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    Cannes Lions 2016

    29 June 2016

    Poor Shayne and Beccy roughed it in Cannes again this year. We were based during the day at the Mandala Beach Restaurant as part of the GPN (Global Production Network) base; thanks to all the clients who came to visit us there and joined us for morning yoga on the beach (!), SUP-ing on our branded GPN boards (! again), breakfasts, drinks, lunch and great chats. We partied at the PIG / Tantor Films BBQ sessions; at the Lee Films pool party; at the Casta Diva apartment; at the SHOTS party; the Location Guide Soiree; and of course co-sponsored the best party of the week – Friday night’s South Africa party at Long Beach. DJ’s Marc Algranti and Juan Woodbury rocked it again. By Sunday 26th it was all over for another year.


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    Laura Mvula’s “Phenomenal Woman” shot with Thread

    31 May 2016

    Moonlighting’s digital company Thread just shot Laura Mvula’s music video “Phenomenal Woman” with Director Alex Southam and London Alley. We shot in 1 day in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap, working in 2 -3 minute sessions to allow for no lock-offs and the area’s 5 prayer times. UK stylist Alex Noble (stylist for Lady Gaga) designed costumes and we cast locally with mostly professional dancers.


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    Why Sean Penn’s The Last Face filmed in South Africa

    9 May 2016

    Great interview in the Hollywood Reporter with producer Bill Gerber – praise for South African crew, the South African tax incentives and for Moonlighting 🙂

    Producer Bill Gerber reveals how the country’s versatile locales and movie production incentives made it the ideal location for the festival entry starring Charlize Theron.

    ‘The incentives [South Africa offers] are enticing — it’s very provocative. And we also got lucky in that the exchange rates kept improving in our favor the longer we stayed down there. We had a spectacular local production company called Moonlighting; we dealt with a woman named Genevieve Hofmeyr [who also helped with on-location shooting for Mad Max: Fury Road], and she just did an extraordinary job of lining up crew in all the departments, other than the key [crewmembers] whom we brought with us. They’re very pro­lific down there and just great.’

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    Thread gets 2 nominations at SAMA22

    22 April 2016

    Yesssssss!!!!! TWO South Africa Music Award nominations for THREAD!!!! One for Army of One (Jack Parow & Freshlyground) and one for Caviar Dreams (Al Bairre & P.H.fat).

    I even got a quote from Jon Savage in all the excitement!!! “Thank you Xperia Mashlab on 5FM!This is testament to Sony Xperia’s bravery in creating something unique in the landscape of musical collaboration!”

    Thread has produced 9 music videos for Sony xperia Mashlab, working with the above artists as well as David Kramer, Toya DeLazy, Kwesta, Black Motion, Tresor, The Kiffness.


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    Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky released 1 April 2016

    5 April 2016

    Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky (Raindog Films) – released on 1st April in the USA; shot in South Africa with Moonlighting Films.
    Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul. Alan Rickman


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    Bidding and Pre-Production Assistant

    3 March 2016

    We are looking for a bidding / pre production assistant to join us full time, to start asap.

    The ideal applicant will have some production experience and will be organized, detail-oriented, enjoy research and want to grow within a production environment.  This is a long term Position and we hope to find someone who wants to work in-house for an extended period of time.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to learn within  a busy production environment. There will be some time spent on set but this position is primarily office-based, so will not suit someone who wants to be on set all the time.

    Proficiency in Word and  Excel + Driver’s License + own vehicle are a must.

    If interested, please send your CV to chantel@moonlighting.co.za


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    South African team thanked by Academy Award winning Production Designers

    1 March 2016

    As Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson collected their Oscar for Best Production Design / Mad Max Fury Road, they thanked their South African team.


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    MAD MAX WINS SIX OSCARS

    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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