south africa Oct 2018


PRODUCTION POOL Cape Town - Zurich - Berlin - Vienna Photo & Film Production

Production Pool’s office in Cape Town is a full service production company servicing the European fashion and advertising market with professional film and photo production services.

German producer, Ila Paterson, originally from Hamburg, has been living and working in South Africa for the past 15 years and brings with her global experience and local know how needed for an overall smooth and friendly shoot.

The Cape Town branch collaborates closely with its colleagues in Europe and offers a one-stop-shop solution for production needs or single separate services such as location scouting, casting, permits, visas, equipment, budget management and crew coordinating.

Recent projects include Comma campaign, C&A Spring/Summer campaign, Edited campaign, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Mia Moda, Otto and Warema.

Prinz Productions Cape Town - Lisbon Photo & Film production

Prinz Productions turns 20 this year!! ''Thanks to amazing loyal clients and creatives for the inspiration and the crew that have made fantastic memories. It has been a pleasure!''

As a service production company, Prinz Productions has dealt with it all, from film commercials to fashion editorials. No job is too big or too small. The team bring a vast amount of experience and get the job done no matter what, interpreting briefs with a direct, “No problems, only solutions” approach.

With offices in South Africa and Portugal, Prinz Productions has delivered projects as far afield as Mauritius and the USA, France and Zanzibar. 20 years of fantastic memories include most recent projects for Total, S Oliver, Widex, Breuninger, Kevin Murphy and Deichmann.

Just Us Production Cape Town Photo & Film Production

Just Us is an edgy, innovative stills and motion production company based in Cape Town.

"We pride ourselves on our creative integrity, resourceful problem-solving, Eco-conscious sets and lateral thinking. As efficient as we are ambitious, we deliver on time, on brand and on budget.

With 15 years of international experience servicing high-end briefs, we know the best talent, we know the best locations and we know how to deliver the best possible product at the best possible cost. We believe the experience is just as important as the product and will make sure you leave Cape Town happy with both."

Gavin Schneider Productions Cape Town Photo Production & Locations

Gavin Schneider Productions is gearing up for another busy season and would like to thank existing and new clients alike for their continued support over the past 21 years. The company especially thanks producer Dawn Moretti, in collaboration with Iris Worldwide, for investing in its services.

Gavin Schneider Productions is passionate and committed to full production, striving to deliver the highest level of personal service along with exceptional results to ensure clients return year after year.

"Summer is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to invest in our production services. With Gavin Schneider Productions by your side, the best rates, finest locations and professional models will always be accessible."

Recent work includes Joules, Schlaraffia, Kennel & Schmenger, Homebase Furniture, Shell, Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, Sacoor Brothers, McCann Healthcare, Danone, Mountain Warehouse and Havas Pharmaceutical.

EuroConnection South Africa Cape Town Photo & Film Production

EuroConnection SA is a full service production house specialising in TV commercials and photographic campaings, offering production services to clients direct as well as to producers and other creatives from abroad.

With heart and passion the team take care of every aspect of a production, bridging creative ideas and embracing client relationships. "We approach each project with a sincere discipline, bringing the best team together."

Based in Cape Town and shooting all over South Africa and other African destinations, EuroConnection SA provides a one-stop service. "No matter which creative idea you have, we are there every step of the way to make sure your deadlines, budgets and creative needs are all fulfilled and delivered!"

With Cape Town summer just around the corner, contact the company for your next shoot in Cape Town or other African countries. Executive producer, Julie Van Damme Lagoe, is ready to take your campaign to the next level!


The Steel team has been enjoying a busy autumn and winter, sinking their teeth into some awesome projects and enjoying beautiful and much needed rains that have rejuvenated the city of Cape Town and countryside in time for the summer.

Recent productions include:

  • PUMA Motorsport - Photographer Adriaan Louw.
  • H&M Home -  Photographers Mikkel Vang and Anders Schønnemann.
  • Chill-Out Wines - Photographer Gustav Wikings.
  • Volkswagen UK - Photographer Fergus Padel.
  • Netto - Photographer Petrus Olsson.
  • Libresse - Photographer Sophie van der Perre.
  • Ellos - Photographers Magnus Reed and Klas Strom.
  • Breitling Surf Squad - Print and video, produced with Spring Studios. Photographer Anders Overgaard. Director Jon Clements.

Baker Kent Cape Town photo production

It has been a busy season for Baker Kent, from major projects to editorials. At home as well as across the African continent and Indian Ocean islands, the team have made it all happen with their usual professionalism and dedication.

Baker Kent is proud to present the highlights of recent work for clients such as Forevermark Diamonds, shot by Kevin Mackintosh, Anthropologie shot by Nathan Copan and Emma Tempest, Another Man shot by Pieter Hugo, BHLDN shot by Alistair Taylor Young, Kevin Mackintosh and Hans Neumann, Wonderland Magazine shot by Ash Kingston, Bompard shot by Clement Pascal, H&M shot by Angelo Pennetta, German Vogue shot by Thomas Lohr, Mr Porter shot by Matthew Brookes (Cape Town) and Matthew Sprout (Morocco), US Harper's Bazaar shot by Alexi Lubomirski, Modern Weekly shot by Misha Taylor, The Times Luxx shot by Rudi Geyser, Jules shot by Alessio Bolzoni, BTS and Making-of Paco Rabbane shot and directed by Ross Hillier, and Adidas shot by Viviane Sassen.

Baker Kent would like to thank all its new and existing clients for their continued support. "We look forward to producing amazing images and experiences this season!"

08 Media Productions Cape Town photo & film production

08 Media Productions has established itself as a reliable full-service production company run and owned by Swedish producer, Anna-Eva Svensson Goodes. Successfully pairing local knowledge with an understanding of international requirements, and 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:

  • Oysho by Thomas Lohr.
  • Jonsered by Björn Ceder.
  • &Other Stories by Cameron Hammond.
  • GANT A/W by Johnny Kangasniemi.

The company also hosted Swedish sports brand Stadium by Bersa, a revisit for GANT A/W 2018 by Johan Sandberg, 6ixty8ight by Stephen Greff, Oriflame by Erika Verginelli, Regatta by David Short, BrownThomas by Steve Marais and Stefano Van Wyk, Audi by Jurgen Berderow, and Volvo Trucks by Patrick Johäll.

SA Media Productions Cape Town film production services

SA Media Productions is a stills and video production company based in South Africa. International directors, actors and talent are attracted to the country because of easy access to incredible locations, value for money service, and the summer sunshine hours. They expect international quality service and, for 27 years, SA Media has worked with the world’s top brands, agencies and publications to produce beautiful and compelling stills, videos and films.

"We bring the insights from over 840 completed productions and a wealth of local experience - solid relationships with suppliers of talent, gear and locations, and an experienced crew gives us a track record for being on time and on budget. From exotic prop requests to untangling logistics nightmares, our team have the skill set to guarantee you never miss a second of golden light.

Follow the dream. We have the team!"

Isabel Pinto Photographer Cape Town - Lisbon advertising photographers

Being raised between Africa and Europe has given Isabel Pinto a very unique style, vibrant and free spirited. Her background in anthropology adds a very different perspective on the way she “sees” people, children, and life; it provides a very emotional approach to her work that has become her trademark across fashion, catalogues, commercial work, lifestyle and portraiture.

With three books published, her clients include Vogue, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Oscar de la Renta Kids, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Monocle, El País, Hooligans Magazine, la Petite Magazine and a variety of catalogues.

Isabel splits the summer seasons between Lisbon and Cape Town, living mainly between the two.

Hannah Mentz Cape Town people & lifestyle photographers

Hannah Mentz is an award-winning photographer specialising in lifestyle, kids and portraiture. She lives and works in Cape Town, "the best place in the world to shoot lifestyle photography."

Hannah has had the best of both worlds – starting her career in the UK where she cut her teeth in the London advertising sector, before transferring to Cape Town. Her skill in capturing spontaneous and joyful images stems from her innate ability to make her subjects feel natural and relaxed.

Hannah constantly strives to better capture the free spirit of lifestyle photography. She has recently shot campaigns for Danone, Sunweb Travel, Lloyds TSB and Ross & Brown Eyewear.

Aart Verrips Johannesburg advertising photographers

Johannesburg-based photographer Aart Verrips, has captured the attention of the South African fashion scene while making a global and digital impact.

Aart continues to gain recognition for a distinctive style that merges the daring, provocative and risqué, while maintaining a commercial aesthetic, expansive creativity and attention to detail that hint at his earlier studies as a pastry chef in France.

Working on major projects with brands such as Levi's, Kurt Geiger and Adidas, he continues to push the boundaries to create better and more enticing images.

studio 26 Cape Town rental studios photo & film

Studio 26 was built by fashion photographer Peter Schreiber to offer two individual and completely different sets to cater to clients' needs.

  • The Open Air Studio: An outdoor studio, purpose built to offer  architectural lines and open skies. Clients can paint or customise it any way they like - the sky is the limit!
  • The Lake Houses: A little village of wooden shacks and houses to offer a rustic yet variable location. Any look is possible, from Montana to the Caribbean, Tom Sawyer to Bruce Weber. Fishing, swimming, hiking, partying, nautical or surfer-boy... you name it!

At Studio 26 almost anything is possible. Contact studio manager Albert or visit the website for more information.

Direct Digital Cape Town Equipment Rent

Direct Digital is a leading photographic, film, and lighting rental house. The Cape Town office has serviced exciting shoots for Louis Vuitton, Of King and Prophets, and more.

A native of Cape Town, Craig is an account handler with over 20 years’ experience in the industry having freelanced as a photographic assistant. He’s been sharing this expertise with clients at Direct Digital for the past 10 years.

On a daily basis, Craig ensures the office runs smoothly: from advising clients on the latest kit to ensuring equipment is sent out and returned in great working order. Delivering the best possible experience is worth it when they get “positive feedback from clients on our awesome service and knowledge.”

Get in touch for a quote or a chat with Craig.