Our job as filmmakers and photographers is not only to create beautiful content but content that strives for change.

We are a full service production film and photography company based between South Africa and France. We work with changemakers and organisations shining light on their work so that together we can bring social, environmental and political change.

From the conceptualisation of an idea to the delivery of a final product we work closely with our clients in order to create the most compelling visual content.

Around the world, every day, men and women fight for a better world. We want to shine light on those initiatives and create a dialogue for sustainable change.

Firm believers in the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for 2030 we want to take part in the global transformation by using our skills to raise awareness.

The creation of audiovisual content has a major role to play in shaping a better world, educating our viewers and inspiring them be part of a common solution.

CO-CREATION

At each stage of production we involve all our partners, on and off the ground, in the creation process in order to shape together the stories we want to tell.

EMPATHY

Through compassion and mutual understanding we believe in our shared humanity. The men and women on the ground fostering change hold a central place in our work.

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LOCAL

A local person understand a situation and its complexities a lot better. By partnering with local teams we reduce our ecological footprint and play a role in economic development. We combine our expertise and learn from each other in this collaborative process. 

Oliver Petrie and Yann Macherez met in November 2017, while both in Zimbabwe to cover the fall of Robert Mugabe. After a week of shooting side by side, the idea of collaborating further emerged and a few months later Momentum Production was born. Since then they have been producing content for various organisations across Africa, Asia and Europe

Oliver Petrie is a self-taught documentary photographer, filmmaker and journalist member of the Studio Hans Lucas since 2019. He grew up in a multicultural environment between East Africa, the Middle East and France.

 

Fascinated by the intricacies of our societies, he puts humans at the center of his work. Since 2018 his personal work has been focusing on Migration and the positive impact of refugees and asylum seekers in their land of adoption.

 

Believing in the role images can play in shaping the future generations he started Ekse Lens, a photography and videography school based in Khayelitsha, South Africa's second largest township in 2018.

Co-founder

Film Director, Editor

Photographer

Sound engineer by training, Yann Macherez is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker, member of the Studio Hans Lucas since 2019. He grew up in Reunion island, a land of diversity and tolerance.

 

Yann draws inspiration from the humanist movement and believes that the medium of photography has the power to show the nobility and singularity of each individual to engender a new sense of compassion and mutual understanding. 

Since 2015, through his Today-Project, Yann focus on documenting the resilience of a local society’s identity as they face globalisation and homogenisation. A way to show the world the great value that cultural heritage holds before our world has forever change.

Co-founder

Film Director, Editor

Photographer