FORT is a creative content & production network.
Johannesburg (and a global network which includes partners in in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Dubai)
CEO: Shukri Toefy
Creative Partner and Director: Amr Singh
Strategic Business Manager: Marea Lewis
Head of Production and Finance: Craig February
Marketing and Communication Manager: Mikhaila Hunter
Strategic Relationship Manager: Robyn Oettle
Head of Content and Operations: Andrina Moodley
FORT believes in true integration: creative teams working in honest collaboration with its clients in dynamic design, development and production environments. So much so, in fact, that if having full in-house capability has made the hybrid model the heart and soul of the modern-day agency, FORT has made it an identity.
FORT was founded with a simple vision; make the world a more beautiful place, share great & meaningful stories, & leave a positive impact wherever we go.
CRAFTED ON TRAINS. REHEARSED ON THE STREET.
FORT was founded in 2006 by Shukri Toefy and Amr Singh, in Cape Town, South Africa. Finding moments to meet clients between studying at the University of Cape Town, their presentations were often crafted on the busy trains into the city, and pitches rehearsed on their walks from the station to their meetings.
Tenacity would become a habit.
After returning home to South Africa from a film job in Ireland in early 2007, the company was officially incorporated in a small warehouse in Woodstock, Cape Town with no phone line or Internet. It was named West Fort, after the street of its first office, but became affectionately known as The Fort by clients and suppliers who recognised it as a place that habitually nurtured and protected creativity.
In 2009, at the same time that West Fort moved from its small warehouse in Woodstock to new offices in Gardens in the city centre, its name was officially changed and its doors were formally opened as The Fort.
Today, The Fort is simply known as FORT and has a head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a global network which includes partners in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and the UAE.
- Bronze Loerie for MTV Base Africa
- Promax Craft Gold for DStv ‘Thanks’ (Dir. Cut)
- Silver Pendoring for MTV Base Africa
- Winner of Best Cultural Short at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
- Winner of the Van Gogh Award for World Cinema at the 2016 Amsterdam Film Festival
- Official selections/nomination Roma Cinema Doc; Largo Film Awards and the 10th Annual Bali International Film Festival.