Ola! Films is 51% black-owned and level 2 B-BBEE. The company was started around a dining room table ten years ago by Olivia Leitch and Amy Allais and has expanded to have offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. With Amy’s instinctive feel for performance, Batandwa’s thoughtful authenticity, Meja’s stylish local narrative told through a global lens, and Chris’s eye for African visual storytelling, Ola! works as a collective and often brings the whole team on board to assist and create. In this way, everyone at Ola! is able to collaborate with one another, remaining relevant and keeping up with the trends, while staying grounded by a traditional work ethic and skills.
Ola! strives to keep repeat business strong and attract more international clients, to continue growing and nurturing young talent, to honour thoroughness, collaboration and communication and to keep the production process fun. Ola! Films has its values rooted in playfulness, fun, sincerity, and integrity. Ranging from working with giraffes and butterflies to planes and fireworks, Olivia insists that “Ola! is a fearless bunch who dream big and dare to fail”, Amy believes that “Ola! is a team of free-spirited people who enjoy making pretty pictures, and playing nicely together.” With all its facets and services, Ola! Films cannot help but be proud of the diverse scope of work created by their experienced team.
- Ranked 5th Film Production Company by the Loeries in 2021
- Numerous Gold Loeries
- Gold Ciclope
- Gold Pendoring
- Finalists at Cannes
- Featured on Shots
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Executive Producer: Olivia Leitch
082 331 4969