We've grown up in film and TV, and while we're not giving our ages away, we have enough industry years between us to be able to finish each other's sentences, choose each other's dinners and multitask like a mother. It's made us some good friends, directed our path and equipped us with some surprising skills.
We’re not afraid of heights, having held a top position in the South African service market since we started. Being small and grounded helps. Consistency is king in a company of queens. As a three-headed team, we prefer to be versatile and collaborative. People sometimes refer to us as interchangeable, and we find this flattering. Di may have quoted for your job and Nicola may have shot it but we all have the latest on it, so feel free to ask for any of us.
As production perfectionists, we’re hands-on, knee-deep, clear-headed and sure-footed. We get equally excited about niche contracts and commercial jobs, and we care for small crews as much as we do large-scale productions with all the frills and thrills and big budget it brings.
Point is, we cut to the chase so you can get the cut. Sometimes it’s with that glint in Di’s eye, sometimes it’s by offering everyone Nicola’s shoulder to cry on, and other times, it’s Kirsten’s head for headlines and deadlines that does it. But mostly it’s our singular commitment to doing a better job than you expected us to that makes the difference. Have a look.
We’d love you to widen our world
We have a history and we're proud of it
View some of our past productions
The big picture ladies never skip a beat, They make every production a pleasure
Your gateway to a continent so colourful we can't understand
how anyone could call it dark.
We are Mandela, we are the vuvuzela. We control intersections with robots and wear our pants on the outside. From dassies to boerie, District Six to District 9, we have
creativity and productivity in equal portions, and we know how to make it work because we know the power of freedom and imagination. Lend us yours.
We have millions of acres of unspoilt nature that no eyes have seen onscreen, mountains so magnificent they get mistaken for the Aztecs and the Alps in one, and 1739 miles of endless ocean. No, make that two. While we're counting, we also have the big five, six biomes and the seventh natural wonder of the world, otherwise known as Table Mountain.
Some call it paradise, we call it home and we'd like to share the beauty with you. Pop into our spaza shop with fifty million smiles and get The Big Picture. We'll even teach you to say "action" in South African.
we've got big talent
A world in one continent
One of the truly original aspects of shooting with The Big Picture is that we see double. Our deserts mimic the Australian outback , the American wastes and martian stretches. With a bit of makeup, our cities are mistaken for New York and London. It snows here, blows here, and anything goes here in terms of location. We have tropical, we have nautical - this is paradise, after all. Our natural and urban scapes are so varied, we wouldn’t blame you for getting jet lag when we show you that Africa is the world in one hour.
South Africa is a total mixing pot of world class talent. We have professional beauties of every size and look, qualified to strut, smile, scowl or laugh on cue. Looking for a Brazilian babe? Take Nadia, de nada! Want a Parisian hipster? Bien sûr, monsieur. Clyde is on call. How about a hip hop star from the Bronx? Sipho will suffice, yo. All of them are on time, down to earth and ready to work.
We'd Love To Hear From You!
+27 21 421 8101
Unit A206, The Old Biscuit Mill
373 - 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa 7925