9 March 2016

The Alps in Africa – this was the big challenge here, trying to find the right location as we were needed to recreate the luscious Alps during a very hard hitting nationwide drought at the end of our harsh summer. The budget was tight and Jan was expecting to have to do add a lot in post but ultimately we managed to find the quite perfect gorgeous location which meant he had to do very little (except a few snow capped mountains). The spot also required a beautiful old Bavarian cabin seating at the base of a mountain in lush rolling hills, fortunately we had production designer Mary Minty’s magic to create what was ultimately log cabin we all wanted live in (seriously!).

The location was quite remote so we had to ferry up the crew and clients as well as take up a brand new huge 4×4 120KW generator with us, the light however was so exquisite that ultimately DOP, Peter Meyer, didn’t need to pull a single light. The camaraderie on set was incredible and the planning meticulous so every element in production held tightly together with energy and humour, no lights needed as this was definitely but a shinning star in our season.

Director: Florian Meimberg
Client: Franziskaner
Agency: BBDO Group Germany
International Production Company: Rabbicorn

20 September 2016
Sodexo :

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th January 2014

And now for something completely different.. okay not completely but it was a  bit different in that it saw us working with advertising agency Blitzen and director duo Fabian Grobe and Clemens Wittkowski ,to shoot Sodexo’s first corporate film. Sodexo is a large multinational for which we were required to replicate the various different countries, nationalities and diverse working environments that they operate within. This required ensuring that we worked within a very contained unit, the smaller mobile crew being able to bounce seamlessly from one location to the next, some of which required a sensitivity, the ability to capture many different scenarios each day and some lateral thinking.

Director: Fabian Grobe and Clemens Wittkowski
Client: Sodexo
Agency: Blitzen
International Production Company: Blitzen

4 September 2014
Tymbark :

22nd, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th and 31st January 2014

The middle of summer brought on pool parties, beach parties and parties on airstrips… well that was what we were shooting anyway in what was an extremely busy January for us. Once again we united with Maspex, and for the first time director Amon Schulz, on 4 rather large Tymbark commercials.

These had all the toys – including the octocopter, supertechno, motion-control, phantom, scuba-cams, gimbles…; and with multiple night shoots, large casts, different stunts and various technical art department requirements – including a awesome 7,5m high slide into a pool!; they had all the elements and challenges that we thrive on.

If only we could have kept the awesome slide, what an adrenaline rush!

Director: Amon Schulz
Client: Tymbark
Agency: Twentyone | east – ‘Glowing Bottles’, ‘Extreme Slide’ and ‘Next’ ;  Brainbox – Fruits of the World
International Production Company: Maspex Wadowice

1 September 2014
Pepsi :

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th January 2014

The NOWERS are those fearless ones amongst us that don’t count to 3, they just GO, they live life to the full, in the NOW.

Teaming up again with City Films and second time this season with Director Emil Moller. This season’s Pepsi campaign had us Shark cage diving, Karaoke singing, cliff jumping, night swimming, Magic tricking and dancing like no-one was watching – a whole lot of fun and action jam packed in to 4 shooting days. The hunt was on for unique locations and fresh faces with some very special skills. With an all star international and local team working together around the clock, Cape Town yet again managed to provide for us with all the good things that make up what needs to be possible to pull a commercial such as this off.

Director: Emil Moller
Client: Pepsi Co. International
Agency: Impact BBDO
International Production Company: City Films

1 September 2014
BKK Mobil Oil Insurance :

16th and 17th December 2013

In December we had yet another fantastic opportunity to work with the much loved Marken Film Team and director Hagen Decker on the next BKK campaign, our second of the year.

The timing of the shoot fell over a very poignant time in South African history, with both the passing of and the funeral for Mandela, whilst this did give rise to some unusual challenges these were smoothly and respectfully dealt with on what proved to be superbly fun and successful shoot.

Having the same proven, energetic crew as the previous commercials allowed for great collaborative environment on set, we can’t wait for them to come back!

Director: Hagen Decker
Client: BKK Mobil Oil Insurance
Agency: Engelmann & Kryschak Werbeagentur GmbH
International Production Company: MarkenFilm

1 September 2014
Thomas Cook ‘Erst Cooken” :

7th and 8th December 2013

Our island getaway… No trains but many, many planes and automobiles as Atomik travelled out both cast and crew to beautiful Mauritius to team up with perennial favourites Tony Petersen Film and director Emil Moller. Not too tough a time working under the island sun to capture the simply exquisite Thomas Cook hotels for their international “Erst Cooken” commercial.

Director: Emil Moller
Client: Thomas Cook
Agency: Heye GmbH
International Production Company: Tony Petersen Films

19 August 2014