Facilitating Production in Africa
Looking at shooting in Africa?
Rapid Blue offers experienced production fixers and location scouts across the continent. In pre-production, we handle everything from location scouting to facilitating film visas and film permits. When it comes to your production, we can source equipment and crew as well as arrange all your accommodation and travel logistics.
Rapid Blue actively produces across Africa and we can assist on every level – from small film crews to big international formats.
We pride ourselves on our ability to work alongside international production teams, and will ensure that your vision for your production in Africa becomes a reality.
Why Rapid Blue?
We offer a world-class service to make your African shoot as seamless as possible. You will work directly with one of our top in-house producers to arrange your production who will put you at ease with constant support, guidance and reliability, as we can handle all production needs and those last-minute requests.
We have strong industry connections within South Africa and across the continent. Our highly skilled team of producers source the most appropriate crew for your particular project. With years of experience and an established network, we are able to secure tried and trusted professionals to join your team at competitive rates.
Rapid Blue has strong relationships with the premium gear houses in SA and across the continent and can take care of all your gear needs where ever you need to shoot.
Visa and Permits
As a registered FIVA member Rapid Blue is able to secure FIVA invitational letters for both specialist and oversight working visas whilst your team is in South Africa. Our team is also able to assist with location and filming permits.
Rapid Blue offers superior travel services for our clients. We can take care of all your on-the-ground logistical support and accommodation bookings.
Some of our Clients
- RTL Hungary – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (3 seasons)
- ProTv Romania – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
- United Production APS Denmark – I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
- ITV2 – Survival of the Fittest
- BBC UK – Special Forces, Hell Week
- BBC France – Top Gear France Road Trip SA
- Woestijnvis Belgium – De Mol
- Roses are Blue, Belgium – Down the Road
- Fulwell73 – Global Citizen Mandela 100 broadcast
- Knickerbockerglory – Dance Around the World
- Pilgrim – Megaladon
- Hunan – Divas Hit the Road
- Warner Brothers Sweden – Reality Show
- BBC UK – The Day I Fell to Earth
- Archery UK – Writer’s recce – Lagos
- Double 4 Studios LA – Documentary
“With little experience of filming in South Africa, I was looking for a local team who could help us with everything from booking drivers and security, to health and safety recces and sourcing local crew, as well as suggesting contributors for our documentary series. Rapid Blue are the epitome of professionalism, were fantastic during the preparation period and their team really looked after mine once we landed in Johannesburg. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again. “Knickerbockerglory
In South Africa, our international production hub for the ITV format I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is managed by the production company Rapid Blue. Production hubs of this nature are produced on a large scale and require a high level of attention to detail and commitment from the facilitation partner.
To date, Denmark, Hungary and Romania have all come through the hub with all three clients expressing their satisfaction at the efficient way in which Rapid Blue manages their production needs. All technical aspects of the hub are managed by Rapid Blue allowing the editorial teams from each territory the luxury of concentrating on the more creative aspects such as story arcs and character development.
Due to the fluid nature of a format, many iterations of the budget for each territory may be necessary throughout the process. Rapid Blue has proven their ability to tailor budgets accordingly without losing sight of the quality required in the final production.
Overall, Rapid Blue has provided an impressive service as our producer of choice managing the international production hub in the South Africa region.ITV (Pascal)
This serves to confirm that Rapid Blue has been our facilitation partner in South Africa for three seasons of I’m A Celebrity. We have always enjoyed a great working relationship with Rapid Blue and appreciate their ability to manage all technical aspects of the production hub in South Africa in such a way as to make our broadcast into Hungary as seamless as possible. Budgets on production of this scale are significant and we have learnt to trust Rapid Blue’s ability to manage the budget effectively.RTL