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Brigadier For Bombardier - The Next Generation And Robinsons Refreshes

4 April 2015

BOMBARDIER - A marvelous commercial for Family owned Bombardier brewery, takes itself seriously not for one minute. Starring Bob Mortimer of Mortimer and Reeves fame, this one half of the British comedy double act bumbles his way through various Anglo Boer war scenarios. The commercial was shot just outside of Wellington in the Western Cape to double for the Kwazulu Natal area where this war in fact took place.
Uniforms and guns were sourced from “The Dundee Die Hards” a group who do reinactments of the Anglo Boer War periodically in the Dundee area of KwaZulu Natal.
Directed by Cris Mudge from Kream London with obvious comic genius. This project was so much fun to work on, and that is clear from the result. A Classic!!

ROBINSONS  -Directed by Tom Tagholm for Park Pictures the commercial follows a baby and his rapid growth to manhood in just 60 seconds as his astonished parents look on.  Robinsons juice provides a constant source of refreshment all the way through.
we were delighted to be involved in the creation of this commercial shot in a garden in Rondebosch, Cape town over 4 days. Obviously casting was all important to aid in a seamless transition from babyhood through childhood to manhood as was the Tear away wardrobe created to aid the CGI transitions. A really fun project to have been involved with albeit challanging in terms of its CGI transitions and resultant specific in camera requirements.

Please find the commercials under WORK on the website.

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South Africanisms

weird and wonderful things about south africa and its people

"Shebeen" - a township tavern or drinking hole. Once illegal and frequently raided by the fuzz, shebeens are now pretty groovy hangouts in the townships. Note- AMEX not accepted here.

Submitted by Justice beeba

"Sharp Sharp" a lovely expression that can mean so many things, but all upbeat and positive. Can be a greeting, a farewell, an agreement or just to express enthusiasm.

Submitted by Shaun O'Connel

Eish! - Substitute any of the following: No shit! Dang! Holy Cow! Ouch! You're kidding! Bummer! Oh well. Geez!

Submitted by Mark Upton

"Now, Now" - When South Africans say that they will do something "Now, now"... It actually means that they will do it later.

Submitted by Ken McKenzie

"Kwaai" South-African street slang for cool. "I climbed table mountain today and it was Kwaai.

Submitted by nickyd

"What a chop!" A chop is a term used to describe an idiot or a moron. If someone has done something silly, or idiotic, you could call them a chop! for example: John left his car lights on and now his battery is dead... What a chop!

Submitted by Britt Ballantyne

in some parts of South Africa we have a pretty heart stopping collection of creepy crawlies. We call them “Goggas” which comes from the Khoi San word meaning creeping things.

Submitted by Zollie Tshabalala

"A Boer Maak a Plan" Afrikaans colloquialism meaning that no matter what the obstacles are, us South Africans can sort it out. It speaks to our no nonsense sense of the world.

Submitted by Jean De Villiers

“Bilksem” is a wonderful South Africanism that basically means "we’re going to give them a hiding” Often a way to explain the punishent we’re going to mete out on an opposing sports team.

Submitted by Charles Williams

We South africans like a bit of a party, and “Epic” denotes a pretty fab party. If its even better than fabulous we may throw in “flipping” before “Epic” . so ... "That Afrika Burn jol was flipping Epic my Bru”

Submitted by Hlumela Masha

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