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TOO BUSY TO POST

TOO BUSY TO POST

We know, we know – it is not an excuse, but Frank is just too busy producing to update you on our news. As soon as we can update you on all our exciting shoots we will.

Watch this space…

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The White Company Interiors

Frank has been working exclusively with The White Company Interiors Team in Cape Town for 9 Years. And we Love them! We love the product, the concepts, the props, the food and are always proud of the final images.

This season we had the pleasure of working with the talented Anders Schonneman as photographer and the lovely Elkie Brown as stylist.

With a small flexible team they always manage to effortlessly create the flawless alfresco scenarios; the tempting dinner table, the perfect garden party and the immaculate white bed. One day I might just have to jump into it!

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Thats Darling

Photographer Colette de Barros asked for our support to help her shoot an Editorial for US Fashion Magazine – Darling. They needed African savannah with tame African animals within close proximity to Cape Town. EASY. Within an hour of Cape Town we could supply both. Except for Colette and the Art Director Polly Chamier, The team was all local; Stylist, Model, Hair & Make up, assistants and production, again all sourced and provided by Frank.
We are just thrilled with the images.

Model Anthame @ fanjam

 

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Frank Loves Cape Town!

It’s a fantastic place to live, work and play. But while the Mother City gives so much, it is clear to see that not all of her citizens are as fortunate as us.

With this in mind, we are always looking for ways to give back to the communities that make our hometown so special.

So Frank has joined the Film Industry Fund – a non-profit organization set up by the Film Industry to raise money for both the communities that we shoot in, as well as disadvantaged areas that aren’t used as locations.

And if we contribute – so do you!

This how it works: For every City of Cape Town Film Office permit that Frank uses, we commit to making a donation. Which is done on your behalf! So you’re helping the less fortunate by just by having your production in Cape Town.

We also contribute to the fund by processing Visa Letters. The Film Industry Visa Agency is a non-profit organization, so once they have covered their costs, all the surplus funds go into the Film Industry Fund. So far this season, approximately R200 000 have been donated this way.

Here are some of the ways the Film Industry Fund has helped communities in the short space of time that it has been running:

• Donated a fantastic Jungle Gym worth R34 235,38 to the Upper Leeuwen Street Park in the Bo-Kaap.

• R10 000 donated to the Astra School for the Disabled in Montana.

• Paid for 25 learners at the Sid. G Rule School in Grassy Park to have 2 individual reading lessons per week for a year. This was facilitated by Help2Read.org and cost R30 000

• Bought a new sound system for the Samaritan School of Dance in Woodstock

• Donated R37 000 worth of computers for the Baphumelele Waldorf School in Khayelitsha

And the fund looks to be healthy, so they are getting ready to make some more great donations.

While we’re pleased with good work that’s been done, we feel we could still do more. So Frank is currently looking for other ways to give back – watch this space!

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Johnnie B – All Aboard For Summer

 

We are so proud of the latest Summer 15 Johnnie B campaign shot by the talented Rick Truscott in Kommetjie, Cape Town.
Getting such natural shots from a bunch of teens is not easy and again the Johnnie B team again makes it look effortless. We LOVE working this with clever Boden Team, with months of pre-production, nothing is left to chance. That means on the day we can focus on being at exactly the right place, at the right time, with the right weather and make sure everyone is REALLY well looked after!

The White Company Summer 15 shot by Collete de Barros

The season that keeps on giving.

Its not really an excuse not to post and update you on what we have been up to but Frank has been VERY busy. This season has been non-stop for us since September and is still going strong. In September we expanded our small team, employing the much loved Gui full time, as Producer and Production manager. Office Angel Lydia also joined us full time working hard supporting the producers.

The increase in our team enabled us to work with some lovely new clients (Boden Fashion Tescos F&F, Esprit, Pierre Lang to name a few), while still servicing our loyal existing clients (Marks and Spencer, The White Company, Mini Boden). Many of our existing clients such as Boden and The White Company visited us at least 5 times this season, creating strong production partnerships between us and their teams and seamless production.

Working with new and old clients introduced us to some new photographers Colette De Barros, Matthew Eades, Heather Favell and Donja Pitsch. We also enjoyed Welcomimg back ‘old’ faces, Rick Truscott, Anders Schonneman, Tim Marsella for many shoots.

So no more excuses, we are finally finding the time to update the Blog, although with more shoots planned up until July, it may just take a little longer while we concentrate on what we do best.

Frank Produces Mini Boden & Johnny B Aut / Win 2014

Frank Produces Mini Boden & Johnny B Aut / Win 2014

Frank productions was delighted to be contacted directly by Boden to produce their Autumn / Winter 2014 Shoots for Mini Boden and Johnny B. Proud to be working on such an established British brand, Frank set to work sourcing British looking locations and props, including 20 bags of autumn oak leaves.

Frank recreated a mad hatters tea party for the minis with a host of animals and brought in fake rain for the Teens!

We definitely finished our SS14 season off with a bang. Whoever said don’t work with children and Animals – frank loved it, we had great fun & cant wait to see the pics when they launch this Autumn. We will keep you updated.

Thanks Boden we look forward to seeing you again.
Photographer Rick Truscott.

Frank Produces Urbanara SS14

Frank Produces Urbanara SS14

Frank productions welcomed Urbanara to Cape Town for the third consecutive season.
Urbanara a small start up based in Berlin is growing from strength to strength and now employs over 50 people and offers over two thousand luxury products.

Urbanara offer high quality hand picked products, which are sourced at their centre of excellence and sold direct to the consumer cutting out the middle man and therefore offering affordable quality.

Frank productions was set the challenge to create an sophisticated Cuban backdrop, with Cuba not a production possibility due to the visa timelines, we transormed an Autumnal Cape Town into a Hot dusty Cuban environment.
The Team Travelled in and around Cape Town and had the pleasure of staying overnight at Hopefield Lodge where Gui the onset producer treated us all to a delicious Braai!

Shot by Local Photographer Inge Prins and styled by reknowed Swedish Stylist Sasha Antic the images have been a great success.

Frank Produces M&S ‘Style and Living’ Editorial

Frank Produces M&S ‘Style and Living’ Editorial

Spring 2014 saw Marks and Spencer relaunch their website with a strong focus on content and new ‘editorial hub’ Style & Living.
M&S says the new website is a key part of its plans to ‘transform from a traditional British retailer into an international, multichannel retailer’.

Frank Productions was very proud to part of the launch, which is one of the largest web platform relaunches worldwide.

Frank produced images for the style and living editorial pages, Shot and styled by experienced Husband and wife team Eric Frideen and Niki Brodie.

Frank productions sourced bespoke luxury locations to complement three editorial collections, Boardroom Beautiful, Weekend Pastels and Evening Elegance.

We are proud of the stunning results.

Frank Produces Holiday for Marks & Spencer

Frank Produces Holiday for Marks & Spencer

February started with a new client for Frank Productions.  Marks and Spencer Fashion Team came to Cape Town to shoot their Holiday stories, for Menswear, Womenswear and Kidswear.

Shot and styled by experienced Husband and wife team Eric Frideen and Niki Brodie, and co produced with Spring Studios in London, the shoot flowed effortlessly.

With perfect summer weather for the beach locations and even no wind for the Yacht shoot, the results look like the perfect Holiday!