Boomtown is owned by hands on PRODUCER ‘Craig Jones’ , DIRECTOR ‘Bruce Macdonald’ and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ‘Veeral Ranchod’.
Boomtown Films has been facilitating TV commercials since 2001 and in this time has worked  with some of the world’s best directors : Roger Serrasquiro (Portugal) , Marcus Nispel (USA) , Argyrous Papadimitopoulos, (Greece)  Jeremy Goodall, (Australia)  Mikko Lehtinen (Norway) , Mark Kohl (USA) , Michael Williams (UK) , Gabriel Borgetto (Spain) & Jaromir Maly (Czeck Republic).
Boomtown has also produced two International Feature films :
“Samson” which released in over 1000 theatres in the US with world class cast : Billy Zane, the late Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone , Lindsay Wagner and Taylor James.
“The Perfect Wave” which launched Scott Eastwood into stardom through his convincing portrayal of Ian McCormack. The film also featured screen icon Cheryl Ladd who portrayed Ian’s mother. The film was shot in Mauritius, New Zealand, Bali, Australia and South Africa.
Boomtown has also produced several documentary feature films :

  • “The Springbok Nude Girls”, an iconic South African band’s story that impacted the music industry in South Africa,
  • “Ocean Driven”, a story about adventurer Chris Bertish who won the big wave surf event Mavericks in 2000
  • “The Parlotones” music docu feature which tells the never before heard story of the rise to fame and fortune for the iconic South African band.

Boomtown is presently busy with Chris Bertish’s Guinness world record crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle board (un-supported) – the film is entitled “LAST KNOWN CO-ORDINATES”.

Boomtown’s philosophy is to strive for excellence and deliver world class work stories alongside and in partnership with our clients.

Bruce Macdonald

Bruce Macdonald

Producer / Director

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Highlights for Bruce in 2018 were executive producing a major corporate commercial for ADNOC, the largest crude oil supplier in the Middle East and the launch commercial for Heineken’s new beer in Mozambique.

2018 also saw Bruce develop a screenplay which was financed by the NFVF, entitled ‘The Shaper’, a feature film which the company will produce in 2020.
Bruce directed and produced the feature film “SAMSON” which was released in the U.S.A. in over 800 cinemas.
Extreme adventurer Chris Bertish also appointed Bruce as his Executive Producer on his world record film, “THE LAST KNOWN COORDINATES” which is a feature documentary which tells his story of crossing the Atlantic single handedly in a stand up paddle board.


Craig Jones

Craig Jones

Executive Producer /Producer

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Craig or “CJ” as he is more commonly known in the industry, has been in the film and television industry for over 25 years.

Craig has produced over 900 TV Commercials locally and Internationally, three feature documentaries, “The Parlotones”, “The Springbok Nude Girls” the award winning “Buli” and 3 feature films, “The Perfect Wave”, “Van Der Merwe” and “Samson” which have all had theatrical releases worldwide.

Craig is presently in development on 4 feature films , helping close the finance both in South Africa and Internationally.

Veeral Ranchod

Executive Producer

Veeral has a degree in information systems from the University of Cape Town. After graduating from University, he dived straight into the business world as an innovator.

He is part owner in a pharmaceutical business as well as a manufacturing business handling alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks with world wide distribution.

Veeral’s true passion is the media industry and has successfully launched his own sports management company and a trading house between Malaysia & South Africa.



Boomtown Films has a sister company in DUBAI spearheaded by Industry icon Shane Martin : Boomtown -Productions. Boomtown Productions can facilitate all your production needs in the Middle East.