where we come from

As a French Line producer in Paris, Emmanuel COSTE first came to South Africa in July 1992.

He soon recognized the considerable potential of the new South Africa as a destination for the international filmmaking and photographic industry.

He subsequently formed a partnership with a South African film producer Philo PIETERSE (based in Johannesburg) and together they started to develop international business plans.

In 1995 both partners decided to open PHILO FILMS Cape

Town and Emmanuel relocated to the Mother City, which quickly became his new home.

In 1996, Emmanuel met his French wife Sandrine PECQUENARD who first came to South Africa as an agency art buyer (Euro RSCG).

In 2003 they both decided to start a new production company (NOWHERE ELSE Productions) originally dedicated to the production of Stills for the international market.

In 2009 Philo Pieterse and Emmanuel decided to restructure their business activities and NOWHERE ELSE Productions carried on the production of international commercials.

During all these years, together with Alexandra OPPENHEIMER, line producer at Philo FILMS CAPE TOWN and then at NOWHERE ELSE Productions, we have produced over 200 international commercials and stills projects for clients such as: BMW, L’Oreal, Lipton, Ferrero, Renault, Nissan, Orange, Yamaha, Rolex, Audi, Volkswagen…as well as Peugeot who have been working with us since 1998…