Beauty Extravaganza


Bigsky Productions recently produced a short TV commercial promoting Woolworths  upcoming make-up and beauty sale. The TV Commercial was shot in the Bigsky Studio Cape Town, DOP was Simon Barnes using the Red Camera system and post production by We Heart Media and music by Markus Wormstorm . Click the image below to see the TV commercial:


Henne Magazine in Cape Town


Henne Magazine came to Cape Town to make the use of our many beautiful and diverse locations, excellent model selection and perfect summer weather. CLICK ON BELOW PICTURES to have a closer look at the individual editorials: The editorials shot by Photographer: Morton Qvale Hair: Massimo Spazzoli from Six Love Styling & Make-Up:  Pauline Naerholm The Beach Story Model: Sabina from Max Models   The Garden Story: Model: Jessica from Max Models…


Bigsky Productions, Sunday Magazine Australia & Abbey Lee Supermodel


We recently had the pleasure of providing Australian Sunday Magazine with production support in Cape Town. Photographer Nick Leary shot this editorial in our studio with top model Abbey Lee Kershaw. To see images click HERE. Abbey Lee has recently been in Southern Africa shooting the new Mad Max Film. Fashion Director Inez Garcia styled the shoot, Victoria Baron did Hair and Make Up and Chad Leon was the Photo…


Bigsky: on location, the Latest RE Jeans commercial

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  This is the latest Re Jeans Commercial which was shot on location out near Barrydale in the Klein Karoo, which is in the interior of South Africa. One of our location base camps was the famous Ronnies Sex Shop. May/June is a fairly unreliable weather month in South Africa and so this area was specifically selected due to it having fairly low rainfall patterns over these months. Another dimension…


Bigsky Productions & Gedeon TV3 commercial


Gedeon, a french TV production company, chose Bigsky Productions as their local production partner to shoot this in TV3 commercial in South Africa. Made up of many small rectangles to form a larger picture, the commercial is intended to evoke feeling of summer – highlighting the european flower season. This was easily achieved with Cape Town’s large variety of locations and excellent weather. Nicolas Thépot (director) Michel Bousquet (cameraman) François…


Boots Health&Beauty Magazine June 2012


Redwood Publishing and Jess Henley approached Bigsky Productions recently, to produce the Boots Health& Beauty Magazine editorials in Cape Town. Boots is Britain’s leading Health and Beauty retailer. Summer in Cape Town is from October to May, during this period Europe and the northern Hemisphere are smothered by the cold winter weather. This combined with excellent locations, beautiful and talented models as well as excellent production support makes Cape Town an incredibly popular destination…


RE Jeans TV Commercial – Woolworths Winter 2012


Woolworths and Bigsky Productions once again reunites South Africa’s young and cool musical artists with its trendy RE brand. Featuring: Face of Africa Winner: Chloe Munton. Singers: Chiano Sky and Sannie Fox, Farryl Purkis. From the band Reburth: Nathi Louw, Itumeleng Mothei, Thapelo Mohai, Oscar Lemphane and Beryl &Taryl Masina.   Along with all the local talent Woolworths flew in international reknowned model duo Christian Pedersen (Ford Models – New…


Glamour Italia & Bigsky Productions in Zanzibar


Bigsky Productions is a company that facilitates any photo or film shoot. Italian Glamour shot this beautiful editorial shoot in Zanzibar. This editorial was shot by Photographer Jonas Bresnan. Styling by Ada Kokosar and the model is Lucette van Beek. Bigsky Productions helped produce this shoot on the small East African Island of Zanzibar. Utilizing local knowledge to source equipment, locations as well as general production co-ordination, Bigsky helped support the production of this exquisite editorial story. Click below Images to see the Shoot:…


Bigsky Productions Spain Mallorca: Location of the Week.

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Bigsky Productions is based on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Palma Mallorca is one of the premium shoot locations in Europe and is host to hundreds of film and stills shoots throughout the summer. This week’s Location Of The Week Bigsky Production’s presenting the magnificent SeaCube House in Mallorca.This house has is sleek and modern, it sits on the top of a ridge overlooking the sea – resulting in breath taking…


Beach Houses & Galeries Lafayette


  Galeries Lafayette shot their latest editorial at a beautiful beach house just outside Cape Town. Click here to see the behind the scenes images Click here to view Bigsky Productions Beach House locations. Click here for the final Images from the Shoot The beautiful prestine beaches are some of the most popular locations in Cape Town. In addition to the beaches Cape Town has a great selection of Beach…


Asos Magazine – 1970 Location


ASOS magazine shot with Bigsky Productions in Cape Town in the architiple 1970’s house called El Dejo.   Click here to view location. is one of the leading global online-only fashion and beauty retailers and its ASOS magazine is now 18th most read magazine in the UK with a readership of 450 000 people. The editorial was shot by Alex Sainsbury and styled by Richard Sloan, the model was Alessandra Cirotto…


Bigsky Productions: Synsam


BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO OF SYNSAM IN CAPE TOWN Synsam is one of Skandanavia’s leading Glasses retailer. Based in Norway, Sweden and Finland. This year they decided to use Bigsky Productions to shoot their advertising campaign in Cape Town, due to it’s wonderful crisp light and cloudless blue skies. Based out of Camps bay in a beautiful villa, Synasam was able to make the best out of Cape Town. This Advertising Campaign was shot by Morton…


Mothercare, Early Learning Centre & Ian Boddy Photography


Mothercare and Early Learning Centre from the UK just completed photographing their SS12 in Cape Town with Bigsky Productions. Every year after the shoot, Mothercare & ELC donate their entire toy collection and wardrobe to a worthy school or cause and this years donation was received with tears of joy and jubilation, thank you Sam Mosedale and Louise Jones! ELC are one of our oldest clients and although the shoots are…


Woolworths Holiday TVC


This vibrant and colourful TV Commercial was produced for Woolworths by Bigsky Productions. Woolworths is one of South Africa’s top retailers. BigSky Productions searched for all available talent in South Africa: Looking for the most versatile and skilled dancers, actors and models to produce this energetic and effective Television Commercial. We used current and past World Champion Hip-Hop dancers, giving this commercial a musical edge and dancing professionalism unmatched in…


Photographer Spotlight – Guy Neveling


Guy Neveling is a well respected international advertising photographer who predominantly lives in Cape Town.  Judging by his work its no surprise that he has been selected as Archive top 200 Ad Photographer Worldwide 5 years running. A common trend for Ad Agencies coming to Cape Town for the beautiful locations on offer is to utilize the talented photographers that we have in South Africa. Major reasons for this is…



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Bigsky Productions just completed a burst of TVC’s for retailer Woolworths, here is the first one that flighted last week. This Vibrant and Fun commercial showcases the summer dresses that are currently inshore at the moment. Click here to view the commercial. The crew were top notch in their hardwork and professionalism. Lighting the perspex box was a real challenge, the box had to be specifically designed and tested before…


Bigsky Productions Location of the Week – Launch Pad

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This house is sensational example of the versatility and diversity of shoot locations in Cape Town on Amazing Spaces books. Situated just 20min from the center of Cape Town, making it a very convenient and suitable location for productions of Photo shoots or Commercials with Bigsky Productions. It it is a magnificent example of the best of modern architecture. This house boast a multilevel  open plan space,  with beautiful light and strong…


Puma World Cup Photoshoot with the Springboks


Bigsky did a great sports shoot with some of the contracted Puma Springbok Players. This Print Campaign was for the 2011 World Cup. Photography by Andrew Verster-Cohen, Retouching by Pablo Ponting, Grooming Jacqui Lupton. See the below Behind the scenes Video by Peter Sean.


Photographer Spotlight – Andrea Olivo

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We first met Andrea Olivo on an Italian Grazia Magazine shoot in Cape Town. Originally from South Africa, Andrea left to go and work and live photography in the fashion capitol Milan. It was here that he has honed his photo skills and worked with some of the best in the business, names like Signe Vilstrup, Roberto D’Este, James White and Anthony Mandler. Here is some of his latest shoots…


Location of the Week – Casa Labia


Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th Century Venice, Casa Labia was the former residence of Count and Countess Labia, and is now a national monument. This location is something special and has a very “period” and opulent feel to it. Great for Lingerie and up market fashion catalogue or editorial.




Here is our latest TVC directed by New York Director/Photographer – Nagi Sakai (Agency: Defacto) The “real music artist” concept involved a number of South African acts including Dirty skirts drummer, Dj spoek, Gazelle and famous Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s daughter, Zoe Kravitz to name a few. Bigsky is currently in production on further 4 TVC’s for Clothing retailer Woolworths so more to come………..


3 Broadband TVC

Swedish Co+Hogh Advertising Solutions, in collaboration with South African Big Sky Productions Servicing, have produced a banging hit commercial for the latest product launch for 3 Broadband Denmark. The commercial takes its filmic elements from a well loved 80’s flick “Top Gun”. With the help of the soundtrack and the filmic style of an extremely long lens we managed to produce a comical piece for 3 Broadband, bringing the Co+Hogh…


Location of the week – Denim & Suede

BIGSKY PRODUCTIONS SHOOT – ANDREA OLIVO from bigsky productions on Vimeo. Our Bigsky Cape Town location of the week is not more than 1 hour out of town, its a fantastic blank canvas to paint a fashion story. Have a look at this behind the scenes video for an Italian editorial, shot by  Andrea Olivo from  Milan, Model is Rose from Vision, Styling Rita Bennedeto and Hair and Make up…


La Lesso SS12


Having produced Lalesso’s Catalogue and Lookbook for the past 4 years in exotic locations like Ibiza and Mombasa this years location was no different, and took place a few miles from the geographical tip of Africa. Wanting a clean look so that the clothing really popped, client decided to go for a desert location. The results were as expected, punchy and fresh. Our Model Annelot from Vision Models was also…


Location of the week – Colourful Fishing Village


A small sleepy fishing village on the west coast of Southern Africa was the Cape Town location of the week for BigSky Productions. Just a over an hour out of Cape Town it offers a different look and feel from anything available in the Cape Peninsula. Production is made easy due to its proximity to Cape Town, and its visual and aesthetic elements are a joy for any photographer. The…