Rorschach Pictures was founded by Garth A. McCarthy, with the objective
produce feature films in South Africa that can be released into the
international market. The aim is thus not to necessarily make South African
films, but to make films in South Africa - specifically for
At Rorschach Pictures we depend on the the skills and talents of fellow
South Africans and we want to put it on display for the rest of the
world. Additionally, Rorschach Pictures is geared towards co-producing
International productions in association with partners in the South
African film industry.
Why shoot in South Africa? To shoot in South Africa cuts costs by almost 35%, hence
making it a sound business decision to use locations, crew and
equipment offered in the South African market. Certain
incentives and tax rebates offered by the
DTI (Department of Trade & Industry)
becomes available when
shooting more than 50% of a film within South African borders.
Why an international movie instead of a South African movie? Though South African films receive recognition at film
festivals worldwide, they very rarely do well at the box office.
These films are usually released on the art circuit and are never seen
by mainstream audiences. The content and themes of our projects are
specifically targeted at the international mainstream audiences as this
is where the money is, and thus presents the best
probability for a return on investment.