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Season 2013/2014

TVC 4711 Perfume

Directed by: Ivo Wejgaard

TVC  for Vernel

Directed by: Dean Freemann

TVC Nintendo Layton

Directed by: Julien Roussiaux

TVC Nintendo Mario Party

Directed by: Julien Seri


Director/DOP: Beatrice Heydiri.

Four retro motives for IG

Beatrice Heydiri shot the Four retro motives for IG. What looks so simple was indeed quite challenging; the little girl was professionally rigged-up in order to look as natural as possible whilst jumping so high.

Four Retro IG

Etnia Barcelona shoot with Steve McCurry

The Spanish eyewear company Etnia Barcelona with Steve McCurry was shot at the Lindbergh lodge due to its picture perfect African landscape.  Casting was done in Johannesburg and the street casting in the vicinity of the Lindbergh Lodge.



The apparel brands Camp David and Soccx kept us very busy in November and December 2013 with a total of 14 shoot days between Cape Town and Mauritius, Photographers Bettina Lewin and Bob Linders shot some beautiful images. Please also see the video clips shot by Jean Pierre Malherbe.

Camp David MauritiusMonte Carlo


Thirza Schaap shot two motives for Nikon after a successful casting for young slackline artists



ORIFLAME with Chris Craymer

Oriflame, the Swedish beauty company, commissioned New York based photographer Chris Craymer to shoot six brand images. Photographer Serge Guernad shot Oriflame’s new global brand campaign. Both productions were shoot back-to-back in Cape Town.

High Fashion with NET-A-PORTER

We were very happy to shoot again for British fashion online magazine Net-a-Porter, two editorials were produced by photographer James Meakin.



Was shot in March by photographer Mat Neidhard (agency DDB Tribe Berlin) with Kimberly Bianci on set in Cape Town.


The Italian children clothing company Chicco produced their 2015 Spring/Summer Campaign  in October 2013 in Cape Town with photographer Beatrice Heydiri. The successful campaign convinced the client to shoot their 2015 Autumn/Winter with us again in April 2014.

Italian COLLEZIONI editorial

The new editorial “Kings of the Wood” for the Italian children magazine Collezioni was conceptualized by Beatrice Heydiri and shot on location in May 2014. With a perfect cast, the story was styled by Anna Tina Schaal, with Hair & Make-up by Diane Bessesen.



The Hans Grohe 2014 Calender was shot in the Seychelles by photographer James Meakin.  The photographs were taken on two of the Seychelles most beautiful islands. The international casting was executed by North South Productions, with hair and make-up by Sandra Cooke from London.

Hans Grohe


Photographer Serge Guerand and top creative Claudia Hammerschmidt produced stunning images for the current Schiesser 2014 campaign.  A lot of work was put into booking the correct cast, the ‘Schiesser family’, from baby to grandparents.
The seamless teamwork between creative and production was evident on this production, with both always pushing for even better result than those of the year before.



Shot at the North South Productions studio by Photographer Roy Hochfellner.


WEMPE jewlery shoot in MUNICH

For the past three years we have shot for Wempe in London, Berlin, New York and Paris. This year’s campaign was taken in Munich in Spring 2013. The production was styled by Yilmaz Azekpe with hair & make-up by Fred Evers. A month ago we finished producing jewlery motives which will be released in late autumn 2014.


130 PEOPLE ON SET for the brand PARTYPOKER

At last the pictures for the brand Partypoker are released. Ad agency ddb tribe berlin commissioned  Swedish photographer Petrus Olsson to shoot the three motives with over 120 people on set.


We always encourage photographers to test and assist them as much as possible.

Bettina Lewin shot with stylist Petra Tielmann at the props shop Brahms


Highly motivated Christian Brecheis shoot below motives.


DURING THE SEASON 2013/14 we have also shot for:

Tchibo, Takko, Walbusch, Ernstings, Baur Versand, Quelle Russland, Heine, Coop, Cecil, Joy, Shape, ESSO, Palm Beach,  Viva Magazne, Luna, E-Bay,  Baronia,  Karstadt Sport, Beiersdorf/Nivea & Eucerin, NKD, Drite Welt, Zentis, Ulla Popken, Gina Laura, Febi, SOS Kinderdorf to mention just a few.

Season 2012/2013

It’s already October, and our shoot schedule is in full swing! We’ve just completed a three day TVC for our client Nintendo. We have an Italian client arriving shortly to shoot a six day advertising campaign and a Spanish client will be arriving with an exciting shoot, which we’ll produce close to Johannesburg. Our loyal client, Tchibo will be returning for the 17th year and we produce their 1st shoot of the season at the end of October.

What happened over Cape Town’s winter months from May to September? It was far from quiet!

We produced for the jewelry company, Wempe in Munich. We also produced the Nintendo 3DS TVC in Cape Town, we shot for Eucerin in Johannesbug and flew to the Seychelles for Hans Grohe and produced again in Johannesburg for Nivea.

At the end of August we produced with the London-based photographer, James Meakin, for the fashion label Vanessa G. The summer season started at the end of September with our Swedish client Oriflame.

Season 2012/13 in retrospective

Our last season 2012/13 was a great success.

We produced for incredible clients, ad agencies and photographers. We’d like to thank them all for their support over the past season.

To mention a few: Adidas, Wieden Kennedy London, Stockland Martel New York, Saatchi Saatchi New York, Leob & Associes Paris, Tatler London, Camp David, TUI, Tchibo, Deichmann, German Cosmopolitan, Kia, Honda, Hans Grohe, Nivea, Lidl, Cecil, Hella, Schiesser, Ernstings, Porsche Design, Audi, Siemens, NKD Image Campaign, Dritte Welt, Baur, Quelle Russia, ECE, Mineral Water Lichtenaucher and Glashaeger, Blue 7, Roesch, Febi Bilstein, Blomus, Ulla Popken, Brigitte, Joy/Shape, Fuer Sie, Fit for Fun, My Way, Annabelle, Junior Magazine and Collezioni. We produced every month from September to May for Oriflame and produced 11 productions for Tchibo and 4 commercials for Nintendo. We did the TVC and Print Campaign for the launch of the Mercedes Benz Perfume, as well as the world wide casting. We produced beautiful virals for NUK and had 120 people on set for a Party Poker shoot.


Nintendo 3DS, 60 Second TVC b

Oriflame Preppy

Triumph 20second TVC


Mercedes – Benz Perfume, 30 second TVC

Adidas Little Performers

SEASON 2011/2012

It is May and we are still busy. In the last two weeks we had the following shoots happening in


 WEMPE shoot in Paris. We produced for Bettina Lewin and the ad agency Leagas Delaney. The shoot was a great success, which was planned down to the tiniest detail. We managed up to three location changes a day. North South Productions was commissioned as executive producer responsible for casting, crew, location, ticketing, props, hotel; basically the entire production.

  • CAMP DAVID / SOCCX photo production with Bob Leinders in Cape Town and Johannesburg shooting their autumn/winter advertising campaign.
  • ORIFLAME shoot in Cape Town with two teams being a perfume shoot with photographer Micky Hoyle and a catalogue shoot with Jacques Weyers.
  • COLLEZIONI editorial shoot with photographer Beatrice Heydiri and stylist Tracey Jacobs.
  • TRIUMPH TVC and print campaign was also recently shot in April, photographed and directed by Anne Menke.

Quick overview of the past eight months:


1.    Our film department kicked off the season with NINTENDO TVC for POPULAR HAMBURG. Three commercials were shot in four shoot days. The clients were so impressed that they placed another four shoot days at the end of May 2012. Director Julien Roussiaux / DoP Phil Lozano.

2.    We produced the parts shot in Cape Town for PALLADIUM COLOGNE for NEW YORKER, directed by Ivo Weigard / DoP Pascal Walder.

3.    In February TVC and stills were produced for the brand ENFAMIL for SAATCHI & SAATCHI NEW YORK, photographed and directed by Beatrice Heydiri with DoP Britta Mangold from Munich.

4.    FUER SIE TVC was shot in February by THE SHACK HAMBURG, directed by Mike Beims and Markus Scroblies.

5.    Further film projects were successfully produced for ERNSTINGS/Agentur Wunderhaus (Online/POS) including final editing, LIDL / Agentur NonFood (TVC/Online/POS) and SCHIESSER / Creation Claudia Hammerschmidt / Klein Photographen (Online/POS) also right up to final edit.

6.    TRIUMPH TVC & Print Campaign for TRAFFIC Werbeagentur was shot by Director Anne Menke / DoP Thatcher Adams in four shooting days.


1. In September we kicked the season off with a ten day TUI shoot, produced in Cape Town and Durban. The challenging casting was purely Chinese and Indian ranging from a six-year-old son to the 60 year old grandparents. We casted locally as well as in Europe. North South Productions’ perfect organization in conjunction with photographer Frank Tusch and team made this shoot a huge success.

2. The summer 2012 MEXX campaign was mostly shot in a Studio. The concept entailed children splashing with water which meant that we had to carefully secure the set for the children. We produced the underwater shoots in an outdoor pool. The photographer was Beatrice Heydiri.


3. Swedish photographer Asa Taellgard shot German actress Bettina Zimmermann for the fashion brand COMMA and their summer campaign.


4. The new BMW 7 series campaign was shot in Cape Town and Johannesburg by photographer Hubertus Hamm.

5. Serge Guerand shot the new SCHIESSER campaign with North South Productions for the third time in a row.

6. Photographer Bettina Lewin shot the image campaign for APART.

7. North South Productions and TCHIBO went into the 16th season together, successfully channeling 13 productions each consisting of four to six shoot days and working closely together with the creative team of Scholz & Friends Neumarkt and their producers Die Kameradinnen.

8. Chris Opel & Petra van Raaji shot for DEICHMANN; Christian Schoppe for NESTLE runs SAP; Dominik Mentzos for NINTENDO; Roger Weber for VADEMECUM; Julia Puder for ADIDAS and Thorsten Rother for RODENSTOCK; Bernd Opitz for ECE Personality, Thomas Schmidt for ENGBERS and James Meakin for the beauty brand VOLT.

9. BAUR, BEIERSDORF/NIVEA, BLUE SEVEN, ERNSTINGS, QUELLE Russia, RAVENSBURGER, ULLA POPKEN and the brands CAMP DAVID/SOCCX see pictures below, were amongst our dear regular clients producing with us in Cape Town this season.

10. C&A has kept us extremely busy with four huge productions from October 2011 till December 2011. Photographers were Beatrice Heydiri, Sven Schrader, Thomas Kettner and Tina Luther.

In February we shot the entire Summer Campaign 2012 with the photographers Stefan Kapfer and Thomas Kettner.

11. Young Cape Town photographer Kerstin-Lee Moolman shot the campaign for GABOR and their brand Snipe.


12. Our Swedish client ORIFLAME shot in Cape Town nearly every month form August 2011 until May 2012.

We met all the extravagant requirements by sourcing lear jets, helicopters and vintage trains, as well as turning the Tsitsikamma rain forest into the Amazonas while enjoying every minute of it.



14. Photographer James Meakin shot three stories for the NET A PORTER and two stories for UK TATLER magazine.