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Production Manager

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town, Bergvliet
Education level:Matric
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Triggerfish Animation

Job description

In this position you will be in charge of all production aspects of the physical production of films and/or TV specials, while assisting the Producers in all the pre, production and post production phases of the animation filmmaking process. You will be responsible in leading the production team and managing and facilitating the smooth running and delivery of the project.

Responsibilities include:

 Working with the local and remote production teams, to establish and manage the schedules and milestones involved in the various processes of making an animated film.
  • Provide support and structure to the creative teams to ensure that they have the capacity, ability and time-frame to achieve the Director's vision.
  • Ensure the Directors instructions are clearly carried out by providing specific guidelines and framework for the given production
  • Balance the creative expectations of the director, artists and creative personnel with the resources available
  • Facilitate crew communication and ensure open lines of communication with local and remote departments
  • Deliver content on schedule and within technical limitations
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the Production team

This is a fixed term contract position and is only open to South African citizens.

Company Description

Africa’s leading animation studio based in Cape Town is set to begin pre-production on their next feature film aimed at an international release! Join the award winning team behind Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba as well as Stick Man, The Highway Rat and Oscar-nominated Revolting Rhymes in their exciting new feature project.


At least three to five years of experience in the film, television, animation, vfx, gaming or post-production industry is highly preferable.
  • Full understanding of production for the above industries
  • Demonstrate strong project management qualities: integrity; forward-thinking; collaboration; hard work; compassion; good communication skills and functional expertise.
  • Excellent critical path thinking showing the ability to multi-task, prioritize and use own initiative and pre-empt requirements and/or problems.
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of scheduling.
  • Highly computer literate, with excellent fluency in MS Office, particularly Excel.  Proficiency in a project management software is preferable.

Posted on 11 May 15:54

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