This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the most beautiful of all spring blossoms; Chief Creative Officer at TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, Peter Khoury and Director & Co-owner at They Shoot Films, Alan Irvin. Congratulations Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films & Ross Garrett from Darling Films for being such incredible Crafty McCraftersons!
Following the whirlwind success of their previous music documentary, Future Sound of Mzansi, filmmakers Lebogang Rasethaba and Nthato Mokgata team up again to direct MUTANT, an intimate documentary portrait film featuring Isaac Mutant, a controversial and outspoken rapper from the Cape Flats. The film took 6 years to complete, which allows audiences to witness Isaac’s character evolve on screen, from being a militant and agitated aggressor to a man in pursuit of a greater peace.
May's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Creative Director at Ogilvy JHB, Safaraaz Sindhi and Director and Co-owner at Patriot Films, Anton Visser. Shantay, you stay to Ross Garrett from Darling Films and Ari Kruger from Sketchbook Studios, our Best in Craft icons for May.
We’ve put together this handy showcase of all the IDIDTHAT companies that were awarded by the Creative Circle in the 'Film' category throughout 2020. Congratulations you cinematic beauties on being in the running for the coveted ‘Ad of the Year’ award on the 4th of March at the Virtual Ad of the Year Awards! What campaign do YOU think deserves the title of South Africa’s best of the best?
October’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by The Star Film Company’s director, Cindy Lee and ECD of FoxP2, Grant Sithole. Congrats to Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films, Paul Ward from Giant Films AND Xander Vander, Nic Apostoli and Charmaine Greyling from Strangelove for bringing us more goosebumps than Halloween!
September's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Bomb Commercials Director, Ernest Nkosi. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 and Matthew Swanepoel from Priest Post Production - you overachieving talented beauties you!
The IDIDTHAT Craft Awards for August were judged by CCO of FCB Africa, Tseliso Rangaka and Owner of Produce Sound, Louis Enslin. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company and Paul Ward from Giant Films. We're clapping wildly in the flickering light of our Stage 4 candles in your honour.
July's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Dani Hynes (Director at Made Films) and Bridget Johnson (ECD at The Riverbed Agency). Massive congrats to Glen Biderman-Pam from Sketchbook Studios who was awarded Best in Writing and Direction Craft by BOTH our judges for his short film 'Love Locked'.
May’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Giant Films director, Karien Cherry and ECD at Ogilvy SA Joburg, Molefi Thulo. Best in Craft awarded to short film 'Loot' for Screenwriting and Direction. Congrats Greg Rom & Evy Katz, we will have a drink (so many restocked drinks) on you!
April's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Director Greg Gray from Romance Films and Creative Partner / ECD at M&C Saatchi Abel, Jake Bester. Two 'Best in Craft' winners this month. Congratulations Katlego Baaitse from Burley Boys AND monde like the world from The Rudeboy Collective. Check out all the results here.
Every month I DID THAT team up with ad industry leaders to award the finest in South African film and production craft. It’s now our honour to share with you the Official I DID THAT Craft Awards Rankings 2019. These truly were the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Animation & Special Effects. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!
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…
November’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the highly Instagrammable ECD of King James Group JHB, Graeme Jenner. Born in England (but we won’t hold that against him), Graeme moved to SA, was raised in Secunda and became a Graphic Designer in Joburg. Since then he has made his mark on the industry in countless ways, including being the Founder of King James II. An honour and a privilege to have you Graeme!
Creative Director at Grey Africa/Liquid, Steph van Niekerk once went on stage 15 times on a single night at the Loeries. She’s one of SA’s most awarded creatives in film, but it’s time that people know that the real talent lies with her cat, word-renowned film critic and enthusiast, Dmitri Moses, who will be joining her as co-judge this month. Thank you Steph and Moses. 🙌🐾
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.
Every month iDidTht teams up with an industry superstar to award South Africa’s best in Craft. For the month of September, we were joined by none other than Neo Mashigo. His credits are endless so in the interest of word count, here’s the highlights reel: CCO for at M&C Saatchi Group, former Chairperson & current board member of Loeries, Co-Founder of 'I See a Different You', on the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, and basically won all the awards including Grand Prix at Cannes, legend. Thank you Neo, thank you!
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.
Our iDidTht Craft Awards for August were judged by Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Nikki Taylor-Garrett. Fresh from serving on the jury at Cannes, Nikki brings over a decade of industry experience, working with some of the top brands while simultaneously creating disruptive work for non-profits. We couldn’t be prouder that she agreed to make our Craft Awards her side-hustle. Thank you Nikki!
We’ve put together a go-to list of all the iDidTht companies that won at Loeries 2019, basically a cheat sheet of all the sexiest companies, so now you know who to work with #ThankUsLater
As we build-up to this week’s shenanigans in Durbs, we've compiled a list of all the Print and Radio work entered for Loeries this year that either won or was featured at Cannes, One Show, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards.