We sat down with the exciting new director at Your Girlfriend, Lauren Chengan, and found everything you would ever want to know about her childhood with Oprah.
Patriot Films Director, Aadil Dhalech, sits down with DP Fabian Vettiger and Ex Olympic musician and sound engineer Nic van Reenen to discuss what went into their latest short film entitled ‘Basement’. The trio of creators touch on the challenges and excitement of shooting on 35mm, their creative processes and explore the film’s dark themes.
When one of the top, most established directors in the industry makes a move like this, we pay attention 👀 We meet with the legend himself and the legendary team at 7 Films to find out more about this blessed union.
Art directors, writers, producers, filmmakers, aged 30 or younger register NOW for the Cannes Young Lions Film Competition. Brief coming in hot this Friday, 28th of February, and you'll have 48 hours to film, edit and deliver a 60-second commercial on the topic provided. Win a free trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the chance to compete against other winning teams from around the world for the ultimate prestige of being crowned this year’s Young Lions! Huge thanks to South Africa's Official Cannes Lions Representatives, Ster-Kinekor Sales for making this possible *FistBump
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.
Do you think your big idea deserves to be seen on the big screen or is it a big waste of time? We channel our inner Columbo to uncover the truth about advertising in cinema and we think you'll be pretty surprised by the findings 🍿
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.
Agencies, listen up! Looking for a director passionate about collaborating early on in the commercial making process to better tell contemporary African stories aimed at the youth market? Well, well, well Director Monde Gumede has just returned from a 5-year stint in Los Angeles.😎 Having worked on all aspects of the content creation process you can now find him as the latest Director to have joined The Rudeboy Collective. You can thank us later.
In a never-ending quest to keep you updated on all the impressive work that the industry is creating, we’ve created ‘They Did That’. Here we showcase all the latest work that agencies are most proud of and want to show off.
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)
This month we showcase the stand-out work that South African companies on iDidTht are doing. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that was recently featured at the Creative Circle Awards and iDidTht’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…
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.