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.
After having directed in over 50 countries around the world Ndumiso Sibanda has decided to call 7 Films home. We find out more about this Zimbabwean-born South African with a taste for adventure, a love of the continent and a passion to promote African identity.
We talk to Director Kyla Philander about the importance of shifting the way body, race and gender are shown in advertising, and their own search to portray South Africa’s truth with empathy. Wanna see the future of advertising in SA? Meet Kyla Philander.
We go behind the scenes with Adam Howard on how he created the new sound for Consol Glass. We also end up getting an invaluable masterclass on the importance of the sound a brand makes - from 'Ba da ba ba ba. I’m loving it’ to the noise your phone makes when you receive a WhatsApp. Welcome to the world of audio branding.
The Storyteller Foundation announces the launch of a programme in honour of Director SJ’s legacy that aims to support exceptional talent by providing mentorship and practical experience in ALL aspects of film directing. We catch up with the founders from 7Films and top ad agency folks at 99c about how the Foundation aims to shape the future of the local film industry.
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.
After an hour of chatting with Director TAKEZITO from Ola! Films we realised two things: One - we are incredibly out of touch with what is cool, and two - TAKEZITO is determined to accurately represent the youth market by creating iconic imagery that pushes African popular culture to new heights. This is a journey into directing that we did not see coming…yo! (At least we try okay)
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.
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!💃💃💃
When The New York Times calls a local film ‘a near-virtuoso work’, you call up the near-virtuosos responsible and get the inside scoop. The brothers behind the audio company, Hey Papa Legend, opened up about their work on their critically acclaimed film and shared a harrowing tale about a Woolies mini-fillet...
Director Nico Nyoni has worked on some of the toughest reality TV sets in the biz. After years of content directing with Let it Rain Films he’s now moving toward shooting content with agencies and we’ve never been more ready!
We caught up with the team from Chill Pill Films about their latest campaign for AXE Gold ‘Find Your Magic’. Find out what made Director Dule the perfect candidate for the job and how he finds his own magic✨
After a triumphant time spent in the long-form game, Norman Maake returns to the world of commercials and we couldn’t be happier to see his always-smiling face. We touch on everything from joining the esteemed team at Figment Films, his celeb-fueled career highlights, the success of his recent feature film and what makes him the contemporary South African Director to keep your eyes on. There’s also a bit about Kwaito guys, yup, it’s everything you didn’t know you needed to know.
Four Directors. Four short films. One "star".
We caught up with Executive Producer Nina van Rensburg and Director Lourens van Rensburg from 7Films about creating work with meaning, the changes they’ve adapted to in the industry and we get to meet the latest sexy addition to their Director squad.