The black swan theory

A Black Swan is an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult to predict. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Black Gosling theory

With hindsight, comes foresight

The Black Gosling team has developed a keen insight in the film and video production needs of their clients. With a collective of 22 years of experience, their hindsight into successful projects has developed into a foresight for new productions. The extreme impact of these productions has given unexpected wings to many a campaign.

The outlier advantage

No-one expected the ugly duckling to become a beautiful swan. Surprise your audience with original and innovative productions. Nothing boring. Nothing predictable. Always exceptional. Always impactful. Never forgotten. Black Gosling can make your campaign magic.

Black Gosling. Expect the unexpected.

Company history

Sisters are doing it for themselves

Jessica, Larney and Lindi were all working at a JHB based production company when they decided that it was time to move on and create something they could call their own. 3 Months, 2 nervous break downs and a bottle of gin later BOOM! Black Gosling was born. The company officially opened their doors on 1 August 2015 and they haven’t stopped since. Interesting fact: The Name Black Gosling is a combination of the partners’ names Larney de Swardt became the ’BLACK’ and the combo of Lindi Goosen and Jessica Young became the ’Gosling’ Young Goose is a Gosling. Get it?

Who are we

We are a multi-disciplinary, award winning production company which aims to exceed expectations, inspire our fellow creatives and create just a little bit of magic. Our clients are everything to us and their needs become our obsession.

Black Gosling loves original content and proud to be creators and partners of multiple original projects ranging from short films to online documentaries. We also create custom television and online content for brands and corporations.

What people are saying

Hi Black Gosling, I just wanted to thank you guys for all your great work on the Samsung project it was a pleasure working with you and hopefully there will be more colab projects in the future. — Jono Done, Company director, Digital Union
We love working with The Black Gosling Team. On our last project together, we shared the brief with them and they came back to us with exactly what we wanted. They were open to suggestions and helped us create tools that were new territory for us. They are professional at all times and we love their creative spirit. We trust leaving our artists in their capable hands and would happily recommend them to our stakeholders and partners! — Roxanne Maritz, Label manager, Sony Music
The Black Gosling team is a never -say-die kind of gang. No matter the size of the project or the pressure of tight deadlines they always make it happen. — Christopher Wilson, Content producer, MTV Networks Africa