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: , , , |

Commercials and Creative Director Anthony Bila partners with Indie Village

Anthony Bila has partnered with Indie Founder and Producer Dale Love-Ballantine to lead Indie Village. The two give us the lowdown on what makes the Village's in-house offering irresistible to anyone who needs to make their budget go further...so yeah, that's pretty much everyone!

2021-03-24T06:56:28+02:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Indie Village Editorial|Tags: , , |

Refinery Post: New space. New leadership. New Oscar nomination.

Fresh from being nominated for an Oscar for ‘My Octopus Teacher’ we catch up with one of the leading full service post production facilities about what it was like working on the doccie. We also meet Refinery’s new leadership trio and get a preview of their new swanky studios. There’s a lot, so strap in!

2021-03-23T14:31:59+02:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Refinery Editorial|Tags: , , , , |

Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films explores black identity in a Nowness short film ‘The Dream That Refused Me’

Commissioned by well-known cultural platform NOWNESS and created by Romance Films, ‘The Dream That Refused Me’ is a visual poem that explores black identity through dance, digital filters, and collage artwork. We sat down with Director Jabu Nadia Newman to unpack this striking and surreal film.

2021-03-16T12:59:07+02:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Editorial, ROMANCE Editorial|Tags: , |

Osu Creative Productions sign two rising stars; director Yoza Mnyanda & photographer Michelle Perkins

Director Yoza Mnyanda and photographer Michelle Perkins recently became part of the Osu family and brought with them a refreshing wave of creative intelligence. Their agile, collaborative and daring approach within their respective disciplines, made them an obvious fit to the Osu way of working. Here's what you need to know.

2021-03-02T16:54:29+02:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Editorial, Osu Editorial|Tags: |

Behind the voice of Adam Behr

Ever wanted to know what goes into being one of the most awarded voice-over artists? We share some recorded snippets from our interview with vocal artist Adam Behr. Having performed in over one thousand commercials, working in 30 accents both locally and internationally, Adam blows our minds and ears with his wealth of knowledge and technique behind the mic.

2021-02-12T09:30:02+02:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: Adam Behr Editorial, Editorial|Tags: |
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