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PAST

 

Slingshot Productions takes its name from the story of David and Goliath. In 1996 co-founding member of the legendary band THC, Andrew Loubser, took on the task of managing and booking the band and then planning events with promoters for the band to play at. By 2001, alongside Travis Lyle (now involved in AfrikaBurn), he was co-producing the first multi-racial youth festival, The Flux Festival in Mooi River, which ran until 2004. From 2005 onwards, Andrew found himself flourishing in the production world and as Slingshot expanded, it came to include the considerable skills of Jack ‘Jamad’ Mthembu, Creative Director and Permit/License Guru who has proven an invaluable addition to the company.

 

During Slingshot’s 22 years of operation, significant experience has been gained by the team on a wide range of events; from producing a TV pilot for “Jacked Up” to co promoting and producing South Africa’s first international Tattoo Conventions, production managing the Blacktop Rally (a 6 day Jhb to CT sports car rally) along with the Flux, Splashy Fen and Smoking Dragon Festivals, site & stage management and production co ordination of over 50 international shows and 40 local festivals to providing all the entertainment for the 2010 FIFA World Cup fan parks in Durban.

 

Slingshot also boasts an impressive list of international shows, working with big names like Midnight Oil, The Pixies, Future, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, French Montana, Robin Thicke and Alien Ant Farm in 2017 alone, along with all the top names in the SA music scene from AKA to Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, TKZEE, Bongo Maffin, Freshly Ground, Mango Groove and Mafikizolo.

PRESENT

 

Slingshot is a dynamic, driven and a passionate production powerhouse that delivers highly professional, across-the-board production management – no matter how big, small or specialised. There is no job that Slingshot cannot do - or has not done in the entertainment industry. We have an incredibly talented production team with decades of experience that includes:

 

  • Production Managers
  • Event, Site and Stage Managers
  • Production Coordinators & Assistants
  • Accreditation & Hospitality Managers
  • Booking Agents
  • Tour & Road Managers
  • TV & Movie set designers & builders
  • Skilled and Unskilled Labor

 

Our experienced team takes on the entire production from budgeting & planning, to execution and load-out, to ensure your peace of mind. We understand the responsibilities that pertain to the receipt and handling of clients’ money, and we take pride in our administrative practices to ensure every cent is accounted for. Slingshot works very closely with 4plus3 Productions from Johannesburg, who produce many of the touring international artists coming through South Africa. The skills acquired from handling all these massive events and shows has allowed the team to be 100% confident in managing any type of event; be it TV shows, corporate, festivals, sports events or awards ceremonies.

FUTURE

 

Slingshot is already looking forward to a busy 2018 and into the year’s ahead with numerous large scale productions to deliver. From the big local and international concerts and music festivals here at home they have also already worked on J Cole in Lagos, Nigeria in April making it 3 international jobs they have now completed. Apart from the production arm, Sourced, Slingshots sourcing arm has fired back up again along with the Booking Agency and both are already going from strength to strength as they add value to our comprehensive service offering.

 

Slingshot realises the inherent capability of TV and music to effect positive change and is thus involved in good causes such as Children Rise/Surfers Not Street Children; a charity working to take kids off the streets through learning and surfing programmes, #Pumpforpeace; a mountain biking charity investing in the development of underprivileged riders and Live Like Andy; a memorial charity event to be held annually with proceeds donated in honour a Durban legend.

 

In short, ours is a  company that takes pride in delivering world-class experiences that keep our clients and their event goers ecstatic; it is also our aim to further evolve and elevate the event experience, by pushing the boundaries on our achievements.

SERVICES

 

  • ACTIVATIONS – Bar staff & Company allocation, management & client liaising.
  • ARTIST BOOKINGS – South Africa’s biggest artists at excellent rates.
  • APPLICATIONS - EMS, CITY, SAPS, Liquor Board - all permits and licenses.
  • BUDGETS – Accurate budgeting, rate negotiations, commission on savings.
  • DÉCOR – Set design, backstage and VIP hospitality décor, event  design and branding.
  • EVENT ACCOUNTING – Accurate accounting, payment recons and reports
  • GROUND TRANSPORT – Crew, talent and client cars or vans, busses & trucks.
  • LOADING - Forklifts, mobile boom lifts, scissor lifts, tele handlers & cranes.
  • HIRING – All staff & personnel, Technical, Catering, Power, Ablutions etc.
  • SCHEDULING – Production schedules, call sheets, running orders.
  • SECURITY – Procurement, planning, deployment and management.
  • SITE DESIGN – Structures, power, fencing, toilets, food and bev and patron flow.
  • SOURCING – Of anything, anywhere, anytime…
  • TECHNICAL – Audio, Lighting, AV, IMAG, live streaming and projection mapping.
  • TICKETING SOLUTIONS – We source all the best options available  at excellent rates.
  • TRAVEL – International and domestic flight booking, VIP arrival  & departure assistance.
  • LOGISTICS – Transfers, accommodation, trucking, freight, clearances  and itineraries.
  • VENUE HIRE – Sourcing & procurement, contracting and planning.
  • VIDEO PRODUCTION – Broadcast, live to screen, streaming, promo & aftermovies.

Images courtesy of Delicious Festival SA PTY, Al Nicoll Photography, Mediatek Photography and Tim Lubbe.
Big thanks to our clients for letting us use these images.