With the current boom of local productions filming around Johannesburg, the need
for affordable production space and facilities has increased to such a degree that
most of the facilities currently available are booked up to a year in advance.
Noticing a need for additional facilities, Quizzical Pictures acquired a beautiful series
of warehouses in the Ferndale area of Randburg, Johannesburg in early 2014 and
has been constructing and outfitting a studio and production facility spanning over 4
000sqm for their own use, but also for dry hire space.
Facilities include two 300sqm shooting studios with good acoustics capable of
handling various productions from music videos, commercials, television dramas
and comedies as well as feature films; post-production suites for edit and final mix;
production offices; dry hire space for audio and video control rooms; hair and
make-up rooms; wardrobe rooms; green room; kitchen and catering area; art
department workspace; on-site generators; and all additional facilities required for
a smooth running production.
There is WiFi and in time, the studios will have live broadcast capability.
“This is something we have wanted to do for a long time,’ says Quizzical MD Harriet
Gavshon. “There is such a demand for studio facilities, for our own work and for
other production companies. We wanted to create a facility which people like us –
long form television production companies – can afford and which is geared to their
budgets and needs.’
Quizzical Pictures has also made its mark in the commercial and branded content
“As a progressive production company continuously looking at breaking new ground,
we are excited to now own our studio space in which we can produce the best
quality commercials and branded content,’ says head of marketing and business
development Sizwe Kumalo.
Located in Ferndale, Johannesburg, Quizzical Pictures’ studios is easily accessible
from Malibongwe Drive and a stone’s throw from MultiChoice.
Quizzical Studios will be operational from June 2015 and the company is offering
discounts for the first six months of hire. For bookings please contact Mariki on
(+2711) 726 2828.