Carbon Films is a production company based in Cape Town, South Africa, representing directors Bruno Bossi and Rob Smith.
Carbon Films is a film production company based in Cape Town, South Africa started by long-term friends and collaborators, director Bruno Bossi and producer Kirsten Clarence.
We produce commercials for both local and international ad agencies and clients.
We have created a company built on experience, with creativity at the centre, designed to produce great work with good people.
Kirsten started out in the world of fashion, but it wasn’t long before her love for film lead her into production.
In 1999, she started work at Ogilvy Cape Town and after some glory years at various agencies she decided to see how the other half lived.
Kirsten has organized shoots with stars like Charlize Theron and Ronaldo. And overseen large-scale international campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Volkswagen, SAB Miller, AMEX, Coca-Cola, Castrol and BMW, to name a few.
So, however unusual your idea, there are few people out there more qualified, more willing, or more able to bring it to life.
Born in Angola to a Portuguese father and an Italian mother, Bruno began life with a wide-open view of the world. So, it was no surprise that he chose to pursue a career in photography. A discipline he describes as the perfect combination of art and science.
Telling stories through his photographic work led him into film-making. His work is as varied as his past from strong narrative pieces to action-packed cinematic style films to tightly observed comedy spots.
Whatever the genre, his work shows his strength as a conceptual thinker which he believes is key to creating work that resonates with an audience.
He is a master of the technical but the focus of his work remains on delivering a tight narrative through his captivating visuals. His work has been seen across the globe and has racked up quite a few awards along the way.
Rob Smith is a film maker based in Cape Town, South Africa. He loves dogs, hates heights and spent half his childhood dressed as a pirate.
While he is best known for his ground-breaking branded content and music video work, Rob’s talent and passion for filmmaking transcends genres. He is a nuanced storyteller capable of eliciting honest human performances in a deftly crafted visual landscape, strengths well suited to the commercial world.
He has won multiple local and international advertising awards at the Loeries, Bookmarks, African Cristals, Midas, One Show, Creative Circle, and Cannes Lions.
⑆ MAKE CONTACT
Executive Producer: Kirsten Clarence
office +27 21 3000 423
mobile +27 82 379 2287
5th Floor, 114 Bree Street
Cape Town, 8001