Lights, camera, action…

Iris and Howard Burkat, second from left, and second from right, came all the way from New York to attend the exhibition opening. With them are, left, Shireen Appollis, and Tyrone Appollis.

A side street in Parow was transformed into a scene of destruction over the weekend, as a monster, a computer-generated one, sent dozens of extras fleeing. Nearby, the faithful were off to church to slay monsters of a different kind. According to a crew member, they were filming a soft drink commercial with Dubai-based Joy Films. The commercial, to be flighted in February, features a musician as the hero, battling a monster for the last can of cooldrink in town. They spent Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4 in Louis Trichardt Street, and will move to the Cape Town CBD for further filming, with 170 extras and 65 crew members.