Production News

The Embassy films night-time stunt drive on streets of Cape Town for Pennzoil

Vancouver production company The Embassy took to the streets of Cape Town for a new stunt drive to promote US oil company Pennzoil. Airlift Drift features a Dodge Challenger Hellcat using the South African city as its night-time playground. More ...

Fast & Furious 7 films in Abu Dhabi

Fast & Furious 7 brings the motoring action franchise to Abu Dhabi for the first time, filming in multiple iconic locations and making use of the city’s 30% filming incentive. The production team spent two weeks filming in and around the city. More ...

Kenneth Branagh films Cinderella in southern England and at Pinewood Studios

Kenneth Branagh’s new live-action version of Disney’s Cinderella filmed at Pinewood Studios near London and also on location across southern England. The film is the latest live-action fairytale feature from Disney and follows the success of Maleficent, which also filmed in the UK. More ...

Japanese Godzilla confirmed for filming as Hollywood prepares US sequel

A new Japanese version of Godzilla is to be made by Toho Studios since the success of last year’s US remake revealed a continued appetite for the classic monster. The new film will be made by renowned Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. More ...

Red Planet Pictures films BBC biblical tale The Ark on location in Morocco

The BBC’s new one-off biblical drama The Ark filmed entirely on location in Morocco. Starring David Threlfall, the drama follows Noah’s mission to build an ark in the desert to survive a devastating flood. More ...

Somesuch creates colourless city filming in Ukraine for new Dulux campaign

Somesuch filmed on location in Kiev in the Ukraine for a new campaign for paint manufacturer Dulux. Set in a future city devoid of colour, the spot follows a worker discovering a hidden group of rebels intent on delivering a literally brighter future. More ...

Lucky Fish Productions films new Audi A6 spot on location in Cape Town

Lucky Fish Productions used Cape Town as a near-future anonymous metropolis in a spot for the Audi A6. The commercial was shot over four days, with visual effects used to make Cape Town less recognisable. More ...

Markenfilm Crossing shoots Chilean highway for new Mercedes Benz spot

Markenfilm Crossing’s new commercial shoot for the Mercedes Benz G500 has become the first to close Chile's central Portillo international trucking route. The spot showcases the G500’s handling as it speeds across a mountainous wilderness. More ...

Crowns & Owls capture Mediterranean feel filming for Ted Baker in Wales

Filmmaking collective Crowns & Owls sought the Mediterranean feel of Portmeirion in north Wales for a new campaign for Ted Baker’s SS15 fashion collection. Short film Pinch Me follows a well-dressed gentleman exploring an exotic but secluded coastal village. More ...

Robot drama Chappie films Johannesburg as Cape Town considers studio future

South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp shot on location in Johannesburg for his new sci-fi feature Chappie. The movie looks set to boost South Africa’s production profile, but the country faces a challenge providing the studio facilities to meet growing international demand. More ...