September's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Bomb Commercials Director, Ernest Nkosi. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 and Matthew Swanepoel from Priest Post Production - you overachieving talented beauties you!
Sam Sterling-Court has hit the ground running as the latest director to join Star Films. After only two months of things being 'director-official', she already directed TWO commercials. With a unique academic take on filmmaking, we lay down 10 questions to this talented young director.
'Griekwastad' is the true crime film based on the 2012 gruesome murders of a family on their farm in Naauwhoek. The son, a teenage boy, the sole survivor of the attack. We speak with the film’s director, Jozua Malherbe, and his co-producing team at 7 Films about this much-anticipated movie and how it’s lead to him officially joining the production company.
April's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Director Greg Gray from Romance Films and Creative Partner / ECD at M&C Saatchi Abel, Jake Bester. Two 'Best in Craft' winners this month. Congratulations Katlego Baaitse from Burley Boys AND monde like the world from The Rudeboy Collective. Check out all the results here.
A huge congrats goes out to all the IDIDTHAT companies that grabbed a virtual Cyclops statuette! View all the work that was awarded and who was involved so you know who to work with next!
The March IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Executive Creative Director at FCB Joburg, Suhana Gordhan and Film Editor at Deliverance Post, Ricky Boyd. Congratulations to this month's legends, Helen & Kim from Motion City Films AND Gregg Baily from Figment Films, for winning Best in Craft.
The doors of Made Films are officially open and we're all invited.🎉Meet the team behind the newly-launched production company, find out what’s at the core of their offering, and let's talk about how to get it made.
Do you think your big idea deserves to be seen on the big screen or is it a big waste of time? We channel our inner Columbo to uncover the truth about advertising in cinema and we think you'll be pretty surprised by the findings 🍿
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FirstPencil dish on what it took Director Justine Calverley to complete some of their most technically daunting commercials - with a lil help from her tools as a stop motion animator of course.
Director Gale Maimane’s great eye and raw approach to storytelling have seen her leap from researcher to director. This shouldn't come as a surprise as she’s already been in demand as a director for quite some time and has a substantial reel to prove it. We go behind her WhatsApp Memoji to find out how this rising star is making her unique voice heard.
Want to get your customers and staff living their best damn lives? We caught up with Ludus (on Champagne Day nogal) to find out how making their clients feel more valued throughout the entire post-production experience has led to building a unique culture internally.
Agencies, listen up! Looking for a director passionate about collaborating early on in the commercial making process to better tell contemporary African stories aimed at the youth market? Well, well, well Director Monde Gumede has just returned from a 5-year stint in Los Angeles.😎 Having worked on all aspects of the content creation process you can now find him as the latest Director to have joined The Rudeboy Collective. You can thank us later.
Zipho Dlangamandla has hit the ground running as a director already showcasing thoughtful and well-crafted work. His disarming charisma, emotional intelligence and most importantly, his empathy makes him the kind of director/human we need more of, especially in our current climate. Caution: Onions were cut during this interview.
In just under a year, Director Alexa Wilson from Arcade Content has already built up quite a reputation as a versatile director. She takes us behind the scenes of her latest spots for MTN, Momentum and that viral Castle ad. Oh, there’s also a whole bunch of stuff about her lock picking skills, her potential as a harmonium player and her gruesome royal family history. It’s everything you really never knew you needed to know.
We caught up with Founder Louis Enslin on how rebranding as an Audio Agency has benefitted the Produce Sound clients in real life. He takes us through the work and those behind-the-scenes audio solutions that could be the key to unlocking the awards you have your eye on. Plus a whole lot of sound advice on sound…apologies.
Blacksmith Collective represents a team of over 500 specialists across various disciplines around the world, yip there’s even Elisavietta in Russia! And they’re all here, at your fingertips, waiting to liberate your agency’s creativity by making those wild and far too ambitious ideas, come to life.
Hold onto your highways Joburg, because Giant Films is unleashing their new offering – Giant95. Meet the latest team of filmmakers embracing the new South African film and creative landscape 🔥
Fresh from winning at Cannes for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Adam Howard from Howard Audio dishes on his latest collaboration with Joe Public United and Director Greg Gray. It’s everything you wanted to know about Chicken Licken’s Soul Sister campaign. C’mon girl, give it a read!💃💃💃
Now that we’ve finally cut off wristbands and bid farewell to all the Cannes chaos, it’s time to take stock. Looking to work with the best of the best in South Africa over the next year? Well here is your quick guide to all of SA’s awarded companies at Cannes 2019. Yessiree folks, these are the guys to keep on your radar when you decide who to work with on your future campaigns.