About us

Get the Picture is an independent production company based in Cape Town.  It is led and owned by Jacky Lourens, who has built up an extensive network of loyal and experienced freelance staff and talent over the years.  

 

Our approach is to exceed the expectations of our clients – details are very important.  These principles combined with efficient service at competitive rates, and the ability to get the job done on time within budgets are our unique assets. 

 

Our mission is to produce high-quality film, television and digital content that are entertaining, commercially viable and relevant to local and international markets.

Meet Jacky

I began my career in the film and television industry at the SABC and became independent 20 years ago starting my own production company Get the Picture focusing on producing stories of human interest that included several flagship series, numerous documentaries and dramas for broadcasters.  As a series and line producer, I worked on several local and international productions. I regularly attended international film festivals and markets in Europe, the US and Africa to stay abreast of what is happening internationally. My role in the industry also included the mentoring and training of filmmakers. I lectured at several film schools where I enjoyed bringing to fruition the dreams of many aspiring filmmakers through my own love of films and filmmaking.  Enthusiastic about hosting people in the creative industries, I am now a qualified tourist guide and combining all my experiences, skills and networks over the years to expand the business into creative tourism and bespoke hosting. I thoroughly enjoy producing content, projects and experiences that inspire and uplift people.