Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Cape Town, brought to you by Production Paradise and featuring campaigns for Stella McCartney, Coca-Cola, Ikea, Adidas, Kia, VW, Cartier, Nestle, C&A, Stihl, Truworths, Timotei, Picards and many more.
More creative professionals and facilities for photographic and film production can be found in our Cape Town Photo and Film directories.
Matt Geeling is a qualified and registered member of the SAPP (South African Professional Photographers Organisation.) He studied Art Direction at the AAA School of Advertising for two years and has been trained by some of the leading retouchers across the globe.
Matt is represented by Silver Lining Pictures and has worked on a variety of different campaigns for clients including Sprite Egypt, Adidas ZA, ORMS and Altel4G.
He specialises in Product, Beauty and Automotive photography as well as high-end digital retouching. His extensive and precise knowledge of photography, lighting and digital retouching allows him to create and capture stunning and impactful images throughout all photographic genres.
Cape Town Fashion & beauty, food and exteriors photographers
Inge Prins is a commercial photographer with a fine arts degree in photography. She learned how to photograph on film and understands the importance of creating a shot in-camera.
Inge is based in Cape Town and works for local and international clients including Wallpaper*, Monocle, Cosmopolitan, JWT and The Wall Street Journal. She exhibits her personal work regularly in South Africa and abroad.
Mario Rabie is a self-taught photographer who focuses mainly on documenting and capturing his environment in the form of portraits and candid in-situ shots of real people 'doing their thing'. His portraits have a fresh, unaffected feel, yet they celebrate the extraordinariness of his subjects, striking a balance between contemporary documentary photography and classic portraiture.
Along with his commercial work, Mario keeps busy with a variety of personal projects that depict the most interesting participants he encounters in his daily life. As he explains, "photography has been the constant focus for me. It has enabled me to vocalise my other interests."
"It's an awesome experience when a career and a passion come together - you can really expect a masterpiece! Our South African EuroConnection team are the creaters of magic photo and film productions. Shooting on location with tigers or on a dry salt pan, we just LOVE our job!"
Latest work includes:
TVC Bien Seramik, directed by Michael Buckley.
MJUS RBL Shoes, photography by Femke Schook.
Piedi Nudi, photography by Femke Schook.
Timotei, photography by Sarah Louise Johnson.
Hatemoglu, photography by Sedef Delen.
LC Waikiki, photography by Erbil Balta.
Flair mag, photography by Femke Schook.
Everything 5 Ponds, photography by Sarah Louise Johnson.
Episode Media Productions specialises in producing and servicing TVC, photo shoots and documentaries in various locations in Africa and Spain. Based in Cape Town, a city offering a diverse range of locations, Episode provides personalised service to high-end international clients in film and print media. The company supplies a detail-orientated service ensuring an efficient and productive working environment.
Episode provides a wide array of production services including location scouting, casting, crew, art department, logistics, transportation, hospitality and talent bookings.
The team focuses on consistently handling projects with professionalism, attention to detail and enjoyment in order to establish long working relationships with clients.
Episode Media Productions' recent projects include Ikea, C&A Europe, Nestlé, Åhléns, HugoBoss, WesternUnion, EllosPostorder, Walder Shuhe, Led Lenser, Maire-Claire Netherlands, Brigitte Women, PetraMagazine, Fit For Fun Magazine, Intersport, DeVal, Rut & Circle and H&M Home.
Prinz Productions has been enjoying a rewardingly busy production season in Cape Town which shows no sign of slowing down in April. Autumn is a fantastic time to shoot in South Africa, with sunny days, still mornings and beautifully clear light, and clients including Cellbes, Bilka, Stihl and Mamas & Papas have been making the most of the company's premier photo production services for their editorials, calendars, videos and catalogues.
Prinz’s Lisbon-based team is also rocking as the early spring season hots up towards summer and European clients take advantage of Portugal’s close proximity, clear weather and fabulous landscapes. Facilitating world-class productions for legendary teams and photographers, in South Africa, Portugal, Mauritius, Zanzibar and worldwide, with Prinz ‘Anything is possible’ attitude.
Cool Banana looks back at what has proved to be yet another successful season. Projects varied greatly, with a pan-African campaign for Barclays which required different executions by nationality. The result is a testament to the great racial diversity Cape Town offers, allowing the company to offer high-quality talent for various markets. Locally, Cool Banana produced a TVC for Truworths, which "we believe changed the landscape of retail fashion films in South Africa and was very well received by audiences."
Beyond the African market, Cool Banana catered for Basics, Jockey, V.Dot Jeans (a subsidiary of Van Heusen), Dutch online retailer Superstar who returned to shoot an exciting California-themed look-book, and young up-and-coming designer Ashley Marc Hovelle, who decided to shoot a beautiful story with a dramatic backdrop at Atlantis Dunes. In each case a top tier service was provided with quality results boosting the respective brand images.
"At Cool Banana we believe in a quality, all-encompassing service that includes thorough pre-production, an extensive location, props and talent database and an experienced team."
Bigsky Productions is constantly servicing a cross section of clients, from major fashion television productions to smaller scale kids stills shoots. "If you are looking for a boutique and personal approach then Bigsky Production would be the production house for your shoot."
Recent clients include an international Shell advertising campaign for Iris Worldwide, produced with Agent Emma and photographed by Jason Knott; the Littleworld kids campaign photographed by Casey Bertie, represented by Agent Emma; a ViolaMagazine editorial for department store GaleriesLafayette photographed by Schmidt & Borges; and a Mothercare maternity shoot with agency Thorney Croft Bell, photographed by Wendy Carrig with A and R photographic.
It has been a very busy 2015 so far for the 7Films family, who would like to thank all the people involved in making it such a successful year as they welcome in winter.
Lourens completed work for South African Tourism, Hansa, Standard Bank, Cell C and Vodacom, amongst others, while Kofi travelled to Canada to showcase his documentary after completing work for Tiger Brands.
The coming season promises to be an exciting one, with new projects and talented recruits set to join the 7Films team.
3D Model Agency is based in Cape Town and was established in 2002. 3D focuses on finding, developing and representing South African and international models for fashion magazines, catalogues and TV commercials.
The company prides itself on a large, wide-ranging international model and talent database including artists, kids, actors, international and local models.
3D helps clients and facilitates all aspects of booking models, both locally and around the world. Sunny Cape Town is a premium location for fashion and advertising shoots.
3D Model Agency is the preferred agency for numerous models and clients.
Cape Collective Assist is a Cape Town based, professional crew agency that currently operates in the stills production industry in South Africa. They offer high-profile, experienced and professionally trained lighting assistants and digital operators to assist local and international photographers.
CCA strives for collective professionalism and offers clients a team-based model which allows them to book individuals, duos or crews depending on their production requirements. As a team they place emphasis on the technical ability of their assistants and the energy and professionalism they bring to set.
CCA clients include: Agent Emma Represents, Infidels, Supernova, Rocket Films, Orange Films, Uncle Morris, Hurricanes Photo Agency, Nomad Productions, Way Ahead.
CCA Photographers: Jesse-Leigh Elford (SA), Casey Bertie (SA), Neil Kirk (UK), Kristin-Lee Moolman (SA), Sandro Baebler (SWZ) , Richard Allen (UK) , Dieter Husten (GER), Mary McCartney (UK), Suresh Natarajan (IND), Jacques Weyers (SA), Justin Polkey (SA), Jan Kornstaedt (GER), Ross Garret (SA), Simon Barnes (SA), Simon Birch (SA), Andreas Kock (SWZ), Kent Andreassen (SA), Dave Southwood (SA).
Visit CCA's website for their company profile and rate card, in addition to more information on their services, team and clients.