Red Hot Ops

Red Hot Ops is an award-winning creative management, stills and moving image production agency. We represent top international and local advertising, editorial and fashion photographers, directors and video content creators.

Our production planning and co-ordination offering throughout Africa, includes a full suite of creative disciplines including producers, Art buyers, stylists, art directors, hair and make-up artists, location scouts and fixers.


Our Mission

To produce and supply creative and cost effective solutions for clients to source and work with the best artists, locally and internationally, to facilitate the creative requirements and work within the framework of client and budgets.


Our Diversity

Production and art buying
We have produced extensively in South Africa and into Africa for both local and international productions.
We have built up an extensive south African and African database over 20 years of production of crews, photographers and videographers.
We have also built up and worked with a large database of international photographers and production houses across the globe.

Our Story

Caroline who started working in Amsterdam and London heading up production and art buying for global agencies, and Candice who started working in local TV production and then as Ad agency co-owner, met each other after being headhunted to work for one of the TBWA agencies. They soon discovered that they both had the same dream to start up their own agency and that's when Red Hot Productions was started. To be joined four years later by Lulama who is from an art-buying, agency background. Nine years later, Red Hot Productions has proudly taken on Lulama as a partner and this makes up a very dynamic trio.

After over a decade in the business and working on some of the most exciting, creative projects with some of the best global agencies and creatives, Red Hot Productions have expanded into producing small commercials and video for their photographers who also do their own directing.

Services include:

Art buying
Stills and video production
Production coordination
Freelance stills and video producers
Management of creative talent
Location management
Casting and model negotiations
Studio facilities


House Keeping

Red Hot Productions trading as Red Hot Ops is a company that supports the community by offering internships and development programs for photographers and artists. Please contact us by mail with a proposal if you would like to be considered for our program.

BEE status: Level 2, 125% Procurement Recognition, 51% Black Owned, 51% Black Women owned
Current Charities: Please feel free to donate to our current charities:
Nkosi Haven
Asha Trust
Wozobona Educare