About THREAD

Moonlighting Digital became THREAD in 2014. A stand-alone team within Moonlighting that facilitates and / or develops and produces digital content and services.

People engage with content differently these days. Our attention spans are shorter, our time is limited, the number of ways content can reach us is infinite and we can aggressively control what we engage with. What THREAD does is create and programme relevant content for brands and makes sure that it reaches and engages with the target audience. That’s it in a nutshell.

Jon Savage (Creative Director) – jon@thread.co.za

Carl Booysen (Producer) – carl@thread.co.za

Anton Noll (Production Manager)

Kate-Lyn Moore (Production Assistant)

Latest work:

Sony xperia Mashlab: conceptualised and produced by Thread, it’s 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 two well known South African artists. Fans vote which artists should collaborate via social media; they send song ideas, develop lyrics & design the album. Artists are filmed and footage streamed through the Sony xperia site. Artists who’ve collaborated this year include Freshly Ground, David Kramer, Al Bairre, PHFAT, Toya Delazy, Kwesta, Black Motion, Jack Parrow, Tresor & The Kiffness.

Savannah Serenades for Savannah

Live & Unplugged for KAYA FM

You’ll find their full portfolio at thread.co.za

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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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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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