Upstairs Post Production has made some massive changes this year with the
addition of their full Resolve grading and Flame online suites.
Resident colourists include Donovan Bush and Chris Greybe as well as well-
known online artist Charmaine Greyling. The post house has also welcomed the
talented offline editor James Hosking to the team.
Donovan Bush recently graded Windhoek’s “Drogba’ spot for international
director Matt Bieler. The commercial was produced by Moonlighting Films and
starred Didier Drogba. Donovan also just completed work on the new Discovery
“Insure’ TVCs for Egg Films’ Jason Fialkov, as well as the new eNCA promos for
Plank Films’ Splinter division for Pete Pohorsky and Mark Fisher’s Brandlab.
Greybe joined Upstairs Post at the beginning of the year after spending the past
11 years in the UK working for the BBC. He started working with colour on set at
4k London where he was involved in some major motion pictures including
Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, Skyfall and World War Z. Since returning to
Cape Town Greybe has graded a number of commercials including Jason
Fialkov’s News 24 spots for Ogilvy Cape Town, Outsurance for Wink Films and
director Bryan Cawood and the very well received Careers24 for Bouffant’s
Driving the new Flame suite is Greyling who joined the company in their busiest
season to date. Greyling was the lead artist and compositor on Ian Gabriel’s
feature film Four Corners, which was selected as South Africa’s entrant for Best
Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Oscars.
She has just finished work on Kim Geldenhuys’ first production for his newly
established company. Since joining Upstairs she has onlined the new
Outsurance campaign; all of the News 24 spots; Johnson and Johnson “Soft and
Silky’ for Ola! Films’ Amy Allais; Fialkov’s Discovery “Insure’ and Giaco Angelini’s
Mutzig Beer advert among others. Greyling offers treatment consultation, on-set
supervision and creative direction, as well as the final stages of a project with
clients in an online editing environment.
Hosking has come on board as a full-time FCP editor based at the Upstairs Post
offices in Johannesburg and working in Cape Town when needed. His most
recent work includes KFC France for Velocity’s Anton Visser and the Mutzig Beer
advert, graded and onlined by TVC’s Giaco Angelini and agency JWT.
Editor Kobus Loots has been busy as usual, editing Dean Blumberg of Bouffant’s
latest spot and Kim Geldenhuys’ KFC “Taste of Home’ commercial for Ogilvy &
The annual Valentines Day High Tea was a huge success with agency and
production house producers from around the country in attendance. Executive
Producer Ashleigh Lambson continues to steer the ship as port of call for both
offline and online production quotes and queries.