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…

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…

Variety punts budget-friendly shooting in SA

Back in March 2017, Variety praised South Africa for its multiple advantages to filmmakers, including spectacular landscapes, extensive production infrastructure, and experienced crew. It’s worth revisiting that article, just before the summer filming season kicks in, to review why, and just how popular, South Africa – and Cape Town and Johannesburg in particular – have…

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.