The Loeries released their rankings for 2023 and congratulations to ROMANCE for being ranked the number one production company in South Africa. BOOM. What better way to celebrate than to go fly-on-the-wall as three ROMANCE directors, Nicole Ackerman, Jabu Newman and Emilie Badenhorst interview each other. They get candid about their process, background, influences and the women who helped them along their way.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by our esteemed poultry enthusiasts Nkanyezi Masango, CCO at DENTSU CREATIVE and Cindy Lee, Director at The Star Film Company. Yes, chicken reigned supreme this month as Greg Gray from ROMANCE, Adam Bentel from KrewKut & Elben Schutte feat. Martin Bergeaud from Pressure Cooker Studios clucked their way to glory 🐔🏆 Congratulations to ruling the roost team!🐣👑
SHE DID THAT is a female filmmakers showcase that shines a spotlight on the women in the South African production industry. Although we will only be featuring women and non-binary people, the goal is that it will encourage the inclusion of more underrepresented filmmakers across all production work created by South Africans. This month features Chloe Coetsee from Darling Films, Jabu Nadia Newman from Romance Films and Renee van Reenen from Platypus.
The Creative Circle Best of 2022 is about celebrating all the finest South African Creativity from 2022. Here you can find all the awarded work and the talent responsible for creating the work...so you know who to call for your next project 🔥
Romance Films’ director Jabu Newman speaks Gen-Z in Standard Bank’s latest commercial ‘10% Millionaires’
Director Jabu Newman has crafted a visually vibrant and unapologetically Gen-Z world for Standard Bank. Reality meets every young adult’s fantasy in the stylish tongue-in-cheek campaign that uses energetic TikTok-inspired transitions to authentically celebrate South Africa’s youth culture.
Romance Films’ performance director Emilie Badenhorst delivers bold love story in latest music video ‘Strangers’
Romance’s Emilie Badenhorst once again flexes her ability as a performance director in her new music video for DJ Dom Dolla. Celebrating those lost in the cracks of society, ‘Strangers’ is a passionate coming-of-age love story that catapults you out of your comfort zone. We spoke to Emilie about her unfiltered approach to directing and the importance of representation.
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.
Director Emilie Badenhorst joins Romance already armed with an impressive body of work. As a filmmaker she has the ability to explore the smallest of moments shared between people on screen, delicately capturing intimacy and leaving the audience feeling connected with her performers. Feast your eyes, open your mind and create some space on your radar for this modern filmmaker.