It is our practice to pay Black-owned SMME’s within 15 days of date of invoice and submission of a valid BEE certificate and auditor’s letter confirming SMME status

Annihilating average since 1999

We write, design, animate, produce, edit and final-mix television promos. We do corporates. We do commercials. We do radio and print and billboards. No matter what strategic or conceptual work is needed, we're the guys for the job. Where necessary, we can also sword-swallow, fire-breathe and/or grow lady-beards. Whatever you need to get your audience to love your product.

If you have no idea what you’re after, we’ll think of something for you. And we’ll make sure it’ll knock your audience’s socks, brogues, trousers and underwear right off.

Brand Strategy

We’ll create a detailed blueprint for how we’re going to build your brand, before we bring in the jumping castles and declare you open for business.

Copywriting and Scriptwriting

Every great on-screen romance begins at the desk of a lonely scriptwriter, in a remote corner of the office, hammering at the keys after everyone else has gone home. Don’t worry, we make sure they eat.

Design, Motion Graphics and Animation

Our middle name is ‘After Effects plugin’. Okay, except for Finance where it’s actually ‘Mabel’. We’ll take care of your promo’s every last bevel, emboss and motion blur.

Offline Editing

You know the old maxim: a picture tells a thousand words? So do our Avid editors, who are so well-versed in the art of visual storytelling, they communicate with each other through mime.

Online Editing, Compositing and Grading

Imagine your well-edited promo as a Greek salad. Now imagine it garnished with cherry tomatoes, a splash of balsamic, seasoned to perfection and accompanied with a chilled glass of white. Yummy.

We collaborate with industry professionals to offer the following services

Original Music Composition

We’ll set the perfect score to match your promo. We’ll get especially enthusiastic if it involves melodicas.

Audio Final Mix

This is where we’ll add all the reverb, creepy violin music and Cher-effects your heart desires.

Location and Studio Shoots

We’re not confined to just fiddling with footage. We’ll go greenscreen, shoot live and produce on-location, as and when necessary.

we love

"I thought I would be retired and weaving baskets on Boulder's Beach by now"

Adi Leach, Company Director

Meet the people
who put the
'OO' in ZOO

The stuff that 'teamwork' motivational posters are made of

Our studio is well-stocked with just over thirty animators, directors, writers, producers, creative directors, editors and designers, plus an assortment of people whose idea of a good time is an Excel spreadsheet macro. Between all of us, we have something like 375 years of experience in the studio. Although we’d probably need to check the Excel macro on that one.

Who wouldn't want to brag about

Clio Awards

Cannes Awards

Loerie Awards

Promax Awards

Work. It's a four letter word

As is 'play'. But with a nine to five that's this much fun, who can tell the difference?
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"I’m not angry, I’m Italian. This is normal"
Cathy Ferrara, Company Director

Our favourite humans

When you consider the amount of care, attention, support, encouragement, respect and unconditional love we have for our clients … you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re planning on marrying them.


Want to work at Studio Zoo?

If you put the ‘no’ in normal, we might just find a spot for you. Volunteer coffee makers are always welcome, other positions listed below:


Busy TV production company is looking for a Junior Bookkeeper to join our dynamic, award-winning team in a half-day capacity, starting immediately.


- Assist the Financial Manager with the day-to-day administration of the Finance Department
- Independent worker - highly adaptable, enthusiastic, energetic, self-disciplined, determined, deadline-driven, passionate
- Enjoy a challenge, work under pressure & meet tight deadlines
- Reliable, accurate, able to manage a steady workload and multi-task within a fast paced environment
- Good people skills
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in bookkeeping and reconciliations
- Legislative knowledge of VAT and PAYE
- Knowledge of Chase Software and Pastel Partner an advantage
- Experience in the Advertising and TV industry a plus

If you fit the bill – contact us!


Type: Contract/Permanent
Level: Junior
Remuneration: Neg with experience

Send a Detailed CV with Cover Letter to


Busy TV production company specializing promotions is looking to appoint a Financial Manager, starting 1 December 2017.


- Work closely with the Company Directors
- Take control of the full financial function including HR and payroll for a staff compliment of 35
- Independent worker - highly adaptable, enthusiastic, energetic, self-disciplined, determined, deadline-driven, passionate
- Minimum 8 years’ experience
- Experience in the Advertising and TV industry a plus
- Knowledge of Chase Software (job costing system) and Pastel & Pastel payroll is essential
- Diploma or Degree in Finance is essential
- Good people skills - will be required to work with young creative team and deal with clients
- Enjoy a challenge, work under pressure & meet tight deadlines - boredom not an option!
- Reliable, accurate, able to manage a large workload and multi-task within a fast paced environment
- Candidates will be seen as key members of the team and play a significant role in the future of the company

If you are talented, ambitious and life-enthused – contact us!


Type: Contract/Permanent
Level: Senior
Remuneration: Neg with experience

Send a Detailed CV with Cover Letter to


You’re talented. You know you’re talented. You’ve got an eye for a misplaced comma, an ear for picking a track guaranteed to give everyone goosies, and the wits and skills to turn a fifteen-word brief into a fully-fledged piece of award-winning TV promo awesomeness. Heck yeah. You want to work with the biggest clients in the biz. The biggest channels. You dig movies and series. You know movies and series. You want to know everything there is to know about the ins-and-out of promo production, and hey, you know what … we want it for you.

So here’s the deal…

We’re one seriously pumping TV Production Company specializing in TV promotion and we’re looking for an ambitious, hard-working, insanely creative, driven and dependable promo director to join our dynamic, talented and award-winning team.

If you fit the criteria below and see yourself in the setting above – contact us!


- Television Production or industry relevant experience
- Able to not only read a brief, but apply it, live it and make it a reality
- Must realize that there no “I” in team. Ok, shuffle a couple of letters around and there is a “me”, we know, but we aren’t thrilled on you being a wise-ass either.
- Excellent writing skills will fast track you to the front of the queue
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Computer literate and Google savvy
- The ability to work under pressure & meet tight deadlines
- Task orientated, self-motivated and disciplined
- Good communication skills – will be required to work closely with creative team and clients
- Must be able to think creatively and act professionally (most of the time)
- Capable of driving the entire production process from conceptualization through to final delivery (including directing of graphics, edit and audio sessions)
- Strong show reel a plus

PLEASE NOTE: Position involves minimal shooting; essentially involves use of stock visuals from a variety of sources.


Type: Contract / Permanent
Level: Mid to Senior
Remuneration: Neg with experience
Randburg - based

PS: If you have not heard from us in 30 days consider your application unsuccessful.

Send a Detailed CV with Cover Letter to


We pay someone to sit at the edge of their seat, and wait to pick up the phone, just to hear your voice. Seriously, her name’s Philile. She’s at the front desk. She’s really friendly and hardly ever bites.

So if you need a promo produced, want to pop a question or just shoot the breeze, you know what to do:

Studio Zoo,
264 Kent Avenue,
Randburg, Johannesburg,

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