Priest, a Cape Town-based post-production house, is opening a new satellite
office in Johannesburg. From 1 June 2014, Jo’burgers can add another working
space cum coffee shop to their check list.
Priest’s current headquarters are in Woodstock, Cape Town but the team has
felt that the need to set up shop in Johannesburg as a decent amount of their
clients are based there.
Priest Espressobar will serve as one part edit suite, one part espresso bar. The
new space will be the latest addition to the popular art gallery strip along Jan
Smuts Avenue in Rosebank. Priest’s neighbours include Lizamore & Associates,
David Krut Projects, Maker Studio and Res Gallery.
“The idea behind opening in Jo’burg is that we wanted a satellite space that our
editors and clients can work from. It works mainly as a film service space, but it
runs 24/7 as an espresso bar,’ said Cal Kingwill, owner of Priest.
Sharday Swanepoel, wife of Priest’s senior editor Matthew, designed and
conceptualised the layout and interiors of the office. It will include a small cafe
space, a full edit suite, a production office and a courtyard.
Kingwill also wanted to work with the neighbouring galleries and incorporate
their work into the design of the Priest office. After some research, she came
across the incredible work of upcoming local artist, Peter Mammes, who is
fortunately represented by Teresa Lizamore. Mammes has been commissioned
to paint a full interior mural that will best fit the space.
The espresso bar will be open from Monday – Friday from 07h00 to 17h00, and
on Saturdays from 07h00 to 13h00.
For more information, visit www.priest.co.za or