Clawed Hat Films

 

 Fuelled by a passion for

story-telling and discovery.

 

Loading

Dispatched around the world at a moments notice, Clawed Hat Films is a boutique creative production company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We work across various mediums including film, television, corporate videos and photography. Our approach to content creation is spirited and adaptable, ensuring delivery time-after-time, on-time and on budget. Whatever form our work takes: the heart of what we do is story-telling.

Television

 

Heartbreaking, heartwarming:

inspiring stories from around the globe.

Loading
Loading

Wild Animal Rescue


This series gives viewers unprecedented access to one of the world’s largest animal rescue organizations, and follows the stories of an international team who are committed to helping animals abused by human greed to regain their rights and live out their lives in peace and dignity.


6 x 60 min | 2017 | Produced by: Clawed Hat Films and Top Shelf Productions for Discovery Animal Planet (International). Additional networks include ZDF.

Loading

The Lion Queen Series 2


Follow lion expert Andi Rive as she establishes a beautiful new lion orphanage and sanctuary in South Africa despite the odds being stacked against her. It's a new beginning, finding the land, finding workers to build enclosures and finding money to finance it all. Can Andi make her dream come true?

 

6 x 60 min | 2017 | Produced by: Clawed Hat Films and Top Shelf Productions for Discovery Animal Planet (International). Additional networks include Al Jazeera.

Loading

The Lion Queen Series 1


A struggling lion reserve is the last place Andi Rive, a midwife from the city expected to be. After falling in love with majestic inhabitants, Andi abandoned her old life in South Africa’s Cape and moved her young family to the reserve. She a small dedicated team have devoted themselves to caring for over 50 lions.

 

6 x 60 min | 2015 | Produced by: Clawed Hat Films and Top Shelf Productions for Discovery Animal Planet (International).

Does your organisation do exciting work? Let's discuss the possibility of a documentary film or TV series.

Video Production

 

Engage your clients with

emotional story-telling.

 

Loading

Turn your vision into captivating content. Create an emotional connection with your audience no matter where they are in the world. Build a social experience for your market with a tailor-made visual package. It all begins with an idea, whether you have one or not, we’ve got a solution for you.


As a small team, Clawed Hat Films passes on the benefit of low overheads directly to the client. You’ll be dealing directly with Anton and Jasmine, the company owners, ensuring speedy responses and personal attention. Our fast-turnaround time means you can put your new content to work pronto.


Our services include conceptualisation, campaign strategy, creative direction, production, post-production and photography.

Our Video Samples:

About Us

 

Named after a close encounter

between a lion and a Stetson.

Loading

Clawed Hat Films was founded by Anton Leach in 2014 when he began his journey into docuseries, creating the Discovery, Animal Planet, series ‘The Lion Queen.’ After the success of the series, including being placed into the top 10 Animal Planet Documentaries of the Year, Anton went on to produce ‘The Lion Queen Series Two’ and ‘Wild Animal Rescue.’ Anton is supported by a rich 20+ year history in the film industry, from Hollywood blockbusters in LA to independent documentaries in France.


Joined now by Jasmine Duthie, Clawed Hat Films has expanded to offer short-form video production with a speciality in on-location, fast turn-around delivery to keep viewers connected to stories as they unfold. Jasmine has a background in field directing and camera operating for television as well as video editing for NZME. She recently produced ‘The Luring’ which received ‘Best Experimental Film’ at the Auckland International Film Festival as well as ‘Official Selection’ at Barcelona International Film Festival and ‘Official Selection’ at Venice Film Week.

Our Clients

 

Outdoing expectations

no matter the scale

Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Contact Us

Loading

 

Anton Leach

anton@clawedhatfilms.com

+27 63 383 6038

Loading

 

Jasmine Duthie

jasmine@clawedhatfilms.com

+27 63 021 6457

Saving, please wait.