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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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    BIDDING and RESEARCH INTERN POSITIONS

    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.

    BIDDING INTERN
    -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.

    RESEARCH INTERN
    – 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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    Avengers Age of Ultron locations supervisor talks Johannesburg

    29 April 2015

    Jamie Lengyel, Supervising Location Manager on Age of Ultron. had nothing but praise for Johannesburg after filming a major action sequence there for Avengers – Age of Ultron with Moonlighting Films last year.

    He was interviewed for The Location Guide along with Exec Producer Jeremy Latcham: 

    “The ambition from the start was to go global, with a broader visual canvas that could take the franchise to new markets,” explains Jamie Lengyel, Supervising Location Manager on Age of Ultron. Marvel chose Johannesburg in South Africa as the filming location for a key action sequence where Iron Man is tasked with subduing The Hulk. Moonlighting Films assisted the shoot locally.

    “Johannesburg is a melting pot of African culture and is very interesting visually,” Lengyel observes: “It has a great skyline, which was important as we were planning lots of aerial shots. The local authorities were very helpful.”

    “When you’re bringing a movie of this size, you need a government that’s going be welcoming, co-operative and give you the access to the city that you need,” adds executive producer Jeremy Latcham.

    “We looked all over Africa for this sequence and Johannesburg was clearly the place to be,” Latcham continues: “It had the look and access to the streets we needed. It was really film-friendly. In the downtown streets we flew helicopters, crashed cars and exploded massive pyrotechnics. It’s really exciting and nice to find governments that want filmmakers to come and show off their city and that’s what we have done and I think the people of Johannesburg are going to be thrilled to see their city well-represented up on the big screen.”

     

     

     

     


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    David Review’s write-up on Paul WS Anderson’s Audi spot “Coup”

    29 April 2015

    No one does bombastic nonsense quite like The Mob’s Paul WS Anderson. In this film – for example – it’s pretty obvious that this gang of crooks would be better advised buying the cars they steal as it would certainly be the cheaper option.

    But that doesn’t matter one bit… instead of thinking about that, just concentrate on the glorious spectacle of a well-organised heist. Even if the whole point is to demonstrate they’re not going to get away with it because of some elaborate tracking system that allows the police to recover the vehicles.

    Anderson is very much the ‘go to guy’ for this kind of action film facsimile and rightly so. There’s something about the way he puts together sequences like this that makes you think the police ought to be interviewing him about the Hatton Garden diamond job. Not that he was involved, of course, but perhaps the cops should be asking him how he WOULD have done it if he was!


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    Paul WS Anderson’s ‘The Coup” for Audi

    29 April 2015

    The Hollywood blockbuster style Audi spot we shot with Resident Evil Director Paul WS Anderson with UK’s Mob Films and Berlin’s Markenfilm Berlin for agency thjnk berlin was flighted last week. This is the spot that had us shutting down entire sections of highway in Johannesburg last year.

    It made Editor’s Pick in this weeks’s Creativity online – ” “The Coup” centres on a team of daredevils hijacking a transporter full of Audi S Line Special Edition Models while it’s actually on the highway and lifting it over the busy traffic via helicopter. To achieve that action movie excitement, the agency tapped director Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil” and “The Three Musketeers”). The message, of course, is that these Audis are so desirable that people would go to these extreme lengths to get their hands on them. Thjnk’s Berlin office worked on the spot, with production by German firm Markenfilm Berlin.”


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    The Avengers – Age of Ultron

    24 April 2015

    Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time – Release Date  May 01 2015. Moonlighting Films shot a major action sequence from the movie over a period of around 2 weeks in Johannesburg.
    Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
    Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers.


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    Chase – Fun Things

    9 April 2015

    Beautiful spot shot with Matthaus Bussmann and Serial Pictures / USA for Saatchi & Saatchi earlier this year.


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    Position available: Bidding and Pre-production Assistant

    9 April 2015

    Moonlighting Commercials is looking for a bidding / production assistant to join us full time, to start the last week of April.

    The ideal applicant will enjoy research and be organized with excellent attention to detail. He / she must be driven, enthusiastic, keen to apply themselves to whatever is required and want to learn and grow within a production environment. Previous production or film-related experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
    Proficiency in Excel required. Driver’s License + own vehicle are a must.
    If interested, please don’t respond via Facebook; please email chantel@moonlighting.co.za with your CV.


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    On location Namibia last week: some behind-the-scenes

    2 April 2015

    Shayne, Chantel and their small crew from SA spent last week in Namibia with Australia’s Sweet Shop shooting incredible footage that we can’t show you yet – so here are a few behind-the-scenes. Thank you to the amazing crew that flew up with them.


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    Labatt Blue “Blue Gold”

    23 March 2015

    How does Labatt create the world’s best selling Canadian beer? Let’s just say they have a little help from their biggest fan—he’s got an excellent nose for quality……Shot here by Chris Patterson and our friends from Ranch Exit Media, set to the music “These eyes”. We love this – and just wait for the next one.


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    Toyota – a 3 country epic

    23 March 2015

    Directed by Daisuke Kobayashi, this is the epic 3-country project shot by Spoon, Tokyo for Dentsu and Toyota. The identical sequence was shot in Tokyo, Sydney and finally with us in Cape Town, with the production team flying between the 3 cities over 5 – 6 months. Two identical hero cars (the classic Toyota Levin from the 1980’s) were used between the 3 countries. Every camera angle, every shot was matched in each version. The Spoon and Dentsu teams were great to work with – we loved this project.


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    Digital Content from Thread

    15 January 2015

    Meet THREAD – Moonlighting’s in-house digital content company – developed as the demand grows for servicing more fast-turnaround -tight-budget digital work.  VIEW HERE the monthly live music show THREAD is producing for local radio station KAYA FM and sponsor Bisquit Cognac – turning it into an interactive internet TV show that streams in HD quality on mobile phones and social media.  If you like this then look at the Savannah one too.  www.thread.co.za


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    Scott Lyon’s Audi A3 etron ad for Markenfilm

    15 January 2015

    The new Audi A3 e-tron commercial – shot by Outsider’s Scott Lyon for Markenfilm Hamburg and ad agency Thjnk Hamburg. We shot over 3 freezing nights in Johannesburg’s July winter with handwarmers and beanies all round. Johannesburg crew were amazing as ever.


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    Homeland Season 4 – Behind the Scenes

    9 January 2015

    Cape Town doubled for Washington DC, Kabul and Islamabad for the filming of Homeland Season 4 – shot with Moonlighting Films through much of 2014. This Behind-the-Scenes clip was shot for Variety and aired in September. For those of you who didn’t see it then – it includes interviews with Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin, Nazanin Boniani, Michael Klick (co-executive producer), Lesli Linka Glatter (executive producer)  – and GREAT shots of Cape Town doubling for Islamabad, Kabul and Washington. 

    http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/homeland-season-4-claire-danes-showtime-1201304870/


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