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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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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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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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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