south africa Sep 2016


08 Media Productions Cape Town photo production

The summer season in Cape Town is just around the corner and the 08 Media Productions team is busy preparing for the months ahead.

08 Media Productions has established itself as a reliable full service production company, successfully pairing local knowledge with an understanding of international requirements. With a diverse and comprehensive client portfolio, 08 Media Productions continues to deliver high quality productions with a personal touch.

This Showcase features a selection of recent work, from kids catalogues and advertising to high-end sports campaigns and editorials.

"We look forward to seeing you all soon, and here's to a successful and enjoyable Cape Town production season!"

Cape Town Productions Cape Town photo production

"The team at Cape Town Productions normally uses the winter months to relax, take stock of the season that was, and prepare for the season ahead. This was not to be in 2016, as our wonderful clients took advantage of a very mild winter and a weak Rand to produce throughout the off season.

We are in fact still in the middle of an exciting shoot with Markus Wendler, who is experiencing his first visit to Cape Town. Many thanks to Marc Trautmann, Yona Heckl and Tom Mennemann for trusting us with their projects. It was also a pleasure to work with Caspar Davies again for a great Ford project. Gavin is about to leave for Europe - let him know if you are keen to meet and he will make himself available."

Recent projects include:

  • Toyota Proace shot by Simon Puschmann.
  • George Asda shot by Donja Pitsch.
  • Lua Lua shot by Thanassis Krikis.
  • Blu Global shot by Rick Guest.
  • VW Beetle shot by Emir Haveric.
  • Bravissimo shot by Oliver Pearce.
  • M&S Holiday shot by James Meakin.

Cape Town Productions continues to offer a world-class service as well as a hands-on-approach. The team remains passionate about production, from start to finish.


Production Pool Cape Town runs seasonally in the Southern Hemisphere, servicing the European advertising and fashion market with excellent production facilities, service and co-ordination.

Ila Nazar and Hanna Bjoerklund are so called 'swallows', living respectively between London, Stockholm and Cape Town. Both focus on bespoke film and photo production service, with the personal touch always being the key for a successful production.

Recent productions include Deichmann, EDITED, Goodyear and GQ.

Baker Kent - 10-4 Africa Cape Town PHOTO AND FILM PRODUCTION

Baker Kent is the new look of well-known production company 10-4 Africa, owned and run by producers Scott Curnow-Baker and Robert Kent. With the same attention to detail and passionate dedication to relationship building, the team is very excited to kick-start its new global venture.

"Building on the success of our art buying and photographic production division, we've launched a dedicated TVC department. Skilfully staffed with industry veterans, we form fresh and meaningful collaborations with talented individuals, allowing us to creatively select the best people for your particular project.

We're gearing up for another summer season of endless possibilities and we'd love you to join us for the ride. So please get in touch with all of your weird and wonderful creative requirements."

Recent collaborations include:

  • 3.1 Philip Lim campaign in NYC shot by Vivianne Sassen c/o WeFolk.
  • MIA album artwork in Senegal shot by Vivianne Sassen c/o WeFolk.
  • BHLDN shot in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  • Le Monde shot in Cape Town by Lea Colombo c/o Streeters.
  • Vogue US shot in Kenya by Mario Testino.

Gavin Schneider Productions Cape Town PHOTO & FILM PRODUCTION

Gavin Schneider Productions has  completed another successful season and continue to produce throughout the South African winter. 

The team would like to thank existing clients for their continued support over the years. The company strives to ensure the best level of personal service and commitment, ensuring they return year after year. 

"With Gavin Schneider Productions in your corner the best rates, finest locations and most professional models will always be accessible."

An experienced administrative, accounting and project management team provide uniquely creative solutions for every client.

Recent work from 2016 includes Chevrolet, Captiva, Shell, Swiss Re, Asics, Novartis, Grey Goose, Hartmanns, NPG Wealth Management, Gilenya, Homebase, Barclays and

Steel Productions Cape Town Photo & Film Production

After a few winter months of shooting all over South Africa, the Steel team have wrapped up a fabulous season of production and would like to thank the many wonderful people who travelled to SA to be a part of it all.
Recent productions included

  • Celio – with Brachfeld Paris shot by Chris Craymer
  • Ahlens – with Cameralink & LinkDetails shot by Petra Bindel
  • Rexona – shot by Sam Robinson of We Folk
  • Puma – shot by Nils Ericson
  • Hyundai – with Cameralink shot by Andreas Lind
  • Lindex – with And Production shot by Pamela Hanson
  • Uber – with Leftfield Labs shot by Andrew Southam
  • Bentley – with Andrea Walji shot by Graham Thorp
  • Dare2B – shot by Jay Mawson
  • Esprit SS2016 Print & TVC – with Raw Files shot by Matteo Montanari
  • Jack Wills Summer 2016 Print & TVC - with And Production shot by Ben Weller
  • Volkswagen Polo – shot by Frederich Streicher of KStiegemeyer

Always offering first-class production services with a personal touch, the people at Steel are looking forward to another summer ahead of making magic with their clients and crew.

Big Sky Productions Cape Town Photo and Film Production

Some of Bigsky Productions latest work includes:

  • Studio W, shot in New York with big name model Andreea Diaconu (co-produced with Defacto Inc).
  • Hatemoglu mens campaign shot in Johannesburg.
  • David Jones fashion campaign shot with the beautiful South African model Katryn Kruger.
  • Campaign for Woolworths SS16.

Kaap Film Cape Town Commercial Production & Services

Kaap Film is a production service based in Cape Town. Its founders are originally from Amsterdam and really know how to move the money to the screen!

Kaap has a strong background in commercial and still production as well as reality TV.

"Every producer prefers a script as we like to be prepared. We pride ourselves in being able to cope very well with non-scripted reality; having done it so many times now, even the unexpected is expected!

One thing to keep in mind: we like it big and honour the small. We keep it simple and solid and only work with great people. Life is too short to not enjoy your work and you only have around 800,000 hours on this lovely planet!"

One League Creative Management Cape Town PHOTO, STYLING, HAIR & MAKEUP AGENTS

Representing the very best in South African talent, One League Creative Management is one of South Africa’s premier artist management agencies. Its accomplished photographers, stylists and hair and make-up artists are passionate and driven by a desire to create beautiful imagery.

Recent highlights include:

  • Kristin-Lee Moolman - Edun, ID Magazine, L’Officiel Hommes, Vogue US, Rollacoaster, New African Photography Exhibition - Red Hook Labs, New York.
  • Kent Andreasen - Vogue Italia, Bloomberg, VICE Magazine, New Yorker.
  • Nadia von Scotti - Hatemoğlu, US Polo, Woolworths.

Hurricanes Photographers Agency Cape Town photo agents

"Hurricanes Photographers Agency is well established as one of the leading agents in South Africa after 15 great years in operation.

From our studio in the centre of Cape Town, we are continually updating and improving our performance to keep in line with the ever increasing expectations of clients, both locally and globally.

Our current team of hand-picked photographers specialising in advertising, catalogue, fashion and beauty, still life, landscape, automobile and BTS photography keep us confident that we can  always provide the right shooter to match the many, and varied, briefs received.

In keeping with global trends, we offer both full production and post-production services when required, with dedicated expertise to deal with each and every aspect of a shoot or simply to provide the right photographer for the right job."

Recent jobs include Revlon, Coke Zero, Hansaplast, Wrangler, Bjorn Borg, Afb, AfriCan Liquid Telecom, Colgate, Nurofen, VW Polo Vivo, Hoststar, Slendertone, OB, Konig Pilsner, 3 Suisses, Puma, Budweiser, Weber, Renault Sandero and Stepway.

Hein van Tonder Cape Town Food & Drink Photographers and Stylists

Hein van Tonder is a food photographer and stylist based in Cape Town. He is known for his ability to craft beautiful images by working with and manipulating the incredible and long hours of natural light available in Cape Town.

Hein is a 2015 and 2016 finalist in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards, and a category runner up in the 2016 Njord Sustainable Food Photography Competitions.

Clients include Sunday Times Food Weekly, Nobu Cape Town, Taste Magazine, Food & Home Magazine and Pink Lady Apples South Africa. He has photographed numerous books, including 'La Creuzette - The Story of a House'.

Mauro Matalone Cape Town aerial & drone photographers

Mauro Matalone is an Italian freelance photographer and videographer currently based in Cape Town. His passion for travelling has brought him to explore many countries around the world, across Europe, Asia and Southern Africa.

Mauro has developed a great eye for street photography, travel and documentaries, architecture and aerial photography. He is currently using drone technology for his work (licensed UAV pilot) and has improved his visual language in a fast and accurate creative way.

He is committed to travelling for international assignments and to being represented by international agencies.

Clients include Dogon Group Properties (SA), WaveBreak Media, Boomerang Filmproduktion (GER), Roundabout Film (SA), Studio89 (FR), Chiavari Municipality (IT) and Oh Mercy! (SA).

Hannah Mentz Cape Town people & lifestyle photographers

Cape Town-based Hannah Mentz is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer. She is known for bringing out the best in her subjects, be they adults, children or dogs. Cape Town provides a spectacular backdrop for her to create beautiful lifestyle images.

She has recently shot campaigns for Sunweb and Ross & Brown. She previously worked in London for BBC, Slimfast, Servite Housing and several corporate clients. Her work has also been published in The Sunday Times (UK) featuring an ad for Lloyd's TSB and Time magazine. She also produces work for local and international NGOs including Comic Relief.

studio 26 Cape Town rental studios photo & film

Just a 20-minute drive from central Cape Town, Studio 26 Locations is a dedicated location facility consisting of two components constructed exclusively for production use. It caters to both stills and cine productions of any size and description.

The Lake Houses have been extensively used for film and still productions. Custom-built to give Cape Town the one thing it did not have - a rustic timber, lake-side cabin complete with classic jetty and a set of shabby-chic huts - the location is ideal for any vintage theme, re-creating New Orleans, the Caribbean or the Old West. A vintage pick-up truck is amongst some of the props provided to complete the picture. Picturesque backgrounds, vehicle access, and the possibility of waterborne themes such as swimming and boating increase the many possibilities.

The Open Air Studio consists of an open roofed building structure, stairs, deck area, doorways, open windows, props such as columns, boxes chairs and plenty of neatly paved floor space. It can be filled with water, graffiti painted, decorated to look like Greece... at Studio26, anything is possible!

Clients include Adidas, HSE24, H&M, C&A, Dune London, Lays, Next Directory, Marie Claire, GQ, Vogue, Men´s Health, Madeleine, Otto, Heine, Boys of Europe, Fear Factor and many more.