About us

Boomtown Films has produced over 1000 TV Commercials since its inception in
2001 for premier brands like Coca Cola, Nestle, Supa Quick, Lewis Stores, Jagermeister and
Spekko Rice just to name a few.

Recent credits for 2015 includes Ocean Drive (Chris Bertish story) The Parlotones feature film – ‘this is our story’ Top Actor Africa BET reality series – Turning point TV series for CBN USA

2014 saw the company release The Perfect wave feature film which stared Scott Eastwood, Cherly Ladd in South Africa, USA(where the film was picked up by Walmart and made movie of the month), Germany, UK, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

The Perfect wave was nominated Best Film, Best Cinematograph, Best Editor, Best Production, in festivals across The world, bringing a cabinet full of trophies to show the
companies excellence in producing world class content.


Meet our fabulous



Bruce Mac

Bruce Mac has enjoyed a directing career that has taken him around the world. Having worked with some of the world’s top brands Bruce has found his niche in directing performance commercials that allow him to work closely with his cast. His best moment on set is capturing that split second, one-in-a-million take that ultimately makes the commercial.
His natural ability in extracting heart-warming performances has given him a flair for directing kids. Being a proud father of five has also helped, giving Bruce ample experience when it comes to dealing with children and babies and their needs when it comes to direction. Bruce’s sensitivity to their unique quirks and characters, has earned him a trusted position in South Africa as a kids performance director.

Bruce has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his accomplishments in the features arena across the world.


Feature Films

Samson the Movie

Samson is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into his final victory.

Year: 2018

Genre: Biblical Epic, Drama

Director: Bruce Macdonald

Stars: Taylor James, Jackson Rathbone, Rutger Hauer, Caitlin Leahy & Billy Zane


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The Perfect Wave

The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The film takes the audience on a journey, as our hero searches for his ‘perfect wave’. The journey has many unexpected turns, and twists, as our hero falls in-love and loses his way, but as fate would have it, jealousy ensues, and seeking to reconcile our hero travels to Mauritius where one event changes his life forever.

Year: 2014

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama


Director: Bruce Macdonald

Writers: Roger Hawkins, William A. Wood III, Billy Wood

Stars: Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, Patrick Lyster, Rachel Hendrix


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More about Ian McCormack

The Parlotones

The Parlotones are Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson. They formed over 10 years ago and achieved massive success in their home country of South Africa, as well as success in various international markets.

They released their first album Episoda in 2003 and have since released five more studio albums: radiocontrolledrobot(2005), A World Next Door to Yours (2007), Stardust Galaxies (2009), Journey Through the Shadows (2012) and Stand Like Giants (2013). They have also released two live albums, Unplugged (2008) and Live Design (2010). In 2015 the band released Antiques & Artefacts, their first independently released album.

The band has toured internationally since 2007; regulary visiting the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North America, as well as shows in South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia. They have also toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Ash, The Wombats, Snow Patrol and Blue October.

The Singing Souls of Buli

Buli is a musician, a traditional healer, a Sangoma and above all else a mother to her daughter …….(enter daughters name please) …. Buli lives with and supports her 2 sisters and daughter in a township in the Cape Flats of Cape Town, South Africa.  Buli never met her father, her mother never talked about him or told her his name even when she died. Buli is left with a deep hole and emptiness inside herself that she tries to heal through her love of music.  After supporting her sisters for many years she gets to a turning point, it all becomes too much, the responsibility becomes overpowering, she feels trapped and her ancestors are not willing to help her either. It is at this point she finally realises the true meaning of Ubuntu.

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Springbok Nude Girls

The background of the documentary is set against the social environment of 1994/1995 when this alternative rock band originated in South Africa. South Africa had just become a democratic society. Suddenly we were free of sanctions and international isolation.The band originated in a conservative Afrikaans university town named Stellenbosch. The student population of Stellenbosch consisted of mainly Afrikaans speaking students raised in the Calvanistic church tradition of controlled behaviour, conservative values and narrow mindedness. Thus the Afrikaans youth of the day developed a quilt complex of always feeling that they overstep the boundaries if they challenged those norms in any way. Enter the Springbok Nude Girls, although Afrikaans speaking they sang in English, and incorporated
various styles into their music. They clearly transcended any boundaries their cultural background determined. Placing them in an international, cosmopolitan arena, which South African youth were starving for after years of creative sanctions and the subsequent lack of exposure to universal values. Free expression in a language not just a particular racial or cultural group could understand or relate to. The lyrics did not make sense in a post modernistic style. Listening to a song of Springbok Nude Girls was like going on an adventure or journey with unexpected turns taking the song into a completely different direction, one moment it is heavy metal, the next it changes into a jazz trumpet and ends in
a sweet soft melody! The documentary I aim to film is the story of this band with the strange name and their music in the specific time space they inhabited.

TV Commercials

With over 15 years’ of experience in production service we are proud to be one of South Africa’s longest standing service production companies.

Based in one of the worlds most beloved and beautiful countries we offer unique, exotic and accessible locations, with our locations database currently exceeding 200,000 images.

Having worked with some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and top international production companies, the commercials we have produced are to the highest standard with our repeat clients bearing testament to this. Coupled with our production know-how and vast pool of experience, we have produced commercials for clients as far afield as Poland, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, USA and France as well as Asia, Middle East, and extensively in Africa.

Our service showreel includes commercials for Pepsi, Mars, Milo, Nescafe and Nokia to name a few





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