Africa continues to be a sought after destination for film and commercial shoots of all shapes, sizes and genres. Here’s a look at some of the productions that have shot on the continent in 2018/19.

Long Format

Black Mirror S5 Moonlighting, Endemol South Africa
Blood and Water Gambit Films, Netflix Cape Town
Bloodshot Moonlighting, Sony South Africa
Deep Blue Sea 3 Film Afrika, Netflix Cape Town
Deep State 2
Doctor Who Season 11 BBC Studios, Out of Africa Entertainment Western Cape
Escape From Pretoria Spier Films, Arclight Films South Africa
First Dates South Africa Rapid Blue Johannesburg
Good Omens Amazon/BBC, Salt River Studios Cape Town, Atlantis Dunes
Leprechaun Returns Out of Africa Entertainment, SyFy, Lionsgate South Africa
May’s Kitchen Ladies First Distribution Egypt
Monster Hunter Moonlighting, Constantin Film, Impact Pictures South Africa, Namibia
Queen Sono Diprente, Netflix Johannesburg
Raised By Wolves Film Afrika Cape Town
Sacred Games Season 2 Filmad Africa Productions, Netflix Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg
The Batchelor Australia Finale Visual Impact North West
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Blue Sky Films, BBC Films, Netflix Malawi
The Hotzone Moonlighting, Fox South Africa
The Professionals Spier Films Johannesburg
The Seal Triggerfish Animation Studios Cape Town
The Snail and the Whale (Post Production) Triggerfish Animation Studios, Magic Light Pictures Cape Town
The Watch Film Afrika, BBC Studios Cape Town
The Widow Film Afrika, ITV, Amazon Prime South Africa
The Yard Currency Media Kenya
Trackers Scene23, M-Net, ZDF, Scribe Studios Cape Town
Warrior Season 1 and 2 Moonlighting, HBO South Africa
Why Not Visual Impact South Africa
Serenity Identical Pictures Mauritius


Commercial Giants

Many international commercial shoots have been serviced in South Africa in the last few decades, with more and more clients looking further afield to the rest of Africa for creative inspiration and new and exciting shoot locations. Countries on the radar include but are not limited to Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda.

International commercial clients include the likes of:

  • Absolut
  • Ancestry DNA
  • Apoteket
  • BMW China
  • Budweiser
  • Coca-Cola
  • Distell/Viceroy
  • Dubai Expo 2020
  • EWI
  • Facebook
  • Intel
  • Johnny Walker
  • Nascar
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Orange Samsung
  • Pokemon
  • Quaker
  • Shell
  • Skoda
  • Sky Sports
  • TK Maxx
  • UbiSoft
  • Verizon
  • VW
  • Westland
  • Zweifel Caveman

Source: Juice Films, Gatehouse Commercials, Egg Films, Moonlighting