Category Archives: Testimonials


“Working with Cool Banana was a real eye-opener for us, not only did it introduce our team and our clients to the beauty and shoot potential of South Africa, it showed us just how enjoyable a photoshoot can be when you have top-class production.

Our 10 day adidas shoot was complex and tight on time – covering 5 campaigns, 5 locations and over 15 models, it had the potential to become a logistical nightmare. However, under the calm and professional steer of Cool Banana it was not only smooth, and hugely successful, but also fun. From start to finish, every detail was considered and every decision professionally contemplated.
The team were 100% positive, highly-competent, organised and friendly.

Above all else, and so crucial for a successful production, the honest and reliable team at Cool Banana felt like an extension of our creative team, they cared as much as we cared, and that’s why our shots were so successful.

Each and every member – from senior stylist to junior security officer – was fantastic on a professional level, and such a joy to work with on a personal level too – a combination that is very hard to find.”

Sally Mackerell
Senior Account Manager and Producer
Adidas account
Start Creative, London

“Cool Banana is our top name in photo and film productions abroad and we’ve been counting on them for years. We always feel like we spend time among friends!”

Patrik Leuenberger
Creative Director
Noise AG

“It’s always a pleasure to work in sunny Cape Town with Marc and the Cool Banana crew. I work with them from the past 5 years on several project and I always find them very professional and friendly.”

Fulvio Bonavia

” Not only are Marc, Bruno and the rest of the group at Cool Banana great producers and tireless, but combine that with their impeccable taste and the ability to see the big picture and understand the subtleties and nuances of a project makes them one of the best I’ve ever worked with. They make my work very easy.”

Jirair Tcholakian

“My first experience was a shoot with Ashley Judd for Traveler Condé Nast. I was supposed to do a cover during a trip she did in Africa and Cool Banana was hired to help with location. A simple job….. a couple of hours….
Ideas was changed backwards and forwards and Cool Banana worked tirelessly to help me to turn them in to possible images. I think we spent every single wake hour together on that trip….
The best thing with them is: they never let you down and they don´t make you feel bad when you ask for more…..
When I travel it feels very good to have a production company like Cool Banana to rely on.
I hope they put up a business in America and Europe….”

Jonas Fredwall Karlsson

“Cool banana is the best production worldwide I ever worked with…fast, uncomplicated and professional”

Sven Jacobsen

“If Cool Banana would be a Band, I would be a Groupie – you guys rock. Always easy going, everytime prepared, I have a wish you make it happen – you are the bomb.”

Hendrik Nennecke

… “You start thinking about it – they´ve already made it happen”….

Mimi Hoch
Art Director