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. More recently but after more than a decade of working together, Dylan Jowett, Site and Operations Manager extraordinaire has joined the ranks and both have proven invaluable addition’s 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 in the past 3 years, working with big names like Meek Mill, Post Malone, Midnight Oil, The Pixies, Future, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, French Montana, Robin Thicke, Alien Ant Farm, Migos, J Cole, Chance The Rapper, TLC, Dru Hill, SWV, Tamia and The Cure, along with all the top names in the SA music scene such as AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, TKZEE, Bongo Maffin, Freshly Ground, Mango Groove, Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, Freshly Ground, Prime Circle and Mafikizolo.
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:
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.
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.