Best in Film Craft awarded to ‘#BlameNoMore A Call for Change’ by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films

Our iDidTht Craft Awards for August were judged by Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Nikki Taylor-Garrett. Fresh from serving on the jury at Cannes, Nikki brings over a decade of industry experience, working with some of the top brands while simultaneously creating disruptive work for non-profits. We couldn’t be prouder that she agreed to make our Craft Awards her side-hustle. Thank you Nikki!

BEST IN FILM CRAFT:

BEST IN FILM CRAFT: #BlameNoMore A Call for Change
Darling Films | Zee Ntuli
(Direction Craft)

CRAFT SPECIAL MENTIONS:

CRAFT SPECIAL MENTION: Nedbank ‘Secrets’
ROMANCE | Greg Gray
(Direction Craft)

CRAFT SPECIAL MENTION: KFC Hot & Crispy ‘Feel the Heat’
Figment Films | Robin Goode
(Direction Craft)

Judges comments by Nikki Taylor-Garrett, CD at TBWA Hunt Lascaris

There were some beautifully crafted pieces this month, two in particular really stood out. Full disclosure, one is a piece I had worked on. My decision, after much introspection, came down to which of the two was a more risky undertaking by the director, and which director pushed the boundaries of film making further.

Best in Film Craft: ‘#BlameNoMore A Call for Change’ by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films – Direction Craft
The success of this film relied entirely on Zee Ntuli achieving perfect balance between keeping the story raw enough to do justice to the script and subject matter, but bearable enough to watch until the end. A heavy task handled delicately with thoughtful casting and direction, clever lighting and intuitive camera work from Tom Revington (DOP).

Special Mention: Nedbank ‘Secrets’ by Greg Gray from ROMANCE – Direction Craft
Tension was built beautifully in this 15 minute film about the webs we weave. I couldn’t stop myself from taking screenshots of the perfectly framed, beautifully lit and considered scenarios.

Special Mention: KFC Hot & Crispy ‘Feel the Heat’ by Robin Goode from Figment Films – Direction Craft
Really loved the playful nod to the film genre. The seedy night clubs, hot streets and misty windows created by Robin Goode are a pleasure to watch.

About our Guest Judge

Nikki Taylor-Garrett, Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris has been in the industry for about ten years. She has been lucky enough to have won some international awards and worked on famous brands like Nissan, Unilever and Nike as well as creating disruptive work for non-profits like The Joburg Ballet and Goodbye Malaria. Her work reflects unconventional solutions, telling truthful stories through beautifully crafted creative. She loves the idea that a clever insight can help a tiny client compete with giants.

All Craft Entries

7Films | Lourens van Rensburg
VW ‘Sabbatical’
(Direction Craft)

Arcade Content | Alexa Wilson
Supersonic Fibre ‘Streaming’
(Direction Craft)

Bomb Commercials | Stephina Zwane
Mtn ‘Mtn 8 Campaign’
(Direction Craft)

Carbon Collective | Mzonke Maloney
Three Ships Whisky ‘Puno’
(Direction Craft)

Darling Films | Ross Garrett
Jamesons ‘Alani’
(Direction Craft)

Egg Films | Kyle Lewis
EWI Energy ‘Alphabet’
(Direction Craft)

Spitfire | AK
Cadbury ‘Paper Planes’
(Direction & Cinematography Craft)

Spitfire | AK
Dickies ‘It Runs Deep Campaign’
(Direction & Cinematography Craft)

Spitfire | AK
Dickies ‘It Runs Deep Campaign’
(Direction & Cinematography Craft)

Spitfire | AK
Dickies ‘It Runs Deep Campaign’
(Direction & Cinematography Craft)

Spitfire | AK
Dickies ‘It Runs Deep Campaign’
(Direction & Cinematography Craft)

Ludus Post Productions
MTN ‘8 Campaign’
(Offline and Online Editing Craft)

Prodigious | Justin Lopes
Mercedes-Benz ‘AMG Born Bold / C63’
(Editing Craft)

Howard Audio | Adam Howard
Dulux ‘Easycare’
(Original Music Craft)

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