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    1 March 2016

    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.

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    Hollywood “blown away” by SA production crews

    24 February 2016

    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

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    33% more value for your budget; demand on crew eases as 4 movies wrap 

    23 February 2016

    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.

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    Of Kings and Prophets

    23 February 2016

    Of Kings and Prophets – shot with Moonlighting Films in South Africa – will premier in the US on March 8th.

    Published in Business Day: 19 February, 2016

    THESE are fire-treated so they can go up in flames, says costume supervisor Stephen O’Rawe. There’s a battle tonight and O’Rawe is in the thick of it. He’s marshalling uniforms for three different tribes so that everything is ready when the 400-odd extras arrive to be dressed. The clothes of the various “soldiers” will catch alight in the midst of the fray — without the actors being crisped.

    It’s dusty and hot in the bleached hills outside Durbanville in the Western Cape where the American Broadcasting Corporation Studios’ (ABC’s) television series Of Kings and Prophets is being filmed. It’s the largest ABC production yet to be filmed in SA.

    “He came from Game of Thrones,” says costume designer Moira Meyer of O’Rawe. “He says he’s never going back.”

    O’Rawe is marching about showing off Philistine masks and leather jerkins. Game of Thrones in some ways marked a new era in television drama: the television spectacular. The Home Box Office (HBO) series has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards and attracted record numbers of viewers and a broad and active international fan base.

    Of Kings and Prophets, which traces the rise of a shepherd, David, to become the Israelites’ most famous king, is ABC’s answer to the rise of these superseries.

    For full article, go to: http://www.bdlive.co.za/life/entertainment/2016/02/19/of-local-film-crew-kings-and-vital-profits


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    Evergreen – Tresor and The Kiffness

    23 February 2016

    8 music videos down, 1 to go in the Sony Xperia Mashlab project being produced by our digital company Thread. The 7th is   Evergreen, a collaboration by Tresor & The Kiffness, directed by Quinton Lavery, that – as voted by Sony Xperia Mashlab fans – combines “Tarantino tunes & summer vibes”. It’s high in the national charts and playing on MYV and Trace. We shot it on Seapoint Beach at sunset and invited fans to come and be extras. Very cool, you’ll love it. Here are some pic. Videos to follow. #Sony Xperia Mashlab #5FM #Tresor #The Kiffness #Evergreen #Thread

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    Balsamik from Pixies Film

    6 February 2016

    We love this. Shot with Pixies Films and Audrey Dana before Christmas.

    Agency : Altmann + Pacreau

    Soundtrack: TheMixMen / Claire Paillot & Lisa Chaumont

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    4 February 2016

    What can bring an entire office to a standstill? No Wifi? No power? Nooooo. A cute little tea-cup pig. The major star of a recent shoot and hanging with us before he moves to his fabulous new home.

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    Power Horse: Making Of

    9 December 2015

    JJ Harris’ Behind the Scenes from the Making of Power Horse.

    Director – Matthaus Bussmann

    Production Company: Film Factory, Vienna


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    Moonlighting at London’s FOCUS expo 14 – 15 Dec

    9 December 2015

    Moonlighting will be joining fellow GPN members at a shared stand at FOCUS – London’s first ever international production trade show – held at the Business Design Centre in Islington next week. 10am – 5pm, Monday & Tuesday, followed by the FOCUS APA Christmas party in London. Over 100 exhibitors from over 40 countries all under one rood. Film commissions/Production companies/Production services companies/Location Libraries/Hotel groups… Come & visit if you’re in town.

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    Sponsoring the Big Issue

    29 November 2015

    We are very very proud to have been part of this – the Big Issue Collectors Edition Nov 2015 – Jan 2016 – sponsored by our very own Cape Town Commercials and Film Production Industry – OUT NOW

    Check out the “I lolly Cape Town” image – specially designed for the edition, based on that archetypal symbol of Cape Town summer – the grenadilla lolly!


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    Never Stop: Epic Adventure for North Face from Mekanism

    1 October 2015

    North Face went for epic adventure in their first ever global ad campaign, created by Mekanism. The team came to South Africa this winter and shot at 6 locations in 4 “Amazing Race” type days. They braved Hout Bay Harbour’s choppy winter swell, skate-boarded down Steenbras Pass Road, froze at Sutherland (home to our Observatory), jumped off Kynsna’s Red Bridge and then raced up to Johannesburg and Pretoria for museum and market shots. The South African scenes were combined with shots from Alaska and Nepal to create the beautioful end product

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    World Rhino Day

    22 September 2015

    In support of WORLD RHINO DAY – Modelling the scarves and socks we buy to give to our clients. All proceeds from buying these go directly to the‪#‎BlackMambasAntiPoachingUnit‬ to buy them much needed kit and supplies. ‪#‎WorldRhinoDay‬ ‪#‎SaveTheRhino‬ ‪#‎StopPoachingRhinos‬


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    Moonlighting Masterchef

    29 August 2015

    African Relish Culinary School hosted us once more for our annual Bosberaad, a.k.a Teambuilding, a.k.a Masterchef a.k.a “No I’m not really competitive…” In three oh so short hours we had to light a fire, prepare and cook a poitjie, joint a leg of lamb or a chicken, chop onions in a race, make a relish, bake bread, make sago pudding, make a meringue……….it was messy. Thank you African Relish for a fabulous 48 hours.

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    19 August 2015

    Moonlighting Commercials are looking to fill 2 intern positions for the Production Season (end of September to the end of March / mid April). Both need to be able to work flexible and sometimes long hours. Own transport is preferable. Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to jess@moonlighting.co.za. No applications via Facebook please.

    -This Position will suit someone who ultimately wants to get into Production/ Producing. The successful applicant will work alongside the Bidding Producers, and assist with production research. They must have excellent attention to detail, be very efficient, a fast learner and have an enquiring mind. They will learn all about all the different elements that go into a production. They must have excellent written and spoken English, good computer skills and be proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Photoshop would be very useful.

    – This position will suit someone who has an interest in (and ideally a good knowledge of) South African locations in general (especially in Cape Town) for films and stills. They need to be a fast learner, have an enquiring mind and think outside the box. Ideally, they need to be able to work with online presentation systems and put together location presentations, researching from a database as well as from online research.
    They must be proficient in
    – Microsoft office skills Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    They should also have knowledge or experience in some, if not all, of the following:
    – Basic Photography skills
    – Basic Video Camera skills
    – Basic Photoshop
    – Basic Video Editing

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    Thread and Sony Xperia Mashlab

    19 August 2015

    Moonlighting’s digital company “Thread” are into their 3rd month of running Sony Xperia “Mashlab” on South Africa’s most popular youth radio station 5FM.  Conceived by Thread’s Jon Savage, Mashlab is an online, interactive music “lab” which, each month, produces a new song & music video developed entirely by the fans and performed by their choice of well-known South African artists. (The last Mashlab included bands Seether and The Parlotones.) Fans vote which artist should collaborate via social media; they send song ideas, develop lyrics and design the album. Artists are filmed and footage streamed through the Sony Xperia site culminating in a live concert for all 10 tracks.  True digital integration in one project.  The music video of Mashlab #1’s “Caviar Dreams”, performed by Al Bairre and PHFAT was released by Sony Xperia last week; Mashlab #2’s “Addicted to Scars” is a collaboration of Kwesta and Black Motion; Mashlab #3 ‘s collaboration between David Kramer and Toya Delazy is in production. For more info on this and other digital concepts from Thread, check out www.thread.co.za

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    Messin with the Sasquatch

    14 August 2015

    Jack Links campaign – Shot for Mekanism with Hungry Man and director Dave Laden

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    Endless River is first SA film to compete at the Venice International Film Festival

    11 August 2015

    Great article in Times Live on Endless River – produced by Genevieve Hofmeyr and Marvin Saven of Moonlighting Films and Didier Costet of Swift Productions. The team last collaborated together with Oliver Hermanus on his award winning “Skoonheid”.

    Oliver Hermanus’s new film, The Endless River,has bagged two prestigious nominations at the Venice International Film Festival.

    The Endless River, shot in the small town of Riviersonderend in the Western Cape, has been nominated for the Golden Lion award. Its lead actress, Crystal Donna Roberts, has been nominated as Best Actress. Hermanus said the invitation to a premiere and nominations for the awards made him feel “pretty good”. “My hope is for the film to be seen by the largest possible audience and to inspire new work by my peers.” Hermanus said he was not sure when the film – shot last year – would be released locally.

    For 30-year-old Roberts this is her “first big film role” despite having done theatre. “It’s obviously quite overwhelming. I’m so proud to be part of this,” she said. Roberts plays a small-town waitress alongside French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle, who plays a French expatriate. He forms an unlikely bond with the waitress after the brutal murder of his family on a farm.

    The 72nd festival, from September 2 to12, is the world’s oldest film festival.

    Hermanus, who also directed the films Skoonheid and Shirley Adams , will compete against 20 other filmmakers.

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    Cannes Lions 2015

    30 June 2015

    Moonlighting’s Beccy and Shayne spent a hard (yeah right), fantastic week at Cannes Lions. Once again we were part of the GPN base which ran from 11 – 5pm every day, this year at La Mandala Beach Restaurant on the Croisette – great for meetings and a base for clients to chill out and use the WIFI. We had our GPN Summit on the Tuesday – attended by some 30 production service companies from around the world. We went to the Shots Party, The Location Guide Soiree, the P.I.G Films / Tantor Barbequeue, the Lee Films Tapas party, the Geek Films party, dined with many old friends and were proud to sponsor what was hailed as THE party of the week. The South African Party rocked it his year. Pulse Music’s Marc Agranti DJ’d along with guest DJ Juan Woodbury and Boerewors rolls were served at 1am. We we had to close the doors when the guest-count hit 600.

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    Mad Max Fury Road – Pics from the Cast & Crew Screening

    19 May 2015

    Mad Max Fury Road cast and crew screenings were held last Wednesday prior to Friday’s worldwide release. Here are a few pics of the guys that came to the Cape Town screening. For the full gallery, check out our Moonlighting Facebook page



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    Mad Max Fury Road

    19 May 2015

    Shot with Moonlighting Films in Namibia – released 15 May 2015


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