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.
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.
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.
Moonlighting were one of the proud sponsors of this year’s Indie Karoo Film Festival, held at the Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert.
South Africa’s own, Academy Award winning director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) came specially for the screening of his latest movie Eye in the Sky that he shot with the festival’s co-organiser, Production Designer Johnny Breedt (shot with Moonlighting in South Africa). Winners included producer Barry Strick for best feature Twee Grade van Moord. Pictured: Gavin Hood with festival co-organiser Cecilia Voges.
Great interview in the Hollywood Reporter with producer Bill Gerber – praise for South African crew, the South African tax incentives and for Moonlighting 🙂
Huge congratulations to the cast and crew of Mad Max Fury Road.
SIX OSCARS for: Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing.
We are very proud of the phenomenal crew and cast.
Hollywood “blown away” by SA production crews – written by Francesca Fazey / Cape Business News
South Africa’s international reputation for excellence in the film industry is fast extending beyond its scenic locations to now include the quality of its production crews. This is according to Chris Brancato, Executive Producer of “Of Kings and Prophets,” the first big-budget television series from American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Studios to be shot entirely in South Africa.
Brancato was speaking at a press conference on Thursday on the series set, located in Stellenbosch. “I have worked on film sets all over the world, and can honestly say that this is one of the best crews I have ever worked with,” Brancato said.
He described the attention to detail in every level of the production as “jaw-dropping.” Brancato also praised the work ethic and depth of talent available in the country and said he had received several unsolicited comments from seasoned Hollywood directors involved in the show who were “blown away” by the quality of the South African production team. The ethnic diversity of the crew in senior positions and “not just as assistants”, was another strong feature that was rare in the industry, Brancato said.
For full article, see http://www.cbn.co.za/component/k2/hollywood-blown-away-by-sa-production-crews
Of Kings and Prophets was shot with Moonlighting Films
Production value in South Africa is at an all-time high thanks to our all-time low Rand. Which means 33% more value for your $ or € and 25% more value for your £. Basically, $50 -70 will get you a meal for 2 in a 5 star restaurant with wine. And a sunset. By the ocean. Production is also easier now that 4 features have wrapped.