Chapter 8 Productions first emerged in the winter of 2005 whilst studying Sound
Engineering at a local campus. The first job Chapter 8 Productions did, was done
not owning a single piece of equipment. All the necessary equipment had to be hired,
and with some crises managed never seen before, the show turned out to be a huge
success. This was partly thanks to their Sound Engineering Theory text books, which
didn’t leave the crew’s side during the whole event.
A lot has changed since the first ‘’scary big gig” and Chapter 8 Productions has
moved into a new era by changing ownership, purchasing new gear and acquiring important
know how. The company is now owned and managed by Neil Pelser and Natasha Harris,
who met backstage before performing at an arts festival.
With a love for music it was natural and unavoidable for him to move towards the
technical side of entertainment. Neil studied a course in Sound Engineering and graduated
in 2006 with, what he believes; “Flying colours”. After completing his course, he
managed to land a day job at a Johannesburg based property development company in
the promotions and marketing department. His responsibilities included: organising
new product launches, managing and organising their annual home show and management
of sales materials. Neil handles the technical side of things including: sound, lights,
staging, event procurement and event management.
It might only be a myth; but most people who has met her, believes that Natasha started
dancing before she could walk. She has won countless awards and trophies, danced
in over 3 countries and she represented South Africa at the World Championships of
Performing Arts hosted by the USA. Being a true master of her art she decided to
share her knowledge by opening her own dance studio(Imitations Dance Studio). She
has also done countless part time promotions jobs, and that is way the promotions
side of Chapter 8 found its way into her capable hands. This includes: promotional
items, branding, printing on any surface, promotional staff, dancers and the list
Being performers gave the owners of Chapter 8 Productions not only the technical
knowledge needed in the entertainment industry, but also gave them the love, passion
and drive to outshine the rest.