“Over time our roots will get deeper in Africa and South Africa, and we’re moving pretty quickly to that now, and plan to invest more in local content.” – Erik Barmack – Netflix’s VP international originals.

Queen Sono – Netflix’s first Original African series. A thrilling action and spy show mixed with the perfect amount of drama sprinkled in.

Chocolate Tribe was the main VFX vendor on the show delivering around 300 shots across 6 episodes.

Please click here to view the behind the scenes.

Our VFX team joined Diprente early on during the pre-production process, planning all the bigger (and smaller) VFX scenes the show had in store. At the end, we created CGI military planes, militia camps set extensions, terrorist explosions and car crashes, enhanced various shoot-outs and stunt scenes, and filled the FNB football stadium with a massive crowd, just to name a few of the VFX scenes.

This was a truly rewarding production and we would like to congratulate and thank every crew member who made this exciting show a reality.

Client: Netflix
Queen Sono – Season 1

Production Company: Diprente Films
Directors: Kagiso Lediga & Tebogo Malope
Executive Producers: Tamsin Andersson & Kagiso Lediga
Line Producer: Anna Walton
Writers: Kagiso Lediga, Karabo Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Muzi Dlamini

Cinematographer: Motheo Moeng
Editors: Melissa Parry, Gugu Sibandze & Khulekani Zondi
Production Designer: Esme Viviers
Art Direction: Sean Pretorius

Visual Effects: Chocolate Tribe
VFX Supervisor: Rob van den Bragt
Lead TD: Tiaan Franken
VFX Producer: Corlia Ohlson De Fine
Lead Compositor: Jean Du Plessis
Compositors: Johan Wentzel Jannes Hendrikz
3D Artists: Glenn Ewan, Sam Visser, Keegan van Randen, Jaron Clegg, Jarrod Sheldon
Concept Artist: Michael Howard
Business and Legal Affairs: Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt

Music: Zeth Mashika