Whatever it takes. 

Since we started in 1989, we’ve worked with directors and production teams from all over the world, across all genres and scale – from TV commercials to music videos, stills and doccies. We’re a leader in our field and understand that the minute your brief lands on our desk, you’re entrusting us with your reputation and budget.

We’re a small, focused team so can keep things personal and hands on while benefiting from Moonlighting’s infrastructure. You’ll often find Shayne and the team huddled over a board, brainstorming the best way to make something work. As budgets get tighter, thinking out of the box is second nature to us and thanks to our combined, huge experience, we usually solve it. And if we can’t, we’ll tell you. No hidden surprises.

We’re here to make your projects work and pull off epic shoots of all sizes and budgets. So whether you need a 3-person team in a combi or multiple units, that’s what we do. You’ll get rock solid production and we’ll make sure you have a great time in this gorgeous country of ours while you’re here.

AWARDS

Ciclope Africa 2018 Winner of Production Services Award

Shots Awards 2018: Shortlisted for Production Service Company of the Year

AFFILIATIONS

We’re a proud member of the Global Production Network. www.globalproductionnetwork.com

 

 

Shayne Brookstein

Shayne Brookstein

EXEC PRODUCER / PARTNER

As Exec Producer of Moonlighting Commercials, Shayne is 100% hands on and involved in every aspect of production, starting from the minute your boards land in our inbox. She has endless experience in all things production, with a background that spans both director-based and service production. She is incredibly well respected amongst the South African crew, while her experience, dedication and calm, problem-solving approach inspire confidence and trust in producers from all over the world. A multi-tasking uber-mom of three boys, champagne is her drink of choice.

Wade Olckers

Wade Olkers

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Wade is our rock of production. Possessor of an enviable calm and determination, he is phased by nothing. He is with us pretty much all the time but when he does take a break, he heads to Oudtshoorn – although never for long as we usually call him and beg him to come back. He also has a seemingly endless supply of snacks.

Mimi Mniki

Mimi Mniki

MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR

Mimi spent several years as our seasonal receptionist before joining Moonlighting and marketing in 2014.  This is just her day job….Mimi is also a deep house vocalist; her first single “Good Life” was released last year reaching no.1 in the South African charts and her second single was released late 2018. A self-confessed fashionista, she may well comment on your outfit and set up and judges Moonlighting’s own in-house Fashion Friday.

Philip Key

Philip Key

CEO / PARTNER

Philip has been involved in the South African film industry for more than 31 years. He started off as a sound technician and then was asked one day out of the blue if he could help some French producers who wanted to shoot in South Africa. Just like that, Moonlighting began and has grown over the years to become one of the premier production services company in the country, incorporating Moonlighting Commercials and Moonlighting Films. Recognising South Africa’s huge potential as a production destination, Philip was one of the first to market the country’s merits to production companies overseas and has been a pioneering force in the industry ever since.

He was on the board of African Media Entertainment (AME) and the company’s acting CEO.  He was a member of SAFTA in the 1980’s, has been on the executive committee of the Commercial Producers Association (CPA), has served on the board of the Cape Town Film Commission and AFDA and is currently CEO of FIVA (Film Industry Visa Assistance).

Philip is a foodie of note and when not at Moonlighting, can be found at African Relish, his and his wife Lisa's culinary school in the Karoo, .

Salama Ogier

Salama Ogier

BIDDING MANAGER

Even though Salama only joined Commercials full time in August 2018, she may just well be one of our longest serving Moonlightingers! She used to freelance with Commercials and Films when she was pretty much fresh out of university and has worked with us on and off ever since. As Bidding Manager, she works closely with Shayne and our researchers. She is a mine of knowledge and experience with an enviable positive and occasionally mad attitude to life. In her spare time (what spare time?) she is a mountain guide and regularly takes hikers up Table Mountain.

Nolan Roussouw

Nolan Roussouw

FINANICAL MANAGER / PARTNER

Nolan is our financial wizard. He is the man with an unswayable calm and logic that defies most of us, juggling foreign exchange, crew payments and every single aspect of Moonlighting’s financial management. His love of cake is legendary although his baking skills slightly less so…..

Suzanne Currie

Suzanne Currie

SENIOR PRODUCER

Suzanne is our senior in-house producer. She finally joined us after many years “permalancing” with us, bringing her 20+ years production experience as both a director’s and service producer along with her phenomenal attention to detail and solution-finding approach. Suzanne’s ability to stay calm no matter what’s going on around her is legendary and won her the Queen Elizabeth II ‘Smile and Wave Award’ at our last Moonlighting weekend away. Clients love working with her.

Tshepo Moche

Tshepo Moche

RESEARCH MANAGER

Tshepo is our Research Manager. She studied Media, Film and Women’s Studies at UCT before moving on to study writing at AFDA where she then guest-lectured in tv writing. With a background in freelance script-writing and editing, she applies her brilliantly analytical and creative mind-set to our research department and the sites we create for our clients’ projects. A few other key attributes: a mother, a feminist, a culturalist and an all-round fantastical person.

Beccy Kellond

Beccy Kellond

MARKETING MANAGER / PARTNER

Beccy handles marketing and PR for Moonlighting – from overall strategy to writing those newsletters we send you and filling the sumptuous gift packs. Before joining Moonlighting she was based in London where she worked with a branding consultancy after some years in marketing with United Airlines. She has now also become the unofficial in-house expert on all things visa and immigration related. A mum of two, she speaks Russian and is obsessed with Pilates.