Photo Production in South Africa

We are a full service production company facilitating photographic shoots in Southern Africa.

The enigmatic city of Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, is blessed with great weather and a wide variety of photo location settings. The sun shines long and bright on the many beaches, forests, scenic roads and characterful buildings of the Mother City; with the iconic Table Mountain as backdrop –the perfect setting for any shoot.

The Magic Team

SabinaSabina Jakob – Director. Sabina is German, and handles all German-speaking clients personally. With over 18 years of experience, she has a passion for production services. She runs a strong, professional team that shares her dedication for excellence and personal attention.

 

MarkMark Shaw – Operations Manager. Mark is not German, but he likes Germans. He has been managing photographic shoots for over 6 years and likes to be hands on when help is needed on set. He is always on the lookout to add new locations to our database.

 

AnnikaAnnika Ziehen – Production Coordinator. Annika is German too, and handles all pre-production at the office, working closely with Sabina. She loves perfecting the details before the client arrives and always enjoys being in the thick of the action.

 

MadodaMadoda Fumba – Magic Runner. Madoda is proudly South African. He has graduated from participating in the BEE programme some years ago to a full time member of the core team. He is up before sunrise until long after sunset, ensuring that production managers have everything in place on time for the shoot.
The Magic Team

Full Service Start to Finish

Magic Mountain Productions offers a comprehensive range of photo production services that are tailored to meet the needs of the client. A start to finish approach ensures that every detail of production is considered, reflecting a high level of experience and dedication.

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Beyond Production

South Africa is a country rich with possibilities, vibrant cultures and diverse backgrounds. Despite upliftment initiatives, many socio-economic differences remain. We go beyond production to make it a core value to address these differences by working with community programmes in Cape Town.

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Testimonials

Ralph Hartmann

“I‘ve been working with Magic Mountain Productions ever since they exist and have always appreciated their efficiency and professionalism. From the first time working with Sabina and Magic Mountain Productions I never felt as „just a client“ but also „a friend“ … that‘s very important for me. Thank you for everything!”

- Ralph Hartmann, Photographer

Jürgen Hinterleithner

This really needs to be mentioned: even after approximately 20 productions in and around Cape Town, Sabina and her team surprise me over and over again with new, cool locations (and I have very eccentric ideas for my shootings). All of that is topped with fantastic and personal service from Sabina and her magic Team – just perfect.

- Jürgen Hinterleithner, photographer and managing director of hl-studios GmbH

Carola Linder

In my capacity as an Art Director, I have been working with Magic Mountain Productions for many years. I am relying on a creative and well organized production company as my shoots are normally over a period of several weeks. Therefore the flow of work, as well as timing and efficiency is very important. I am thrilled with the kind of service I get from Magic Mountain and appreciate the personal touch and support very much.

It is not only the people, like Sabina, Mark and Annika, that work with indefatigable commitment in the background but also the crew that looks after the daily needs of every single team member. All staff members do their job with a smile and great expertise. Cape Town is a city that requires reliable support during production in order for the shoot to go smoothly. I think Magic Mountain has chosen the right name for their company as the team is magic.

- Carola Linder, Managing Director, Form Farbe Idee and Art Directions

Elsie Dyasi

“I’ll never forget it. It was a rainy day, not only outside but inside as well, because the water was running down the walls. I’m proud of you, Magic Mountain. I say thank God for you because you’ve changed my life. I get things now that before were too difficult to get like my new roof!?”

- Elsie Dyasi, Nolubabalo Educare

Maik Scharfscheer

“I have been working with Magic Mountain for many years. It is simply wonderful how Sabina and her team find solutions for any complex task and with the ease and professionalism they show. I just feel well taken care of and can only say: I always like to return and look forward to you each time.”

- Maik Scharfscheer, Photographer

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