About Moonlighting Films

Moonlighting Films is widely recognised as South Africa’s foremost Production Company in the provision of highly skilled motion picture and television co-productions and production services.
Founded by Genevieve Hofmeyr and Philip Key in 1997, the company has serviced, produced and/or structured finance for more than fifty international motion picture and television productions. With experience that allows the flexibility to understand all types of budget, the company’s productions range from big budget Hollywood studio pictures to smaller television dramas and documentaries.
Quality services rendered by Moonlighting Films and supervised by Hofmeyr, have assisted in the successful execution of the off-shore production of numerous mainstream Hollywood motion pictures, many helmed by filmmakers such as Clint Eastwood, Edward Zwick, Michael Mann, Marc Forster, Roland Emmerich, Phillip Noyce, Mira Nair and Bruce Beresford.
In addition to A-List and Oscar® winning talent such as Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, and Hilary Swank, Moonlighting Films’ has facilitated motion pictures starring some of the world’s most bankable stars including Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and Gerard Butler.
Having established a reputation of production excellence and delivery of world-standard productions, Moonlighting Films has partnered with Universal Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Sony (Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures), Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and leading Independents such as Mandalay Pictures, Focus Features, Kennedy/Marshall, Relativity Media, Alcon Entertainment, and Working Title Films, as well as the major networks HBO, NBC Universal, Fox Television, Sony Pictures Television, BBC.
Moonlighting Films also provides production support for location based projects throughout Africa, with particular experience in Namibia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Ghana amongst others.
In addition to its significant influence in positioning South Africa as a proficient and cost competitive filming destination, Moonlighting Films has been a front-runner in the development of the local entertainment industry, structuring co-productions and maximising government subsidies.

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Round the World in 80 Days

4 April 2017

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.


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Behind the Scenes on Wastebuster

21 October 2016

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.


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Replica of Mandela’s prison cell sponsored by Moonlighting

20 October 2016

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.


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Moonlighting sponsors the Karoo Indie Film Festival

15 July 2016

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.


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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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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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