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IDIDTHAT Promotes and Connects South Africa’s Advertising and Production Industry.

IDIDTHAT Directory 

Quickly find the right people to work with by searching through our curated Directory. We make the process of sourcing South African companies to work with easy, simple and downright sexy. Basically, if you’re not listed on IDIDTHAT.co, you simply don’t exist, like Bruce Willis in that movie with the kid that sees dead people, except nobody will see you…#Shame

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IDIDTHAT Promotes and Connects South Africa’s Advertising and Production Industry.

IDIDTHAT Directory

Quickly find the right people to work with by searching through our curated Directory. We make the process of sourcing South African companies to work with easy, simple and downright sexy. Basically, if you’re not listed on IDIDTHAT.co, you simply don’t exist, like Bruce Willis in that movie with the kid that sees dead people, except nobody will see you…#Shame

IDIDTHAT Featured Stories

Find out who we’re talking about. Read the latest advertising, production, and creative news. We write it so it’s not kak. Let us know if you’d like us to feature your big stories.

Together Films’ Executive Producer Gaye Leong on changing times and rolling with trends

It was while shooting one of the first commercials to be filmed in South Africa during lockdown, that Executive Producer Gaye Leong officially launched Together Films. The foundation of the company was laid and the mission statement clear – Together we can do anything, no matter the times. Now, four years and a growing roster of talent later Gaye shares some of the top industry trends her production company has encountered, adapted to and rolled with, Together.

February 15th, 2024|Tags: , |

He’s raw, he’s real, he’s Carbon Films’ new director, Christian Mangachena

Carbon Films has announced that multitalented director Christian Mangachena has joined their roster. Christian brings a distinctive visual style to advertising that feels unfamiliar, raw and real. As a director with a background in cinematography and editing, Christian uses camera angles, locations, textures and colour palettes to take a deep dive into culture that feels unconventional and refreshing. Christian brings something that we don’t think we’ve seen before and with the production chops of Carbon, we can’t wait to see more.

February 12th, 2024|Tags: , |

Directors on Directors. The women of ROMANCE – Nicole Ackerman, Jabu Newman and Emilie Badenhorst

The Loeries released their rankings for 2023 and congratulations to ROMANCE for being ranked the number one production company in South Africa. BOOM. What better way to celebrate than to go fly-on-the-wall as three ROMANCE directors, Nicole Ackerman, Jabu Newman and Emilie Badenhorst interview each other. They get candid about their process, background, influences and the women who helped them along their way.

February 8th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

THEY is proud to add Robin Goode to their directors roster

Robin is one of those true filmmakers with incredible visual artistry chops. He’s blessed with the double superpower of being able to create evocative imagery while crafting powerful performances. With multiple Cannes Lion awards, a Loerie Grand Prix, over 15 years of commercial directing experience and two feature films under his belt, Robin adds his experience to the already established roster at They.

January 26th, 2024|Tags: |

How 70 000 globes did more than light up the town of Stanford

What might have been a bleak Christmas for small-town Stanford has transformed into one of the most memorable festive seasons the town’s tourism has ever seen. Agency 99c, production company 7 Films and Checkers wanted to honour this community that stood together during the town’s recent floods by lighting up the main street with a Santa-approved lights display. Bringing a little bit of ‘xtra joy’ back to a community that nearly lost everything ended up having a lasting impact felt throughout the area.

December 13th, 2023|Tags: , , |

IDIDTHAT Monthly Craft Awards

Find out who’s doing the best work in South Africa. Every month we team up with industry leaders to award South Africa’s best in Production Craft. Huge thanks to our recent guest judges who’ve taken the time to judge IDIDTHAT Craft Awards. Look how sexy they are in these black and white pictures we put up – FYI we used the ‘Inkwell’ filter.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards January 2024

This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the Judge Judy's themselves, order in the court for Alan Irvin, Director at They Films  and all rise for Danni Pinch, ECD at Accenture Song. Congratulations to Darling Films' Chloe Coetsee and independent director Dave Meinert who both took home Best in Craft.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards December 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the ever red-carpet ready Jacquie Mullany, ECD at FCB Africa & Bruno Bossi, Director at Carbon Films. Congratulations to VFX maestros Eddie Addinall and Rory Mark from The Refinery and directing wizard Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards November 2023

This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the spreaders of amazingness; Neo Mashigo, Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Group South Africa & James Matthes, Creative Executive Officer at Pressure Cooker. Congratulations to November’s top crafters, Zee Ntuli from Darling Films and 7 Films‘ Gorgeous Bushman.

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South Africa’s D&AD Work and Winners 2023

The 61st D&AD took place on 24th & 25th May 2023 in London. The Awards incorporate more than 40 categories judged by nearly 400 of the world’s leading creatives. Below you can view all the South African work that brought home those coveted Pencils and the talent behind the work. Y’all make us damn proud *group hug*

‘Work to Watch’ May 2023

Welcome to the ‘Work to Watch’ winners showcase for the first quarter of 2023, awarded by the Creative Circle. Here you can view all the work by our IDIDTHAT members and the names behind the work. Congratulations to all of you beauties!!

South Africa’s One Show 2023. All the winners and the work.

Behold, behold! Feast your eyes on all the winning work that got attention at the One Show Awards. This year, The One Club for Creativity is celebrating The One Show’s first 50 years of honouring global creative excellence. And that’s us South Africa, proudly standing amidst the mighty pillars of ‘global creative excellence.’ Congratulations to all our local winners! You have caused our desert-like dry eyes to well up with tears of joy. Bravo!