Rusty and ready Rural Garage and Diner

Last week we featured pics of the Surf set on the Inyoni Film location farm, and promised you pic of their other sets. Here’s their rusty, story-ready gas station and diner, as ready for a creepy night shoot for a Zombie Zuid Afrika music video or a languid Themba and Louzanne road trip. It’s detailed…

Safe Surf Set reopens for shoots

One of the advantages of the Inyoni film location farm near Cape Town is that you can have the set entirely to yourself. Under normal circumstances, this might be self-evident. But it’s a huge advantage under the Covid 19 Pandemic: The set has no residents, and no neighbours, so you can implement total access control.…

Cape Town’s reached 14 hours of daily sunlight – and climbing

One of the many reasons Cape Town is so popular with filmmakers in summer are the long days of sunlight. Today, 4 September, Cape Town’s twilight starts at 05:37 and ends at 19:53 – so 14 hours of ambient light has arrived! On 20 November, there are 14 hours between sunrise and sunset; with 17 hours…

Featured location: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town’s multi-coloured neighbourhood

The Bo-Kaap, with its multi-coloured houses and cobbled streets, is a favourite film and stills location in Cape Town. It’s also home to quaint, authentic restaurants and a small but growing design sector. Love Cape Town has a cool insiders guide to the Bo-Kaap, featuring some great pics, to the historical suburb.

Cape Town Mayor launches annual pre-season film industry briefing

The annual Cape film industry pre-season briefing was launched yesterday by Wesgro and the City of Cape Town, together with the Commercial Producers Association and South African Association of Stills Producers, Cape Town. The two-day briefing is an opportunity to engage industry stakeholders, discuss developments over the past year as well as opportunities and challenges in the…

Cape Town gets marketing mojo at Cannes from Wesgro

The number of filming permits issued by the City of Cape Town has doubled over the past two financial years, and the city is looking to substantial increase that, according to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. de Lille’s comments come as the city seeks to make a big impact at this years’ Cannes Film…