Spitfire Films aims to craft creative content for screens and the end result will range from television commercials to long-format films.


Directors: AK / Akin Omotoso / Ed Van Blerk / Hloni Ntsooa / JT / Katlego Baaitse / Peter Heaney / Rajay Singh
Producers: Liesl Karpinski / Baleseng Lee Mokola

Featured Work 

Awarded by IDIDTHAT

Spitfire Films | Katlego Baaitse
SAB ‘Don’t Accept Whatever’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Brendan Hoffmann, ECD at Joe Public Cape Town
August 2023

Brendan’s comment: ‘Katlego brought this story to life really well with great performances, comedic timing, clever titles and some interesting camera transitions. That ice skater gets me every time.’

Spitfire Films | Katlego Baaitse
KFC ‘Whodunnit?’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Grant De Sousa, Director at They
October 2022

Grant’s comment: ‘I love this campaign and I especially love how the supporting work around it was no afterthought. With limited resources (I think it’s maybe 3 locations and one lead in total) I can feel the director working here. Performance nuances are very funny and love the subtle digs at the other brands. It’s tongue in cheek and I feel this campaign will shake this category up.’

Spitfire Films | JT Moatshe
Ballantine’s ‘Stay True Cities’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Jabulani Sigege, Executive Creative Director at Machine_
June 2022

Jabulani’s comment: ‘A superbly directed mini-documentary that allows two of Pretoria’s hottest DJs, Mellow and Sleazy, to tell their tale of how they got together and created their Pitori-influenced Amapiano sound. Their story is enhanced by them telling it in their mother tongues and bringing in locations from their respective hoods, and people who have been along for their journey or know them. All of the above combine to create a compelling narrative that is gritty, authentic and can’t be anything but Mzansi. The director knew what they wanted and made sure they got it.’

Spitfire Films | Katlego Baaitse
YAP ‘Digital Banking’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Mzi Kumalo, Founder and Director at Olamuk
February 2022

Mzi’s comment: ‘Katlego does a good job with this piece, using the medium cleverly to deliver a fun energetic piece with a sprinkle of humour. It’s visually compelling and does a good job of communicating the offering of the product/service.’

Spitfire Films | Waldo Pretorius
Loeries ‘Uber’ & ‘Dictator’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Bridget Johnson, Consulting Executive Creative Director at WICK
September 2018

Judge’s comment: “Thanks to Waldo Pretorius from Spitfire for bringing a nostaglic smile to my face on the Loeries spots, ‘Uber’ & ‘Dictator’, and for making work that looks nothing like anything else at the moment.”

Spitfire Films | AK
ISUZU ‘Made From Real’
IDIDTHAT Guest Judge: Jenny Glover, Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris
April 2016

Judge’s comment: “AK from Spitfire Films: The music choice on Isuzu, Made from Real is very early 2000’s but in a good way.  It really lifts what is a largely functional story and script..”

IDIDTHAT Featured Stories

Spitfire boosts its talent roster with the arrival of director Paul Ramaema

April 3rd, 2024|Comments Off on Spitfire boosts its talent roster with the arrival of director Paul Ramaema

Spitfire has welcomed director Paul Ramaema to its roster, solidifying the production company’s reputation for fostering young gifted talent. Paul’s work ranges from car commercials to music videos and comedy performance spots; a great fit for a production company that embraces multi-talented directors.

Spitfire’s Katlego Baaitse, capturing the funny of South Africa

October 26th, 2023|Comments Off on Spitfire’s Katlego Baaitse, capturing the funny of South Africa

Chances are, the name Katlego Baaitse has been ringing in your ears more frequently, and there’s good reason for it. Currently, everything he touches is catching the attention of the top judging talent, who all seem to be playing a game of ‘Katlego Bingo’ because they all agree; that he is a formidable performance and comedy director. With an insatiable appetite for big-scale world-building Katlego is consistently surprising us with work that is as excellent as it is eccentric.

Emerging Director Hloni from Spitfire on your radar and ready to fly

March 1st, 2023|Comments Off on Emerging Director Hloni from Spitfire on your radar and ready to fly

Director Malehlohonolo Ntsooa, better known around Spitfire as Hloni, has very quickly, with the power production support of Spitfire and Executive Producer Liesl Lategan, built an impressive showreel featuring sports, food, music, comedy, finance and visual effects-heavy spots. We found out how this young determined talent rose up in the ranks of a top production company.