Newly launched, Triple Story Content says ‘Our product is production’

Led by industry veteran and Executive Producer Monareng Makwetla, Triple Story Content uses its network of talent and freelancers to streamline campaigns by creating integrated film, audio and stills production. The company coordinates and manages the production of commercials, branded content, stills, TV series, features, audio production, post production…In short, tell them what you need and they will match the right talent to get it done.

2021-09-23T09:33:46+02:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Triple Story Content Editorial|Tags: , |

Figment Films signs Director Imran Hamdulay

Director Imran Hamdulay has joined the team at Figment Films bringing with him over a decade’s filmmaking experience. Imran has spent his career predominantly focussed on directing award-winning long-form and feature films. The signing with Figment will see him finally get to prioritise his love of commercials directing while applying his invaluable experience in narrative drama, ability to draw natural performances from his actors and an empathetic approach to the short-form game.

2021-09-09T10:51:39+02:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Figment Films Editorial|Tags: , |

Pressure Cooker creates the sound of South Africa for Spotify’s first local commercial

Pressure Cooker was given the monumental task of creating the sound of a nation for Spotify Premium for the South African market. No easy feat when you consider the sheer volume of diversity in our country’s music and cultures. We catch up with the creators and take a look at how they pulled it off.

2021-09-03T11:04:03+02:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Pressure Cooker Editorial|Tags: |

Director Mqondisi ‘MQ’ Ngubane signs with Bomb Commercials, ‘I’m a Bomb baby through and through’

With 15 years of directing experience and over 50 commercials under his belt, Mqondisi ‘MQ’ Ngubane is no newbie to the ad industry or TV for that matter. MQ has spent the last few years directing some of the country’s most loved and award-winning series. Excited to return to commercials directing on a more permanent basis, MQ has now joined the roster at Bomb.

2021-08-19T13:17:09+02:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Bomb Commercials Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , |

Hello Circus, a talent agency and new home for independent freelance directors

Hello Circus represents freelance and independent directors who are already established or new to the industry. Choosing a far more fluid and flexible approach over the traditional production model, this talent agency connects directors directly with agencies and brands to create a more integrated transparent process. Wanna join the Circus?

2021-08-10T14:28:31+02:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Hello Circus Editorial|Tags: |

The Rudeboy Collective expands. Three new filmmakers, another office in Cape Town and a humans-first take on commercials directing

The best way to explain the noticeable shift at Rudeboy is to introduce you to the new directors joining the team; Hallie Haller and director-duo Helen and Kim. A creative mindful group who share more than just the same headshot photographer. A group of filmmakers who live and breathe their values and we are here for it! Let's go!

Sketchbook Studios signs director Ramon Mellett, ‘He’s not our funny guy’

Before becoming a commercials director, Ramon Mellet worked as an editor, photographer and DOP. This production background gives him an edge on any set. Having also worked for years as a graffiti artist in his earlier life, the non-conformist subculture has perhaps disposed Ramon to ‘keeping it real’ which is evident in his authentic approach to his visual and narrative storytelling.

2021-07-13T11:04:08+02:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Sketchbook Editorial|Tags: , |

Post Production, here’s another way.

Whether you’re an agency Producer, production company Producer, or freelance Producer, (we know, that you know) you’re the busiest damn person in the industry, so we’re not going to waste your time. There is a streamlined way of handling your post and it’s by letting someone else do it for you… Without having to add anything extra to your budget. Meet Joe from Matte Black.

2021-07-09T10:15:46+02:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Matte Black Editorial|Tags: , |

ARCADE PRESENTS ‘MUTANT’

Following the whirlwind success of their previous music documentary, Future Sound of Mzansi, filmmakers Lebogang Rasethaba and Nthato Mokgata team up again to direct MUTANT, an intimate documentary portrait film featuring Isaac Mutant, a controversial and outspoken rapper from the Cape Flats. The film took 6 years to complete, which allows audiences to witness Isaac’s character evolve on screen, from being a militant and agitated aggressor to a man in pursuit of a greater peace.

2021-06-09T14:48:59+02:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Arcade Content Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , |

Director Gregg Bailey announces his move to Robot

As Gregg Bailey approaches a decade of directing, he has announced that he will be joining the growing roster of talent at Robot. Well established as a performance director and considered storyteller, we know Gregg’s strength lies in crafting heartfelt intimate moments. In fact, you’ll most likely find that when it comes to an onscreen moment that needs space and time to breath, he’ll nail it.

2021-06-08T15:01:25+02:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Robot Editorial|Tags: , |

New partners added to the Egg leadership team, directors Zwelethu Radebe and Lebogang Rasethaba

Following the news that Egg Films’ director Sunu stepped down as partner to focus on long-form, we were thrilled to hear that director Zwelethu Radebe and director and Arcade co-owner Lebogang Rasethaba are joining the leadership team as new partners. The two will work together with Executive Producer Colin Howard as the company’s owners and main shareholders.

2021-06-01T13:19:46+02:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Egg Films Editorial|Tags: , , , |

Carbon Films, 4 new directors, 1 new partner, and a Bruno in a pear tree.

There’s a lot that’s been happening at Carbon Films recently; 4 new directors, 1 new partner, a lot of sit-up-and-pay-attention work, a bunch of new awards and….a Bruno still Bossi 😊 We get the scoop and also put together some when-to-use-which-Carbon-director crib notes. Let's go!

Top awarded South African director Jeana Theron, a filmmaker you’d go to war with

In the last three years alone Director Jeana Theron from Darling Films has been awarded a Gold Cannes Lion and two Loeries Grands Prix. We know right, where are the headlines?! Jeana’s quiet demeanour has perhaps masked her razor-sharp edge and ability to make even the most gruesome storytelling beautiful. In our opinion, this proven versatile contemporary filmmaker has been flying way too low under the radar. So, you probably haven’t thought of Jeana like this, but you really should…

2021-04-30T09:21:18+02:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Darling Films Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , |

Director Adriaan Louw brings his visual aesthetic and doccie style approach to Robot

You might know him as the guy who shoots those unconventionally cool music videos or sexy sneaker spots, but with the announcement that Adriaan Louw has joined Robot, we caught up with a filmmaker evolving into a storyteller passionate about bringing his emotive documentary filmmaking mind and visual aesthetic to narrative-driven work.

2021-04-22T14:43:40+02:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Robot Editorial|Tags: , |

Dove ‘It’s on Us’ took 2 years to produce and here’s how 7Films and MullenLowe pulled it off

Dove’s latest campaign pays other brands to diversify their ads. We spoke to 7Films about the Cirque du Soleil-like project management skills required to pull off a campaign that stretched over two years, four countries and one global pandemic.

2021-04-13T13:32:00+02:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: 7Films Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , , , |
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