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Lexus gets all the bells and whistles

19 December 2016

We have just completed production on a super exciting project for Lexus. Because the project is still in post production we can’t say too much so watch this space. The project required helicopter recces and Suffice to say we had all the toys on this one including the Freedom arm, drone action, shooting boat to boat, helicopter to boat. We love projects like this as they really separate the men from the boys.

Directing duo Don Marsh and Mike Aldershot of Man vs Machine created the vision, Friend London, Richard Fenton and Luke Jacobs produced.

The locations included epic sculptural landmarks, sweeping vistas, magnificent scenery and a jawdropping private property. We cant wait to be showing off this commercial.

Shooting in the next few days (early December 2016) is Sprite for Joy Films out of Dubai. Directed by Harold Zwart of karate kid fame out of LA, this project promises to be an exciting one! Watch this space for the completed project

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South Africanisms

weird and wonderful things about south africa and its people

“Poepol” is an affectionately used term to denote an idiot. so you might say “ag you poepol you’ve locked the keys in the blerry car! Now we’re really in the dwang!”

Submitted by Jeanne Watson

"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

“laaitie” is an affectionate word for a younger person particularly a son so you might say “My laaitie is taking his bokkie to a flik tonight. “Bokkie” in this context would mean his sweetheart and not his pet Springbok.

Submitted by Eric Van Staden

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

Submitted by nickyd

"Toyi Toyi" (pronounced TOY-TOY) this is a traditional South African form of protest. It is a knees up dance done by protestors and can be very intimidating.

Submitted by Jaques Du Plooy

“Mzansi” has of late been really popularised by our national broadcaster. it has come to mean South Africa and comes from the Xhosa word for South.

Submitted by Jakes Madala

"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

"Yebo" a Zulu word meaning yes or used to show approval. For example: Question: "Hi there, can I get a pint in this Shebeen ?" Answer: "Yebo!"

Submitted by Sipho Mahlangu

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

"At the Robots, turn left" We don't do traffic lights - it's too much like being law abiding. In South Africa we have robots. Much more exciting!!

Submitted by Maria Van Heerden

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