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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: , , |

South Africa’s One Show 2020 FINALISTS released – View the work

South Africa has 20 FINALISTS for The One Show 2020. GO TEAM! Here's all the work that will win a One Show Pencil or Merit. See who is winning this year, we couldn't be prouder.

Robot Air launches full-service drone company

Founders of Robot Air, Robin Hook and Liam Johnson, talk all things aerial as they give us the low-down on their new high-flying offering. We find out what a drone company, with years of experience in production and the ad industry, has to offer the commercials world and why you should probably save their number.

2020-07-08T10:35:56+02:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Robot Editorial|Tags: , , , |

Face-to-face with Carbon Films Director, Mzonke Maloney

Director Mzonke Maloney from Carbon Films shares his perspective on the South African onscreen narrative, what being a filmmaker in America taught him and we get a tasty-taste of what we can expect from him as a commercials director in the future. It’s everything you didn’t know you needed to know about Mzonke Maloney.

2020-05-15T08:01:10+02:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Carbon Films Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , |

South Africa’s One Show Shortlists 2020 – View the work

VIEW THE WORK - South Africa picked up 53 One Show Shortlists this year for 30 campaigns. Find out who did what right here, right now. Congrats you beauties!

CPA LAUNCHES COVID-19 FUND

The 'CPA Covid-19 Fund' has been set up to assist industry freelancers who may find themselves in dire need in the months ahead. Please donate if you can, even a small amount will help. We should all be doing everything in our power to keep our film community safe and looked after during these uncertain times. xxx

2020-04-07T10:12:02+02:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

The brains behind ‘Basement’ sit down to talk inspiration, the process, and shooting on film

Patriot Films Director, Aadil Dhalech, sits down with DP Fabian Vettiger and Ex Olympic musician and sound engineer Nic van Reenen to discuss what went into their latest short film entitled ‘Basement’. The trio of creators touch on the challenges and excitement of shooting on 35mm, their creative processes and explore the film’s dark themes.

2020-03-15T04:19:05+02:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Patriot Editorial|Tags: , |

This Is A Custom Widget

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.

This Is A Custom Widget

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.