1. Film Development
    We both conceptualise and nurture original film ideas into inspired and professional film scripts, which are of course the foundation for great films.
  2. Facilitation
    We partner with producers across the globe who want to shoot in South Africa and we ensure their films are produced to the highest standard, made by some of the best crews in the southern hemisphere and we ensure the maximum South African tax rebate is achieved.
  3. Film Finance
    Not only do the producers of The Ergo Company package the film for their investors and financiers, they also deliver a return of investment to these financiers – after all film is not just entertainment, it is a business.
  4. Animation
    We believe that the film industry can contribute to economic growth and that animation is an essential tool in our arsenal of making great African content for our home market and global export.

About Us

The Ergo Company is a film studio focused on strictly commercially genre driven South African feature films, generated through a customer value proposition (CVP) in order to monetize the creative economy.
The universal appeal of film is achieved through excellence in storytelling, production quality and highly marketable box–office proven genres. At the heart of our innovative strategy lies great story, which is strategically translated by a stakeholder-driven green lighting process.
Our aim is to build a content studio with a global reach that has capacity to manage risks of development, production and distribution in order to focus on monetization and strong profit margins.

The Ergo Company has a disciplined focus on making four feature films a year, with average budgets of 6 million ZAR, with the intent to control distribution and associated platforms. The company’s strategic intent is to return the investment on all its film projects locally as well as through exploitation of secondary markets across the globe.

  1. MRS RIGHT GUY
    Official Theatrical Trailer
  2. DORA'S PEACE
    Official Teaser Trailer
  3. VRYSLAG
    Official Teaser Trailer
  4. LOVE BY CHANCE
    Official Theatrical Trailer
  5. GOG' HELEN
    Official Teaser Trailer
  6. DIE SPOOK VAN UNIONDALE
    Official Teaser Trailer
  7. FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES
    Official Teaser Trailer
  8. THE TOKOLOSHE TEASER 01 TREE
    Coming Soon
  9. INSIDE JOB
    Coming Soon
  10. THE TOKOLOSHE TEASER 02 KIDS
    Coming Soon

Mission

An independent, vertically integrated South African studio hub offering an alternative way of producing and exploiting high-production value, commercially driven content that is low budget, target-market driven and uniquely South African focusing on multi-window distribution.

Vision

To deliver world-class, proudly African content that always challenges creative and technical benchmarks, content which enthrals South African audiences that can travel across the continent and the globe in a convergent market from a vertically integrated highly profitable studio.
Dumi Gumbi
Dumi is an award-winning producer and consultant in the creative media industries, focusing on Film & TV, and Consumer-Marketing.
Producer
Cati Weinek
Producer of popular, prize-winning film and television content, Cati  understands how to use budgets for the ultimate purpose of making beautiful content that resonates with audiences with an eye for a return on investment.
Producer
Bruce McLaren-Lyall
An innovative editor, visual storyteller and post production specialist, with a keen interest in new film technologies.
Post Production