Bring Your Story to Life – Documentary Film Production in the Hands of Experts at YLO Productions

If you are interested in making a documentary film, Cape Town is a wonderful choice for the setting of the filming. Any documentary film production would benefit from using Cape Town as its backdrop due to the city’s stunning natural scenery, vibrant cultural scene, and extensive historical legacy. But, making a documentary film in an unfamiliar region may be a challenging and time-consuming endeavor. YLO Productions Cape Town is here to help you out in this regard.

YLO Productions Cape Town is a production company in Cape Town that offers a broad range of production services and specializes in the production of documentaries. YLO has a reputation for producing high-quality documentary films for multinational brands and corporate projects across South Africa, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This reputation has been based on more than ten years of expertise and a broad team of professionals.

Cape Town Production

One of the biggest advantages of using YLO is that they have local market on the ground knowledge of Cape Town. This means that they know the best locations to shoot, the most reliable suppliers, and the best deals on equipment and services. This knowledge is invaluable when it comes to managing the production budget, as it allows YLO to negotiate better rates and ensure that the production runs smoothly and on time.

Another advantage of using YLO is that they are much cheaper than other production companies in Cape Town. This is because they have established relationships with local suppliers and can negotiate better rates than international companies. Additionally, YLO has its own in-house equipment, which means that clients don’t have to pay extra for expensive equipment rentals.

YLO’s team of experts includes producers, directors, cinematographers, and editors, who work together to create powerful and impactful documentary films that resonate with audiences. The team is well-versed in the latest trends and techniques in documentary film production, and they are always pushing the boundaries of creativity to deliver unique and engaging films.


YLO creates exceptional productions by gathering the right people in the right places for shoots that exact client requirements and to deliver beyond expectations.

Taking care of stakeholders, models, talent, logistics, crews and locations is no small undertaking, which is why our experienced Cape Town based producers are an instrumental component to efficiently manage costs and to putting it all together like clockwork on shoot day.

But why is Cape Town such a sought-after destination for documentary film production? Firstly, Cape Town has a diverse range of landscapes, from the city’s urban landscape to the nearby mountain ranges, vineyards, and beaches. This provides an endless array of backdrops for documentary films, allowing for a wide range of creative concepts.

Secondly, Cape Town has a rich and complex history, with a diverse cultural heritage that provides a wealth of stories to explore. From the Apartheid era to the present day, Cape Town has a unique and fascinating story to tell, making it an ideal location for documentary film production.

Finally, Cape Town has a well-established production industry, with experienced crews and suppliers who are familiar with working on international productions. This means that clients can expect a high level of professionalism and efficiency when shooting their documentary film in Cape Town.

In conclusion, producing a documentary film in Cape Town can be a daunting task, particularly for international brands. However, by using YLO Productions Cape Town, clients can benefit from local market on the ground knowledge, cost savings, and a team of experts who are passionate about creating powerful and impactful documentary films. So, if you’re planning your next documentary film production, consider Cape Town and YLO Productions Cape Town as your production partner.

Productions By Your Local Organiser in Cape Town

We are a part of a wide local network of skilled partners who provide professional guidenace and outsourced services for film and stills shoots of all kinds and sizes. This is what makes YLO productions in Cape Town your ideal behind the scenes partner.


No time for do-overs YLO's extensive network of industry specific professionals that have direct experience with the components of each brief. We believe that bringing the right people to the table makes all the difference.


We are committed to providing transparent cost estimates and only work with vetted Cape Town-based vendors that are most aligned to each project brief and estimation. All rates are negotiated and upfront with vendors to ensure that budgets are kept on-track.


We are a people-focused company dedicated to showcasing the depth of South African talent locally and internationally. Although our primary focus is on our cast and crew, YLO also takes a keen interest in the communities and environments in which we shoot and has has sparked several initiatives to promote a more sustainable practices in productions.

YLO Productions

We are a production company in Cape Town with a deep understanding of the local film and photography industry. Our experienced team is committed to delivering top-notch production services that exceed your expectations. We have extensive knowledge of all the sets, locations, equipment, and crew required to ensure your project runs smoothly. Our experience ranges from pre-production to post-production and we specialize in bringing your creative vision to life.