Post Production South Africa Launches with BBC Project

Technology & Convergence

Newly started post production crew agency, Post Production South Africa (PPSA), is delighted to announce the placement of their first editor on the high profile BBC Project, “Eddie Izzard – Marathon Man”.

Production co-ordinator Lani Schwartz, working with Rick Matthews of Big Banana Films, called Post Production SA’s Barry Strick one Friday afternoon looking for an editor to start the next day. Juri Badenhorst was chosen from a selection of three editors put forward by PPSA and duly flew to the Eastern Cape to catch up with the team following Eddie.

This documentary project demanded fast turn-around – apart from keeping up with the footage coming in on a daily basis, each day a short clip was edited and uploaded to the BBC website. Juri completed his first edit on his day of arrival at midnight! By Sunday morning Juri’s the clip was live on the BBC’s website.

Juri said about working with PPSA “Working with Barry from Post Production South Africa was a great pleasure. The first job he put me on, I was on a plane across the country and travelled with a crew to film a documentary. This was a beautiful journey and I would like to thank Post Production South Africa for giving me the experience and handling all of the admin quickly and efficiently.”

Eddie Izzard has run 27 marathons in 27 days
as a tribute to Nelson Mandela, clocking up more than 700 miles and raising more than R20m for charity Sport Relief.

Cape Town based Post Production South Africa serves the local and international film, TV and documentary markets. A one stop shop for finding all manner of post production crew, from editors and assistants, through sound editors, foley artists and composers to VFX artists and animators. Owned by Barry Strick and Michele Bailie, PPSA will provide a service to production companies requiring post crew, post production supervision and consulting services.

Barry Strick celebrates 20 years in Post Postproduction this year, 15 years at various post facilities and five years freelancing as a Post Production Supervisor. Michele Bailie, registered Professional Accountant (SA) and tax practitioner with 10 years of film industry experience, is responsible for all the company administration and tax matters.
Source: FilmContact 5 April 2016