Motion Story is an accomplished video, TV and film production studio based in the heart of Johannesburg. With leading blue-chip clients like Mercedes Benz, PwC, Investec and Growthpoint, Motion Story has been producing a wide variety of corporate videos and brand adverts for more than a decade.
In 2016, Motion Story’s film and television wing produced the world’s first mainstream African Superhero TV series, Jongo, which has since been sold to major broadcasters all over the world. The team is currently working on an ambitious new sci-fi action TV show, Shadow.
Founded by a group of like-minded industry experts who are passionate about the art of storytelling, Motion Story offers a one-stop service from creative concept and strategy to execution and roll-out.
About the owners
Gareth Crocker is an international best-selling author and screenwriter with seven novels to his name. His books have sold more than a million copies in some 30 countries worldwide. As a former journalist, Gareth has worked as a public relations director for companies such as SABMiller, Coca-Cola, Barloworld, ABI, Kumba and Nampak. He was also the communications head and company spokesperson for Tracker for almost a decade. As a writer and PR specialist, Gareth has generated more than 10 000 online, print, radio and television hits for his clients. He regularly appears on radio and television, both as an author and PR expert, and is a renowned figure in the field of communications crisis management. He has also written more than 500 radio adverts and created all 16 teleplays for both Jongo and Shadow.
Phillip Wolmarans has a wealth of experience in business and strategic development having worked extensively with the likes of Sage Pastel, SARS and ABSA. He has also co-managed one of the largest and most successful corporate graduate programmes ever seen in South Africa. An entrepreneur at heart, Phillip has been instrumental in bringing Motion Story together and currently operates as the head of business for the studio. As the CEO of Motion Story, Phillip was also the lead producer on Jongo and will be managing all production on Shadow.
Fred Wolmarans and Nick Keulemans are at the heart of Motion Story’s video and film operation. Their combined abilities as cinematographers and editors have taken them around the world. Having produced work in more than 20 countries, Fred and Nick have originated, filmed and edited more than 500 videos for the likes of Investec, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, PwC, Sasfin, Kellogs, SABC, ABSA, Nedbank, Growthpoint, Tracker, Citibank and Servier. Both men are renowned for being able to produce world-class videos and short films with quick turnaround times, anywhere in the world. As a team, they are both the lead cinematographers and editors for both Jongo and Shadow.
Motion Story is dedicated to charging a fair rate for quality work with no hidden costs. We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients based on a foundation of excellence, service delivery and trust. The majority of our clients have been with us for many years and view us as a valuable extension of their own office.
As a team, we are a group of highly-skilled but grounded individuals. We value a person’s word over a contract and pride ourselves on the friendships we have built up with our clients.
More than anything, what sets Motion Story apart from other production studios is that we offer our clients a one-stop video production service from concept to execution. We understand your business, we develop the concept and deliver the product. And we have all the expertise in-house.
· Television, cinema and Internet adverts.
· Brand and viral videos.
· Corporate television.
· Induction and events videos.
· Corporate Social Investment videos.
· Radio and TV copywriting.
51 Dudley Street, Parkwood, 2193.