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!
With 15 years of directing experience and over 50 commercials under his belt, Mqondisi ‘MQ’ Ngubane is no newbie to the ad industry or TV for that matter. MQ has spent the last few years directing some of the country’s most loved and award-winning series. Excited to return to commercials directing on a more permanent basis, MQ has now joined the roster at Bomb.
SHE DID THAT shines a spotlight on the women in South Africa's production industry. Our hope is that this will become a talent showcase to access and discover the right people for your projects. This month features Director at Darling Films Gale Maimane, Director at Bomb Commercials Stephina Zwane and Editor at Ludus Post Productions Angela Whitehouse.
This month we showcase South Africa's stand-out work. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that has been awarded by the Creative Circle as well as IDIDTHAT’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…
This month’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by the legendary Suhana Gordhan, ECD at Duke and Director Greg Rom from Gentlemen Films. Congratulations to Carbon Films, They and Sinister Studios - this month's epic 3 company win and a ménage à trois of craft excellence!
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?
January’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by Darling Films‘ director, Chloe Coetsee and ECD of Machine_ Cape Town, PJ Eales. Congratulations to Daniel Morcos from Carbon Films AND James O’ Sullivan and the late SJ Myeza from 7Films on being awarded Best in Craft.
December’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Claudi Potter, Creative Director at Joe Public United and Fausto Becatti, Director at Bioscope Films. Congratulations to Slim from Darling Films AND Porteus Xandau from Carbon Films on being awarded Best in Craft.
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.
Director Stephina Zwane shares her journey of how a poem she wrote in her notebook in 2019 became an unofficial call to action in the ad industry to work together in the fight against Gender Based Violence.
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'.
June’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Sibusiso Sitole (CCO at The Odd Number) and Evy Katz (Editor at Left Post). Best in Craft was awarded to Telekom ‘Cyber Mobbing’ for Direction, Editing, and Cinematography. Huge congrats to the team - Kim Geldenhuys, Adam Bentel, and Matthias Graatz.
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.
We’re sliding into 2020 with the first IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards for the year. And who better to kick things off than Black River FC’s Executive Creative Director, Roanna Williams. With over twenty years of industry experience and the trophy cabinet to back it up, we couldn’t think of anyone more suited for the position. Thank you Roanna, as always, we are not worthy!
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!
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. Even though July's judge doesn’t need to look at his own awards (and there are plenty) to validate his success (which is huge), we’re practically giddy when he agrees to judge ours. Thank you to the wonderful Ahmed Tilly 😘
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month’s Guest Judge was John Davenport. When not polishing his roughly 20 Cannes Lions awards he’s being the badass CCO at Havas, a political writer, philanthropist, and sculptor… oh, and he also happened to put the ‘Davenport’ in Ireland/Davenport. 🔥If he wasn’t so damn nice we’d think he’s showing off.
Behind the Work of Directors Teboho Mahlatsi, Stephina Zwane and Justice Mukheli from Bomb Commercials
We Skype the talented trio, Directors Teboho Mahlatsi, Stephina Zwane and Justice Mukheli from Bomb Commercials, to catch up on some of their favourite spots they've created. Once we get past the buffering they hit us with some behind-the-scenes truth bombs you don't want to miss!