Durand has spent his entire career involved in the production of commercials in uncharted territories and has, over the past 18 years, produced/executive produced more than 350 films.
Durand firmly believes that the only constant is change and as Africa evolves, so does he. He is confident that in the very near future, all the big, global brands will eventually move to produce on the continent of Africa. In this venture, he moves into line-producing, which will enable him to work with like-minded filmmakers who already produce world class media content, but need the services of a seasoned professional with local knowledge of any country on the African continent.
In a nutshell, I love film: Every single aspect of it!
Shooting for the first time in Africa may appear daunting, so it’s imperative that our clients feel welcome, safe and in reliable hands. I thrive on creating strong relationships from first contact, to nurturing these professional relationships for many years to come. I have vast knowledge of all the regions on the African continent, ranging from South to North Africa and everything in between.
I pride myself in the smooth delivery of services; from receiving the brief and personally sourcing locations, to ensuring the client receives exactly what was requested. I am available 24/7 for help with visas, travel, accommodation and
booking our most experienced, finest, and most trustworthy hardworking and diligent crew.
I source all equipment and gear from reputable sources, paying attention to minute details of the whole production process, and offering innovative solutions to stay way ahead of the curve on set, all the way to the final edit. I have had many satisfied clients working within budget for maximum effect.
My years of experience and knowledge gained as a producer on TV commercials, Reality TV, documentaries and film mean that there is no job too big or small: I’ve done them all!
Jean-Pierre started his career as an editorial and commercial photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then he has evolved in his career to become a producer.
Jean-Pierre is a people's person with an excellent eye for detail, taking great pride in his work. He’s not afraid to give his best in all he does! Treating each
project with the utmost care and vision is important to him. He is a perfectionist when it comes to seeing a whole project through from start to finish.
He deems it very important to uphold every brand he works on to its exceptional standards.
He has a keen eye for detail, and is considered an asset on every project.
Patrick Schepers was raised in Belgium where he started his film production career at the tender age of 11. With a South African mother and a Belgium father his home language was both English and Dutch which he expanded to include French and German.
From Stills to Post Production and onto full Production Services, he founded his own production company with registered office in Belgium and South Africa. During 2018 Patrick brought a commercial production to Cape Town where he met Durand Le Sueur and subsequently joined the African Fixer team as executive producer.
With one foot in each continent, he meets the expectations of our international clients whilst managing the supply chain in over 43 African countries
Why Africa? Because it is the most incredibly diverse continent to live, work and shoot in.
Born and bred here, and after 20 years of working in the film industry, we know what it takes to deliver an amazing production experience. Africa gets under your skin, you’ve got to experience it for yourself.
If you have any questions we dont answer in this FAQ, please contact us HERE for more information.
A fixer is a line producer tasked with coordinating and facilitating every aspect of a production, from location scouting to acquiring permits and permissions, through to
hiring crew and securing accommodation and gear. Due to the considerable
responsibility resting on their shoulders and the hands-on nature of their various duties, fixers are central to a production.
Pre-production fixing entails: Budget, Location Scouting, Logistics, Crew, Talent, and
Equipment and Vehicle Hire.
It is our daily duty to make sure that all is going to plan and to take responsibility for, or rectify any mishaps that may occur on set. We continually liaise closely with all HoDs and resolve any discrepancies with budget, creative differences, safety, and
the seamless execution of the production in general.
Fixers play a vital role in making sure that the production meets the desired product in line with their client’s initial vision and budget. We perform an extensive budget analysis once the production is complete to indicate how effective the budget allocation was in relation to all incurred production expenses, from start to finish. We also make sure that all rental leases are honoured by returning all equipment, vehicles, etc to their respective providers.
Africa is a continent steeped in natural beauty and adorned with vibrant culture. These two qualities, in addition to low overheads, favourable incentives, and compelling visual landscapes continue to attract production companies from abroad.
Current favourite film locations include South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Zanzibar, Morocco, and Egypt, but there are many more locations in our extensive database
that can spark the imagination and make magic happen!
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