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 film permit office reopens

The City of Cape Town will reopen the film permitting process, following the announcement by the South African national government to allow local production film companies to return to work, according to an article published by IOL As part of its permitting process, the City’s Film Permit Office has developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed…

CPASA lobbies SA government to restart commercial production

The Commercial Producer’s Association of South Africa is lobbying government to allow commercial production to resume at lockdown stage 4, which commences countrywide on Friday 1 June. They’ve released a list of strict protocols for production companies to follow that addresses how to continue film making during the Covid 19 pandemic, from prep, technical recces,…

Making locations safe for shooting during Covid-19

The South African film industry is keen to resume filming, on locations and in studios, once our Covid-19 lockdown regulations are relaxed. We’re hopeful this will start happening in the next few weeks. Naturally, we’re figuring out how to work safely, mindful of the Coronavirus, while we’re in the same space with cast, crews, and…