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Prinz Productions... for worldwide premier film and photo production service, with offices in Cape Town and Lisbon. Facilitating TVC's, documentaries, music videos, catalogues, editorials, campaigns, car shoots, making of's and photo libraries. Operating in South Africa, Portugal, Zanzibar and Mauritius and offering production service worldwide.

Q&A with Sebastian Prinz

28 March 2014, by Sebastian Prinz

After a very busy South African season for Prinz Productions, our blog team caught up with Sebastian to find out his perspective.

Tell us about the 2013/2014 season. What type of shoots have you seen coming to Cape Town? And what types of location have been most in demand?
For us there are no longer any seasons. Having offices in both the southern and northern hemisphere means we facilitate shoots year round and worldwide. Over the past year we’ve had a massive variety of shoots from pro bono jobs for cancer charities to ad campaigns for large multi nationals. We’ve had shoots in Cape Town, Lisbon, Zanzibar, Mauritius and Los Angeles to name a few. The locations were also wide and varied with many interesting challenges.

What were the highlights?
There are so many it’s hard to recall, but the two that really stand out were shooting the stills for the HSBC sevens rugby tournament at Newlands stadium with all the players, and shooting next to a baby Rhino and its mother at the Royal Malewane Lodge in the Kruger National Park for Breuninger.

What has been the most challenging/complex/impossible request that you’ve had to deal with and how did you solve it?
Moving a 20ft sailing boat by road from the north of Mauritius to the south with a single days’ notice. With persistence and perseverance.

Prinz has many dedicated return clients, but how do your new clients find out about you? Is word of mouth still king?
Nothing beats referrals. If you do a good job word will spread. This is what has kept Prinz going for 16 years. No amount of advertising or marketing can beat word of mouth.

Will we be seeing new faces on the Prinz Production team?
What makes Prinz so unique and reassures clients, is the fact that we do not have a high turnover of staff, and that the person you work with the one year will be there for the next. Our latest family member, Bianca, is already so entrenched that it feels like she’s already been here for years.

What are the near future plans? Where is Prinz Productions heading over the next year?
We would like to expand our Lisbon operation. Diogo and Marianna have put a lot of work into our location database and have landed some great deals with suppliers. We look forward to welcoming many old and new clients to Portugal. Other than that “The World is our Oyster”

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