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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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    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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    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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    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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    That’s a wrap

    19 December 2014

    Happy days with our friends from Atlantik Films.


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    Our car shoot makes the papers

    9 December 2014
    It was a rare, rare sight. NO traffic on the M2 east in Johannesburg – thanks to the 81 Metro cops who shut it down for us at the weekend. Into day 3 of this major shoot in Johannesburg and we even made the papers.

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    And that’s a wrap

    7 November 2014

    Five happy days and a wonderful shoot. Can’t wait to share it but right now suffice to say it was a great shoot with wonderful clients and promises to be creatively brilliant. In the pics – the crew / our line producer Suzanne Currie / our Production Manager Wade Olckers in his office


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    Philip Key introduces Moonlighting…

    7 October 2014

    A quick 5 minute overview of Moonlighting – right here.

    Last month, Moonlighting CEO Philip Key was unable to attend the 2014 Conference for the International Quorum of Producers – an organisation that we proudly joined by invitation earlier this year. So – we made a short film to play at the conference; a concise overview of Moonlighting, our sister companies and South Africa as a film destination – complete with a quick intro to the film financing opportunities in South Africa.

    The only thing missing was the sun which refused to brighten up the misty backdrop.


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