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    Shortlisted for Shots Awards 2018 – Production Service Company of the Year.

    21 September 2018

    We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for the Shots Awards 2018 Production Service Company of the Year, along with esteemed fellow shortlist companies TwentyfourSeven, Radioactive and LS Productions.

    This is our 30 second montage that features incredible work from John Hillcoat (Ancestry / Serial Pictures), Mark Zibert (Tangerine / Skin and Bones), Mark Zibert (Samsung / Imperial Woodpecker), Traktor (Harry Boy / Giants & Toys), Rune Milton (Com Hem / Bleck), Dave Scanlon (Compare the Market / Passion).

    The Awards Ceremony is on Thursday 18 October.


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    Compare the Market

    14 June 2018

    At last! The Hollywood musical extravaganza we shot with London’s Passion Pictures and director Dave Scanlon for VCCP for Compare the Market and Meerkat Movies. Spot the original Ghostbusters car and Cate Blanchett’s dress from Elizabeth – both flown in for the shoot; the choreographed 500+ extras and 48 dancers. Credit to Production Designer Ninon de Klerk; Wardrobe Stylist Moira Anne Meyer; the fantastic crew and as ever our dream production team Suzanne Currie, Lerié Neethling, Wade Olckers; Robyn Snell, Shayne Brookstein.

    #meerkatmovies #comparethemarket #comparethemeerkat#twoforonemovies


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    campaign – Comparethemarket.com reveals its most ambitious campaign yet

    2 June 2018

    …to bring to life the variety of films available with a year’s membership to Meerkat Movies.

    The ad by VCCP reimagines Barbara Streisand’s Rain On My Parade, sung by the loveable meerkat Aleksandr, and is packed with iconic film references to capture the magic of the silver screen. It was shot in Cape Town with Parisian choreographer Oliver Casamayou, who has worked with Kylie Minogue, Will Young and Cirque Du Soleil. The wardrobe was curated by Moira Meyer, who has worked on films such as Blood Diamond and The Hurt Locker, and includes Brad Pitt’s uniform from Fury and Cate Blanchett’s dress from Elizabeth. For the first time Comparethemarket.com used a 60-second radio ad to launch the campaign, which will be followed by a TV spot airing on 18 May during Coronation Street.

    CAMPAIGN May 2018


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    Moonlighting wins Production Service award at Ciclope Africa 2018

    11 April 2018

    We won in the Production Services category with Mark Zibert and Skin and Bones’ Tangerine – Stuntman!!! Thank you to all the amazing crew and to @skinandbones, Mark Zibert and john St, Toronto. #tangerine #stuntman #ciclopeafrica2018


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    Daikin for Tohokushinsha, Tokyo

    5 April 2018

    This is Daikin – shot with director Daisuke Kobayashi & Tohokushinsha Film Corporation over 4 days in Johannesburg and 2 days in Cape Town last year. Made possible by the ever brilliant Timeslice Cinematography with special thanks to Stefan who piloted the drone throughout the 8 day recce and then the 6 days shoot.


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    VISA UPDATE – FANTASTIC NEWS

    28 March 2018

    No more Advance Specialist Visas (Section 11(2)) required for directors, DP’s and photographers coming to shoot in South Africa for less than 90 days from visa exempt countries!!!!!

    They will now be able to come in as Oversights with a FIVA letter that they will present at immigration upon arrival.

    This is thanks to the incredible efforts of Rudi Riek of FIVA (Film Industry Visa Assistance)

    Visas will be required as usual for all travelers from non-visa-exempt countries, as well as other specific members of crew; however, they will not be restricted to only applying in their home countries. More info available from Moonlighting.


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    9 March 2018

    We’re proud to see Moonlighting Films co-founder and MD Genevieve Hofmeyr featured in Variety’s first International Women’s Impact Report in honour of International Women’s Day.

    International Women’s Impact Report 2018 – Variety


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    Cape Town’s water situation is improving daily.

    8 February 2018

    We are happy to reassure you we are NOT queuing for water, many gardens & parks are still green and life is fine!
    Unfortunately the press is still sensationalising the situation and doesn’t portray the reality as it is, or the good news. So – with apologies for yet another email – here is an update.

    • Yes, we are experiencing a serious drought but all the many steps being taken by the City of Cape Town and residents are allowing our water supplies to be gradually replenished.
    • Millions of litres of water have been re-routed to Cape Town’s water supply from other Western Cape dams that are no longer needed by the farmers. (There is still a lot of water in dams outside of Cape Town).

    We can assure you that film shoots and tourism are going ahead as usual with no adverse effects whatsoever.

    • As you can see from the photos, we have green parks and gardens; these are just a few of many.
    • When you stay in Cape Town, you will have water as usual at your hotel, our office, restaurants and anywhere you go. The only thing you might notice is that your hotel may encourage you to shower instead of taking a bath, and perhaps replace towels and linen every other day. That is probably the only real way it is affecting visitors.
    • The Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour with 35000 cyclists, many of whom are from outside Cape Town / overseas, is going ahead with confidence in March.

    The prospect of the much-mentioned “Day Zero” (a term intended mainly to make residents save water) is looking even less likely. Current official projections have now pushed it back to mid-May (3 months away, well into our winter) but it’s still unlikely. Even then, if it happens, central Cape Town and surrounding business and tourist districts will not be affected.

    We will never allow your shoot or stay here to be compromised in any way and will keep you fully informed of the situation.

    Just think – you can tell everyone you survived the Cape Town drought (while sipping on your ice-cold Sauvignon Blanc as you gaze at the ocean)!


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    Tangerine – Stuntman shot by Mark Zibert with Skin and Bones

    23 January 2018

    Tangerine – Stuntman. From Mark Zibert at Skin and Bones for John St, Toronto. Shot late last year – this was an incredible production to be part of with 3 of the 6 shoot days pure stunts. Thanks to our fantastic clients, the ever-brilliant South African crew, our great production team Suzanne CurrieWade OlckersShayne Brookstein, Production Designer Naobie Noisetteand extra special thanks to Leander Lacey, Adam Horton and the team at Stunt Network.


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    Harry Boy from Giants & Toys / Traktor

    9 January 2018

    Shot just before Christmas by Giants & Toys and Traktor for Akestam Holst, this is the first of 2 spots for Harry Boy.


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    Christmas Party 2017

    22 December 2017

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    Discovery and Google’s new VR series with LA’s Here be Dragons

    20 December 2017

    LA’s Here Be Dragons, with director Addison O’Dea, came to Cape Town to shoot episodes of Discovery and Google’s ground-breaking VR series “Discovery TRVLR” which takes viewers directly into the lives of fascinating locals in every corner of the globe through a 360 degree storytelling experience. In South Africa, after extensive research, we focused on 4 unique locals including Christie, a young Sangoma who gave us unprecedented access to her initiation ceremony, and Bradley, one of the last surviving members of the ancient Bushmen tribe. https://www.discoveryvr.com(To view, you will need a browser that supports playback of 360° videos).


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    Toyota’s epic, 5-country “Mobility for All” shot by John Hillcoat and Serial Pictures for Saatchi & Saatchi.

    27 November 2017

    John Hillcoat and Serial Pictures’ beautiful epic “Mobility for All” spot for Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi kicked off Toyota’s global Olympics sponsorship. The ad spotlights 100 people in every stage of life, showing one for each age from 1 to 100 years old. It was shot in 5 countries: South Africa (with Moonlighting), Canada, Czech Republic, Thailand and Japan. In South Africa we cast 32 roles, including a Nigerian Paralympic power-lifter, a 97 year old woman and a 99 year old man from Johannesburg, a 75 year old dance teacher and the cool 70 year old surfer in the picture. This was a really incredible production to be part of.


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    The Dark Tower – shot in South Africa with Moonlighting Films

    8 September 2017

    The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey and directrd by Nikolaj Arcel was shot in South Africa with Moonlighting Films.

    Click here to read Daniel Derckson’s article “South Africa helps to bring Stephen King’s The Dark Tower to life” by Daniel Derckson. 

    Here are some highlights –

    When filmmakers searched for locations to shoot the highly anticipated film of Stephen King’s celebrated The Dark Tower book series, they found a perfect home in South Africa which “offered unique landscapes and awe-inspiring forests for the alternate dimension. The production took the company to such remote places as the barren Karoo desert, where they built the Mid-World sets. To add a further layer of a parallel universe, the company moved to the Cedarburg mountain range, where the protected nature reserve features dramatic caves and characteristic red rocks.”
    “Mid-World is a sort of a wasteland, yet not quite,” says Glass. “There are a lot of remnants of an ancient civilization that are scattered around this place; weirdly, the civilization is a future civilization that has now become ancient.”

    “In South Africa, we found otherworldly deserts – it was almost like being on Mars,” Glass continues. “The horizon just kept going; I’ve never seen anything like that before. I think that there’s a romance and a certain sense of adventure that goes into filming in Africa.”


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    1stAveMachine – Izze Fusions

    27 May 2017

    US production house 1stAveMachine shot 8 days with us in December for agency TBWA / Chiat / Day’s sumptuous launch campaign for PepsiCo’s Izze Fusions. The shoot comprised 3 different units working with 3 incredible directors – Karim Zariffa, Nico Casavecchia and Tim Brown – who shot simultaneously in studio and on location. Many elements were deliberately whacky or challenged the norm. Credit to Art Director Leon Morland, Wardrobe Stylist Bridget Baker, Gravitron for SFX, our SA production team and crew and our fantastic clients. We were proud to get this feedback from our US Exec Producer – “Every project that comes across my desk I try to figure out how to shoot it in SA with you. It was seriously one of the best production services experiences I’ve had and I shoot all around the world.” You can catch most of the footage at @izzeofficial.


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    Round the World in 80 Days

    4 April 2017

    On Saturday, our sports division – Moonsport – started production on ”Round the World in 80 Days” – following cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont, live, on his epic journey as he cycles 240 miles / 16 hours each day. Beaumont is preceding his July start with a “test-run”, cycling 3500 miles around Great Britain over 14 days. Cape Town based cameraman Helmut Scherz and editor/stills photographer Johnny Swanepoel will be on the road with Mark and his support team for the same relentless 16 cycling hours every day. Daily uploads will illustrate his progress and tell the story. Moonsport’s Trent Key and Manni Ferreira will be steering the production over the next 5 months. You can follow Mark’s progress on www.artemisworldcycle.com on Twitter at @MrMarkBeaumont #AroundBritain #80Days.


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    World of Tanks Campaign – Dave Laden, Hungry Man, Mekanism

    27 March 2017

    Hungry Man’s Dave Laden shot Mekanism’s World of Tanks campaign with us over 2 days in Cape Town. Noordhoek Common swapped its usual occupants (local dog-walkers) for the star of these Super Bowl featured ads – the legendary Sherman World War II Tank (circa 1940). Driven down from Bloemfontein’s military war museum on a flatbed, our hero was skilfully driven by a South African army tank commander, destroying 4 immaculate set-builds, with 2 resets for each. We had to do regular “sweeps” of the surrounding bushes, uncovering numerous locals hiding to watch!


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    The Virtuous Circle

    24 January 2017

    We are incredibly proud to be involved in the landmark circular economy project “The Virtuous Circle” , that has been launched in South Africa to tackle the challenges of childhood nutrition, food packaging waste and education about sustainable waste management . 2 weeks ago we shot an educational video for the project with South Africa’s own legend Tresor that shows delivery of Futurelife Twin pouches to schoolchildren as well as the first wave of Wildlands Green Desks that are created entirely from recycled, flexible packaging.
    The Virtuous Circle is co-ordinated by DuPont in close collaboration with Futurelife®, EqualTrade4, Amcor, Wildlands, RWPA and Wastebuster among others. @3PillarsZA Wastebuster Intergalactic


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    Behind the Scenes on Wastebuster

    21 October 2016

    A few behind-the-scenes from the best few days shooting with multi-award winning and platinum selling Tresor, the legendary Captain Busta, the Khayelitsha Peacemakers & director Carl Houston Mc Millan for the UK’s not-for-profit Wastebuster CIC with Katy Newnham. Huge thanks to Carl Houston McMillan and the amazing crew who gave their time and expertise. And special thanks to the amazing Moonlighting team that includes Chantel, Carl, Jess, Eve & Allan. We’ll show you more when we can.


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    Replica of Mandela’s prison cell sponsored by Moonlighting

    20 October 2016

    Moonlighting was incredibly proud to undertake and sponsor the production of the Robben Island Museum’s mobile replica Mandela cell, launched last month at Spine Road High School, Mitchells Plain in the presence of former political prisoners Ahmed Kathrada, Eddie Daniels, Andrew Mlangeni and Dennis Goldberg; Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and Home Affairs Deputy Minister Fathima Chohan and more than 1200 matric students from surrounding Mitchells Plain High Schools. Huge thanks and respect to the amazing workmanship of Johnny Breedt, Rae Wynne-Roberts, Mustakim Salie, Nic Buchanan, Drew Jarvis & Robert Burger, who designed and created the cell & its trailer (construction, illustration, printing). The cell will be taken around the country by the Robben Island Museum & The Ministry of Home Affairs, to educate children about the country’s past.


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