IDIDTHAT is obsessed with Giant Films director Karien Cherry. Ranked as the Number 1 director in the African & Middle Eastern region by the 2020 Loeries, Karien has become one of the most sought-after directors in the country. She won her first Best in Craft in IDIDTHAT’s Craft Awards back in 2015 and we’ve been die hard fans ever since. Having recently judged at the D&AD Awards for the second year in a row, Karien shares her thoughts on the work she wishes she did, her superpowers, bucket list and how she’s almost 2000 weeks. This is what Karien Cherry is obsessed with.
Giant Films have announced the signing of award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessie Zinn for commercial representation. Jessie may be new to the commercial world but she is not new to filmmaking by any means – her latest documentary ‘Drummies’ is a short film that has just been acquired by the New Yorker (yes, the actual New Yorker!). One of South Africa’s accomplished commercial directors and fellow Giant, Karien Cherry, talks to Jessie about the film, the pursuit of truth and how (spoiler alert) their fear of failure drives them to do great work.
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 🔥
Director Adriaan Louw has been at the forefront of capturing the identity of youth culture in Africa. His obsession with documenting an authentically cool African youth narrative and sharing it with the rest of the world has now lead him to move from being a kickass music and content director to joining the big guns at Giant Films to take on the world of commercials directing. We got the, wait for it… Louw-down😎
Director Karien Cherry from Giant Films and Ogilvy Cape Town share their journey of going viral, dish the dirt on some on-set near disasters and reveal sneaky Easter eggs for die-hard fans like us! Thanks for getting South Africa into the World Cup you clever people you!
Ever wanted to make the move from advertising to directing, but can’t exactly ask your ECD for tips? Ex Creative Director turned Director, Peri vP from Giant Films steps up to the plate to answers all those burning questions…from Anonymous of course #JobSecurity
You know those ads you love? Well, Karien Cherry from Giant Films directed them. We dug deep into her road to success, made her share all her secrets and got the juice on her latest and most controversial campaign for eNCA.
Here at iDidTht we spare no expense, so naturally we treated Ian to some water at the Spur. It’s everything you never knew you needed to know about this award-winning film and commercial director.