This reel showcases work by Masters & Savant and our represented talent. Credits on project pages.
Masters & Savant is a multi-disciplinary production company and international production hub with offices and studios in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We also represent South Africa’s top production and post-production talent both locally and abroad, including film production companies, motion graphics studios and the country’s best VFX vendors.
What sets us apart
We remix and rework design, animation, illustration, live action, visual effects and digital into striking new forms and applications. Agencies and brands choose Masters & Savant to assist in developing their visual production content across all electronic platforms. We work with South Africa’s most dynamic and accomplished motion graphics, animation, branding, live-action, visual effects, digital and content talent.
Every day we move forward, to create and deliver the industry’s most beloved, most emotive work across all electronic platforms.
This is a place of emotion, ingenuity, banding together, responsibility and humanity.
We work smart. We work hard. We never stop thinking. And that’s why you should work with us.
With us, you’ll be moved.
Why South Africa?
TALENT – South Africa is home to some of the world’s most internationally awarded production and post production talent.
EXCHANGE RATE – According to the Big Mac Index, South Africa has one of the most undervalued currencies in the world. This makes greater things achievable on a smaller budget.
CONNECTIVITY – Our offices have ultra high speed fibre internet connections. We use the latest post production review and collaboration software to make working together easy.
TIME ZONE – We are in GMT +2, which allows for an overlap in workday with almost all markets.
LANGUAGE – The business language in South Africa is English. The business culture, too, is very Westernised, similar to that found in the United States, the United Kingdom or Australia.
LOCATIONS – South Africa is a sought-after live-action production destination, particularly during the northern hemisphere’s winter months. When the History Channel produced America: The Story of Us, which chronicles the history of the United States, they chose South Africa as the principal shooting location. Thanks to its diverse wealth of scenery, landscapes, cityscapes, climates and peoples, South Africa has formed the backdrop to countless international commercials and films.
about masters & savant
Masters & Savant’s passion for boundless creativity and visual brilliance have kept us at the top of our game since 2002. Our teams have won numerous awards from every major festival. Our represented talent have taken part in festivals across the globe, and have won countless awards between them, including:
Clio Awards | D&AD Awards | Communication Arts Awards | London International Awards Festival | New York Film and Television Awards | Loeries | New York Film and Television Awards | Mobius Awards | Infocom EME awards | Annecy International Film Festival | International Festival of Animation | Russia | PROMAX BDA | Recontres Henri Langlois Festival | Visionara 17 Film Festival | Apollo Film Festival | Anima Film Festival | South African Film and Television Awards | Durban International Film Festival
We have worked with industry-leading clients in advertising and digital, film production and television broadcasting. From our offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, we’ve produced highly effective, award-winning work for brands in the US, UK, China, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Thailand and Portugal.
Our team brand experience includes Adidas, Audi, BMW, BP, Cadbury, Cell C, Dell, Discovery, Diageo, Ford, General Electric, Harman Kardon, Hyundai, Kellogg’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Minute Maid, MTN, Nestle, Nikon, Tiger Brands, United Airlines, Unilever, UPS, Verizon, Virgin, Vodacom, Volkswagen and many more.