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IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2020

The IDIDTHAT Craft Awards for August were judged by CCO of FCB Africa, Tseliso Rangaka and Owner of Produce Sound, Louis Enslin. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company and Paul Ward from Giant Films. We're clapping wildly in the flickering light of our Stage 4 candles in your honour.

Performance director Emilie Badenhorst joins Romance

Director Emilie Badenhorst joins Romance already armed with an impressive body of work. As a filmmaker she has the ability to explore the smallest of moments shared between people on screen, delicately capturing intimacy and leaving the audience feeling connected with her performers. Feast your eyes, open your mind and create some space on your radar for this modern filmmaker.

2020-08-20T14:02:05+02:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, ROMANCE Editorial|Tags: , |

They ‘We commit to black female directors’

Directing duo Lusanda Mgoduka and Melany Ismail have partnered with They’s founders, Darren Gordon and Alan Irvin. The refreshed They family, joined by female director, Wandile Xaba, unpack the challenge of getting black female directors through the pitch room doors, not to mention black queer and trans directors. They ask the ad industry to step up and join them because it’s not just a They thing, it’s an us thing, a South African thing.

2020-08-07T09:55:58+02:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, They Editorial|Tags: , , , |

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards July 2020

July's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Dani Hynes (Director at Made Films) and Bridget Johnson (ECD at The Riverbed Agency). Massive congrats to Glen Biderman-Pam from Sketchbook Studios who was awarded Best in Writing and Direction Craft by BOTH our judges for his short film 'Love Locked'.

Matte Black – A Decentralised Post Production Collective

Newly launched Matte Black has a new way of doing post. They will manage your entire post production process from shoot to final delivery by assembling bespoke teams from their network around the world, AND they do it remotely. We speak to Exec Producer Joe Erasmus about this one-stop post supervision shop.

2020-07-27T15:53:10+02:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Matte Black Editorial|Tags: , |

The nuts and bolts of the new Robot directors – Paul Ramaema and Nelis Botha

We get up close and personal with the two new directors joining Robot. Paul and Nelis, both armed with a hip aesthetic and a passion for creating edgy contemporary work, might have a lot in common when it comes to style, but who is most likely to master the art of baking banana bread you ask? Yup, it’s everything you didn’t know you needed to know.

2020-07-24T11:18:32+02:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Robot Editorial|Tags: , , |

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards June 2020

June’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Sibusiso Sitole (CCO at The Odd Number) and Evy Katz (Editor at Left Post). Best in Craft was awarded to Telekom ‘Cyber Mobbing’ for Direction, Editing, and Cinematography. Huge congrats to the team - Kim Geldenhuys, Adam Bentel, and Matthias Graatz.

Director Jolynn Minnaar joins Figment Films

Award-winning director, Jolynn Minnaar, has battled gag orders, no trespassing zones and suffered first-hand chemical exposure from drilling sites, all to get to the heart of the story. This fearless director has now joined the stable at Figment Films where she will continue to challenge perceptions and inspire new thought as a commercial director.

2020-06-22T11:17:04+02:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Figment Films Editorial|Tags: , |

South Africa’s D&AD Winners 2020 [View Work]

The second round of winners for the D&AD Awards have been announced and sees TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Joe Public United, and Produce Sound hop, skip and jumping away with Wood Pencils. Congratulations you unbelievably talented superhumans!

South Africa’s One Show 2020 Winners Announced [View Work]

South Africa was awarded 12 Merits, 6 Bronze, and 2 Silvers in the year’s largest global awards for creative excellence in advertising and design *drops mic and moonwalks* That is incredible! Congratulations you talented Saffas and thank you for flying our flag high and proud.

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards May 2020

May’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Giant Films director, Karien Cherry and ECD at Ogilvy SA Joburg, Molefi Thulo. Best in Craft awarded to short film 'Loot' for Screenwriting and Direction. Congrats Greg Rom & Evy Katz, we will have a drink (so many restocked drinks) on you!

NEW production company launches – Together Films. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

After working together for the last five years, Director Malo 8 and Producer Gaye Leong proved that they are not here to play when they shot and produced one of the first commercials to be filmed in South Africa during lockdown, and for McDonald’s no less. We know, right?! Launching a new company during lockdown, what is this sorcery?

2020-07-03T09:50:54+02:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Together Films Editorial|Tags: , , |

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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