June’s IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards were judged by two creative powerhouses armed with their impeccable artistic palates; Camilla Clerke, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy South Africa & Thina Zibi, Independent Director. Thank you for lending us your fiery brilliance. Congratulations to Slim from Darling Films for being awarded Best in Craft by both judges - BOOM.
Justine Calverley’s spot for Toyota and FCB Joburg is a big-scale cinematic car ad that seamlessly blends visually stunning locations with VFX. The adventurous spot landed Justine 3rd position in AdForum’s Top 5 Best Directors Worldwide for March and we can see why. We spoke to the First Pencil filmmaker about her approach to the work.
The only thing that matches director Mo Matli's obsession with film is her obsession with fitness, or as she puts it: ‘I only give two Fs, film and fitness’. Another F we would add is feeling, something her work is full of. Combine Mo’s tenacity and her drive to craft meaningful work with the production support and backing of an established house like FirstPencil and watch out world!
We get the scoop on the latest addition to the FirstPencil team, Producer Bryony Webster. As the production company has steadily been taking on bigger more complex boards, so their production load has increased. Never wanting to compromise on production values, FirstPencil decided to enlist another powerhouse of a producer to boost their production team.
IDIDTHAT Craft Awards just got a whole lot more judgy mcjudgerson. As of this month, we will have TWO judges independently selecting South Africa’s Best in Craft. February’s IDIDTHAT Craft Award’s top dogs are, drumroll please, Executive Creative Director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Kabelo Moshapalo and Executive Producer and Music Supervisor at Pulse Music, Marc Algranti. Congratulations to all the winners!
FirstPencil dish on what it took Director Justine Calverley to complete some of their most technically daunting commercials - with a lil help from her tools as a stop motion animator of course.
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!
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.
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 😘
Now that we’ve finally cut off wristbands and bid farewell to all the Cannes chaos, it’s time to take stock. Looking to work with the best of the best in South Africa over the next year? Well here is your quick guide to all of SA’s awarded companies at Cannes 2019. Yessiree folks, these are the guys to keep on your radar when you decide who to work with on your future campaigns.
iDidTht.com asked some of our fearless industry leaders to channel their inner-psychics to select the work that they predict will win in Cannes this year. We’re incredibly thankful and in awe of the great people that lent us their experience, knowledge and sexy eyes (♫Ooh ooh aah aah sexy eyes ♫). A massive thank you to our judges; Devin Kennedy, Kabelo Moshapalo, Molefi Thulo, Steph Van Niekerk, and Suhana Gordhan, and of course our partners, Ster-Kinekor Sales, for enabling us to bring you the Big #SAatCannes Picture!
Every month iDidTht.com teams up with an industry leader to award South Africa’s best in Film Craft. This month, the CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin, lends us her years of experience and talent by stepping up to the judging plate. More importantly though, she makes us look damn cool, because guys, it’s Fran flippen Luckin! 😍
‘They Did That’ is out! This is all the most recent work that South African agencies want to show off. We’ve credited all the iDidTht companies who worked on it so you know who’s even sexier to work with.
Ke Dezemba Boss!😎 But first… November’s iDidTht Craft Awards have officially been judged by one of the biggest guns in the industry. Raise your craft gin glasses to the legend herself: former Chairperson of The Loeries, Creative Director at FCB and a leader we’d happily follow into any pitch, Suhana Gordhan! Massive congrats to all the sexy winners.
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…
This month’s iDidTht Craft Awards are judged by the legend himself, Xolisa Dyeshana. If you don’t know who Xolisa is, well tbh, we don’t see the brightest future for you in advertising, but in short: Chairperson of the Creative Circle/Chief Creative Officer and partner at Joe Public/Former Chairperson of The Loeries/named one of the Top 6 People To Watch In Advertising by Finweek/Seriously, Google guys!