Robot

Film facilitation like a machine.

Cape Town & Johannesburg

Executive Producer: Liam Johnson / Producers: John Macdonald / Managing Director: Callan Paul
Directors: Adriaan Louw / Ayanda Duma / Gregg Bailey / Nelis Botha / Paul Ramaema/ Zandi Tisani

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We’re into the unknown, making plans, pushing envelopes. The back roads and big leaps. Mad ideas, massive lights and motor bikes. Parkour. Wing suits. High lines, helicopters & big f#&%en explosions. Immense landscapes, gorgeous sunsets, breathtaking beaches. Township textures, sweeping urban panoramics and the dark, freaky underbelly. We make commercials, music videos and branded content.
We’ll be the first ones in, the last ones out, tinkering with bleary eyes and devilish details to bring your visions to life. The robot doesn’t sleep. The robot’s a machine.

  • UKMVA for best Video Friend Within, The Renegade.
  • Almost a billion hits combined for videos produced.

CAPE TOWN OFFICE

8 Dorman Street, Gardens,
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Executive Producer | Liam Johnson
liam@therobot.tv

 

FEATURED WORK

IDIDTHAT EDITORIAL

Robot’s Paul Ramaema drives into the future for latest Toyota Hybrid spot

December 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Robot’s Paul Ramaema drives into the future for latest Toyota Hybrid spot

Robot’s Paul Ramaema brings his energetic youthful aesthetic mixed with his mindful self-awareness for the launch of the locally built Toyota Hybrid. A car that finds the perfect balance between being environmentally conscious and at the forefront of technology needed the perfect hybrid director 😉

Robot makes some big moves, meet new MD Callan Paul

November 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Robot makes some big moves, meet new MD Callan Paul

In less than a year the team at Robot have made some pretty major moves, to say the least. Taking the leap from being a service-only company, Robot now also includes a full roster of directing talent. Having established themselves as a production company with an impressive offering in the local market, what’s the secret weapon behind Robot’s rapid rise to success? Meet Callan Paul, with her fitting new title of Managing Director.

Robot signs emerging director Ayanda Duma, ‘She’s a quadruple threat.’

November 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Robot signs emerging director Ayanda Duma, ‘She’s a quadruple threat.’

Ayanda Duma is an energetic audacious filmmaker with a bold comedic approach to character-driven storytelling. Unapologetically disruptive, hyper-intelligent and hilarious. When not behind the camera Ayanda also produces beats and bars under her rap alias, YANDU and finds the word ‘appropriate’ offensive. Hold onto your pearls folks.

Director Gregg Bailey announces his move to Robot

June 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Director Gregg Bailey announces his move to Robot

As Gregg Bailey approaches a decade of directing, he has announced that he will be joining the growing roster of talent at Robot. Well established as a performance director and considered storyteller, we know Gregg’s strength lies in crafting heartfelt intimate moments. In fact, you’ll most likely find that when it comes to an onscreen moment that needs space and time to breath, he’ll nail it.

Director Adriaan Louw brings his visual aesthetic and doccie style approach to Robot

April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Director Adriaan Louw brings his visual aesthetic and doccie style approach to Robot

You might know him as the guy who shoots those unconventionally cool music videos or sexy sneaker spots, but with the announcement that Adriaan Louw has joined Robot, we caught up with a filmmaker evolving into a storyteller passionate about bringing his emotive documentary filmmaking mind and visual aesthetic to narrative-driven work.

The nuts and bolts of the new Robot directors – Paul Ramaema and Nelis Botha

July 24th, 2020|Comments Off on The nuts and bolts of the new Robot directors – Paul Ramaema and Nelis Botha

We get up close and personal with the two new directors joining Robot. Paul and Nelis, both armed with a hip aesthetic and a passion for creating edgy contemporary work, might have a lot in common when it comes to style, but who is most likely to master the art of baking banana bread you ask? Yup, it’s everything you didn’t know you needed to know.

Robot Air launches full-service drone company

May 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Robot Air launches full-service drone company

Founders of Robot Air, Robin Hook and Liam Johnson, talk all things aerial as they give us the low-down on their new high-flying offering. We find out what a drone company, with years of experience in production and the ad industry, has to offer the commercials world and why you should probably save their number.

Robot Signs Local and International Directors for South African Market

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Robot Signs Local and International Directors for South African Market

Robot announces that their high-octane no-sleep production company is expanding by signing three local and three international Directors - all challenging the traditional way of directing and all available for your booking (and budget) pleasure.

Robot South Africa is Open for Business

July 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Robot South Africa is Open for Business

Looking for mad ideas, massive lights and motorbikes? Parkour, wingsuits and helicopters? After working with international clients for years Robot is broadening their offering to the South African market. We got the lowdown on this high-octane brand.