BEST OF REEL: MTN ‘The Steve Tshwete Story’ by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films – Direction Craft
Congrats to Zee Ntuli from Darling Films for MTN ‘The Steve Tshwete Story’. This is a really compelling piece of film. It draws you in with those beautiful, evocative early morning shots on the way to Robben Island and then holds your attention with a combination of interesting framing, considered sound design, edit and a restrained script. Really, really nicely done.
SPECIAL MENTION: Nedbank ‘Affinities Children’ by Lourens Van Rensburg & Siphiwe Myeza from 7 Films – Direction Craft
Props to Lourens Van Rensburg & Siphiwe Myeza from 7 Films for Nedbank ‘Affinities Children’, for a classy piece, beautifully shot and some great casting.
SPECIAL MENTION: Loeries ‘Uber’ & ‘Dictator’ by Waldo Pretorius from Spitfire – Direction Craft
Thanks to Waldo Pretorius from Spitfire for bringing a nostaglic smile to my face on the Loeries spots, ‘Uber’ & ‘Dictator’, and for making work that looks nothing like anything else at the moment.
SPECIAL MENTION: Sanlam ‘Conversations with Myself’ by Karien Cherry from Giant Films – Direction Craft
A shoutout to Karien Cherry from Giant Films for Sanlam ‘Conversations with Myself’ for nailing the technical challenge of these spots so seamlessly. Well done.