About Soapbox


We’re a little different

What sets us apart is our distinctive aesthetic and our understanding of communications. Our own story began as an integrated part of an advertising agency – a background that gives us a unique edge. We’re thinkers that understand and value communication strategies, ideas and execution style. We’re advertising people with video cameras. Let us tell your story.

The people behind the magic

Soapbox Films is the alter-ego of Creative Producer, Refiloe Gava and Director, Brendan Stein. Plus we’ve got a great team of talented, multi-skilled people who are passionate about helping our clients make magic.

It looks great! Thanks so much - such a professional product.

Mairi DuparGlobal Public Affairs Coordinator - Climate and Development Knowledge Network

I wanted to thank you for the fantastic Kilowatt Heroes' videos that you produced for us. The entire engagement with Soapbox was professional and organised. The level of understanding of our brief was perfect, and the final videos were nothing short of emotional. I loved the storytelling style, and I feel that these short films will add so much value to our company.

Dillon JeareyCEO - Kilowatt AV

A huge thank you to you and your team for Friday and making it the success that it was as well as all the extra hours leading up to Friday. Thank you for putting up with the last minute changes with the most ridiculous lead time and still remaining the true professional you are.

Nina CoetzeeAssistant Manager – Marketing - WNS South Africa

The Soapbox team was a pleasure to work with – they are adept filmmakers who work very well under pressure, and despite the inevitable logistical, physical and political challenges of filming in Africa.

Julio AraujoSouth South North (Future Climate For Africa)

I would recommend Soapbox Films for their diligence, confidence in execution and willingness to go the extra mile in delivering a quality product.

Reyhana MahomedMandela Mining Precinct

Soapbox Films was able to produce stellar work on a very tight deadline (six weeks) which included some stringent approval processes during a pandemic and lockdowns. The Soapbox team handled our expectations graciously, were innovative under very limiting circumstances, understanding and willing to assist when challenges arose.

Sokhu SibiyaCSIR

Brendan Stein

Formerly the Creative Director of a leading integrated advertising agency, Brendan has followed his passion for film, photography and storytelling. An award winning advertising copywriter and creative with over 20 years of experience, Brendan brings an artistic eye and strategic thinking to what we do.
Creative Producer/Senior Partner

Refiloe Gava

With a writing, producing and creative background, Refiloe is passionate about supporting and promoting up-and-coming local creative talent. Refiloe brings an authentic, creative and can-do attitude and a discerning eye to our productions. She has a wealth of experience in producing 360-degree films, documentaries, commercials and corporate videos, amongst other areas.

What’s this SOAPBOX thing?

Simply, our name means we’re passionate about giving our clients a platform to spread their message. Back in the day, people would stand on an upturned soapbox and shout out their message to the crowd. Today, we don’t shout, but it’s still about the power of storytelling.



We make corporate, web and documentary films that meet our clients’ communications objectives and their budgets. We produce 50 – 100 of these types of films every year, so we have a lot of experience.


Virtual Reality/360-degree video

We’re passionate champions of VR or 360 degree videos. Get in touch and we’d be happy to help work out how to put this amazing power to work for you. We also provide a full VR activation experience, providing the equipment and the people to manage your VR activation.


Video content subscription

Many companies merely advertise at their social media followers. We’re offering a better way – relevant, entertaining and watchable video content for your channels that will get traction and interaction. Plus, we offer cost-effective subscription models where for a (heavily discounted) fixed monthly fee you receive a specified number of videos every month to keep your feed fresh and interesting. Choose from packages of 2, 4 or 6 videos a month, or more.



Get quality video content every month

A cost-effective web and social content video solution for corporates and organisations. You pay a fixed monthly subscription and receive a guaranteed number of relevant videos each month to use on your platforms.

Monthly subscriptions include professional, high quality filming and interviews on location (local) at your offices/events and you get to keep all footage filmed.

Choose from packages of 2, 4 or 6 videos a month, or more.

Level 2 BBBEE

We are passionate about our country and its people and are very proud to be a Level 2 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment company.