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South Africa is open for business: our borders opened on 1st October

South Africa is open for business: our borders opened on 1st October

It’s been a long 6 months and we can’t wait to welcome you back. While there are still restrictions for tourists from high risk countries, these restrictions don’t apply to business travelers.
We’ll have full details of all immigration requirements early next week and will let you know as soon as we can.

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What happens when you get 53 producers from 53 countries on a zoom call? Production gold, that’s what.

What happens when you get 53 producers from 53 countries on a zoom call? Production gold, that’s what.

Since the world went into various stages of Covid-19 lockdown, the 53 companies that make up the Global Production Network (GPN) have been meeting twice a month, sometimes more. …… As Moonlighting’s Philip Key says “Put together, there is a serious amount of brain power with centuries of collective experience. What makes this uniquely powerful is that the service ethic is baked into the DNA of these companies so we all approach production issues from a common viewpoint.”

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Roman Rütten’s OPPO RENO3 – our first remote shoot

Roman Rütten’s OPPO RENO3 – our first remote shoot

This is Roman Rütten’s OPPO – shot with London’s 1stAveMachine with Moonlighting in March – and our first remote commercial shoot. Shot on location in and around Cape Town in the heady days before social-distancing, with the clients and agency joining remotely from the UK and China. 

As Roman told LBBOnline, “it was pretty intense. But we did tests before, and it actually worked really well……

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Latest remote test shoots

Latest remote test shoots

We’ve been running more test shoots with remote director, sync sound and full Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols to streamline communication channels.

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SOUTH AFRICA OPEN FOR FILMING AGAIN

We are really pleased to say that we are open for shooting again. As long as our borders remain closed, we are able to shoot remotely using the expertise we developed on our shoot in March and which we have been refining over the past few weeks.

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Life in Lockdown

Life in Lockdown

Downing our PPM booklets and location recces to head home mid production season is just another of the many surreal elements of our current normal. As is happening all over the world, a team of active, busy, hard-working people suddenly find themselves at home in the South African lockdown that’s just been extended to the end of April.

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What is the secret ingredient that makes South African production services so good?

What is the secret ingredient that makes South African production services so good?

South Africa – especially Cape Town – is unquestionably one of the most consistently popular film locations in the world; it has a unique basket of advantages that gives us solid production relevance and places us right up there as a tough place to beat. But that’s not the only reason. There’s something else, something less tangible, that comes from having to ride the ever-changing tides of South Africa’s own unique journey …..

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French Connection: de Paris à Cape Town

French Connection: de Paris à Cape Town

​Forts de leurs nombreuses années d’expérience dans la production française, le producteur Vincent Roussel, et la directrice artistique Isabelle Longue viennent de débarquer au Cap, chez Moonlighting ! Ils y offrent désormais des services de production exécutive pour le marché français …. Ils ont aussi amené leur “French Touch” au bureau

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French Connection

French Connection

French Producer Vincent Roussel and Art Director Isabelle Longue have brought their many years’ experience in the French production world to Cape Town and Moonlighting where they are now servicing commercials and stills for the French market……..you’ll find something subtly French in the air at the office ……….

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Talent Rates and Casting Real People

Talent Rates and Casting Real People

We have had great success this season in negotiating competitive but fair talent rates based on the merits of each project. We have also seen a huge increase in the need to cast “real” people

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Formula 1 comes to Cape Town

Formula 1 comes to Cape Town

The Moonsport guys just had one epic weekend, being involved with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Event with David Coulthard and the RB7 as well as with Virgin Active for their Global Grid Games 2019 finals.

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