About Us

To be a top Boutique PR firm, who represents the best. Understanding our client’s needs in order to increase their probability of success.

We speak with honesty.
We think with sincerity.
We act with integrity.


Public Relations is the discipline that looks after reputation.

Starburst Promotions is a boutique PR firm, with more than thirty two years of combined industry experience within the team. The company specialises in artist career development, public relations, marketing, strategizing, concept development and project management. The team of experts also advises and works with various record labels, film producers, distributors and corporate companies, from all demographics in South Africa and internationally. Alishia van Deventer (founder) and her team established and manages the public profiles and marketing of well-known artists, bands and actors such as Dozi, Jan Blohm, Rubber Duc, ADAM, Joshua na die Reën, Reynardt Hugo, Juan Boucher, SAARKIE, Len Muller, Herman Kleinhans and many more.

The company combines a strong corporate background with a thorough understanding of the Entertainment Industry to ensure the success of each project it takes on. Strong interpersonal relationships with the South African, Namibian and international media, ensures that Starburst’s clients enjoy continuous exposure via printed media, radio, television and online platforms. Starburst is a member of the Ghoema Council, RISA, SAMRO, and also played an integral role in the production of A Night at the Movies. Starburst Promotions is also Proudly South African.

Starburst also handled the publicity and marketing for the feature films Babalas (2013 with Jack Parow, Ian Roberts, Tammy Anne Fortuin, Hannes Muller and Norman Anstey), Pad Na Jou Hart (2014 with Ivan Botha, Donnalee Roberts), Agent 2000 (2014 with Paul Loots, Izel Bezuidenhout), Ek Joke Net 2 (2014 with Hannes Brummer, Lelia Etsebeth, Solomon Cupido, Yolande Malherbe), Leading Lady – local and international release
(2014 with Bok van Blerk, Brümilda van Rensburg, Gil Bellows, Katie McGrath), Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling (2015 with Armand Aucamp, Donnalee Roberts, Rolanda Marais, Jacques Bessenger, Edwin van der Walt, Christia Visser), Hollywood in My Huis (2015 with Edwin van der Walt, Christia Visser, Nicola Hanekom, Louw Venter, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp), ‘n Pawpaw vir My Darling (Andre Scholtz and Koos Roets), Die Ontwaking (Gys de Villiers, Gerard Rudolph, Juanita De Villiers, Armand Aucamp), Vir Altyd (Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts), Modder & Bloed (Seane Else and Dark Matter Studios), Uitvlucht (Regardt van den Bergh), Die Sneeukoningin 2 (Leah), Twee Grade van Moord (Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Sharleen Surtie Richards), My Father’s War (Stian Bam, Erica Wessels, Edwin van der Walt), Noem My Skollie (with DJ Mouton – selected as the official South African Oscar entry for 2017), Eintlik Nogal Baie (Andre Lötter, Marisa Drummond, Zak Hendricks), Vir die Voëls – Huisgenoot film (Simoné Nortmann, Francois Jacobs, Neels van Jaarsveldt, Nicola Hanekom, Elize Cawood), Jou Romeo (Ruan Wessels, Elani Dekker, Carmin Coetzer).

Movie releases for 2017 include Hoener met die Rooi Skoene (Deon Lotz, Dorette Potgieter, Lizz Meiring, Lida Botha), Keeping Up with the Kandysamys (from the producers of Happiness is a four letter word), Die Rebellie Van Lafras Verwey (a Katinka Heyns film with Tobie Cronje), Vaselinetjie (Elani Dekker), Krotoa (Armand Aucamp, Crystal Donna Roberts, Deon Lotz, Jacques Bessenger) and the international film due for release towards the end of 2017 –  The Forgiven (Forrest Whitaker and Eric Bana).


International: Molly’s Game, I, Tonya, Acrimony, I Can Only Imagine, Breathe, The Wife, Gotti, Mary Shelley, Hotel Artemis, The Forgiven.

Local: Nommer 37, Stroomop, Die Ellen Pakkies Storie, Frank And Fearless.


International: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Zac Efron)John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Keanu Reeves)The White Crow (Oleg Ivenko)Greta (Chloë Grace Moretz), The Current War (Matthew Macfadyan / Michael Shannon), Blinded by the light (Viveik Kalra), Light of my life (Anna Pniowsky, Casey Affleck, Tom Bower, and Elisabeth Moss), A Rainy Day in New York (Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez , Jude Law), Pain & Glory (Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penélope Cruz)

Local: 3 Days To Go


International: Bombshell (Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie), A Million Little Pieces (Aaron Taylor-JohnsonCharlie HunnamRyan Hurst), Burden (Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough), Military Wives (Kristen Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan), Moffie (Oliver Hermanus), The Unfamiliar (Henk Pretorius / Llewelynn Greeff)


International: The Father (Anthony Hopkins)

Local: Kaalgat Karel (Meg Rickards)


International: Miraculous Lady Bug & Cat Noir, John Wick 4, Greatest Days, About My Father

Local: Strooi