Red Hot Ops. We bring ideas to light.


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 as well as directors and video content creators.

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

A bit about us.

Red Hot Ops is a full-service, boutique production agency specialising in stills photography, talent management as well as film and video production, servicing the advertising, publishing and fashion industries.

We create, develop and produce original, branded content across all media platforms from traditional to digital and social media.

Over the past twenty years, RHO has established itself as one of South Africa’s foremost production companies, achieving widespread acclaim for its local and international work.

This enviable reputation has led to the RHO team not only producing work for iconic South African brands but also for international agencies across Africa and the world, with our teams having literally flown all around the globe. Originally based in Joburg, we’ve extended our footprint to include Cape Town and Durban and have established an enviable track record of work across Africa for many of the continent’s most loved and revered brands.

We bring your ideas to light. We’re inspired, passionate and pretty damn resourceful, working with clients from across the road and across the globe on budgets both large and tight. And we have fun doing it.

We are known for our creative quality and we're consistently ranked as one of the top production agencies in South Africa and throughout Africa.

What we offer:

RHO plans, develops and produces original creative content for clients across Africa and the world for use in print and OOH, on TV, in film and on digital and social platforms as well as corporate videos and branded content.

Our services include:

  • Creative management
  • Photography (link to page)
  • Photographer reps
  • Photographer agents
  • Stills production
  • On set production and coordination
  • Stills and moving image freelance producers/production
  • Location search, management and coordination
  • Casting and model negotiations
  • Art buying
  • Make-up artists
  • Hair stylists
  • Fashion stylists

Our team of photographers are highly awarded, both locally and internationally.

Their disciplines include:

  • Portraiture
  • Stills
  • Advertising
  • Commercial
  • Car
  • Animal
  • Fashion

The RHO Production Team works throughout South Africa with extensive experience in Africa including large-scale productions in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, DRC, Ethiopia and Ghana.