THE STORY OF SHOOT MY HOUSE

Shoot My House is a location company based in Cape town, South Africa. We represent, market and manage a portfolio of diverse locations for the film and stills industries.

Our properties range from tiny homes to gargantuan villas, from stately manor houses to modern open plan masterpieces.

Our passion is in matching your brief to our spectacular spaces – but it doesn’t end there. We are with you every step of the way – from sourcing locations to being hands on in negotiating rates, sourcing basecamps, attending recces, providing on site liasons to insure that tricky locations are calmly and smoothly handled.

We’re passionate about pictures. Be they Still or Moving, and in providing the perfect “canvas” for a group of artists to tell their story.

We’re also passionate about people and the relationships we have forged between our location owners and our stills and film clients respectively. These are of enormous importance to us and we endevour to make everyone we work with part of the Shoot My House family.

We represent formal English gardens, wine farms, ramshackle homesteads, warehouses, high end offices, modern open plan marvels, Grand Dames, Contemporary family homes, fields, dams, Jetties, public spaces, Manor houses.

You name it we’ve got it, and if we don’t we’ll do our best to find it for you!

about jeanne watson shoot my house

JEANNE

An actress by profession – I have worked in many areas of film making. Assisting a casting agent led on to cast coordinating on Johannesburg TV Shoots between acting gigs and when I went to the UK landed me working for a major production company in Carnaby Street, London. Back in SA I got stuck into production for many years in Cape Town but the lure of locations was always there for me and starting Shoot my House a great way to act again and have my own business where I get to bring everything I have learned together . I love seeing how people live – and the spaces they inhabit – how they inform it and how it informs them. I love the relationships that are forged with location owner and our clients alike. What we do is all about relationships – as is everything I guess.

I’m obsessed with interior books and magazines, my daughter, movie making, and Damian Lewis . But that last one could change by next week.

about sharleen shoot my house

SHARLEEN

My background in producing photographic shoots abroad and in South Africa has given me the ability to know what is important to create the perfect image.   With 20 years collective experience in the industry, I believe nothing is impossible.  I am excited about every project and proud to be a part of the creation.  My lust for knowledge has opened my eyes to research, I Love Google. Nothing is interesting if you are not interested…. I’m interested!

about liz watson shoot my house

ELIZABETH

Relatively new to the industry, I come from a back ground in the arts.

I have been working for the past 20 years as illustrator, fine artist and facilitator of art for kids.

I Love the challenge of finding the weird and wonderful locations requested, as well as matching our fantastic locations with our clients briefs.

Happy to help and negotiate for clients on both sides.

As an artist, I love that I have a small part in a much bigger picture.

Both professional and personal

We have had the pleasure of working with SMH for many years, whilst renting our houses for film shoots. ( 10 or 15 years but my memory is like my hair – receding)
Their service has been both professional and personal, which in this day and age is unusual in my opinion.
I would not hesitate in recommending their services if you are planning on renting to a film crew – SMH have always done what is needed, and more.

Derek Williams
Picture Window location owner

An easy choice

Allowing one’s personal space to be invaded by a film crew is not necessarily an easy operation!

My house has been a location on SMH books for 3 years.  I have found SMH to be utterly professional in their dealings with me.  They have been pleasant, helpful and resolved any issues (all be they minor ones) with speed and to a high level of satisfaction.  They are efficient and keep me informed at all times.  In a nutshell – SMH has been a pleasure to deal with and has made the process of making my house available as a location, a very easy one.

Thank you Jeanne and Team!

Jane - Homeowner BELL HOUSE

Appreciate the effort

I always enjoy working with Shoot My House, and appreciate the effort they put into getting me into their locations as well as their suggestions of appropriate locations. They are friendly and efficient, so its always a pleasure.

Philippa Dresner
Location scout

Our property is always looked after

We enjoy having our property managed for shoots by SMH, as we know they look after it well, protect us while still being fair to the production company , and they keep us well informed during the different stages of getting a shoot- from scout recce’s to the wrap days!

 

Shady Oaks Location

First port of call!

Shoot my House is my first port of call when looking for most locations within Cape Town and Western Cape. They have a incredibly well curated database of film friendly locations, anything from MTV Crib style houses to dilapidated industrial buildings and a train station to boot! Red and her team understand production and negotiate extremely fair fees on your behalf with an incredibly meticulous management style.