Ochre into one of South Africa’s leading independent production houses. He gets the media business, he enjoys the new digital era. It’s still about great content.

tel: +27 11 594 8700 email: stan@ochre.co.za www.ochre.tv


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JANNES HENDRIKZ director Live-action and animation director at Shy the Sun, Jannes’s attention to detail and ability to visualize the final picture from the get-go are the key ingredients contributing to their top quality pieces. His remarkable understanding for performance and composition inspires everyone he works with to leave no stone unturned and to settle for nothing less than the best. email: mr.jannes@gmail.com www.shythesun.tv

REE TREWEEK art direction & production design Art director and production designer at Shy the Sun, Ree has headed the creative imagery for a number of award-winning commercials. Her wholehearted and illustrative designs inspire the iconic and memorable imagery of Shy the Sun’s work. Give her one word and she’ll come up with a whole world of visuals instantaneously.

email: ree.treweek@gmail.com www.shythesun.tv

STANLEY SEGAL & LINSEY LEVENDALL content design & concept development The artistic team that pushes forward the content and concept developed in the Shy the Sun studio. Stanley specializes in 3D animation, while Linsey works mainly in concept design and illustration. Their work brings the worlds of Shy the Sun to life.

email: nina@shythesun.tv www.shythesun.tv


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LEFT: State of Violence © Refinery BELOW: Turning of the Horse. A scene from Mr Cat & The Jackal’s –Bad Man He Comin’ stop-motion animation music video. Created by Yesterfang Puppetry and Animation and shot by Flyinghorse Photography. RIGHT: (1)Friskies Wet Dog © Catapult Commercials (2) TKZee © SplashFX (3) National Geographic Kids Magazine © FOXP2/ David Prior (4) Time Flies for Allan Gray © Searle Street Post / Velocity Films


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CREATIVE DIRECTORS

The 2011 film jury at Cannes Lions must have felt like a South African networking event, with two expat South Africans – jury president Tony Granger, the global chief creative officer of Young & Rubicam, and Chris Garbutt, the executive creative director at Ogilvy Paris – alongside Jupiter Drawing Room’s Brad Reilly. This indicates that creative directors are becoming something of a niche export area for South Africa. Another expat, Leon Jacobs, creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Geneva, won Gold at Cannes Lions for Otrivin – Shoelace, while Damon Stapleton left TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris at the end of 2011 to join Saatchi & Saatchi Australia as executive creative director. Matthew Bull, who founded Lowe Bull in South Africa, and Andrew Whitehouse, who founded FoxP2, teamed up last year to launch The Bull-White House in New York as a sister agency to FoxP2. The Bull-White House will be competing for work in New York against, among others, Johannes Leonardo, owned by another South African, Jan Jacobs. Of course, there’s no shortage of talented creative directors and ad agencies left in the country. For example, Net#work BBDO won the Radio Grand Prix at Cannes Lions in 2011 for Mercedes Benz, becoming the first local agency to claim three Grand Prixs at Cannes Lions in just five years. At this year’s Loerie Awards (South Afica’s annual awards for the advertising and creative industries) FoxP2 was the top ranked agency, followed by Net#Work BBDO, Ogilvy Cape Town, DDB South Africa and The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town).


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BE BLOWN AWAY BY SA STUNTS, SETS & FX CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Outcasts © Joe Alblas; Smoke effects on stills shoot for Die Heuwels Fantasties © Mathew L. Poolman; Great British Story © Joe Albas/Nutopia The Borrowers. ©Arrietty Productions Ltd 2011. Photograph by Joe Alblas. Shot in Cape Town with Moonlighting Films.


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“Nothing had prepared me for the sight of medieval Carcassonne come to life on the hill,” author Kate Mosse wrote on her blog after visiting the Cape Town Film Studios’ 13th century backlot for Labyrinth, the Ridley Scott & Associates/Tandem adaptation of her bestselling novel. “It is, of course, an illusion, but at the same time, the streets, the houses, the market, the dogs and horses, the straw, it felt as near to stepping back in time as anything I’ve ever experienced. Tom Hannam’s extraordinary sets and the attention to detail, the integrity, of every sword, every cup, every stone, every door, all built in South Africa for the production, were mind blowing. And Moira Meyer’s costume designs for the medieval characters, hand-stitched, hand-dyed, hand-aged, were outstanding… I felt only lucky to have so enthusiastic, so talented, so energetic a team of people working on the production.” South Africa offers a variety of experienced production designers,

art directors, set builders, and set dressers, while Cape Town Film Studios has created a variety of new possibilities for set building, as well as for stunts and special effects. South Africa offers Emmy-winning stunt and special effects specialists like Anthony Stone and Max Pullman, as well as the likes of Pyranha Stunts, Stunt SA, and Mickey Kirsten, who headed up the special effects on Unknown for producer Joel Schumacher in Germany. Chronicle, which featured superheroes throwing vehicles into buildings in the centre of Cape Town, is a good example of what’s possible, especially when South African special effects meet local post production. Director Josh Trank praised South African visual effects supervisor Simon Hansen for helping create “flying like you’ve really never seen in a movie before. It is really the most realistic flying I’ve ever seen.”


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WRANGLING ANIMALS When Andy Flemming, creative director at M&C Saatchi Sydney, needed to literally make an elephant fly for an Optus and Qantas advert, he brought the spot to South Africa. As he told The Location Guide, “I would recommend South Africa to any feature or commercial in a heartbeat… The value, light, experienced crew and sheer number of beautiful locations available make it a dream location. There’s also the fact that zebras, hippos and elephants can be seen just walking about the place, which is rather special.” At the World Travel Awards, all the finalists for the World’s Leading Game Reserve came from Africa, with seven from South Africa, including the winner, Shamwari Game Reserve. South Africa offers the big seven: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, whales and sharks, all within close proximity to city centres. This has helped create a vibrant wildlife film and photography industry in South Africa, as well as one of the leading wildlife filmmaking festivals in the world, Wild Talk Africa, which happens every two years. Adrian Bailey and Robyn Keene-Young’s Swamp of the Baboons (aka Swamp Troop) was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010, while Deryck and Beverly Joubert’s Eye of the Leopard won a Wildlife Emmy in 2007. At the most recent Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, Thomas Peschak had three images commended, Wim van den Heever was also commended, and Peter Chadwick won the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife. South Africa also has a wealth of animal wranglers, who make sure that working with talent that can eat you isn’t as daunting a proposition as it could be. Animal welfare inspectors are also easily available.


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POST PRODUCTION RIGHT: Anthony for Chicken Licken © Lung Animation/ Velocity Films BELOW: Locnville © Conduit


EDITORIAL | 109 The quality of South African post-production remains a well-kept secret, but local edit suites, sound studios and VFX companies have had a busy year in spite of being under-utilised by the foreign clients who make use of locations and production companies. These facilities offer a wide range of sophisticated services, including film and digital dailies transfers, offline and online editing, grading, colour management, mastering, final sound mix and motion graphics. For example, new kid on the block Searle Street Post has the fastest scanner in the country, as well as Flame, Quantel iQ, a Truelight-accredited Baselight, Flexxity, Clipster and data lab. Searle Street Post has worked on several high-profile projects, including Death Race: Inferno; Dutch feature De Heineken Ontvoering; the third season of Strike Back, with Left Bank Pictures; and internationally acclaimed commercials for Allan Gray, Stimorol, The Organ Donor Fund and Valpre. Another newcomer worth watching is Collective Dream, the new owners of Waterfront Studios. South Africa’s visual effects industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds. BlackGinger handled most of the earthquake sequence on China’s blockbuster Aftershock, which won Best Visual Effects, among other prizes at the 2011 Asian Film Awards. South African visual effects talent work internationally on some of the biggest projects in the world. Ula Rademeyer is the lead texture artist at Weta Digital, responsible for the likes of Avatar, Rise of Planet of the Apes and The Adventures of Tintin, as well as upcoming blockbusters The Avengers, Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and The Hobbit. Similarly, Jan Cilliers was the lead Flame compositor on Fast Five and senior compositor on Tron: Legacy; Etienne Andlau was the stereoscopic conversion compositor on the second Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows; and Tyson Cross was the lighting technical director on Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. With more freelance visual effects artists available than ever before and rumours of an imminent post production rebate, South Africa’s just waiting for the right project to show what it’s truly capable of.


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Deepend has grown rapidly, handling over 100 commercials for local and international clients, as well as expanding their longform with local drama series, reality shows and locally produced movies. Deepend oversees the entire post-production process which includes editing and supervision of graphics, video finish and audio final mix.

CONTACT DETAILS contact: Paulene Abrey tel: +27 11 463 4969 / 4931 / 4934 mobile: 076 487 9021 email: paulene@deependpost.com www.deependpost.com


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Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, is a fresh dynamic postproduction facility: Searle Street Post. We boast the latest technology, 3D stereoscopic workflows and 3G video signals, but most importantly our team of award winning artists are backed up by an experienced engineering and production team. From storyboard to screen, we aim to deliver the best product for YOU, our client. Our services include: • Film and Digital Dailies (DFT Scanity & Bones) • Grading (FilmLight Baselight) • On-line editing and VFX (Autodesk Flame 2012 and Quantel IQ) • Content Agent, Multi-media, VT, Telestream and Duplications

CONTACT DETAILS contact: Heino Henning tel: +27 21 469 2820 email: heino@sspp.co.za www.sspp.co.za


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An event doesn’t begin until someone turns on the sound. The screens awaken and your show suddenly becomes alive. The most powerful way one can communicate is through powerful experiences such as these. Enterstage Africa offers complete show solutions for all your AV needs Now operating nationwide, with warehouses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we are deployable anywhere in South Africa within a period of 24 hours. We own all our own equipment that is of the latest technology which means you don’t end up footing the bill for outsourced items.

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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.


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mobile: +27 82 654 8870 tel: +27 21 447 6326 www.roodebloemstudios.co.za

Established in 2010 by Zaida Enver – group CEO of the WW Group of companies. With over 20 years experience in the exhibition and events industry having worked on major exhibitions such as the Rand Show, Auto Africa/JIMS, Tourism Indaba in Durban. The Witch & Wizard Creative has been contracted by South African Tourism to manage Indaba, ITB in Berlin and WTM in London for 2011-2013

Zaida Enver | tel: + 27 86 107 7784 | fax: +27 11 483 0031 | email: zaida@witchwizard.co.za / adila@witchwizard.co.za

Witch & Wizard Productions, set up 11 years ago by Jurie van Leeuwen, is today one of South Africa’s leading facilities for providing cost effective and creative solutions to build brands and enthuse audiences. We believe that pushing the envelope results in imaginative and original concepts, that leave the ordinary behind, and this approach is reflected in the long term relationships we have with our clients. From major events to TV commercials, AV productions to brand activation, exhibitions to road shows, we deliver a unique and distinctive end product that will redefine the norm, and bring tangible results for our clients.

Jurie van Leeuwen | tel: + 27 11 465 6066 | fax: +27 11 467 1124 | email: info@witchwizard.co.za | www.witchwizard.co.za


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TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Tourism, which contributes 7.7% to South Africa’s gross domestic product, has been named the country’s new Gold. It’s easy to see why. South Africa had the most favourable repeat visitor rate for foreign arrivals of all benchmarked countries in South African Tourism’s 2010 Global Competitiveness Study, with the country’s tourism industry growing at 15.1%, substantially faster than the 6.6% global growth. South Africa is expected to be in the top five growth destinations by 2014. The country has been racking up tourism accolades. For example, Cape Town is TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Destination of 2011 and The World Design Capital 2014; Table Mountain is one of the New7Wonders of the World alongside The Amazon; South Africa was voted the Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States Golf Destination of the Year 2011 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators; Singita was named The World’s Top Hotel in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers survey; and Villa Zest was named The World’s Trendiest Hotel by TripAdvisor in 2011. At The World Travel Awards, South Africa won 60 of the 80 awards in the African category. South Africa was also named the World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination and took home a number of other global awards, including Leading Boutique Hotel (The Saxon); Leading Conversation Company and Leading Wildlife and Safari Game Reserve (Shamwari); Leading Eco-Lodge (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve – Dwyka Tented Lodge); Leading Luxury Lodge (Thanda Private Game Reserve); Leading Luxury Train (The Blue Train); and Leading Luxury Apartments (The Regent). South Africa also has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Cradle of Humankind, Mapungubwe, Robben Island, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Cape Floral Region, Vredevort Dome, uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, and Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape.

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A city of variables Š Candy Kennedy


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12 THINGS TO DO: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK 1. Go on a mission in the Cape Town Huey Helicopter. The flight simulates combat conditions, with low level flying and sharp manoeuvring. 2. Take a Calabash Tour - visit the townships of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and get to know the ‘real South Africa’ through responsible tourism. 3. Zipline through the forest on The Skyway Trails Canopy Tour in Hazyview, Mpumalanga 4. Dive during the Sardine Run. Between May and July, sardine shoals of up to 15 kilometres long and three and a half kilometres wide travel up the Kwa-Zulu Natal coastline. You can scuba dive with them and view this spectacle first hand. 5. View Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Drakensberg mountains from up on high - hot air balloon from the Kamberg Valley / Giant’s Castle before landing and enjoying an alfresco breakfast with champagne.

6. Visit the Valley of a Thousand Hills - an area of breath-taking natural beauty that lives up to its enchanting name. The area is made up of deep forests, dramatic waterfalls and nature reserves. There is also art, crafts and galleries. 7. See 110 of Cape Town’s most scenic kilometres from the saddle - join the Argus Cycle Tour, like Matt Damon did, and explore the Cape and your boundaries along with 29 999 other riders. 8. Attend the Whisky Live Festival in Cape Town or Johannesburg and sample a variety of whiskies, including some local surprises. 9. See Table Mountain from a new perspective - take a trip around the Cape on a yacht. 10. Spend a weekend at one of South Africa’s exclusive Health Hydros, which offer a combination of traditional spa experience and focused hydrotherapy treatments. 11. Explore South Africa’s art strip in the leafy Johannesburg suburb of Parkwood. 12. Take the Sabie Valley Coffee tour - in Mpumalanga you can view three working coffee mills as you sip the world’s favourite beverage.


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DIARISE JANUARY

New Year’s Day, 1 Jan Public Holiday, 2 Jan World Press Photo Winners Exhibition 27 Jan - 6 February, CPT

FEBRUARY

Jozi Film Festival, 10-12 Feb, JHB Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast 29-Feb-2 Mar, CPT

MARCH Design Indaba Expo, 2-4 Mar, CPT SA Film & TV Awards, 10-11 Mar, JHB Cape Winelands Film Fest, 14-24 Mar, CPT Human Rights Day, 21 Mar

APRIL

KKNK Festival 2011 31 Mar - 07 Apr, W. CAPE Good Friday, 6 Apr Family Day, 9 Apr Freedom Day, 27 Apr

MAY

Workers Day, 1 May The TV Show Africa, 21 - 24 May, JHB

JUNE

Encounters, 7-24 June, CPT/JHB Youth Day, 16 June National Arts Fest, 28 June - 8 July, E.Cape

JULY

Durban Int. Film Fest, 19-29 July, DBN Durban Film Mart, 20-23 July, DBN

AUGUST

Women’s Day, 9 Aug

SEPTEMBER

People to People Conference, 12-14 Sep, JHB Tri Continental Film Festival, 9-28 Sep, JHB/CPT The Loerie Awards, 22-23 Sept, CPT Heritage Day, 24 Sep

OCTOBER

Photo and Film Expo, 13-16 Oct, JHB Horrorfest, 24 Oct - 2 Nov, CPT

NOVEMBER

Entertainment Master Class, Nov - 6 Dec, CPT TAG Awards, TBC, JHB

DECEMBER

Day of Reconciliation, 16 Dec Christmas Day, 25 Dec


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Roddy Barker tel: +27 11 886 9016 fax: +27 11 886 9041 email: roddy@camerafacilities.co.za or rentals@camerafacilities.co.za www.camerafacilities.co.za


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Tempest Car Hire are specialists in transport solutions to the film industry. There is nothing we won’t do to help your production come in on budget. Give us a call and see why so many film and commercial companies have insisted we play a leading role in their productions. Film manager - Prinesh Pillay: + 27 72 962 3888 Cape Town sales - Shaun Croeser: +27 84 234 1141 Johannesburg sales - Tamsin Muller: + 27 83 261 7501 email: film@tempestcarhire.co.za Tempest head office: + 27 11 552 3700 www.tempestcarhire.co.za

costumiers

consumables

sourcing and delivery of consumables to the film, stills and tv industry

genevieve le cordeur mobile: +27 82 335 3973 tel: +27 21 447 8857 fax: +27 86 697 1082 email: gen@hotsource.tv

costumiers

Hire of costumes/accessories/equipment and space facilities for wardrobe productions and fittings

tel: +27 11 640 5358 fax: +27 11 640 1371 email: ikaya@wol.co.za

www.hotsource.tv

Orange Grove, 16th Street, House 8

corporate gifting

couriers

Courier and freight for pre- and post

We provide a large range of fancy dress costumes for the individual & corporate events

Beautifully packaged with meanings and mantras to match your conference agenda, company credo, mission statement. Packaging can be tailored to meet your company requirements and brand. A range of charms and designs available.

production, planning and execution worldwide. Courier daily rushes, props, equipment etc to production houses and processing labs within South Africa and internationally.

10% to charity and product hand made and packaged by previously disadvantaged staff.

tel: +27 11 640 5358 mobile: +27 72 402 5744 email: info@illusioncostumiers.co.za Orange Grove, 16th Street, House 8

Kathy English Brower mobile: +27 82 453 6055 email: kathyenglishb@gmail.com

tel: +27 11 706 0143 mobile: +27 83 468 0246 fax: +27 11 706 9830 email: filmfreight@filmfreight.co.za www.filmfreight.co.za

58 Waterloo Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa


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film industry business forum

Update and refresh your management and leadership techniques through professional resource lectures and general discussion sessions with other industry professionals.

We are a video company that specialises in explaining what you do. Perfect as online ads, training videos, or even to win investment for your next big project.

Dig deeper into: • Current tax and media law • HR management and career conversations • Marketing and PR best practices • Leadership vs strategies • Financial indicators • Safe financial practises and much more Monthly meetings. Contact Kathy to join.

film industry trade publication

The only Film Industry Newspaper in South Africa. The Callsheet is the most widely read trade publication for the South African film industry, covering commercials, feature films, new media, television and stills. Topics include: news, best practice, trends, features and breaking business opportunities. Distributing an average of 6000 copies nationwide on a monthly basis, we have a conservative estimated readership of well over 18 000.

Elodie Kleynhans tel: +27 21 447 3362 fax: +27 86 504 0621 email: info@blinktower.com www.blinktower.com

Kathy English Brower mobile: +27 82 453 6055 fax: 086 677 2434 email: kathyenglishb@gmail.com

Makkie Slamong tel: +27 21 674 0646 fax: +27 21 674 6691 email: sales@thecallsheet.co.za www.thecallsheet.co.za

film laboratory

hospitality

insurance

When processing film you want to be assured that your laboratory is taking the utmost care of your invested time and money. If a Kodak Imagecare Program logo is displayed, customers can be confident that the procedures and processes are in place for reliable and consistent processing.

• While waiting for your flight, relax in comfort and avoid the crowds • Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks • Freshen up with a shower • Utilise business facilities • Smoking rooms available Premier Lounges Available in OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, King Shaka International, Port Elizabeth, East London and George airports. All are welcome www.bidvestlounge.co.za Terms and conditions apply

Charmaine Lautré tel: +27 11 719 4600 fax: +27 11 719 4690 email: charmaine@filmlab.co.za www.filmlab.co.za

tel: +27 11 390 8660 www.bidvestlounge.co.za Airports across South Africa

2 Johannesburg Road, Highlands North, Johannesburg, 2192

Specialising in: •Films and commercials •International productions •Media-related insurance •Personal accident and liabilities •Weather day cover

Craig Symon or Carey Mottershaw tel: +27 11 694 5000 fax: +27 11 694 5163 email: craig@garrun-group.co.za carey@garrun-group.co.za www.garrun-group.co.za


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IT equipment

location agent

locations

We are a location agency representing a collection of properties for both stills and film shoots. Each property is completely unique. The collection has been designed to match the various requirements of advertisers across a wide range of industries.

After 12 years of working with locations, with over 1000 locations, Permitz has one of the most varied locations databases in SA. Permitz Crew provides scouts, unit and locations crew.

tel: 0861 000 023 fax: 0861 274 244 email: info@digitaldepot.co.za www.digitaldepot.co.za

Romy Anderson or Theresa Williams tel: +27 21 790 9132 fax: 086 696 22 16 email: info@locationgallery.co.za www.locationgallery.co.za

Maja Heynecke tel: +27 21 448 3776 fax: +27 21 448 3986 email: info@permitz.co.za www.permitz.co.za

location

post production

production

Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s media and post-production hub, Post Office Post Production provides a full service post-production solution. The boutique-aspect of the business means Nic and Josh devote their full time and attention to every project.

The Coca-Cola dome is the premier multi-purpose indoor entertainment venue, with more than 11 000 square meters of uninterrupted space and a variety of features and structures. An ideal location for your next film or photo shoot.

Services include Offline/Online Editing Onset Editing Colour Grading Motion Graphics Compositing VO Recordings Sound Design Final Mix

Kino Films is a Cape Town based HD production and post-production company, skilled in all areas from concept origination through to post and broadcast. No matter how big or small your production, our philosophy is to produce the best quality work with the highest production value.

Warren Green or Cindy Wandrag tel: +27 11 794 5800 fax: +27 11 794 5808 email: warren@coca-coladome.co.za or cindy@coca-coladome.co.za www.coca-coladome.co.za

Nic Turton or Josh Borrill tel: +27 21 461 1640 email: nic@postofficepost.co.za josh@postofficepost.co.za www.postofficepost.co.za

Gavin Price Producer / Director email: gavin@kinofilms.co.za www.kinofilms.co.za


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security

sports model agency

wardrobe hire

Ergosport Models is based in Cape Town and represents athletes throughout SA. We manage Sport Models, celebrity and Olympic athletes, full time professional athletes, professional stunt artists as well as club and regional level athletes. Athlete portfolios and ‘search by sport’ are now on our website for your convenience.

• Wardrobe hire to the film, TV and entertainment industry • Wardrobe call facility • Vito panel van rental, with built-in rails Specialises in • Period clothing • Uniforms • Traditional African clothing • Classic and contemporary clothing

> Film set & event security > Chaperones > Luxury car rentals > Executive bodyguards

Edward mobile: +27 83 252 1151 +27 72 549 1162 tel: +27 21 425 2170 fax: +27 21 425 2163 email: info@proevents-sa.co.za www.proevents-sa.co.za

Sandy Kennedy mobile: +27 72 573 8888 fax: +27 86 624 7179 www.ergosportmodels.com

8 Bordeaux Drive, Bordeaux South, Randburg, Johannesburg

remote camera support equipment

restaurant

web portal

Our Company, established in 2002, offers remote camera-support equipment to the Film and Television Industry. Our equipment, operated by experienced technicians, provides support to many aspects of dynamic cinematography, from the smallest Camera to the largest of 3D Camera Packages.

Antoinette de Lisle tel: +27 21 785 2786 fax: +27 21 785 2451 email: info@remotecamerasystems.co.za www.remotecamerasystems.co.za

Continental cuisine with Asian influences, based on only the freshest South African produce. Specialities such as game, seafood and vegetarian dishes are highlights of textures and flavours to excite and surprise even the most jaded palate. The team of Sommeliers will match our cuisine with wine from our cellar, which is both broad in variety and deep in vintage to complete a sophisticated dining experience. tel: +27 21 465 4909 fax: +27 86 671 0835 email: info@aubergine.co.za www.aubergine.co.za

39 Barnet Street, Gardens, Cape Town

tel: +27 82 413 8346 www.wardrobestudio.net

Keep an eye on the website for the most inspiring examples of African creativity, from film, animation and visual effects to photography and illustration. Please submit your images for consideration and let us know what you think of the work by commenting. We’d like this to become the creative peer review hub for the African creative industries.

tel: +27 21 674 0646 www.filmmakersguide.co.za www.filmmakersguide.co.za/ image_of_the_day


134 | ALPHABETICAL COMPANY Accommodation Shop Adrian Steirn AFCI African Story Wine Tours AFS Productions

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ALPHABETICAL | 135 COMPANY

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Ergo Sport Models Esiweni Lodge F.I.L.M Fairbridges Attorneys Fausto Feel Good Films Film & Event Media Film & Publication Board Film Afrika Film Freight cc Filmmaker’s Guide to South Africa Filmstock SA Fireworks for Africa Flash Photo Flyinghorse Photography Folio Translation Consultants For Goodness Sake Fresh Eye Film Production Garrun Group Gauteng Film Commission Gavin Furlonger Gavin Goodman Gearhouse South Africa Gerard Harten Gersh Kgamedi Global Access SA Global Access SA Global Access SA Go2 Films Go2 Films Graham Abbot Grinder Films Guillotine Post Production Guy Tillim Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites Henry Brink Highlands Productions Highlands Productions Hot Source Ian Diffard IDC ikaya House of Costumes Illusion Costumiers Illusion Costumiers Indegenous Films Inverdoorn Game Reserve Inverdoorn Game Reserve Irish Inc. Attorneys Ivory Heights Boutique Guest House Jan Verboom Janeen Nichols Jannes Hendrikz Jason Robinson Jeremy Holden Jessica Novotna Joe Alblas

Sport Model Agency +27 72 573 8888 Venue +27 36 636 9002/3 Mentorship and Training +27 21 461 7950 Attorneys +27 21 405 7300 Director +27 11 787 7446 Production Company - Film & Television +27 11 827 2182 Film industry events +27 21 674 0646 Film Commission +27 11 468 0971 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 461 7950 Couriers +27 11 706 0143 Trade publication +27 21 674 0646 Fuji Motion Picture Negative Film +27 21 448 1779 SPFX +27 11 023 7976 Photographic equipment rental +27 21 418 0618 Photographer +27 82 485 4379 Translation Services +27 21 426 2727 Wellness +27 21 488 2562 Production Company +27 11 789 3163 Insurance +27 11 694 5000 Film Commission +27 11 833 0409 Photographer’s Agent +27 83 594 8959 Photographer +27 21 434 3841 Equipment Rental +27 11 216 3000 Photographer Director +27 11 787 7446 Broadcast Television +27 11 350 2258 Production Company - Film & Television +27 11 350 2258 Studio Facilities +27 11 350 2258 Location Agent +27 82 404 1508 Script-writing +27 82 404 1508 Photographer +27 21 426 1887 Production Company Directors +27 21 486 8610 Post Production Company +27 11 361 3045 Photographer +27 21 462 1500 Accommodation +27 21 431 9202 Photographer +27 82 903 4847 Destination Management Agency +27 21 462 7466 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 462 7466 Consumables +27 82 335 3973 Director +27 11 787 7446 +27 0860 693 888 Association Wardrobe & Costume Rental +27 11 640 5358 Fine Costume & Dress Hire +27 11640 5358 Fine Costume & Dress Hire +27 11 640 5358 Film Distributor +27 11 719 4080 Accommodation +27 21 434 4639 Game Reserve +27 21 434 4639 Attorneys +27 21 462 5151 Accommodation +27 21 852 8333 Photographer +27 82 652 2278 Greens specialist +27 76 062 1353 Director +27 21 468 6030 Photographer +27 21 448 5809 Director +27 11 447 3609 Photographer +27 83 492 7986 Photographer +27 83 338 7800      

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Johan Wilke Photography Johnson Crane Hire Joy Sapieka & Associates Justin Jurd

Photographer +27 21 448 9090 Equipment Hire +27 21 535 1001 Film Publicist +27 73 212 5492 Fashion & Advertising Stylist / +27 84 294 9280 Fashion Editor Production Company +27 21 461 8210 Commercial Service Production Company - Film & Television +31 6 533 97050 Accommodation +27 21 438 4775 Consulting Services +27 82 453 6055 Production Company - Film & Television +27 71 204 2500 Vehicle Hire Bloemfontein +27 82 908 7741 Vehicle Hire Cape Town +27 21 511 8501 Vehicle Hire Durban +27 31 700 9090 Vehicle Hire East London +27 43 707 1700 Vehicle Hire George +27 44 801 9900 Vehicle Hire Johannesburg +27 11 974 1023 Vehicle Hire Port Elizabeth +27 41 453 2444 Vehicle Hire Richards Bay +27 35 751 1490 Vehicle Hire Windhoek, Namibia +264 61 22 5843          Location Scout +27 72 743 5910 Model Agency +27 21 790 3830 Production Company +27 71 204 2500 Location +27 44 532 7732 Photographer +27 21 448 5809 Accommodation +2721 876 9200

shotz@willworks.co.za capetown@jch.co.za joyls@mweb.co.za justinjurd@yahoo.com

www.kaapfilm.com info@kaapkloofmanor.com kathyenglishb@gmail.com www.kekkoproductions.webs.com angeliqueb@kempston.co.za carolync@kempston.co.za dikimber@kempston.co.za shannonn@kempston.co.za christellev@kempston.co.za suer@kempston.co.za jaciv@kempston.co.za richardb@kempston.co.za carolynd@kempston.co.za klap@telkomsa.net www.kidzcastingagency.co.za www.kinofilms.co.za info@knysnaelephantpark.co.za www.birdonawire.co.za info@lermitage.co.za

Equipment Rental

www.lazercommunications.co.za

Kaap Film Production Kaap Film Production KaapKloof Manor Kathy English Brower Consulting Kekko Productions Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kempston Hire Kerry Commins Kidz Casting Agency Kino Films Knysna Elephant Park Kristina Stojiljkovic L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas Lazer Communications

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136 | ALPHABETICAL COMPANY

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Lee Doig Leisure Bay Luxury Suites Let It Rain Films Libra Vision Liesel Kershoff Limited Edition Lindbergh Lodge Linsey Levendall

Director of Photography +27 21 709 0666 Accommodation +27 21 551 7440 Production Company +27 21 709 0666 Post Production Company +27 21 465 0311 Photographer Actors Agency +27 21 424 0730 Location +27 11 884 8923 Concept Design & Concept +27 21 468 6030 Development Location Agent +27 21 790 9132 Photographer +27 74 175 7144 Production Company +27 21 465 3393 Commercial Service Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 465 3393 Production Company Directors +27 21 465 3393 Production Company - Animation +27 21 461 4619 Catering Services +27 21 976 8761 Photographer Agency +27 21 466 8300       Specialist Services (Set Building) +27 21 797 0936 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 487 8200 Production Company Stills +27 21 465 41 43 Catering Services +27 82 425 8864 Photographer +27 11 486 2358 Photographer +27 21 466 8300       Photographer Photographer +44 0 40 4192 1872 Production Company +27 21 447 7299 Commercial Service Consulting Services +27 21 818 5000 Equipment Rental +27 21 511 3300 Equipment Rental +27 11 258 5000 Equipment Rental +27 31 569 3000 Equipment Rental +230 206 3333 Production Company +264 61 247 231 Marketing & Publicity +27 82 578 1456 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 448 8794 Director +27 11 447 3609 Photographic Representation +27 21 462 1500 Photographer Production Designer +27 82 557 0808 Photography Photographer +27 82 557 0808 Production Designer +27 82 557 0808 Accounting & Payroll Services +27 21 434 0312 Software & Consulting Services +27 21 434 0312 Primate Sanctuary +27 44 534 8906 Production Company +27 21 447 2209 Commercial Service Production Company +27 21 447 2209 Commercial Service Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 447 2209 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 447 2209 Accommodation +27 21 421 3070 Director +27 11 787 7446 Equipment Rental +27 21 531 1549 Props (music instruments) +27 21 531 1549 Special Effects +27 21 510 0076 Photographer +4478 1491 2961 Charter +27 0861 ABOARD (0861 226273) Production Company +27 21 464 6620 Commercial Service Film Office +27 41 503 7500

Location Gallery Luciana Venter Lucky Fish Productions Lucky Fish Productions Lucky Fish Productions Lung Animation Lynne Matthysen Catering M1 Management MacGyver Carpentry Made In Africa Films Magic Mountain Productions Mango Catering Mark Lanning Martyn Taylor Mathew L Poolman Mats Cordt Maximum Films Mazars Media Film Service Media Film Service Media Film Service Media Film Service Media Logistics Metal Moon Metal Tiger Productions Michael Doran Michael Stevenson Mikhael Subotzky M-j Botha trading as M-j’s Alchemy M-j Botha trading as M-j’s Alchemy MJ’s Alchemy Moneypenny Film Accounting Services Moneypenny Film Accounting Services Monkeyland Moonlighting Film Production Services Moonlighting Film Production Services Moonlighting Film Production Services Moonlighting Film Production Services Mountain Marina Mukunda Musician’s Media Musician’s Media MXFX  Natalia Novotny Nautilus Navigator Films Nelson Mandela Bay Film &         Music Office Nerine Pienaar NH The Lord Charles Hotel NHU Africa Noir Models Nomndeni Icon Luxury Apartment Nomndeni Zamabhele Northern KwaZulu-Natal Film Office Ochre Media Okuhle Media One Step Beyond One Step Beyond One Step Beyond Orange Films Orijin Oscar Strauss OSCASA Outlaws Model Agency Panavision (SA) Panavision (SA) Panavision (SA) Patrick Ryan

TELEPHONE

Wardrobe & Costume Rental +27 82 413 8346 Accommodation +27 21 855 1040 Wildlife Production Company +27 21 422 0154 Model Agency +27 11 442 1138 Accommodation +27 13 744 9189 Accommodation +27 13 282 0609 Film Office +27 83 456 9262 Production Company +27 11 639 0000 Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 486 2900 Production Company +27 21 465 6556 Commercial Service Production Company - Film & Television +27 21 465 6556 Production Company Stills +27 21 465 6556 Production Company +27 21 465 4188 Commercial Service Production Company - Animation +27 21 686 1411 Director +27 11 787 7446 Association +27 82 233 4436 Model Agency +27 21 439 3999 Equipment Rental Cape Town +27 21 555 1780 Equipment Rental Johannesburg +27 11 314 1748 Equipment Rental +27 21 555 1780 Photographer +27 21 448 5809      

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+27 83 901 2000

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