Grinder Films is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is Africa's only specialist Tabletop Film Production company. Grinder specialises in production of commercials and stills for the food & beverage sector. We are specialists in such food-types as Dry Foods, Sauces, Beer, Chocolates, Dairy, Fruit Juices and Ice Cream to mention just a few and produce both Tabletop and Performance/Live-Action commercials as well as still photography. Our approach is to homogenize performance and product elements to create a single and aligned look and message.
We cater to advertising agencies, production companies, post-production shops and animation houses alike. We shoot in both studio and on location, locally in South Africa as well as Internationally. Our main markets are Africa, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Grinder Films also produces Photo/Stills Productions as well as provides service production for commercials. We are also specialists in the preparation and manufacture of product substitutes, models & mock-ups, packs production and label printing.
Grinder also has a European branch-office in Warsaw, Poland which supplies the same quality of expertise for Tabletop, SFX and food and beverage advertising.
Sometimes Tabletop is seen as a dark art. Our aim at Grinder Films is to make the collaboration between our team, agency and clients an open and creative process in a great environment. We believe this is the best way to achieve the imagery that is very specifically tailored to your clients needs.
We have a 400 sqm. filming studio and a 150 sqm. photo-studio in Cape Town, both of which have been purpose-built for the production this specific advertising genre.
Designed as Tabletop studios from the outset, we have been able to tailor the studios layout, power, ventilation and facilities to this very specialised discipline.