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We are honoured to announce that THE RECCE was premiering and running in competition at this years Cape Town International Film Market & Festival. The V & A Waterfront , 12 - 21 October 2017

Coming Soon

We are currently in post-production of, THE RECCE our first feature film.

After the SADF wrongfully declares young RECCE Henk Viljoen dead behind enemy lines, it’s up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife. With the enemy hot on his trail and a lethal gunshot wound in his gut, Henk’s chances for survival are looking slim as he navigates the treacherous war torn African landscape.

Genre: War Drama

Languages: Afrikaans and English (with subtitles)

Running time: 120 min

Director: Ferdinand van Zyl

Produced by: Jac Williams

Edited by: Jacques Le Roux

Age restriction: TBC

South African Distributor: Times Media Films

Starring: Greg Kriek, Christia Visser, Maurice Carpede, Marius Weyers, Elsabe Daneel, Albert Maritz, Sonni Chidiebere, Grant Swanby & Terrence Maloyi 

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Service work we did for STAR STUFF - The Movie while they were in Sutherland, South Africa.

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Service work we did for QUEST OF THE WINDS documentary from France this year.

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About Us

Man Makes a Picture is a film production and service company that has been operating form the Old Castle Brewery building in Woodstock, Cape Town since 2008.

We provide an unique service in our industry: We cover everything from pre-production, production and post production, all under one roof, centralising the product from concept to execution to delivery.

As we  specialise  in   high-end   prestige   feature   films, such as  THE RECCE (2018), any project we tackle, we approach as a feature film, from the scripting phase (developed in conjunction with the client), to the production phase, the assembly and online edit of the product.

MMAP has produced 3 high quality short films to date, Juweeldiewe (Jewel Thieves), Jan Umkhwetha and Die Wasgoedlyn (The Washing Line)  for South Africa’s prestigious Kyknet Silwerskerm film festival  (Silver Screen Festival).

During 2013 / 14 MMAP produced IT'S AFRICA'S TIME - A big budget 13 episode series on sustainable development through inclusive business, highlighting and showcasing people, planet and profit across Sub Saharan Africa. The show aired on the DSTV’s CNBC Africa channel 410 and several other channels across Africa.

MMAP Co-Produced two gameshows, CODEBREAKER & PLAYER UP for the legendary brand ATARI in 2017.


"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Confucius

The Team

Passionate & Dedicated


Jac Williams

+27 82 560 9226

Jac Williams completed his studies in film in 2005 where after he freelanced on big budget commercials and mini series, working as behind-the-scenes cameraman and chaperone. He joined Jacques to form MMaP in 2008. He has directed and produced numerous documentaries, corporate videos and educational and marketing audio-visuals. In 2012 Jac has worked as both producer and director on It’s Africa’s Time, one of CNBC Africa’s flagship documentary series. The show documents socio-economic upliftment and sustainable development through inclusive business in Africa.

Jac wrapped Ferdinand van Zyl’s military drama feature film, The Recce, at the end of October 2016, set for cinematic release in 2018.

Jac co-produced two game shows for the legendary TV Gameshow brand Atari in 2017. He just wrapped "Agulhas" Shortfilm in Arniston that he also co-produced.


Ferdinand van Zyl

+27 82 4677 365

Writer & Director of The Recce, Ferdinand recently joined MMaP. He has been busy with the development of this film for the past two years.

He studied film at UCT and graduated with distinctions in screenwriting. With nothing but a Western Pilot under his arm, Ferdinand knocked on the door of every TV and Film producer he knew, until he eventually secured a couple of TV serial development contracts. Soon after he began to experiment in music videos & short films, where had his first taste at directing his own material.


Jacques le Roux

+27 83 550 3946

Jacques worked as a freelance cameraman and editor in the local industry for five years before starting MMaP with Jac Williams in 2008. Since then he has directed, shot and edited television series, music videos, documentaries, short films and corporate videos.

Jacques is currently busy as head of post production for feature film, The Recce, set for cinematic release in 2018.


Minki Fourie

+27 82 464 0561

Minki is one of those crazy dreamers who gets to live her passion for entrepreneurship, marketing & the film industry every day. She loves to get things done and enjoys life for the fantastic journey that it is...

Minki takes care of our accounts and all marketing and admin related queries. You can also contact her for more information regarding DTI Rebates and the whole application process.


Anja Medau


+27 63 639 2607

Anja’s friends call her „Media Medau“, as she has been on the media train for more than 20 years.

The German Radio and TV presenter studied Film-Science and Communications in Berlin and combines more than 20 years of journalistic knowledge as writer, reporter, editor and author with about 10 years experience in PR and strategic communications consulting for brands and companies.

Anja is the latest pirate on board the MMAP ship for German as well as International clients.


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