Groundglass is an original and inspired boutique production company, home to select directors. Our approach is innovative and collaborative and years of working with directors and agencies has given us the edge in the service market.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Executive Producer: Janette de Villiers / Head of Production: Debra Stubbs / Producers: Meike Varga & Mel Charrington
Directors: Natasja Fourie / Erica Brumage / Melissa Silverman / Terry Hall / Jonty Toosey / Markus Bader / Niko Caro

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Groundglass is an original and inspired production company. Our approach is innovative and collaborative and our award-winning directors allow us to meet a variety of creative requirements. Our proactive and resourceful producers strive to establish strong relationships with clients, be they international production companies or local advertising agencies. Above all, we love what we do! Groundglass, since it’s inception in 2001, has become one of South Africa’s leading director-based film production companies, in both the local and international market. With experience in various backgrounds– from service and local commercials to documentaries and music promos, from short films to viral campaigns and the cyber culture it has created – all taken on and produced with equal passion and energy. Backed up by fulltime production and research departments with comprehensive knowledge and experience, we are equipped to deal with any production of any scale, and we are steadfast in our mission to keep on producing the best work possible. The easy-going nature of the company and fun-filled atmosphere, along with our slick and proficient service, keeps clients returning time and time again.

  • Creative Circle Ad of the Month – TUSKER
  • The One Show Merit in Editing and Merit in Sound Design – TUSKER
  • African Crystals Grand Prix and 3 x Crystal Gold’s – TUSKER
  • Bronze Ciclope – ‘Numbers’
  • Short Film Corner (Cannes) – ‘The Man with the Heavy Leg’


5 Carstens Street, Tamboerskloof,
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
+27 21 422 2591

Head of Production | Debra Stubbs

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Special Mention: Direction Craft – Dan Mace

Tusker Lager ‘Finding 42’
iDidTht Guest Judge: Liam Wielopolski, Chief Creative Officer at DDB South Africa
Awarded: January 2017

Judges Comment: “Here’s to you, Dan, for a genuinely engaging and epic spot. Coupled with stunning visuals, a truly unique portrayal of this energetic and colourful nation and its people has been created. The images are stunning and beautifully art directed, the edit is dynamic and the sound design is powerful. It’s a truly impactful portrayal of Kenya, an energetic and colourful nation and it’s people. Just like the VO, I too felt warm inside after watching this.”

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inc. is a collective of talented and eager creatives, all working under an experienced and well resourced production infrastructure, producing high-end creative work at competitive budgets.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Executive Producer & Founder: Janette de Villiers / Producer & Partner: Mvelisi Mvandaba
Head of Production & Partner: Debra Stubbs

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