The 61st D&AD took place on 24th & 25th May 2023 in London. The Awards incorporate more than 40 categories judged by nearly 400 of the world’s leading creatives. Below you can view all the South African work that brought home those coveted Pencils and the talent behind the work. Y’all make us damn proud *group hug*
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the illustrious Marcus Moshapalo, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R and Tebogo Malope, Director at The Star Film Company. We’re not sure if you’re all using AI technology in ways that we haven’t thought of, because damn there was a lot of good work this month! A huge congratulations for rising to the top Kim Geldenhuys from 0307, Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films, Audio Militia & Polycat Animation.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by red-carpet-worthy talents of Julie Thorogood, Creative Director at NetworkBBDO and Mark Middlewick, Director at First Pencil. Congratulations to Director Imraan Christian from Arcade and Strangelove Editor Shelby Ncube who were awarded Best in Craft this month by both judges.
This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two industry heavy-hitters, the honourable Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director at Duke Group and Karien Cherry, Director at Giant Films. We bow down in your presence! Big congratulations to editing-maestro Saki Bergh from Left Post for taking Best in Craft for January!
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the superbly talented all-seeing all-knowing oracles that are Jacquie Mullany, Creative Director at HelloFCB+ and Grant De Sousa, Director at They. Congratulations to Slim from Darling Films for his skillfully crafty work on Chicken Licken *clapping wildly.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Executive Creative Director at FCB Tian van den Heever and Animation & VFX Supervisor and Head of Production at Chocolate Tribe, Rob van den Bragt. Congratulations to the man, the myth, the legend himself, Greg Gray on nabbing this month's Best in Craft.
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 Alexa Wilson from Arcade, Ceara McEvoy from Video Cartel and Hloni Ntsooa from Spitfire Films.
Since joining Arcade almost 3 years ago, director Alexa Wilson has consistently been creating work across diverse genres, from comedy spots, car and finance ads to moodier alcohol commercials. The Alexa thread that is carried through all this work is her strong visual language, local texture and meticulous attention to detail.
This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Mohlalefi Lentsoane, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Abel (JHB) and Mfundo Mkhize, Director at The Star Film Company. Congratulations to Kyla Philander and Fausto Becatti walking away with May's Craft Awards. We don't know what they put in the water at Bioscope Films (maybe Corona and Espolōn Tequila??) but it's working!
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two of our industry’s absolute finest; Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Director at Darling Films, Jeana Theron. Congratulations to Marc Algranti for nabbing Best in Craft for Original Music and Matthys Boshoff for Directing.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the myths, the legends, the icons themselves; Sibusiso Sitole, CCO and Co-Founder of The Odd Number and Lourens van Rensburg, Director at 7Films. Congrats to Christian van der Walt, Novak Miler, Ben van der Walt and Stanley Segal from Sinister Studios and Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films for being awarded Best in Craft for January.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the absolute least of our Januworries; hoarder of awards and Creative Director at Grey/WPP Liquid, Steph van Niekerk, and the magic-maker himself, Senior Editor at LUDUS Post Productions, Mark Ash. Congrats on December's top Crafters, Jeana Theron from Darling Films & Mark Middlewick from Circus.
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the biggest gifts under the tree; Kabelo Moshapalo, Chief Creative Officer Ogilvy Johannesburg and Tebza, Director at The Star Film Company. Thank you you festive tinselled treats! Congrats to our merry Best in Crafters Zee Ntuli from Darling Films and Greg Gray from Romance.
This showcase features South Africa's best in creativity and production in the category film. This is the work that was awarded at the Loeries 2021. Wanna work with the best in South Africa for your next project? Look no further. Exactly like sliced bread, IDIDTHAT is all about making your life easier, minus the carbs. We’ve featured all the awarded work and the talent behind it so you can find the best person for your next project. Pleasure!
This month's IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by top industry veterans Tseliso Rangaka, CCO at FCB Joburg and Hellocomputer AND director at 0307, Kim Geldenhuys. Bumper month with 3 commercials being awarded the top spot. Congratulations to our Best-in-Crafters; Lebogang Rasethaba and Imraan Christian from Arcade, Greg Gray from Romance & Jason Fialkov from Bioscope Films.
Director Imraan Christian is updating his bio to include ‘Arcade Director’ to his already prestigious list of titles. In addition to bringing an honest grassroots approach to his work, Imraan is an emotionally intelligent filmmaker. Whether it’s his award-winning music videos, commercials or his internationally acclaimed photography and documentary work, they are all beautifully executed and grounded in thoughtful storytelling.
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?