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.