Every long format filming project presents its own unique set of challenges, requiring careful planning and reliable support through every step of production. More and more filmmakers are choosing to shoot long format productions in Cape Town, thanks to the city’s diverse talent pool and excellent infrastructure.
Cape Town’s film industry has been highly successful in servicing international productions, especially over the past few years. In 2017 and 2018 there was an industry boom, with a slew of television series and feature films shooting in the Cape and South Africa as a whole. Big-budget productions like Dredd, District 9, Safe House and Avengers: Age of Ultron have featured locations around the city as a backdrop, just to name a few.
The Cape Town film industry has also seen impressive growth in the number of television series to come to the country – you might recognise the Cape Town landscape in episodes of Black Mirror,
Good Omens and Outlander. Meanwhile, local animation studios have also grown in popularity, maintaining a steady stream of animation service work over the last few years.
Large production companies offer high levels of expertise and decades of experience, from location sourcing and management to providing cast, crew and everything in-between throughout principal photography.
Our local long format industry has produced some award-winning work over the years, and international stars are seeing Cape Town as a great destination to work and to visit. The city is a real treasure for filmmakers looking for the perfect combination of talent, infrastructure and affordability.