Largest Film Studio Planned for South Africa

Proposal underway for the development of a Film Studio facility in South Africa.

20th August 2022

The proposed Xillo Studios will be located on the West Coast of South Africa, and will be the largest Creative Film Media Hub in Southern Africa.

The Xillo Studios development will comprise film stages, associated workshops, office space, viewing theatre; and ancillary uses including equipment stores, café, pre and post-production screening facility, together with associated access, decked and surface parking and landscaping.

Xillo Studios will bring considerable benefit to a wide variety of stakeholders.

Construction of the Film Studio facility is estimated to cost in excess of R600 million creating several thousand direct and indirect jobs, which include directors, producers, camera operators, costume designers, make-up artists, sound engineers, carpenters, plasterers, electricians as roles directly employed by production on site.

In the wider community, there will also be several indirect jobs created for taxi drivers, travel agents, scaffold suppliers, timber companies, media design, 3D scanning, 3D printing, CNC crafts. The new studios will also create at least R10 million of inward production investment to South Africa every year.

In addition to creating significant local authority tax revenues, the internationally renowned clientele and state of the art facilities will bring a sense of pride and vitality to the local area. As such, Xillo Studios requires the full support of government, municipalities, universities, businesses and the community.

Xillo Studios will aim to develop the facility with a focus on environmental sustainability, utilising solar and other natural energy sources and sustainable and eco-friendly materials.

To get further information, and to register as a supplier for this upcoming proposed project, visit

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