In a world of cluttered messages and endless choice, it is rare to find a true moment of engagement. We try firstly to evoke emotion, either through spectacular visuals or in the telling of incredible stories.  We believe that authenticity is the key to reaching hearts and minds. That is why our content is made to mean something.

Our Work

For us, storytelling is at the heart of everything we do from television shows to sixty-second commercials. Our commercial clients love that we are able to think beyond mere execution and can contribute conceptually. Our broadcasting clients love that we know how to target an audience. It is the combination of this expertise that makes us unique.


Brand Films

Broadcast television

The Lucky Beans


Donald Clarke

Executive Producer (TV)

Donald Clarke is an experienced and sought-after television executive. As a showrunner, he has collected war stories from blockbuster international formats such as Survivor, Fear Factor, MasterChef and So You Think You Can Dance. His expertise in concept creation is highly sought-after, especially around branded television. A good mix of creative exuberance and grizzled experience, Donald obsesses about how to create those jaw dropping moments that gets everyone talking.




Chris Green

Director (Commercials)

Award-winning director Chris Green finds his inspiration in the big idea. From a country-wide search for signage to spell out the national anthem,to creating title sequence food explosions, Chris’ approach is to encase this big idea in a believable setting and allow characters to inhabit this world as freely as possible, often working with non-actors to achieve a sense of the authentic.




Unathi Msengana

Creative Producer

Idols and Metro FM personality Unathi has wowed both radio and television audiences for years and has twice been named amongst SA’s Top Ten people in Media by The Star. Behind the camera’s Unathi has contributed as a key creative on My Story and Mandela’s World Cup. Her expertise in speaking to a mass audience is a crucial part of Lucky Bean’s success.




Jeremy Briggs

Director/ DOP

Jeremy is an experienced film practitioner with an eye for turning little moments into great ones. Twenty years in Hollywood has taught him the value of proper care and a considered approach for each new board, not to mention a treasure trove of war stories! Jeremy shoots, directs and consults, and does all with a flair for the visual in lifestyle, sport and family.



Liesl Roos

Finance Manager

Liesl is our Bean Counter, making sure our financial Is are dotted and our Ts are crossed. If we’re talking money, she’s the one you speak to. She’s also a fabulous photographer!



Aviwe George

Office Manager

You can’t bring trophies home without somewhere to put them… and making us feel at home is what Aviwe does best. From administration to augmentation, Aviwe will make sure your stay at Lucky Bean will mean something  special.



Here are a couple of things we are quite happy about:

African Specialists

Because we produce and travel ourselves we know exactly what a client requires when filming in another country. We offer both creative and production insights into your project and will help you shoot more efficiently so you can put more value on the screen. We have filmed and facilitated in over 30 different African countries ranging from small ENG crews to large multicam reality teams.

We have extensive experience working in Africa, specifically Nigeria and Kenya. Our past projects include the MTV African Music Awards, Twende Kazi (Kenya) and Club MTV. We have filmed and facilitated in over 30 different African countries ranging from small ENG crews to large multicam reality teams.

Our offering includes:

Film and television incentives/rebates offered in African countries
Knowledge of tax and customs regulations
Logistical and technical support
Sourcing of top local crew and talent



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Lucky Bean HQ is at Greenside Studios. 26 Gleneagles Road, Greenside. In the coolest part of Africa’s economic heartland – Johannesburg.

Magic Number – +27 11 486 3852



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