Rocket Films is a boutique production service company based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Established over 15 years ago, Rocket Films services productions across Southern Africa. We offer focussed production support from the research to the bid and production and recon of high end TV commercials, documentaries and stills productions.
South Africa offers diversity of talent and locations, world class crew and great production value. We believe in treating everyone with respect, and we have found that this results in a loyal and dedicated team of professionals who work with passion and integrity. We are passionate about film making, and it is this energy, along with close relationships, which keep our clients coming back and referring us to others.
The people at Rocket Films Africa have been handpicked over time to create a team with a wealth experience that is, in our opinion, the best.
The team is headed up by Debbie and Nick, who joined us in 2016.
We have quietly but solidly built a respected place in the international production industry.
I have been working with Debbie Cornell for over 23 years now and her expertise and wealth of local knowledge has made every production in Cape Town a wonderful experience. We have asked her for a cast of a 1,000, kids that can perform stunts and rollerblading grannies, and nothing is a problem. The care and attention to detail is what has made us return year after year.
Kai Hsiung – MD, RSA Films UK
I have worked with Rocket countless times. They welcomed us like a family from our first shoot.
I have laughed my way through every job which they always handle with professionalism and total dedication to the creative. They are such a great team. You would be in great hands if your picked them as your production partner in SA.
Clare Timms – Executive Producer, Darling Films at RSA
Shooting in South Africa has always been a pleasure and none more so than the jobs I’ve done with Rocket Films. They’re a home away from home with a fantastic team who are problem solving geniuses, who constantly pull the rabbit out of the hat with a smile and professionalism to rival the very best in the business anywhere in the world. Team Rocket literally rock!
Dickie Jeffares - Executive Producer MJZ
For me Rocket is the couture answer to service production, it provides a unique service tailored for the requirements of that particular director and script with both creative flair and added value, it is a true “one off” and for me that is the secret of its extraordinary success. It has created its own formula through the producing passion and expertise of Debbie Cornell and that for me gives it an unrivalled edge amongst its peers.
Helen Hadfield - Executive Producer, Snapper Films
For me, the relationships are everything and I value those I have developed above all else. I’m passionate about film production, it never fails to inspire me.
I am delighted to have a partner in Nick who brings new energy and enthusiasm to Rocket.
I love what I do, I love to have a good laugh & I love cooking, I love Rocket – that’s who I am.
Nick has been a great addition to the team – experienced, solutions driven, dedicated and he shares the ethic & style that we value.