Ola! Films is a high-end production house that is now 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. Ola! is made up of 2 producers and 4 in-house directors with their roots in the South African industry, producing creative local work. With years of facilitation under their belt, their service division has driven Ola! Films not only to work in South Africa, where they produce traditional TVCs, content, documentaries, music videos, stills and long form work, but to do the same in other parts of Africa and abroad.
With Amy’s instinctive feel for performance, Mfundo’s gift for nailing local, Chris’s eye for African visual storytelling and Justice’s undeniable artistic talent in street photography, 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.
Growth and development are key aspects that the company prides themselves on, therefore, 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 stands as a lively production company that inspires teamwork and 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.
- Shortlisted on MTV Young Directors Awards
- Featured on Nowness Magazine
- Won Gold at the Pendoring Awards for Lexus “Snor”
- Director Chris Saunders won Best Music Video at the Smalls Short Film Festival Iin London – 2017
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Executive Producer: Olivia Leitch
082 331 4969