Country Focus: Malta
Scerri-Ferrante's company strengthens links with Film Afrika
The PCP’s new office in Cape Town aims to increase the number co-productions between Europe and South Africa making use of existing co-production treaties that are already in place with Italy, Germany, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom. South Africa offers ideal climate conditions and a large diversity of locations – able to portray many countries - as well as a strong infrastructure and professional crews.
According to PCP’s founding producer Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante: “The attractiveness of South Africa as a cost-efficient destination will enable more European films with challenging budgets to be made when otherwise they would be difficult to realize. Such co-productions often help bring to the screen each producing country’s cultural identity and also giving a global perspective to a personal story.”
David Wicht, executive producer and owner of Film Afrika, said: “These are exciting times for South Africa as more and more producers are wanting to film here. We offer world-class skills across all department, English as 1st language, great cost-efficiency, a personalized and hands-on approach and a focus on creating unbeatable production values on screen.”